20.7 C
Byron Shire
September 21, 2021

Always full of surprises

Latest News

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Other News

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

‘A quick buck’

Did you know there is a fortune to be made in Federal? Forget Airbnb it is far too labour...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

Glenyce’s stall is at Mullumbimby Farmers Markets, Friday 7–11am and New Brighton Farmers Markets, 7–11am Tuesdays.

Mullumbimby-born farmer, Glenyce Creighton, has been on her property in Myocum for 40 years. Originally the farm was a piggery, until Glenyce and her family began trialling many varied vegetables, becoming certified organic over 10 years ago. 

‘I have been at Mullumbimby and New Brighton Farmers Markets since the very, very beginning. I love my customers; they are lovely people to mix with, I like to get to know them and they always come back to have a conversation,’ says Glenyce.

You won’t find a lot of any one type of produce at her stall, but what you will find is a huge mixture of what she has in season. Glenyce only sells what’s she’s just picked or harvested. Nothing Glenyce sells has ever been refrigerated, it is straight from the ground to the farmers markets. 

‘Originally when we first started at the markets we were selling vegetables and I was looking for other produce to add to the stall, which is when I brought in flowers and flower arrangements, they add variety and of course make the stall look lovely’. 

With variety comes… well, varieties. Have you ever wondered why cucumbers today taste nothing like they did when you were growing up? Glenyce stocks many older, heritage, seeded and hard to find vegetables. She has horn melons, chokos and old style large white skin cucumbers – just like your grandmother used to put on your sandwiches. These are the kind of vegetables big commercial growers and supermarkets would never bother with. 

You’ll even find farm-grown body products, such as the loofah plant, a natural sponge and exfoliator. 

It is always a treat to visit Glenyce’s stall – regular marketgoers know to be on the lookout to see if she has her homemade pavlova!

Previous articleBanned bunnies
Next articleNew Mullum Indian

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.