Jul 062014
 

New Brighton marketWhen: Every Tuesday from 8am-11am, rain or shine
Where: New Brighton Oval, River Street, 2483

Phone: 02 6677 1345
Email: newbrightonfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Website: http://newbrightonfarmersmarket.org.au

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One of the reasons farmers markets exist is to reconnect us with the people who grow our food, which is why this week we're bringing you a new series of Q&A's to help you get to know your local farmers. This week it's Denise Latham.
Denise has been farming by Maguires Creek at Teven for more than 25 years and has been a stallholder at New Brighton for more than a decade. She is renowned for her lettuce, which is always super fresh and sweet. Denise’s lettuce is grown in the ground (rather than hydroponically), which she says helps produce a better flavour. Denise has a passion for organic farming, growing her produce chemical-free with home made compost. Her garden includes a diversity of plant to attract beneficial insects and birds.

• What do you sell at the markets?

We sell mini cos and fancy lettuce, herbs and edible flowers year round, celery, peas, ginger and turmeric through the cooler months

• How did you come to be a farmer?

We started farming after seeing an advertisement for herb growers. That failed so I canvassed the local restaurants, which led to a request to grow lettuce also.

• What question are you asked most often at the markets?

We’re always asked. ‘How do you grow the best lettuces?’, my answer is do not allow them to wilt through the day. On a very hot day this may mean misting them up to three times.

• What’s is the best thing about the farmers market?

We get to talk to the consumer and get to know what they like to buy.

• What would you be doing if you weren’t a farmer?

If I had to give up farming, (the recent proposal for an asphalt factory at Teven threatened this, but fortunately people power prevailed!) I would find some way to encourage people, especially children to learn to grow their own food.

• What do you enjoy most about what you do?

If I had to choose the most enjoyable aspect of my day it would be assembling the edible flower punnets and bunches! It brings back childhood memories helping my mum, Kath, who had a nursery and florist business in our front yard, in Leeton.
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2 weeks ago

One of the reasons farmers markets exist is to reconnect us with the people who grow our food, which is why this week were bringing you a new series of Q&As to help you get to know your local farmers. This week its Denise Latham. Denise has been farming by Maguires Creek at Teven for more than 25 years and has been a stallholder at New Brighton for more than a decade. She is renowned for her lettuce, which is always super fresh and sweet. Denise’s lettuce is grown in the ground (rather than hydroponically), which she says helps produce a better flavour. Denise has a passion for organic farming, growing her produce chemical-free with home made compost. Her garden includes a diversity of plant to attract beneficial insects and birds. • What do you sell at the markets? We sell mini cos and fancy lettuce, herbs and edible flowers year round, celery, peas, ginger and turmeric through the cooler months • How did you come to be a farmer? We started farming after seeing an advertisement for herb growers. That failed so I canvassed the local restaurants, which led to a request to grow lettuce also. • What question are you asked most often at the markets? We’re always asked. ‘How do you grow the best lettuces?’, my answer is do not allow them to wilt through the day. On a very hot day this may mean misting them up to three times. • What’s is the best thing about the farmers market? We get to talk to the consumer and get to know what they like to buy. • What would you be doing if you weren’t a farmer? If I had to give up farming, (the recent proposal for an asphalt factory at Teven threatened this, but fortunately people power prevailed!) I would find some way to encourage people, especially children to learn to grow their own food. • What do you enjoy most about what you do? If I had to choose the most enjoyable aspect of my day it would be assembling the edible flower punnets and bunches! It brings back childhood memories helping my mum, Kath, who had a nursery and florist business in our front yard, in Leeton.

 

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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love the Q&A and can’t wait to read as the next one.

Fabulous farmer and lovely produce!

Great farmer and beautiful women!

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Did you make it to the Summit Organics Farm Walk at the weekend? We hear one of the highlights was the Summit Farm pumpkin soup...if you missed out the walk, make sure you book in for the next one in October, and in the meantime, here is the fabulous pumpkin soup recipe served up on the weekend for you to enjoy at home!!As promised, the recipe for the soup that was the entree for our farm walk luncheon today.
PUMPKIN FENNEL SOUP
1/2 small pumpkin chopped in small pieces
1 Sweet potatoes chopped in small pieces
1 litre vegetable stock
1 onion
2 bay leaves
Small piece of ginger
1 bulb roasted Fennel
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
1 clove Garlic roasted
400g coconut cream
1 tbs traditional yest
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a large pot bring to the boil, simmer for 1 hour until all ingredients are soft, take out bay leaves, bend, pour in coconut cream, serve coriander or parsley.
Enjoy! The secret is all summit Organics produce 😉
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3 weeks ago

Did you make it to the Summit Organics Farm Walk at the weekend? We hear one of the highlights was the Summit Farm pumpkin soup...if you missed out the walk, make sure you book in for the next one in October, and in the meantime, here is the fabulous pumpkin soup recipe served up on the weekend for you to enjoy at home!!

 

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Looks yummy, New Brighton Farmers Market - but can I ask, why the yeast? Could I just leave that out?

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4 weeks ago

Phew! School holidays done and dusted 🤸‍♀️ Time to reward yourself with a leisurely breakfast and coffee under the poinciana tomorrow morning #backtoschool #takeabreath #youmadeit

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1 month ago

Cool nights and blue sky days = our kind of winter. Pic of our beautiful neighbour Brunswick Heads yesterday by @tonksy_1 See you tomorrow morning!

 

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Sharon we have to go back

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