March would be the peak of the season for variety. If you want to eat by the season, there’s no better place to shop than the market.

Spudz n Greens last week

Sauce tomatoes, corn, spray free cucumbers and tomatoes, raspberries, juicy rock melons, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, chilies in all shapes and sizes and degree of heat, greens, lettuce, peppers, onions, eggs, nuts, cheese, pork, raw honey, olive oil and breads, were just some of the items available last week. This week’s harvest will determined by the rain. Some crops will have loved it, others not so much.

So much colourful choice though. Perfect for keeping your immunity up by eating the rainbow of vegetables and fruit. Speaking of which, Drop the BEET’s cold pressed juices are designed to help with that too.

For the Golden Queen Peach lovers, this Sunday might be your last chance to get your hands on some from the Lowes. Did you know this variety originates from 1908 from NZ? It’s a favourite for bottling, and an excellent eater. Here’s a bottling recipe that requires only two ingredients – peaches and jars! No additional sugar whatsoever. So you are all set now. Just need to see the Lowes this Sunday.

One crop affected by rain are figs. It means that it will be a week before Daltian’s next lot of figs will be at the market. However, in anticipation, Lynne, our market manager, has a lovely salad recipe for you involving those fruit and other market produce.

Come for a browse to see what you can find from the farm gate for your lunch and dinner plate at the market.

Masks are no longer compulsory, but with Omicron still making the circles in our community, you are encouraged to wear one.

We’re open every Sunday, rain or shine.

See you once gates open, from 8.45am.

From our stallholders

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard

Frut4U Golden Queen Peaches

Golden Queen Peaches

Don’t forget to pop into the FRUT4U stall for your Golden Queen Peaches as the season is drawing to an end…we’ll definitely have them this weekend but there’s no guarantees for next!

We’ll have the last of the Omega Plums for this season.

Have you tried our Angelino’s…they’re a yellow flesh, sweet, juicy plum.

You can also get Apples & Pears…all freshly picked. Lots of choices!

Andrew & Sue

Drop the BEET

Drop the BEET is offering six different flavours of cold-pressed fruit and veggie juices this week, as well as their turmeric-ginger wellness tonics. Be sure to bring your rinsed swap-a-bottles for a $1 discount off your next purchase!

SharpAs Tool Tip

One of the utensils that gets a lot of wear is the food processor blades on assorted pieces. If the blades edges are feeling ragged or blunt it’s time to sharpen them. It means less stress on the motor and blades making the parts last longer. Also included in the picture is a Mandoline blade.

I use a Mandoline when cutting up vegetables for Homemade.Kiwi. Keeping the blade sharp makes a major difference to the effort required to use it and makes it safer.

If you have these or any other tools or untensils come and see me at the Market.

cheers Ron

Recipe of the week

“Fig season cannot go by without a fig and goats cheese salad.”

Lynne, market manager

“This one uses the beautiful large dark figs, married with a Cranky Goat goats cheese. I also put on toasted Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts, heritage tomatoes, lettuce and a dressing made of Flaxbourne levccino olive oil and rice wine vinegar, super easy and super delicious.

You can find all the ingredients at the market.

We are still looking for new busking talent

Get into the groove with your musical talents (or your teenagers) at the Marlborough Farmer’s Market. We’re looking for more great buskers to contribute to the great Sunday morning ambience. We’re keen for one-off gigs and new regulars too. Please send an email if you’re interested in performing for a few hours on a Sunday morning to admin@marlboroughfarmersmarket.co.nz 

mā te wā.

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