Noosa Farmers Market

We went to Noosa for a two-week home exchange with another couple who went down to stay in our house in Tasmania. The only downside was that I did not have an internet connection at the house so posts came to a standstill. The time I might normally spend at a computer was reduced so we had more time to explore the surrounds of Noosa.We took in the Sunday morning Farmers Market in Noosa twice and found many ingredients we have not seen elsewhere. The woman selling the mushrooms has been growing them for many years in the region.Our first Sunday the rain had pelted down the night before luckily I had packed my RM Williams boots.Stallholders have become very savvy with displays, this sign is competing with the wood smoked fish products sign.

It’s not all expensive as many people think organic markets will be.

We bought so much, fortunately we were expecting guests to help us out.

You have to plan your meals around what you see at the market, don’t go looking for specific ingredients.

We bought duck breasts one week and another we changed our meal plans completely when we saw Wagyu beef cheeks for sale by Bonnie Beef.Since I had been out for an early morning walk I felt justified in having a snack and I was feeling nostalgic for a roti, I chose one filled with spinach and locally made fetta cheese they buy from another stallholder.

The only street food I eat is cooked on the spot – in front of me – it is the only way to eat street food.

Fresh jumbo garlic anyone?

We voted for red.

Saving best for last – the cheese Gympie Farm cheese by Camille Mortaud.

He makes bread as well, this is his French assistant who was doing a great job giving out samples.

We bought a tub of the Fresh Goat Cheese, the Molton Gold a matured goat/cow cheese, then we selected the cylindrical log of Matured Goat cheese, a small tub of the butter and of course a loaf of his sourdough bread, don’t ask how much this all cost because these prices are high but then so is the quality. We haven’t bought so much cheese at once since living in Paris.

  1. #1 by Celia on September 18, 2011 - 12:32 am

    What a fabulous markets, Roz! Down here in Sydney organic markets are expensive, but those prices all seem very reasonable! I’m sure John was delighted to see such lovely fresh produce! :)

  2. #2 by bagnidilucca on September 18, 2011 - 8:55 am

    I love French Sin. They go to the Powerhouse markets as well. They do the BEST pastries. I love the mushroom photo.

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