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What to look out for at the farmer’s markets in February
Mangoes, mangoes and mangoes. Buy lots of mangoes here in the Northern Rivers and marvel in what has been a cracking good season it has been for them. Our tree is loaded and we’ve been blitzing, face planting and just luxuriating in the lusciousness. We dried loads of them to sell at Bangalow Market and sold out before lunch. The smell was intoxicating. Seriously, buy some mangoes at whichever farmer’s market you hit. Claire Parry over at Wattle Tree Creek even has a new mango butter out, so buy some of that too.
Of course, is mangoes aren’t your jam (hmmm, must make jam), you should also look out for the local papaya, dragonfruit, figs, passionfruit, blueberries and bananas. Tis the season for fruit!
Finger limes are on the menu now too. Perfect for oysters or cocktails!
On the vegetable front, the same corn, fennel, leeks, zucchini, capsicum, squash and eggplants as last month should stay strong. There’s leafy greens coming through too so bring on those Feb Fast health resolutions! Coopers Shoot continue to turn out extraordinary tomatoes which are a must-buy. And I said it last month, but worth repeating that the perfect accompaniment to tomatoes is a bunch of spectacular basil, and it is abundant now.
Oh, and potatoes. Yes, buy some potatoes.
So much good stuff.
Of course, we’re happy to take you on a guided tour of the Byron Farmer’s Market on Thursdays and the Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Both are brilliant markets and by coming on tour with us you’ll get an insider’s experience that you’ll never forget. Yum!
Find out more here and then we’ll see you at the market for some real food, from real people at real places.