Unfortunately we are back to Covid-19 Level 2 our hearts go out to our Auckland colleagues, who cannot operate at Level 3.  

At Level 2 our market will be OPEN Sunday.  

  1. We will be reverting to the outdoors set up as we had last time under Level 2. Fortunately, the weather forecast is treating us nicely to allow this to happen. 
  1. Stalls will be two meters apart and we will have hand sanitiser at each stall. 
  1. We will have one entrance way to the Market Arena adjacent the Maxwell Road park entrance. 
  1. We will have contract tracing whereby we will record the name, email and mobile phone of each customer / group. You can scan the QR code for speedy access.
  1. Vehicular traffic flow will be one way:  Enter via Alabama Road and Exit via Maxwell Road out past the toilet and administration block 
  1. Tables and chairs will be out and busker John Walding will entertain, but will limit use to one party per table. 

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This week two entrepreneurial Marlborough Girls College student groups join us. We are in the last weeks of Garden bees raw honey special. Cranky Goat, Frut4U Lowes Orchard and Isobel Olives have a special deal for you too. The snailhouse bakery is back, plus, see below a couple of new, exciting recipes to try this week 

See you Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 til noon at A&P Showgrounds. 

From our stall holders 

In brief

  • Devon’s cordials are back along with 27 other stall holders
  • Last two weeks to get your Raw honey at an all-time low of $12.00 per kg, at Garden Bee, excludes Manuka
  • Stop by Pedros for fresh cocktail empanadas this Sunday 
  • Natural Microgreens spray free lettuce will again be at the Community stall
  • Windsong are also at the Community Stall with colourful Daffodils
  • We have more Eden Orchard 750ml Pure Cherry Juice for you, including 750ml Pure Blueberry Juice
  • Feast Merchants are still away, but we have plenty of delicious tucker for you – Boom chef, Delicia, Long Acre Farm, and The Swiss Butcher and Pedros will serve you brunch!

College student entrepreneurs 

We like to foster young entrepreneurship. This Sunday the market is host to two college student groups, trialing their hands at manufacturing. One is making a natural spray that keeps your veggies longer, and the other is making super food chocolate. For one weekend only, these products will be for sale at the Farmers’ Market.

“We are a Year 13 Business group from Marlborough Girls College, selling a spray called ‘Keep N Fresh’. This spray prevents fruit and vegetables from going brown. If you are a market regular, you may remember them attending last year.”
The Keep N Fresh Team 

Another group of Marlborough Girls College students are participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES for short).
“We have produced a 40g dark rich Belgian superfood chocolate bar that is produced by De Spa in Christchurch. Our superfood flavours are currently almond and freeze-dried boysenberries.
The Scrumdiddly-Tum Team

Cranky Goat 

The goats that supply Cranky Goat their delicious milk have given birth to their cute little kids meaning the goats cheese season is just around the corner. 

To celebrate they are having a Mooody Cow special. The amazing Sandon and Bob are on sale this Sunday only!  

Stock is limited so get in quick! 

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard  

The Sturmer apple has blushed, green/bronze skin with an acidic, aromatic, sweet and juicy flesh that is very firm.  This variety makes excellent cider and is great cooked. The fruit is very high in Vitamin C. 

This week only…Sturmer Apples $2 per kg 

Apple Crumble 

4 med size apples 
1/2 c flour 
1/2 c rolled oats 
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp mixed spice 
3/4 c sugar 
75g butter 

Measure flour, spices and sugar into a bowl. Cut or rub in the butter until crumbly then add rolled oats. Grate unpeeled apples into shallow dish, sprinkle crumbly topping evenly over them. Bake 190°C for 45 mins. 
Serve hot with icecream.  
Our favourite, easy to make dessert! 
See you Sunday! Sue and Andrew

Isobel Olives 

Out with the old in with the new. I am offering the last of the 2018 oil on special – buy 2 for $40 (save $22) and offering the new harvest oil now bottled. This is an intense flavoured oil high in polyphenols to support your health. Remember extra virgin oil has the lowest saturated fats (14%) compared with coconut oil with the highest saturated fats (90%) content. Olive oil is regarded as the best oil to use providing it is certified extra virgin oil. 

Here is a quick recipe for spinach (known as subji in Nepal) 

  • 3 cups washed and torn (not cut) Golden Mile spinach in a saucepan or frying pan with lid and a teaspoon of water 
  • Glug of Isobel Olives robust oil 
  • 2 shakes of Boom fermented chilli hot sauce 
  • Salt and pepper 

Steam with the lid on until wilted, then take the lid off and allow any water to evaporate. Great on toast with a poached egg on top 

Regards   Chris 

Snail House Bakery 

All the favourites will be there. The German rye sourdough has been especially popular lately. So I’ll make plenty. A good bread to keep strong and well fed. Linzer tart with Nutt Ranch Hazelnuts, and eggs from Koromiko Free Range eggs. There will be a wheat free cake option. Country loaves with fresh milled organic purple wheat and rye, sprouted superseed bread, chia seed crackers and of course the best cinnamon snails in town! 
Thank you 
Be safe, be kind Annette 

Homemade Kiwi 


Primarily, orange peel is a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants, and we throw them all away! The peels have a higher vitamin C content than the fleshy inside. 

Some of the health benefits 

Just one teaspoon dissolved in a glass of warm water a day can help lower Blood Pressure. Same dose can also help suppress depression and anxiety and help lower bad cholesterol.  

Great taken with morning cereal and especially nice sprinkled over yoghurt. 

Soup tasting this week    

Welsh Leek and Potato, a traditional soup with some Welsh flare (that means more Leeks!) 

Many thanks 


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