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Real people, making real food, at real places

Real people, making real food, at real places 2000 1333 Table Under a Tree

We live in times, at least in the western world, where food is equal parts entertainment, therapy and escape. We’ve all got the lingo down pat, and know our mise en place from our mirepoix. Plating up is a thing; chefs are celebrities; and social media is swamped by food…

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Our guide to the farmers’ markets of the Northern Rivers

Our guide to the farmers’ markets of the Northern Rivers 2560 2560 Table Under a Tree

Did you know there’s a farmers’ market on virtually every day of the week in the Northern Rivers? Monday is the only reprieve and actually, on most other days there’s more than one! So if you’re a local who wants to explore your neighbourhood, or you’re a visitor wanting to…

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Holiday order cutoffs and delivery dates

Holiday order cutoffs and delivery dates 2560 1707 Table Under a Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re looking forward to keeping everyone in stock with fresh, seasonal food from our network of small-scale farmers, producers and growers over the coming weeks. But we do have some different order and delivery dates for you to know about. Produce Pod…

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What to find at the markets in December and January

What to find at the markets in December and January 2560 1709 Table Under a Tree

Hard to believe that this time last year we were still in drought; while just this morning I read reports of a bumper grain harvest expected for broad-acre farmers this season. Things go in cycles, and the Northern Rivers is no exception. What may have been abundant and flavour-packed one…

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What’s on in December and January

What’s on in December and January 2560 1709 Table Under a Tree

Writing our regular round-up of things to do in the Northern Rivers is something I always enjoy. There’s often something quirky, usually something challenging, and always things that reflect this community’s uniqueness! So with no claim to completeness, here some suggestions of great things locals and visitors alike will enjoy this December…

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Ten tips for storing fruits and vegetables so they last longer

Ten tips for storing fruits and vegetables so they last longer 2560 1708 Table Under a Tree

We’ve all been there… Come home from a farmer’s market or greengrocer with an armful of fresh produce and shoved it away without much thought, only to find it wilted, spotty, mushy (or worse) by the time we actually come to use it! So how do you store your produce…

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What to find at the markets in November

What to find at the markets in November 2560 1708 Table Under a Tree

We’re so far into spring now that I may as well start talking about summer! But not quite yet… There’s still a great mix of fruit and veggies around at the moment, a mix of late winter and early summer, which actually make for a really interesting time of year.…

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Christmas and new year deliveries

Christmas and new year deliveries 2560 1707 Table Under a Tree

Time to get your festive spirit on! Christmas is just around the corner and we’re getting ready for a cracker of a year (pun intended!). Deliveries Christmas day falls on a Friday. That means as a one-off, we’ll be delivering on Thursday 24 December. Orders will close on Monday 21…

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Harvest time at Zentveld’s

Harvest time at Zentveld’s 1702 934 Table Under a Tree

It’s harvest time for our coffee mates at Zentveld’s and that means it’s a great time to learn a little about just what it takes to grow the beans that supply your daily fix. Zentveld’s plantation has about 40,000 trees, all of which were loaded with fruit this year. Luckily…

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The real dairy queen

The real dairy queen 2000 1333 Table Under a Tree

Debbie Allard is an absolute cracker. She is so funny that sometimes I forget to talk to her about all things what she knows best. She is, of course, an expert on cheese and when you get her talking about the subtleties and intricacies of all kinds of dairy products,…

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