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The first strawberries are here

Yum, the first strawberries will make it to market this Sunday. Would you have them with a cheese board to celebrate NZ Cheese Month, or perhaps on their own, or on top of the breakfast cereal?

Asparagus is another classic Spring veggie treat at the market. Devon is back with his cordial, Boom, Spudz n Greens, The Mush Room and Delicia will join us too after their short break. You’ll find Verve’s pretty flowers, plants, veggies & essential supplies again this weekend and food and  coffee to go too.

Remember once again to bring your mask to wear as you enter the spread-out market arena at the A&P park, through the pedestrian entrance, where we need you to scan in.

See you once the gates open from 8.45am onwards.

From our Stallholders

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard

Currently on the orchard we are finishing off the pruning, enjoying the blossoms, planting trees, training the trees along the wires and sorting the fruit for the market.  We still have plenty of apples including Pacific Queen, Splendour, Braeburn, Royal Gala and Granny Smith, Juice, Green kiwifruit and some lemons available.

During October we will have – Apples, Kiwifruit & Lemons

Coming up…new seasons fruits…November – Strawberries

December – Peaches, Nectarines, Plums & Apricots

January – Peaches, Nectarines, Plums & Apricots, Apples & Pears

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

Andrew & Sue

Pedros Empanadas

Pedro won’t be at the market next weekend, so this Sunday I will bring extra Empanadas if you want some for your freezer.

Thanks, Pedro

Golden Mile Produce

Golden Mile Produce are seeing red! It’s that time of year when strawberries finally start…that surely means summer is on its way?

We are not sure how many punnets we will have (as the weather isn’t really helping), but the flavour, the aroma and that juicy, luscious texture is all there. We will only have medium punnets to start with to spread the strawberry love, but the berries are fairly big. Yummmm

See you Sunday. Stephen & Sally

Community Stall

The community stall showcases all those products whose makers either don’t have enough product for a stall of their own or simply can’t make it to market.

We’d like to introduce you to a few of the products on the stall.

The Flaxbourne Olive Grove from Ward is a single estate oil of exceptionally high quality. Unfortunately, in Level 2 we’re unable to offer tastings, but Lynn, our market manager, who you will find at the stall, can describe the taste of each oil for you. The oils taste so good mostly because they are local and fresh, coming to the market on a road less travelled.

Hogarth Chocolate from Nelson is another gem. It is the creamiest, silkiest chocolate, due to the way it is made, available in 3 flavours, one of which is suitable for vegans.

We frequently stock Sigrun’s Greens, which are beautifully fresh greens including sprayfree silverbeet, miner’s lettuce, NZ spinach and more, all freshly picked that morning. She often has walnuts as well.

Other products include Uncle Joes specialty oils with high smoke points and high medicinal value, Two Short Dogs olive oils, Little Beauties freeze dried fruit, Pinoli pine nuts, Eden Orchards cherry and blueberry juice, hats if the sun is starting to burn or just a bottle of water or sparkling cherry juice if you need some hydrating.

We have environmentally friendly Marlborough Farmers’ Market branded jute shopping bags for you to fill up with produce as you shop your way around the market stalls, and there is EFTPOS for your cash requirements.

See you there

Verve Flower Farm

We are delighted to return to Sunday’s Farmers’ Market and this week we have some beautiful Spring delights including ranunculus, anemones, and poppies. We will also have some seedlings of current stock we are planting and a selection of dried flowers. As usual, we make bunches to suit your budget.

Cranky Goat

In celebration of NZ Cheese Month…This week’s surprise a limited amount available of this fella. Do you recognize him?

Viavio

It’s NZ Cheese Month: Let’s try a new cheese!

For the occasion we have put together a Special Cheese Month Offer to share with friends and family:

Special Cheese Month: $49

Includes: Stracchino, Smoked Caciocavallo, Gorgonzola, Fontal, Monello and the New Caciotta Peppercorn!

See you all Sunday

HOMEMADE . KIWI

Dehydrating is the world’s oldest form of food preservation. It requires no preservatives and yields great tasting food with months of shelf life while retaining all the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables. We will have freshly dried Mandarins, Apples and Golden Kiwifruit for you to enjoy.

Snail House Bakery

Rain or shine I will be at the market with the tasty and healthy German style rye sourdough bread and the more French style sourdough country loaf, wheat free adventure bread, superseeded multigrain, Cinnamon snails, sour cherry pie, Linzer Torte, chia seed crackers, sourdough crackers, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popos, probiotic red and white sauerkraut  and so much more. There might even be some apple strudel if we are lucky.

See you soon 

Thank you, Annette

SharpAs Tool tips 

Springtime is one of the busiest times of the year. Everything is bursting into life.  It’s important that all your tools are good and sharp. Sharp tools give clean cuts and make it easier on you. In the renovating of tools I do, this slasher was in poor shape but with some TLC it will give many years of use still. When looking for garage finds, you can get some really high-quality steel for bargain prices.

Remember if it’s got an edge to sharpen, bring it along to the Farmers’ Market.

Cheers, Ron

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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