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Your Easter Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

Here is looking forward to a cracker of an Easter Sunday at the market, rain or shine, we will be OPEN.

We’ve planned an eggstra-special morning for the family. So hippity hoppity along to the great Easter Hunt for kids, and we egg you on to bring your eggstra-special Easter hat creation – adults and kids alike – for eggsciting prizes.

There will be an eggylicious selection of Easter Sunday Brunches and coffee (and no public holiday surcharge!).

If you have visitors staying bring them along and show them some of the region’s freshest fare. Buy local and support our wonderful growers and producers of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, nuts, eggs, baked goods, preserves and so much more, including gelato!!

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Easter activities for young and younger

Funny Easter Hat Competition

Fancy making a funny hat with your kids these school holidays? – or even for yourself?
Eggcellent.
Bring your funny Easter hat creation and win. We have sustainable Jute Shopping bags to give away, so come and impress us.

Easter Hunt

We have an egg-citing Easter hunt planned for the kids too. They will be able to pick up the Easter hunt clues from the information stall.

Welcome to New Stall Holder

Bring your chilly bags, for we have gelato for you.

We will have vanilla, coffee/turmeric, chocolate, mandarin/Ginger, lemon/Coriander, Sauvignon Blanc made by Peter and Andrea. Andrea came up with the recipes. “She has an amazing ability to combine different ingredients to come up with special flavours”, says Peter. He says they chose gelato as it has less fat and allows the flavour to be more obvious, not masked by the creamyness of higher milk ice cream.

How does that sound for an Easter treat?

Peter and Andrea will be selling tubs to start with, so look out for their colourful cart.

From our Producers

Pedros Empanadas

As many of you may have noticed last week, Pedro has returned from his holiday. We hope you gave him a warm welcome. This Sunday he will have fresh gluten free pasta and empanadas, including vegan empanadas.

Snail House Bakery

In true Easter fashion, Annette will be hippity hoppiting to market again on Sunday blessing us with boxes full of freshly baked sourdough breads, crackers, babkas with nut and custard/cranberry fillings , sweet Easter braids, a few extra special hot x buns and the usual favourites like white superseed and adventure loaves.

She says she might have some pretzels (ask her for a Brezel) ?and other treats too.

Lola’s French Bakery

For Easter, Lola’s French Bakery will spoil you with Macarons!

You will love those home-made light little French almond meringue cookies.

Isobel Olives

In case you couldn’t find them last week, Isobel Olives have a new spot at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market next to Feast Merchants. It’s a nice warm sunny position with plenty of room for tasting liquid olive gold!

Heaven’s Scent Apples  

Visit Heaven’s Scent’s stall this Sunday for a taste of tree ripened Merton Russet Apples. This small golden skinned apple has a white-yellow flesh that is crisp, sweet and slightly sharp. The apple originated in the UK in 1921 with a parentage of the Sturmer Pippin and Cox’s Orange Apples.

Also available again this week will be the Liberty Apple. A small to medium deep red skinned apple that has a sweet slightly juicy flesh. This apple has become a seasonal favourite for families.

Stephen’s Shallots & Onions

Stephen and Sally will have plenty of capsicum and Asian eggplants. They have just started picking their Jalapeno chilies, now that could spice up the holidays.

From the food trucks

Our food trucks will be on site to fill you up with scrumptious food.

The Gourmet Deli is ready for Easter.

Check out the eggcellent menu.

  • Brownie heaven
  • Moist chocolate heart shape cakes
  • Stuffed 1/2 pumpkins with vegetables and leeks
  • Stuffed 1/2 butternut
  • Apple turnovers
  • Famous, generously filled pork pies
  • How about a hearty breakfast bacon wrapped sausages, poached Koromiko eggs and grilled tomatoes
  • Belgium biscuits
  • Blueberry lemon curd scones
  • Easter buns bread and butter puddings
  • Tasty bread and butter pudding for Easter

Recipe of the week

Kindly supplied by Isobel Olives

Ms Merlot’s Carrot and Spice Bread

  • Using your bread maker, pick the wholemeal bread option.
  • Instead of butter, use 2 tbsp of Isobel Olives Medium EVOO.
  • Instead of sugar, use Farmers’ Market honey (same amount)
  • Then add – 1 medium grated carrot, and two teaspoons of Mixed Spice.
  • When placing the Yeast, make sure it’s not on the carrot – place it on the flour away from the wet.
  • Then make your bread as usual.

Comes out perfect every time and is super tasty.

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