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Cranky Goat

Eight years ago this week Cranky Goat made their first batch of cheese. We are so glad to have been part of, and to continue to be part of that journey. Congratulations to Simon and Hellene and thank you for having decided to make cheese!

Some Cranky Goat cheese paired with Rood Food pate and chutney will go down a treat on a picnic in the upcoming long weekends.

Rood Food

We missed Spudz n Greens last week but are glad to say that they will be back with super sweet yellow corn. “There’s a couple of weeks’ worth left, the nights have suddenly become a bit cooler, so things don’t ripen as quickly any longer”, Alistair says.

Spudz n Greens super sweet corn

There’s still plenty of autumnal variety, so make the most of the amazing selection at the market.

It’s almost Easter, and that means Hot Cross Buns. The New Heritage Bakery is prepping plenty of Hot Cross Buns and their legendary focaccia, sourdough and the HiFi (higher fiber) loaves.

With Easter and Anzac day, we have two short weeks coming up – travellers arrive and locals welcome visitors and friends or head away. Either way, it’s always appreciated to receive something unique to Marlborough. Many of our stallholders have items suitable for this purpose, and we also plenty of goodies for giving at the community stall.

Come for a browse to see what you can find from the farm gate for your lunch and dinner plate at the market. There is truly a rainbow of choice at the moment.

Gourmet Deli filled eggplant, from Golden Mile Produce

Have a snack while you are with us. The food is delicious.

Covid-19 update: 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, come rain or shine.

See you once gates open, from 8.45am.

From our stallholders

Homemade.Kiwi

THE QUINCE

Quince is an ancient fruit native to various parts of Asia and the Mediterranean. Its cultivation can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome where it served as a symbol of love and fertility.

Quinces are incredibly rich in Vitamin C and fibre and have many other benefits. They can aid weight loss, help to treat ulcers, are anti-inflammatory and have great antioxidant benefits.

I have cooked this wonderful fruit and added pure NZ honey from Garden Bees, then dried the pulp, retaining all the goodness and turned it into Quince Fruit Leather.

Stay safe and healthy. See you at the Market on Sunday. Alys

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard

The peaches have now all gone but Sue is back at the market and along with Andrew looking forward to supplying you with Autumn fruits including Apples, Pears, Quince and Plums. This week on the stall we will have Angelino, yellow fleshed and Torwick, red fleshed plums.  Varieties of pears include Comice and Taylors Gold. In the apple department…wait and see, check out the stall on Sunday!

Sue and Andrew

Gourmet Deli

Gourmet Deli figs wrapped in prociutto

Preparations at Gourmet-Deli start on a Thursday, ensuring all the ingredients are fresh and seasonal. Come along this Sunday to the Marlborough Farmers Market this Sunday to see the magic that comes out of the kitchen.

Margaret

SharpAs Tool Tip

Two axes brought in for me to sharpen are a timely reminder that winter is on its way and a good time to get your axes sharpened in preparation.

I also take the opportunity to oil the handles to help stop the handles from drying out and slitting. Keeping the handles of wooden tools oiled or waxed extends their life and reduces the cost of replacing handles or tools.

If you have these or any other tools, utensils or knives, bring them along to the market for me to take care for you.

cheers Ron

Recipe of the week – a very easy lime and plum tart

Lynn’s plum and lime curd tart

Lynn, our market manager, writes

“This tart I made just because I had some lime curd leftover from some canapes. I used pre rolled pastry, but you can make your own if you wish.

Method

Simply lay your puff pastry out and mark the edges with a knife about 2cm from the edge.

Put your lime curd, using fresh juicy market limes from Limrose (there are many recipes for lime/lemon curd, or you can even buy it), on the pastry but make sure you stay inside the knife marks.

I cut up some plums from Lowes Orchard market stall and the stones came out very easily so I could slice them.

Dust the whole tart with a light sprinkling of icing-sugar and cook at 200degC, until puffed and lightly browned. Eat hot or cold, served with fresh cream or ice-cream.”

enjoy, Lynn

Know someone who would like to busk at the market?

We’re looking for more great buskers to contribute to the great Sunday morning ambience. So get into the groove with your musical talents (or your teenagers) at the Marlborough Farmer’s Market.

Chat to Karen at the community stall or email us. 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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