Your Weekly Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

This week we join Farmers’ Markets across New Zealand in celebrating NZ National Farmers’ Market Week from 6 – 13 April 2019.

We have heaps of fun activities for you and the kids, as well as giveaways and prizes.

Kids can join the fun with a Seek and Spot quiz while you shop with your Farmers’ market passport – a competition for the adults.

We are also inviting you to submit recipes and take part in a 7 day eat from the market challenge. Now there is food for thought.

Our wonderful happy buskers will provide the atmosphere. Make your first port of call our the National Farmers’ Market gazebo, where the fun begins.

Scroll through the newsletter to find out more about the activities.

Our 50 stall holders look forward to seeing you at the market this Sunday. Our coffee and food trucks will be there as per usual with the Sunday morning caffeine fix and food for the peckish.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine


We’ve got 100 prizes to give away. There are four ways to participate.

A kids’ seek and spot quiz

Fun for kids at the market this Sunday. Collect your quiz from the National Farmers’ Market gazebo at the market this Sunday and return your completed entry to collect your prize.

Shopper spot prizes

Collect your Farmers’ Market passport from our National Farmers’ Market gazebo. Purchase from five or more stalls and be in to WIN spot prizes and vouchers.

Recipe competition

Share recipes that use market produce and you could win a $20 shopping voucher redeemable at market stalls.

Three ways to enter

  1. email your entry to admin@marlboroughfarmersmarket.co.nz,
  2. post your entry on Social Media. Use the hashtag #NFMW2019 or
  3. hand your recipe to the Information Stall this Sunday

Entries close Sunday 14 April. We will announce the winner Friday 19 April.

7 day Farmers’ market meal challenge

Eat only Market produce for a week from 7 April until 14 April

Is that even possible?

Participate and be in to WIN a market gift voucher valued at $20.

Could you sustain yourself for breakfast, lunch and dinner exclusively from market ingredients and your veggie garden for a whole week? How close to 100% could you get?

Throughout the week we will be posting recipe inspirations on Facebook and follow the progress from stall holders and market staff who are taking part in this challenge.

Download a sample meal plan here.

To take part in this challenge, post your progress on Social Media, use the hashtag #NFMW2019 or email us at admin@marlboroughfarmersmarket.org.nz.

From our Producers

Traditional Country Preserves

For the Early birds. From 9-10 am Margaret is having an early bird competition with a $40 gift basket as the prize.

Then from 10am – noon check back into the stall for Margaret’s sales table with ends of lines and some different products.

Snailhouse Bakery

Annette will be back with her popular breads and baking.

Jill Abernethy under the trees

Fill your house with colourful Nerines and grab a handful of juicy lemons while you are there.

Community Stall

Fingers crossed Marco Minghetti will join us with freshly baked bread.

Also, you will be able to get your fun red, yellow or white stemmed bunches of Swiss Chard and New Zealand Spinach here, as well as Italian parsley and chives.

From the food trucks

The usual food trucks will be on site to feed you and fill you with the early morning coffee requirements.

Here is a sample of Sunday’s menu from the Gourmet Deli

Salmon kumara cakes with Koromiko poached eggs $10

Cheese and bacon omelette $10

VEGAN chickpea, potato, spinach and onion vegan vindaloo curry on rice $10

Fresh Riverina fig shortcake and cream $6

Roasted Sommerville Orchard strawberries and Windsong blueberry

Filo sweet parcels with cream $6

PS: If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook.

See you this Sunday from 9am – 12pm at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!