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We will be open as per usual this Sunday, with all your staples and seasonal produce – bread, stone fruit, organic table grapes, pate, sausages, meat, award winning cheese, condiments, oils, plums, capsicum, aubergine, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, spinach, kale, eggs, plants, nuts and much, much more. Come and have a stroll to see what’s available.

A 2015 photo of Windsong Orchards from our archives

Get your coffee, something for breakfast or morning tea from the food trucks – but be mindful to consume it outside the market arena.

This week we go behind the scenes with another popular stallholders, have another tool tip for you, a delicious recipe, and more,

See you Sunday from 8.45am onwards.

Stall of the week

Today we feature stallholder Pedro from Pedros Empanadas.

Pedro has been coming to the Farmers’ Market over 10 years. He offers a range of empanadas. Some market goers come just for them and a cup of coffee.

What does Pedro love about the market?

“I love meeting the people and getting complements for my product”

Pedro

Pedro chose this lifestyle to meet people from different walks of life.

When you see him on Sunday, ask him anything about food and fishing, two topics Pedro is passionate about. He is also a keen lawn bowler, maybe he can share a few tricks with you.

From our stallholders

Viavio

With the sun finally back, strawberries still around, let’s make the most of it and enjoy a caffeine free Tiramisù with velvety Mascarpone and fresh Strawberries! 

A very simple and colourful recipe

INGREDIENTS: Serves 6

For the Cream you will need

  • 400g ViaVio Mascarpone, 6 Eggs yolks, 100g Sugar

For the Strawberry juice

  • 300g Strawberries, 20g Lemon juice, 20g Sugar, 100ml Water

For the topping

  • 300g Savoiardi biscuits, 200g Strawberries, 5 Mint leaves

For the full recipe  go here, and shop for the ingredients you need at the market!

See you Sunday”

HOMEMADE.KIWI

Contrary to what many people believe, soup is not only a winter food. Our dehydrated soup packs are very versatile and can be used all year round. As well as a hearty nutritious soup you can add rice, noodles or pasta for a very easy scrumptious meal made in moments. All the packs contain veggies straight from the garden and dehydrated to the correct standards. They also contain herbs and spices but no salt or preservatives.

See you at the Market. Alys

Community Stall

The last of Sigrun’s early pears will be at the market. The white fleshed, long necked, firm but sweet and juicy Williams Bon Cretien, also known as the Bartlett Pear are good for eating fresh, poaching, freezing and preserving.. There will also be a few bunches of Swiss Chard and bags of nutrient dense NZ Spinach.

All produce is spray free.

SharpAs Tool Tips

There are many very good secondhand buys to be had in the markets. Old tools are very good value because the quality of steel used in their making is very high. These tools were made to last. The pictures show before and after shots of an edging tool I reconditioned. When I do my gardening, this is the type of edger I use. You can buy these for about $8 in the unconditioned state and bring it up to the equivalent performance or better of a $100 edger. If you have any tools or utensils that need sharpening come and see me at the Farmers’ Market.

cheers Ron

Lynn’s favourite Custard Tart with seasonal fruit

At this time of year, with summer fruit coming on it’s hard to resist the tree ripened fruit you get from the market, incomparable to commercial produce trucked from distribution warehouses around the country.

Now that I have moved into our new house with an amazing kitchen to boot, and also unpacked my cookbooks, and my own recipe books, the favourites are coming out.

This Custard Tart is very easy to make, and you can use the fruit that you just didn’t get around to eat before having to buy more.

11/2 C flour

1 C sugar

1 C coconut

50g melted butter

2 C milk

4 eggs

fruit on top

Mix everything together well, and pour into your tart dish, place any fruit on top, this one has strawberries, a nectarine and some plums.

Cook at 180°C until it is firm.

You can dust it with icing sugar to present. Great for every night dinners, looks good enough for a dinner party, even a picnic

And lastly, don’t forget our Mask Policy, effective from February

Thanks for reading this far.

Our protective mask policy in the face of Omicron means: No Mask, No Entry. For those who cannot wear a mask, but wish to purchase items from the market, we’ll have people take your order at the entrance.

mā te wā.

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