Market Tour and Taste

For the last year or so I have run some occasional Market tours through “Healthy Darwin”, which is a City of Darwin, council program that subsidises the tour. We came up with the idea to connect people to their food more, by connecting them to local growers and familiarising them with the sometimes more ‘unusual’…

It’s a miracle

Recently Lilly contacted me, who lives in the suburb of Tiwi and grows miracle fruit. I had heard of miracle fruit before, I had even tried these little fun fruits, when a farmer from the rural area bought some in to town. So what is the miracle about this fruit? Well Miracle fruits make sour…

What the Fruit?- Sour Gooseberries!

 I came across these little fruits at Rapid Creek Market last week, and if there is anything I have never seen before (which is now less and less likely) I always get it and give it a try. This fruit is really sour and although I had ideas of making a pickle or jam, time…

Dry Delights

I just wanted to share some of the amazing produce growing right now up here in the Top End, some of it in our garden and some of it at nearby market gardens and farms and selling through the market…..and why some of this is so exciting, because it only grows now and we are…

Day 4 Food Challenge- Lunch

So, Thursday, working from home again made it easier. I do eat fruit and muesli and toast, but not everyday, I often struggle to find something I fancy for brekkie anyway, so with out those bits and pieces I was not more complacent than usual. I made a tasty juice for Jon (who is painting) and…

Dan’s Awesome AWEGANICS

Dan Sheridan has a magic touch when it comes to growing food plants and everything he grows and his whole life is permeated by permaculture! He has started a project in the suburban block where he live called “Aweganics” in Rapid Creek. He is producing food plants and edible flowers, permaculture style and then selling…

Rambutans

Now if you have been to Rapid Creek or other local markets and local fruit and veg shops you may have seen that Rambutans are in season (and they are from November to Feb in the NT). These rubbery red monsters hang in bunches on large beautiful trees in rural Darwin and beyond. The fleshy…

Build up Bounty

So it is building up, and this is a really amazing time of year for produce. Here is just a snapshot of a few things from our garden and the market growing right now! There are mangosteens, dragonfruits, star fruits, lemonade fruit and for a short time only Pineapples (till around Feb) and Mangoes (not…

Peek season week of wonders

This time of year is the most amazing for local produce- pretty much anything I can think of is in season right now (except pineapples) in The Top End. What a special time and an awesome place to be. Below is just a selection of some of the delicious things grown within 100km of us….

Sunday Market Fruit bowl

So, while your fruit trees are getting bigger, there are amazing fruits to be found in the local markets. I have a love- hate relationship with Rapid Creek market, our nearest produce market. Most of the stall holders are small market gardeners/ farmers, growing many crops- a much better alternative to large farm mono cropping….