In this issue:

  • Traffic lights and what to expect,
  • Christmas and New Year’s market dates,
  • Cherries, raspberries and Nectarines have arrived,
  • Viavio’s Christmas Hampers are back,
  • Gift vouchers,
  • Newsletter promotion.

Traffic Light Government Mandate

Under the Traffic Light System the Marlborough Farmers’ Market will operate as a retail outlet.

The five following points need to be strictly adhered to.

  • Masks must be worn at all times unless you have a medical exemption shown upon entry to the Market.
  • No food or drink is to be consumed within the Market space.  All food must be taken out of the Market space for consumption.
  • Social distancing of one metre needs to be observed at all times.
  • If our staff members are abused or threatened because they ask someone to leave the Market to eat outside or they wear their mask inappropriately then consideration will be given to closing the Farmers’ Market.  We have had people becoming increasingly aggressive when asked to a simple question concerning masks or to eat outside the Market.
  • Because we a retail outlet we do not have to ask for Vaccine Passes under Orange and Green to operate without limits on numbers.  That will change if we go to the Red light.  By everyone observing the rules on wearing masks, social distancing and eating outside the Market we can remain as a Vaccine Pass-free environment.  If any of those rules are breached, then we must lose.

We have hybridised the Government settings to enable full enjoyment of the Market.  Please respect our staff and stallholders and the rules that we have designed to enable us to remain open and operating for all.

Christmas and upcoming market dates

Homemade.Kiwi Christmas cakes

  • Sunday 5, 12, 19 December from 9 til noon.
  • Thursday 23 December from 4pm – 7pm – Christmas Market.
  • Sunday 26 December no market. Put your feet up, eat Christmas day leftovers.
  • Sunday 2 January from 9 to noon. First market in 2022.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday from 8.45am onwards.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Gift vouchers

We will have gift vouchers available from the information stall, that will be redeemable at any market stall.

Newsletter promotion

Covid has shown how important it is to stay in touch. To be more resilient, we would like to keep in touch with more of our market goers, via email. This month we have an awesome prize to win for signups to our newsletter. Lots of yummy goodies from our stallholders, including something from Traditional Country Preserves, Cherry Tree Grove, Drop the BEET, Homemade.Kiwi, SharpAs, Natural Microgreens, Frut4U, and Sommerville Orchard.

  • People can sign up at the information stall, or online (easiest).
  • You can help us by forwarding this email to your circle of influence, so that we can keep your people in the loop.
  • The promotion ends Monday 20 December at 8am
  • The winner will be notified by email can pick up the prize at the Christmas market or a subsequent market. However, if the winner does not pick up or make contact with us within 14 days, we reserve the right to redraw a new winner.

From our Stallholders

New to the market

We extend a big welcome to cherry growers Sharleen and Duncan from Cherry Tree Grove. They joined us last week for their first ever market, and we can say their cherries are delicious.

Situated at the Southern end between Traditional Country Preserves and Mississippi Herbs, please give them a big welcome as you walk past.

Two new berry growers will be joining us, who will delight with Raspberries. Also back are Fran from Boom, Anna from River Gold Honey, Anette from Snail House Bakery, Peter with Delicia Gelato, and Kate with Drop the Beet juices.


In season now: raspberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicum and dessert tomatoes. They all have my well-known taste qualification, but don’t take my word for it, try them for yourself.

All produce grown and sold by me is now spray free, that is there are no sprays used in the production of the produce.


FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

Summer fruit season has finally arrived…

We’ll have new season Mayglo Nectarines available on our stall this Sunday! Mayglos are a yellow flesh, juicy, first of the season nectarine.

In addition to this we’ll also have our super popular Strawberries, juice, apples & kiwis. 

Don’t forget to keep checking out our stall each Sunday…there’s bound to be something new every week from now on!

Andrew and Rachel will see you all on Sunday.


Viavio’s Christmas Hampers are back 

The Piccolino Hamper or the Grandioso Hamper are a perfect gift to surprise your loved one with a selection of Italians Cheeses all made in sunny Nelson

You can pre-order these on Sunday at the market and discuss shipping with the team.

Rasmussen Gardens

Evelyn and Jeff grow rare and heritage plants. One to highlight are the rare Aji Armarillo (Capsicum Baccatum) and Aji Norteno (Capsicum Baccatum). When it comes to heat, Aji Armarillo is the more intense of the two with 40,000 SHU. This heritage chilli dates back so far, that it was even used by the Incas. Very tasty and not too hot. It’s a great chilli to make sauce with and to cook with.

The milder Aji Norteno (at 2-3,000 SHU) comes from Northern Peru. A sweet, fruity chilli with midlish heat, traditionally used with fish meals.

Natural Microgreens

Located at the community stall, we will have a delicious microgreen mix available (with 5 mighty microgreens), wheat grass for smoothies, NZ spinach, crack your own walnuts, and broad beans.

Snail House Bakery

Hello bread lovers,

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, cookies, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popos, probiotic red and white sauerkraut and so much more. Apple strudel is on the menu again as well!


mā te wā.

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