The 4-day week went fast, and here we are welcoming another long weekend.

Pedro’s yummy empanadas will be back this Sunday, as will be Verve’s beautiful bouquets. Annette is also joining us again with her breads and baking. Away are The Purple Patch, Traditional Country Preserves, Three Cats, Devon, and Boom Sauce and Spice.

We’ll have plenty of seasonal veggies, asparagus, strawberries, fish, whitebait (YES!!), apples, nuts, cheese, goats milk, limes, fish, pork, Swiss sausages and charcuterie, French pate and French pastries, fresh juice and of course coffee for you. Not to mention the scrumptious brunch options available from our food trucks.

The following week we’re moving shop to the Garden Marlborough Fête.

A heads up. On Sunday 8th November the A&P show is on at the A&P park, while a selection of our stall holders will be on site with us at the fête. We are flying the Farmers’ market flag by the main entrance, right next to the STIHL Shop. We’ll be running the Fête’s EFTPOS from there too, so you will be sure not to miss us. Keep an eye out next week for who’s coming with us.

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

More News from our Producers

Fresh Fish

Teri brings to the market the most wonderful Cook Straight caught fresh fish. Did you know she also loves fishing for whitebait and sells it from her stall while stocks last?

Verve Flowers

Jeanine of Verve with a bunch of flowers. Photo credit Jared Buckley
Jeanine with her organic flowers. Photo Credit Jared Buckley.

Jeanine from Verve is back with bucket loads of flowers. Her organic flowers picked from her farm on the far side of Renwick, make their way into town Sunday morning for the Farmers’ Market.

“I love the community feel here, especially when you farm mostly on your own or with a small team, it’s nice to be out chatting to people”, says Jeanine.”

Frut4U Lowes Orchard

Frut4U Loves Orchard Apples. Photo credit Richard Briggs

Sue and Andrew bring over an incredible selection of pip fruit from their Nelson orchard each week.

  • Royal Gala, sweet, aromatic and juicy with a mild flavour.
  • Granny Smith – a crisp and juicy variety with a sweet-tangy flavour.
  • Braeburn – an aromatic apple, extremely juicy inn texture with a sweet, tangy taste.
  • Splendour – a sweet, crisp & juicy apple with a medium texture.
  • Pacific Queen – Very sweet, crisp and juicy apple with a firm, fine texture.

Drop the BEET

Drop the BEET cold pressed juices.
Kate’s cold pressed juices.

Check out Drop the BEET’s fresh cold-pressed juice. You can buy your juice bottled or over ice in compostable eco-cups.

All of the flavours are delicious, refreshing, and nutrient-packed… If you’re unsure which one to buy, ask for a sample! 

Remember to return your empty bottles to Kate to receive your $1 bottle deposit back or a discount on your next juice!

Snail House Bakery

I’ll be skipping to market again on Sunday with boxes full of crackling, freshly baked sourdough country loafs, freshly milled rye German style,  crackers , Babkas with custard/cranberry fillings, cinnamon snails, cherry pie and Pani Popo in coconut milk, the usual favourites like The White, Superseed and wheat free adventure loaves. Definitely I’ll have some Brezels and other treats too like honey spice Baseler Leckerlies, Vanilla crescent and Afghans cookies.

The fresh fermented sauerkraut bursting with probiotics will be there too.

Thanks, Annette

Sharp AS Tool Tip

Tools sharpened by Ron of SharpAS
Tools sharpened by Ron

It’s a busy time everywhere now. Sharp tools make the job so much easier whether it’s in the kitchen, in the garden or workshop. If you have old tools lying around get them reconditioned. Some of the old tools are of very good quality. Bring any tools that need sharpening along this weekend and get them SharpAs for the busy time ahead.

Cheers, Ron

Isobel Olives

Fill your own

Don’t forget to bring your clean empty bottles on Sunday for the fill your own olive oil. At $26/litre this is good value for everyday use.

For special uses such as dipping, salad dressing and marinades come and taste oils to suit your needs – robust, medium and delicate all certified silver medal oils.

Brined oils are also available.

Pasta dish recipe

Bunch of pasta of choice (for gluten free pasta, try Pedros)

¼ cup Isobel Robust EVOO
4 cloves garlic crushed
½ cup chopped parsley
½ cup Isobel olives pitted and halved
½ cup torn basil leaves or 2 TSP basil pesto
1 tsp lemon juice

Cook pasta in plenty of salted water. In the meantime, sauté the crushed garlic in half the olive oil and then add the parsley and when wilted add the olives and salt to taste. Add to the cooked pasta with the rest of the olive oil. Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese.

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

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