We are so excited by the change in season that we’ll be celebrating autumn this month at the Market.
On March 21st we will be holding an Autumn Market Day. Not only will the change in weather provide some relief from the harsh summer, but it also means we are entering one of the best and most versatile seasons for fresh produce.
Think figs, peaches, eggplant, plums, chilli, squash, apples, truffles and pumpkin. Just to name a few. And of course, hot cross buns!
Warm enough for salads, cold enough for soups, autumn is also the perfect season to try out some new recipes. Expert chefs from CIT will be whipping up some fantastic autumn meals to get you inspired, and they will only be cooking with fresh market produce that you will be available to purchase on the day.
This month we would like to welcome back a few stallholders who will be bringing with them a lovely selection of cool climate produce. Clearview Organics, Kalyarni Natural Farms and Doonkuna Orchard will all be back at the markets over the next few weeks. We’re also expecting to see Alpine Nuts, Featherdale Chestnuts and Shades of Green back with their wonderful produce this month. We will also see the return of Jean Tipping Wildflowers, bringing with them their stunning array of flowers and Hill Lock Orchard with their beautiful persimmons.
You can expect to see some fantastic Autumn fare at the markets now that the weather is cooling down, including green walnuts, chestnuts that are perfect for roasting, juicy green kiwi fruit, new season spuds and apples, as well as leeks – perfect for those winter soups.
This month we’re welcoming some old favourites back to the Market including some wonderful fresh autumn produce. We’ll soon start seeing figs, almonds, walnuts, borlotti beans, leaks, passionfruit and several varieties of grapes – perfect for your autumn cooking. We also expect to be welcoming back nashi pears from Clearview Organics – delish!
It is also that time of year where we can unashamedly consume an obscene amount of chocolate and not feel guilty. Yes, it’s Easter. But don’t settle for store-bought bites this year. Instead why not pick up some locally produced organic chocolate delights from the Market this Saturday from Lindsay and Edmunds?