Table Under a Tree

Real food from real people at real places

The ingenuity of a farmer

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Farmers are a resourceful bunch, constantly adapting to weather, the economy, the animals and more. MacGyver has nothing on these folks! Over the last few weeks, the inventiveness and resilience of the local small-scale producers we work was at front of mind. I was talking with Warren Wiggins at Boorabee…

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Coffee, pizza, pubs and more

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Even with an extra day, February seemed to pass by in a blur this year! Not that I’m complaining, but it did cramp my style when it comes to exploring the cafes, restaurants and watering holes of the Northern Rivers! There’s always news and views to be shared though –…

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What to buy at the markets in March

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What to look out for at the farmer’s markets in March After a hot dry end to 2019, it is incredible to see things really starting to pump at the markets, with fresh produce looking fantastic. The veggies are abundant and there’s some great options to be had. We posted…

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The bees and the coffee

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There’s a lot going on over at Zentveld’s single estate organic coffee plantation right now and it is sweet and delicious. Coffee and honey, two of my favourite things… At Zentveld’s, their plantation is home to a collection of happy bees. Housed in an array of traditional stacked hives, as…

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What’s on in March

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March is a busy month in the Northern Rivers, with something to suit sunny days, rainy days and even the in-between days! Leading the charge for those who, like us, are tragic Kasey Chambers fans, definitely put Saturday 29 February in your diary for the Northern Rivers Bright Futures tour. Yes,…

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A tasty March coming up

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Options abound for foodies in March, with events left, right and centre of the Northern Rivers! Spice fiends will need to put Saturday, 7 March in their diaries for the Chinderah Chilli Festival. Chilli eating competitions; an array of sauce, rub, jam and jerky stalls; food trucks; live music; kid’s…

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On being a small-scale producer

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There is a symbiotic relationship between farmer’s markets and the community. It’s a relationship that allows us all to access and enjoy real food, from real people at real places. A small local market held on Saturday mornings, the weekly Kingscliff Farmer’s Market used to be held at the TAFE…

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Birthday cake for fellow March babies!

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Are you celebrating your birthday in March? I hope you are, that way we can share some cake at this month’s Bangalow Market. I’ve done some quirky things on my birthday over the years (most strangely doing an Ironman triathlon on a milestone birthday), but doing a pop-up foodie stall…

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Stock your kitchen with the Northern Rivers’ best

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Are you coming on holidays to visit the supermarket? A sojourn in the beautiful Northern Rivers featuring a wonky trolley and plastic-wrapped vegetables? No, I didn’t think so! At Table we love food – and the stories behind it – but we know time is precious when you’re on holidays,…

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The people you meet on a Byron Beach

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They say you should never meet your heroes. I say bollocks to that! I’m a fan of podcasts. Actually, I’m a fan of just a handful of podcasts that I listen to religiously, usually while running or riding. There’s one that was my gateway into the world of podcasting: the…

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