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We’re feeling festive at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

Yay cherries are back in season and we have a line up of market stalls this week selling other great produce – perfect for lining the pantry or purchasing for Christmas gifts.  Any Ocean Vine Hoppers out there?  The Marlborough Farmers’ Market team are kindly running the Eftpos stall at the event on Saturday and we hope to see you again on Sunday enjoying our fresh food at the market.  We have all the best brunch options available, especially if you are feeling ‘a little jaded’.

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

 

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Christmas Market

– NEWS FLASH –

Somerville Strawberries will not be taking Christmas pre-sales this year – they’re saving all of their festive harvest for the Marlborough Farmers’ Christmas Eve Market – yay!  So come early to make sure you get first pick of the just-picked juicy Christmas strawberries.

Park your visiting relatives at Gourmet-deli, Feast Merchants, Lola’s Bakery, Pedros, Koffie or Ritual and come and purchase the freshest produce in town for your festive meal.  Make sure you buy a ticket for the Christmas Raffle of delicious Farmers’ Market hampers – and you might not need to shop after all!

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Highlights

Ah cherries – the harbinger of New Zealand’s festive fruits.  A & D Cherries and Eden Orchards both have a plentiful supply of my favourite fruit and Eden are showcasing delicious cherry juice too.  Fresh strawberries are always a must buy item on my shopping list and I’m delighted to advise that there will be a plentiful supply at our Christmas Eve Market.

Vegan Empanadas and Gluten-free Empanadas are available at Pedros this week and also his delicious Gluten-free pasta too.

There’s some beautiful blooms making an appearance at the Farmers’ MarketPurple Patch have just started selling statice and the first of their sunflowers, whilst Field Fresh have some lovely lilies amongst their wonderful range of vegetables.

Harwoods now have a great supply of tomatoes, beans and peppers and Spudz n Greens always have a great range of staple diet veggies – several varieties of potatoes, pumpkins and spinach.

Back by popular demand at Feast Merchants this Sunday … Handmade Pork Belly Bao Buns.  Get in before they sell out!   Also worth a mention is their home-made english muffins, Feast Merchants brunch style!

The first of the season’s basil was available at Mississippi Herbs last week. Supplies are limited but with warmer weather on the horizon, more basil will be available soon. Coriander is quite plentiful and supplies of other herbs such as parsley and mint are steady. Try a few sprigs of rosemary or thyme inside the next chicken you roast, chop some parsley into your salad, or make a tea with some mint leaves. There are so many different ways herbs can give your food a lift!  When she’s not busy tackling a queue for her delicious loaves, Leah will happily give you some herb ideas.

Traditional Country Preserves are back in December and now is the time to think about ordering your Christmas baskets – check out Margaret’s display samples.  You can collect your order or they’ll arrange delivery to New Zealand addresses serviced by courier.  There are discounts for multiple baskets and prices range from $30.  They also sell $10 and $12 bon-bons which make great secret santa gifts, thank you presents or stocking fillers.  This stall has eftpos available or you can always get cash out at the Information Stall.

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Cooking Demonstration

Don’t miss our weekly Cooking Demonstration from 10.30am with local Chefs cooking their favourite recipes with Farmers’ Market seasonal produce.

This week Chef Roger will be cooking the ever popular Indian dish – Butter Chicken with Low GI Basmati Rice.

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SEE YOU SUNDAY

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