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Natural probiotics for longevity

Victoria Cosford For five years Roma’s been taking a 30ml shot of Katerina’s Gut Tonic every single day and she hasn’t had one gut issue....

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first started almost two decades ago,...

Guest chef brings something fun, casual to Barrio

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef Dan Medcalf from No.35 Kitchen...

North Byron Hotel – A Haven

By Simon Haslam The evolution of the old Sunrise Bistro into the North Byron Hotel is a boon for all of us who visit it. Set...

Dryland rice from Marlivale

By Victoria Cosford What’s been a tragedy for many at the start of the year has been a blessing for some farmers, like Neville Singh...

Community Open Day at the distillery

The doors are swinging open at Cape Byron Distillery (home of Brookie’s Gin) for the community to drop in and see, sip, and celebrate...

Local Single Malt launch

Cape Byron Distillery are finally releasing their first single malt whisky to the Australian public. To honour the occasion, Master Distiller, co-founder Jim McEwan,...

Scratch Patisserie

Victoria Cosford The first thing that draws your eye as you approach the Scratch Patisserie stall is the splendid array of pastries. Gleaming jewel-like tarts,...

Singhs: growing bananas in Fowlers Lane since 1974

Victoria Cosford On Saturday mornings Neville Singh gets to sleep in – till 6am. Every other morning he’s up at around 4.30am picking, then packing,...

What are Your Plans for the 2022 Northern Rivers Harvest Food Trail?

From farm gates to distilleries, Indigenous food tours, fine-dining restaurants, and everything in between, you can plan your own self-drive itinerary to go behind-the-scenes...

What the bleat is an ethical goat farm?

Aletha Zylstra Georgina loves her goats and she loves her land; a little farm in Rosebank known as Three Paddocks. We chatted under dripping branches,...

‘A good coffee changes everything ….’

A good coffee starts when you source quality beans that are ethically farmed; when farmers are paid a good price for their work which...

No price gouging at Byron Farmers Market

There’s never been a better time to shop at your local farmers’ market. Unlike the supermarkets, where price gouging is rife with the asking...

Local Dorper lamb

Victoria Cosford There was the temptation to replace knife and fork with fingers, to raise that shank in all its unctuous sauce and juices to...

Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

Chupacabra Mexican restaurant in Suffolk Park is turning four this week! Through the ups and downs of the past few years this little taqueria...

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which its guests could gather to...

Crabbes Creek Woodfired

By V. Cosford There’s a contingent of Europeans who don’t mind travelling a considerable distance in order to stock up on Jon and Gina Hutton’s...

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’, on Saturday 6 August. Welcoming the...

Happy New Year!

We all know we can help the planet by reducing our single-use footprint, so why not make a new (financial) year resolution that’s an...

Playing with fire

Victoria Cosford It’s my latest obsession; native thyme infused vinegar. Herby, a little sweet – it’s a knockout – a gutsy dimension added to my...

Diner Lennox – true hospitality

The Diner Lennox is a true community-based restaurant run by a couple of guys who love hospitality, and get a kick out of people...

Wollumbin Mushrooms and Shroom Bros

Victoria Cosford Mushrooms might be the perfect food. They have no sugars (great for diabetics), not many carbohydrates (great for weight-watchers), many vitamins and minerals...

Great foodie weekend end of July

The annual Harvest Food Trail on the weekend of 30–31 July allows locals and visitors the much needed opportunity to celebrate the distinctive provenance...

Seedlings Organic

I’d had my oregano seedlings for less than a week and I thought they might like the kitchen window sill, where, on the rare fine day sunlight pours straight in. It began to droop and wilt, edges turning brown. Next time I was at the market I mentioned this anxiously to Kyan, who suggested they needed water. Back out to our balcony the pot went and within a day the herb was thriving.

Satvik: crowd-pleasing ethical foods you can make at home

As two of a family of nine children these sisters learned how ‘to cook to please a crowd’ at a young age, and they continue to do so with their range of delicious meal products that are easy to make at home. This year marks their 11th year of operating, and they believe Satvik’s success and longevity is a result of their strong core values; conscious living; being community-based; environmental sustainability; and genuinely caring for their customers.

Winter at Tweed River House

Wintertime dining at the Tweed River House will leave your senses warmly satiated. You can dine in comfort either on the covered River Terrace with its sweeping west facing hinterland and river views, capturing the afternoon sun, with radiant heating; or savour the inside dining room with its open fireplace, chandeliers, and pressed metal ceilings – the perfect place for dinner.

Fire at Barrio

Barrio in the Habitat precinct in Byron is very much about fire. As they say, ‘Our wood-fire oven and open-flame grill is the heart of our home and we centre all of our dishes around the unique flavours imparted through this style of cooking’. Every dining experience that is shaped by fire at Barrio Eatery & Bar is very different, forging a fundamental connection between the chef and the ingredient.

Smoothies and Bronwyn Yeldham

Juices and smoothies had always been a big part of Bronwyn Yeldham’s lifestyle. She’d go to her local market, pick up the produce and create her own, until, about three years ago, she decided to start selling them.  ‘I saw a gap’, she tells me, ‘and the idea presented itself.’

Flying forward: Tombo Cafe – uniquely Mullum, Japanese inspired

Tombo is a gem of a cafe that has opened in Mullumbimby’s eclectic and thriving industrial estate. Japanese for dragonfly, the theme is modern Japanese and the style of the place is a perfect balance of elements, warm natural materials sit harmoniously with polished industrial aesthetics, warm and airy, relaxed and stylish, a pleasure to be in. Inside there is ground floor and loft seating as well as outdoor tables that have a sunny raised outlook with views of Mt Chincogan.

‘World’s first’ kombucha moonshine

You can make a distilled spirit from just about anything, for example the Chinese were making distilled beverages from rice beer 2-3000 years ago, arak was made from sugarcane and rice, mead from honey, and brandy from grapes.

Farmers fighting on

It’s been three months since the worst flood on record savaged our community, and the effects are still being felt far and wide, including...

New Flannerys organic health food in Murwillumbah

When Mal and Berice Flannery set up their very first health food store in the Tweed in the 1970s they were pioneers. Now, the...

Rancho relaxo

Allie Godfrey It’s citrus season, but, as for all farmers, the Big Wet has made life more challenging for Jane and Jose. After all these...

Bites and Brews 

Wandana are excited to announce our first ever ‘Bites and Brews’. Two sessions available on Saturday 4 June as part of the North Coast...

North Coast Festival of Flavour

Organisers of the North Coast Festival of Flavour on 3–5 June 2022 say it’s not to be missed, as the producers, farmers, restauranteurs, brewers,...

Organic avocados at the farmers markets

We love it when the fuerte avocados make their way back to the market. As I walked over to the Organic Avocado stall, my...

Frida’s Field: nose-to-tail lunch

On Saturday 4 June, Frida’s Field will pay homage to their holistically-reared Angus-Wagyu cattle by hosting a special five-course nose-to-tail long lunch featuring all...

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get up close and personal with...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the distillery if you’re in Byron....

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.