Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

WHAT'S FRESH; News from the Farmers' Market

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

WHAT'S FRESH; News from the Farmers' Market

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Pecans

The local pecan harvest has begun and you will find lots at the markets from now, in their shells or pre-cracked. The shelled variety are great for convenience, but don't be afraid of buying the nuts in shell - they are much easier to crack than a macadamia! Like all nuts, pecans are a super healthy snack. They're high in protein, unsaturated fats, omega 3 and fibre, and are an excellent addition to vegetarian and vegan meals. They're also perfect in sweet treats like pecan pie, brownies, biscuits and ice cream. To store, put in an airtight container in a cool place or freeze. Shelled and unshelled local pecans are available from Glenyce Creighton (New Brighton/Mullumbimby farmers' markets), Morrow Farm (Mullum) and The Spice Palace (New Brighton/Mullum).

Custard apples

The Northern Rivers may be one of the biggest custard apple-producing regions in Australia, but many locals are still a bit unsure about these weird-looking fruit when they see them at the markets. …

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