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Peas join freshly harvested courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, new season garlic, shallots, broccoli, beets, and crunchy carrots.

The veggie choices and abundance of summer berries and fruit are increasing each week, and we sincerely hope that the cherries survived the rain.

Gourmet Deli Christmas cake

Christmas cakes, traditional, gluten free, round ones, square ones, large ones and small ones all with a choice of iced or glazed etc from Gourmet Deli, Traditional Country Preserves, Snailhouse Bakery and Homemade.kiwi ready for the Christmas table.

Thinking of giving the gift of local produce to someone? Then maybe our gift vouchers, available from the information stall could delight someone special? Ask our staff about them while you use the Eftpos.

We’re not operating on Sunday 26 December but come along to our twilight Christmas market on Thursday 23 December from 4pm – 7pm to shop for your Christmas day requirements, and to meet Santa. Be sure to bring the kids.

We’re still in Orange, so last week’s rules apply. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

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

Highlights from our Stallholders

  • Pedro is taking orders for empanadas to have in the freezer for the festive season. 
  • The Ritual Coffee Cart has some festive drinks available for the twilight market. Peppermint hot chocolates and gingerbread lattes! 
  • Margaret from Traditional Country Preserves will have Gluten Free, Dairy Free Traditional Christmas Cakes on sale Sunday and next Thursday’s Twilight market, plus all the usual products.

Peter the Swiss Butcher

It’s BBQ season

Just in time for Christmas and the BBQ season I have added burger patties to my product range. Made of 100% beef, these patties are mouth-watering and an easy fix for enjoying a relaxing BBQ.

Christmas Special

4 beef patties – $10 instead of $12

500g Bratwurst – $10 instead of $12

Peter

Drop the BEET

Come see us at Drop the BEET for your favourite cold-pressed juice. Made fresh for you by hand using the best seasonal produce, these fruit and vegetable juices are healthy and delicious.  We have flavours for everyone to enjoy- from our seasonal Strawberry-mint, to our ever-popular Green Dragon. Juices are available in 550ml take home glass swap-a-bottles and 300ml eco-cups. 

Thanks, Kate

Snailhouse Bakery

Dear bread friends,

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 and Stollen for a Christmas treat.

Golden Mile Produce

We have strawberries, big, flavoursome, juicy berries perfect for all your Christmas functions. Don’t forget to bring your chilly bag so you can keep you berries cool!  Courgettes are wonderful as part of nearly every meal, from zoodles, to fritters, to salads and cakes. Fresh garden peas, need I say more? Pickled Onions and strawberry conserve as great gifts along with all our regular staples.

See you Sunday. Stephen & Sally

SharpAs Tool Tips

The Christmas holidays are close and it’s a time for all those barbecues and Christmas meals, not to mention a spot of recreational fishing inbetween. If your knives are feeling blunt there is still time to get them sharpened. Come along to the Farmers’ Market and get them ready for the festivities.

Also, we’re pleased to be supplying a voucher for the Marlborough Farmers’ Markets promotional prize pack to sign up to the newsletter to win.

cheers Ron

Upcoming market dates recapped

  • Two more Sunday markets before Christmas – Sunday 19 December from 9 til noon.
  • 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.

A Summer Meal good enough for visitors – from Lynn

  1. Take some Pork schnitzel (preferably free range) and crumb it.
  2. Boil some new potatoes with mint.
  3. Make a salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pine nuts and a dressing of your choice.
  4. Sauté mushrooms, Bok choy, any spring greens with some tomato. garlic and season to taste.
  5. Fry off your schnitzel and be careful not to overcook it, or it will be dry.
  6. Drain your potatoes, put in a good dollop of butter (or a good quality olive oil) and a handful of chopped fresh herbs. I used oregano, chives, and thyme, but you can use any mixture. With a potato masher lightly crush the potatoes and mix with the butter (or oil) and herbs. You don’t want mashed potatoes.
  7. Place altogether and enjoy.

Ingredients available from Golden Mile, The Mush Room Co, D Harwood, Spuds and Greens, Field Fresh, Long Acre Farm, Mississippi Herbs, Isobel Olives and the Community Stall.

Covid-19 Traffic Light – ORANGE recap

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.

mā te wā.

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