I go to the Southside Farmers Market every Sunday morning, and thought some of the readers here might like to know what’s there or what’s changed recently (other than the usual fruit & veg in season).
- * Capra Goats Cheese come up from Gippsland in Victoria. They’re not there every week, but do come once or twice a month. I’ve tried a few of their cheeses, and they’re all good (mind you, I like all forms of goat cheese). My favourite is the Velvet, a white heart-shaped cheese.
* Grandma’s Eggs has a new owner as of a few months ago. Same free range eggs, same location, same prices.
* Cowra Original Farm have started selling pre-made vegetarian food along with their usual good quality vegies. The dumplings and spring rolls were great, and the radish cake was a nice alternative to tofu (just slice, pan-fry, and serve with soy sauce).
* Lindsay & Edmunds organic chocolate are now using certified fair trade ingredients. Yay! I can buy them again! My kids are very happy ($1 chocolate teddy bears on sticks).
* $29/kg for salmon is pretty good. Although the wahu and gemfish have been great value in the last few weeks too.
* There’s a guy who sells macadamia nuts, oil, paste, and Himalayan salt every week. Yes, it’s a long way from Canberra to the nearest macadamia farms around Coffs Harbour. But I can assure you that some of the farm owners are Canberrans, and the nuts come from an owner’s co-op, with the seller living in Queanbeyan. And the macadamia paste makes a nice addition to home-made chocolate truffles.
* The cake stall fundraiser for the Ghana orphanage have started doing a lovely lemon slice. I think I’m addicted to it.
There’s heaps more at the markets, that’s just what I remembered as good or new off the top of my head.