Get toasty at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

Food food glorious food, the Marlborough Farmers’ Market is full of it!  Fresh and healthy fruit, veggies and nuts – delicious home-baking – fresh Sunday bread – yummy hot coffee & brunches – delicious jams, chutneys & pickles – free-range eggs and more.  We’re open every Sunday regardless of the weather … come and keep warm in our new snug!

See you this Sunday from nine til noon at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!


If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook!




A taste of Germany and Italy will be coming to the market again this Sunday – Cristina’s Italian specialities Panzerotti, focaccia, ciabatta, croissant, cake & muffins and Annette’s Deutsche sourdough rye and wheat bread, cinnamon scrolls, citrus sweetbread, crackers, gluten- free baking, seed bread and other delectable surprises.  Delicious!

Thanks for your feedback.  It’s tricky keeping warm at the Market at this time of year so we though you might like to ‘hang’ at our new warm spot.  Feel free to wrap up in one of our rugs at a picnic table or chat under the gas heater with a coffee in your hand.  NB Hot & yummy makes a great tummy warming brunch so visit Pedro’s for an empanada or make a beeline to Feast Merchants.

Delicious free-range eggs are available at Koromiko (chook) or Traditional Country Preserves (duck).  Duck eggs are fabulous to bake with and each of Margaret’s boxes come with an original artwork from her grandchild – cute!



We love dogs!


Due to restrictions from the A&P Showgrounds dogs are unfortunately not allowed at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love dogs!


Shop at Premium Game for super healthy pet food.  Their dog rolls will do wonders for your canine companion and it is a great meal for pooches with allergies.

Nutt Ranch have been doing some animal testing!!!  Their dogs Lily & Hazel have been trialing Georgina’s latest homemade, all natural Dog Treats in a range of flavours – natural, apple & cinnamon, pumpkin & rosemary and vegemite. Awarded FIVE BARKS!!!!!

And for the owner – don’t forget to grab a delicious Hot Dog from Peter the Swiss Butcher!




“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–“


Cabbages are large, round, leafy members of the brassica family. There are many varieties of cabbage and they’re harvested at different times throughout the year. Spudz n Greens varieties include Savoy, white, and red cabbages. Raw, cooked or preserved, cabbages play an important role in both Western and Eastern cuisines. They’re packed with vitamins, high in iron and potassium and low in calories.

Cabbage is excellent finely sliced and eaten raw in salads. When cooked, the briefest cooking methods, such as steaming or stir-frying, are best. Apart from red cabbage, which breaks the rule and benefits from long cooking, overcooked cabbage releases sulphur which reminds many Brits of bad school meals!


Goat stew with cabbage and nut butter


It’s the perfect time of year for a delicious Winter Stew!  Premium Game frequently have wild goat available, Riverina & Nutt Ranch both make Nut Butters, and Spudz n Greens have a great range of vegetables this season … including cabbages of course!



  • 1kg/2lb 5½oz goat meat cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 450ml/15fl oz lamb or beef stock
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the cabbage

  • 1 medium cabbage, shredded
  • salt
  • 3-4 tbsp (or to taste) nut butter

To serve

  • 200g/7oz millet, cooked according to packet instructions