In this issue:

Harvest at Cherry Grove Orchard in full swing
  • Christmas and New Year’s market dates
  • Traffic lights and what to expect
  • Blueberries join the cherries, raspberries and Nectarines
  • Peas, crunchy carrots, tomatoes and new season garlic have arrived
  • The Sausage press and Devon are back
  • Heaps of hampers and foodie stocking fillers
  • Gift vouchers
  • Sign up to our Newsletter and be in to win promotion

Upcoming market dates

Our Santa in 2018
  • Two more Sunday markets before Christmas – Sunday 12, 19 December from 9 til noon.
  • A twilight Christmas market on Thursday 23 December from 4pm – 7pm. Santa will make an appearance, so please bring the kids.
  • On Sunday 26 December there is no market. Put your feet up, eat Christmas day leftovers. Our vendors will be doing the same.
  • On Sunday 2 January from 9 to noon join us for the 1st 2022 market.

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

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

The Traffic Light is Orange at the Market

Covid-19 Traffic Light – ORANGE update

Thank you for being so well behaved last Sunday, everyone was very well behaved.

Under the new Traffic Light System the Marlborough Farmers’ Market will operate as a retail outlet. That means No vaccine pass required.

However, we ask that you strictly observe to the following points, to help us remain open.

1. Please wear your mask at all times unless you have a medical exemption shown upon entry to the Market.
2. Under Orange we still have food or drink available, but it is to be consumed OUTSIDE the Market space only, so that you can observe point one – keeping the mask on at all times. Therefore, all food must be taken out of the Market space for consumption.
3. Please observe social distancing of one metre at all times.
4. Please be kind to our staff members, observing the new rules will help us stay open.

Under retail we do not need to ask for Vaccine Passes during Orange to operate without limits on numbers.. 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, sadly, we all lose.

We still have the freshest, seasonal, locally grown produce available, and the most delicious food truck food.

We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to your continued support of your local Farmers’ Market.

Gift vouchers

Ask us for our new gift vouchers available from the information stall, that will be redeemable at any market stall.

Go in the draw to WIN Newsletter promotion

There’s still time to go in the draw to win by signing up to our newsletter, so that we can keep in touch, whatever might happen.

This month we have an awesome prize pack to be won 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

Windsong Orchard

Windsong Orchard bring delicious certified Biogro organic fruit to the summer market on Sunday. We’ve been hunting down the first delicious berries of the season for you so stop by for your organic blueberry fix. If sweet isn’t your thing they also have juicy seedless limes.


The Sausage Press Deli Co. is back

A small Nelson business, we produce and supply salami, smoked meats and fish and fresh sausages to local supermarkets, Delis, restaurants and cafes, plus local markets and events.

Our point of difference is not only that it is “slow” food, but also ‘clean’ food. We don’t use artificial preservatives like nitrates, No fillers like gluten or rice flour, or dairy. We use NZ free range pork, and we focus on quality everyday food that anyone can afford to eat with confidence.

Please come along to find us at the market this week.

thanks Steph


I have moved all our produce onto sprayfree status people love it. Come and see me for sprayfree tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums, raspberries, and top taste too.

kind regards Dave

Drop the BEET

Drop the BEET cold pressed juices

Blenheim’s best cold-pressed juice will be at the market this Sunday. Come and load up on your favourite raw, fresh, and nutritious fruit and vegetable juices, featuring an array of delicious ingredients including carrots, spinach, parsley, turmeric, ginger, beetroot, citrus, pineapple, and strawberries. No matter what kind of juice you’re in the mood for, we’ve got a flavour to keep your taste buds satisfied. Remember to bring back your rinsed empty to get $1 off your next juice. 

Thanks, Kate


Christmas cakes by Homemadekiwi

The countdown is on. There’s still time to get your Christmas cake. These cakes are made with our traditional recipe and will keep way beyond the big day.

We have round ones, square ones, large ones and small ones all with a choice of Iced or Glazed.

See you at the Market, rain or shine. Alys

Golden Mile Produce

Peas please…fresh crunchy sweet and delicious pods of summer goodness and we will have them for you on Sunday. It’s like Christmas come early!

As well as heaps of courgettes, onions, shallots, conserve and punnets of red juicy strawberries.

Sally and Stephen

SharpAs Tool Tips

There are many types of secateurs on the market. From professional to home handyman. Usually the professional grade is built with higher grade parts. If you only have a small garden you are maintaining, many of the home handyman secateurs will do a good job. Essential to both is keeping them sharp and maintained. In this busy time if you have secateurs or any other tools, utensils that need sharpening come and see me at the Farmers’ Market.

cheers Ron

The Gourmet Deli – the Real McHugh

A familiar face in the Marlborough farmers’ market, Margaret McHugh has just published a 400 page lifestyle cookery book, laden with rich anecdotes and stories of her life in NZ and abroad, as well as recipes from those times.

Margaret infuses her community with good food at the farmers’ market, and this Sunday will be no different.

mā te wā.

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