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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3 days ago

Such a cool looking vegetable... organic Romanesco at Kennedy Lane Farm this morning.
#localproduce #inseason #organicproduce
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Such a cool looking vegetable... organic Romanesco at Kennedy Lane Farm this morning. #localproduce #inseason #organicproduce

4 days ago

KNOW YOUR FARMER: Gary Miller, Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms.
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Seven years ago, Gary Miller was commuting three hours a day from Uki to his software programming job in Beenleigh.
It was manageable, he says, but when the business moved even further away to the Brisbane CBD, he knew something had to change.
In between the long commutes Gary had taken a course in mushroom growing, which he had immediately taken a shine to. Maybe, just maybe, he could make it work, he thought.
After much trial and error he eventually did make it work, leaving the office to start his own mushroom business, Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms.
Gary now sells his home grown mushrooms at local farmers markets, including his stall at New Brighton Farmers Market.
Varieties on offer include White Oysters, Shiitakes and Shimeji (year-round); Nameko, King Oyster and Native Blues and Greys in winter; and in summer, Pink and Yellow Oysters. Gary also makes grow-at-home mushroom logs.
All of Gary’s mushrooms are grown outdoors in the forest at his Uki property, a stark contrast to the way commercial mushrooms are grown in highly controlled indoor environments.
'Just letting nature do the work is my thing,' he says.
'When I first started i didn’t have anything to grow them in, I was trying to make greenhouses and that sort of thing but nothing worked. In the end I gave up. I took it everything out and threw it down into the forest.
'Next week I came home from work and they’re just everywhere.’
Gary’s method of outdoor cultivation means supply can be highly variable. He says moon cycles, tides, equinoxes and the weather all influence growth, and that’s simply the reality of growing with nature.
He says watching mushrooms grow is something he’ll never tire of.
‘When you go down there into the forest and just see them growing and getting bigger, it's just amazing.’
- Find Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms at the market every Tuesday, next to Woodland Valley Farm.
#mushrooms #seasonalmushrooms #forestgrownmushrooms #oystermushrooms #shiitakemushrooms
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KNOW YOUR FARMER: Gary Miller, Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms. . Seven years ago, Gary Miller was commuting three hours a day from Uki to his software programming job in Beenleigh. It was manageable, he says, but when the business moved even further away to the Brisbane CBD, he knew something had to change. In between the long commutes Gary had taken a course in mushroom growing, which he had immediately taken a shine to. Maybe, just maybe, he could make it work, he thought. After much trial and error he eventually did make it work, leaving the office to start his own mushroom business, Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms. Gary now sells his home grown mushrooms at local farmers markets, including his stall at New Brighton Farmers Market. Varieties on offer include White Oysters, Shiitakes and Shimeji (year-round); Nameko, King Oyster and Native Blues and Greys in winter; and in summer, Pink and Yellow Oysters. Gary also makes grow-at-home mushroom logs. All of Gary’s mushrooms are grown outdoors in the forest at his Uki property, a stark contrast to the way commercial mushrooms are grown in highly controlled indoor environments. Just letting nature do the work is my thing, he says. When I first started i didn’t have anything to grow them in, I was trying to make greenhouses and that sort of thing but nothing worked. In the end I gave up. I took it everything out and threw it down into the forest. Next week I came home from work and they’re just everywhere.’ Gary’s method of outdoor cultivation means supply can be highly variable. He says moon cycles, tides, equinoxes and the weather all influence growth, and that’s simply the reality of growing with nature. He says watching mushrooms grow is something he’ll never tire of. ‘When you go down there into the forest and just see them growing and getting bigger, its just amazing.’ - Find Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms at the market every Tuesday, next to Woodland Valley Farm. #mushrooms #seasonalmushrooms #forestgrownmushrooms #oystermushrooms #shiitakemushrooms

1 week ago

✨NEW✨Take-home smoked fish pies by The Bay Smokehouse
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Smoked wild caught Australian salmon, smoked local tailor and mullet, topped with pastry, or a gluten free option topped with cheesy mashed potato, the other with pastry. Perfect for these chilly winter nights, just add a fresh lemony salad. 👌
#easymeals #localfood #localseafood
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✨NEW✨Take-home smoked fish pies by The Bay Smokehouse . Smoked wild caught Australian salmon, smoked local tailor and mullet, topped with pastry, or a gluten free option topped with cheesy mashed potato, the other with pastry. Perfect for these chilly winter nights, just add a fresh lemony salad. 👌 #easymeals #localfood #localseafood

Comment on Facebook ✨NEW✨Take-home ...

Delicious!! What’s the price for a pie?

Steven Corbett

2 weeks ago

Such a happy bunch! Three of our amazing organic farmers, Bethanie (Kennedy’s Lane Farm) Kate (The Organic Avocado) and Tania (Summit Organics) at the TROPO (Tweed Richmond Organic Producers Organisation )walk on Saturday, hosted by Summit Organics
#organicfarmers #farmingmakesyouhappy
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Such a happy bunch! Three of our amazing organic farmers, Bethanie (Kennedy’s Lane Farm) Kate (The Organic Avocado) and Tania (Summit Organics) at the TROPO (Tweed Richmond Organic Producers Organisation )walk on Saturday, hosted by Summit Organics #organicfarmers #farmingmakesyouhappy

2 weeks ago

Back to school and back to packing the lunchboxes! The joy! 😫 Here’s part of our lunchbox shop/stock up from the market this morning, part of the ongoing effort to keep the packet stuff out and get the fruit and veggies in!
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Snowpeas, super sweet at the moment.
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Cherry tomatoes from @coopers_shoot_tomatoes (they also have some cute mini cucumbers at which are perfect in lunchboxes)
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Blueberries from @blueberryfieldsbyronbay who have their bulk fresh seconds buckets again.
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Other easy stuff to include in the lunchboxes:
- Carrots - those mini carrots that fit in their lunchboxes are great, and you don’t even need to peel them
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- Strawberries (at Monty’s)
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- Mandarins (Rancho and The Organic Avocado)
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- Apples (Costanzo’s and McMahon’s)
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- Bananas (Everest Farm and Nev Singh Bananas)
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What are your go-to lunchbox fillers? Love to hear your ideas.
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#lunchboxideas #freshfruitandveggies #healthylunchboxes
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Back to school and back to packing the lunchboxes! The joy! 😫 Here’s part of our lunchbox shop/stock up from the market this morning, part of the ongoing effort to keep the packet stuff out and get the fruit and veggies in! . Snowpeas, super sweet at the moment. . Cherry tomatoes from @coopers_shoot_tomatoes (they also have some cute mini cucumbers at which are perfect in lunchboxes) . Blueberries from @blueberryfieldsbyronbay who have their bulk fresh seconds buckets again. . Other easy stuff to include in the lunchboxes: - Carrots - those mini carrots that fit in their lunchboxes are great, and you don’t even need to peel them . - Strawberries (at Monty’s) . - Mandarins (Rancho and The Organic Avocado) . - Apples (Costanzo’s and McMahon’s) . - Bananas (Everest Farm and Nev Singh Bananas) . What are your go-to lunchbox fillers? Love to hear your ideas. . . #lunchboxideas #freshfruitandveggies #healthylunchboxes
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