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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!

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