MOTHER’S DAY Sunday 8 May

We’ve got you covered so that you can make mum feel special, effortlessly!

Remember that her treats can be an experience. You could treat her to a laid back al fresco brunch at the market with the family, spoil her to a home-made dinner using only fresh market ingredients or do something nice to give the mums in your family a rest!

Ready to pamper your mum and entourage with ready to eat kai will be Feast Merchants, Gourmet Deli, Boom Chef, Long Acre Farm, The Swiss Butcher and Pedro.

If you need a gift for mum, our stall holders have a few suggestions for you below. We finish with Lynn’s easy Sunday night dinner idea.

Daves Product

We still have plenty of choice of fresh veggies – cucumbers, tomatoes, Asian greens and salad leaves, root vegetables, and the biggest and freshest broccoli and cauliflower in the region. We’ve said before that you can taste the Marlborough sunshine.

We welcome back the Mush Room Co back from vintage. Last week they offered Phoenix Oysters – Pleurotus pulmonarius, Tawaka – Cyclocybe parasitica, NZ Coral Tooth – Hericium novae-zealandiae, Enoki – Flammulina velutipes. Fingers crossed that the weather keeps the mushrooms growing, it will be weather dependent whether they can make it to market each week.

Windsong Orchard organic feijoas
Windsong Orchard organic feijoas

There is plenty of seasonal choice in the fruit department too, with organic feijoas, juicy limes, this season’s apples – 11 varieties to be precise, pears and juice.

St Clair Half Marathon

We wish all competitors well on Saturday and look forward to seeing them at the market for something nice to do on Sunday morning.

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

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 Head Brewer to Preserver

Traditional Country Preserves

Margaret Duggan, photo by Richard Briggs

Margaret most likely is no stranger to you because she has been coming to the Farmers’ Market for ten years. She hand-makes jams, sauces, chutneys, relishes, and fudge, which are all gluten free.

Margaret also makes a naturally sugar free range for diabetics and those watching their weight.

Her beautiful gift baskets and other gift ideas can be made to order. They often include other stall holders’ products, she usually has a few to select from at her stall too. Her bonbons are popular and well priced too.


About the market Margaret says she enjoys the friendship cultivated with other stallholders and her regular customers. “Being with other like-minded people who enjoy fresh, tasty, well grown and made foods made me choose this lifestyle,” she says.

Something you may not know about Margaret is that she was once head brewer at a small brewery owned by ten Christchurch hotels.

What is her favourite product?

Plum Preserve. Photo by Richard Briggs

“Traditional Country Preserve gold medal sugar free Black Doris plum conserve paired with Cranky Goat soft or smoked cheeses,” Margaret says.

From our stallholders

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

Apple varieties available this week include

Frut4U Lowes Orchard, photo by Richard Briggs

Braeburn, Breeze, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Jonathan, Royal Gala, Sonya, Splendour, Sturmer.

Pear varieties available this week include Comice, Taylor’s Gold and Winter Cole.

Stuck for a Mother’s Day gift idea?  Why not treat Mum to a 3-litre bladder of delicious Cox Orange Apple Juice or pop along to our stall and buy her a voucher so she can choose.

See you Sunday

Andrew, Sue & Heather


Complementary cinnamon oyster for every mother who purchases my lifestyle cookbook containing recipes made with seasonal, sustainable ingredients.

Filled with practical 700 pages threaded through 490 pages. On sale at Gourmet-delis trailer at the market.

A perfect Mother’s Day gift.


Isobel Olives

Isobel olives have a great product for Mothers – a healing balm to moisturize – soothe – heal. Based on olive oil it also has beeswax, manuka honey (UFM15), kawakawa extract, bisabolol (from chamomile) and totarol from totara bark, a super antioxidant.

Regards Chris

Heritage Bakery

Did you know that the heritage bakery have a big range of popular breads?

  • Sourdough white/wholegrain and dark rye loaves plus wholegrain buns
  • Winemakers Loaf
  • HiFi white and wholemeal loaves
  • Ciabatta Buns
  • Pane Maggia Schiacciata
  • Energy buns
  • French sticks as well as jam filled donuts normally there are Gluten free loaves as well.

SharpAs Tool Tips

With all the different powered options, circular saws are in common use in many households and businesses. The life of the blades can be extended by keeping the tips sharp. The low cost of sharpening that I offer is cost effective. I sharpen tungsten tips as well as the older steel blades.

If you have these or any other utensils or tools that need sharpening come and see me at the Market.

Cheers Ron

Sunday dinner idea

“For a Sunday night tea, folks seem to have either a very light meal or the Sunday roast.  This salad is great for a light meal, using your leftover Sunday roast”, says Lynn, our market manager. “I used lamb, but you can easily substitute left over roast pork (Long Acre Farm).

An easy Lamb Salad

  • Toss together some salad greens (Golden Mile Produce), dry fried pine nuts (Community Stall), tomatoes (Dave’s Produce), cucumbers, any nice cheese (Cranky Goat and Viavio).
  • Fry off some garlic and shallots. Blanch some corn and peas and refresh in cold water. Sprinkle with some olive oil (Isobel Olives) and balsamic vinegar (Community Stall).
  • Mix in your leftover sliced Sunday roast and match with fresh bread, I used Annette’s, but Hi Fi is good too.
  • For the more concerning you could add some olives and anchovies ….delicious.”

Enjoy, Lynn

mā te wā.

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