School holidays and NZ Cheese Month

Treat your household to fare less travelled these school holidays. Shop local for your provisions. Your body will love you for it. Think wholefoods, no preservatives, less food miles, fresher produce. Because what we eat can affect our mood and how we feel. So during these uncertain times, and extra activities during the school holidays, look after yourself by loading up on Farmers’ market’s wholefoods. The heart foundation has published an excellent resource explaining the link between food, wellbeing and mental health.

Cheese lovers will be doubly happy, as it’s NZ Cheese Month. Our local cheese makers bring you fabulous cheeses. Check out their contributions below.

We remain spread out across A&P park for Level 2 across a spacious 1200 square metres, with one entrance into the market arena.

See you once the gates open from 8.45am onwards.

From our Stallholders

Garden Bees

Garden Bees will have new season fresh pollen from now on. Plus still have 2 kg pots for $20.00

Cranky Goat

This week at the market we will have our Mooody cow range.

The gorgeous little French style cheese –  Bob on special for $5

Peckham Gold – washed in cider from our lovely friends Peckhams Cider in Upper Moutere $6 each

Our beautiful Brie style cheese – Millie $5

Look out for lots more specials coming throughout cheese month. Also the Reginald and Nag will be back during October !!


“Spring is here, with warmth and plenty of green grass for animals to feast.

On another note, the Cheese lovers amongst us will be happy, for it’s NZ Cheese Month. Our local cheese makers bring you fabulous cheeses. Learn below what they have in store for you this Sunday.

We remain spread out across A&P park for Level 2 across a spacious 1200 square metres, with one entrance into the market arena.

The Sheep milking has resume, and the Pecorino cheese season has started and is gently aging.

We will bring Sheep Ricotta this Sunday, extra soft and delicate and of course Pecorino, nicely aged in the last months.

See you Sunday!”

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

This week Andrew & Rachel will be at the Marlborough Farmer’s Market with Green kiwifruit 1 kg for $2.50 or 2kg for $4.00.

Apples – P. Queen, Splendour, Royal Gala, Braeburn & Granny Smith $2.50/kg, family packs (5kg) $10

Meyer Lemons $3/kg

See you Sunday!

Golden Mile Produce

It’s all go at Golden Mile Produce. The sun is shining, the seeds are sprouting, the plants are growing and strawberries are starting to take on a beautiful pink tinge (so not far away now!). In the meantime, we will still have our wonderful lettuces, Asian greens, and watercress this weekend.  For those not familiar with watercress, it’s full of vitamin C, supports healthy collagen production and is rich in antioxidants. Great in stir fries, boil-up or why not give your egg sandwiches a boost by adding fresh cress? What could be easier?  Another one of Stephen’s favourites!

See you Sunday. Stephen & Sally

From farm gate to the dinner plate – what Lynn cooked this week

This week I teamed the beautiful Blue Cod from Fresh Fish, the freshest fish you will ever buy, with cauliflower and, yes, a cheese sauce, but a little Viavio parmesan with a little nutmeg makes all the difference. I kept it gluten free by making the cheese sauce with Chickpea flour and Almond milk.

I made my take on Colcannon, an Irish potato dish. Mashing the lovely Agria potatoes from Spudz n Greens with butter, sauteeing Golden Mile’s chilli, garlic and shallots. Cutting up a bunch of Silverbeet (you could use cabbage like the Irish, or Pak choi, any other greens), toss it with the shallot mixture and the mashed potatoes, season well, and add a little more butter if needed.

The fish I crumbed, and then laid it on a bed of white cheese sauce to serve.

Colcannon left over makes great toasties. To make I slightly toasted my favourite bread, topped with chutney, left over Colcannon, and finally tasty cheese, under the grill until the cheese melted. This was my builder’s morning tea.

Lynn Stuthridge

We’re still in Level 2. Here’s a quick recap, and with that said, see you Sunday

  • Sign in at the Entrance (from 8.45am, gates are locked prior)
  • Wear a Face covering – unless 12 years of age or under.
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Only handle stall produce that you plan to purchase
  • If unwell, please stay home

mā te wā.

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