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The rain has been welcomed by our vegetable growers. This Sunday though we have our fingers crossed for dry sunny skies. The forecast looks promising.

There will be more stallholders returning to the market. Alistair from Spudz’n’Greens enjoyed the Ploughing Championship last weekend, and says he’ll have “all the usual” at the market on Sunday. That means a great selection of cauliflower, beets, cabbage, potatoes, pumpkin, garlic, onions, shallots, kale and more. Other vegetable growers include Dave’s produce whose cucumbers, tomatoes and capsicums are coming to an end. Look out for Field Fresh and Golden Mile Produce too, at the southern end, with their 3-bay stall.

Field Fresh

Windsong is back too with feijoas, and the first season’s persimmons. Frut4U will have a good variety of apples, and come to the market rain or shine every week all the way from Nelson to ensure that we have good supplies.

Feijoas with breakfast

You can now get your fish at the market again. We’re so excited to welcome back Fresh Fish too after a period of absence.

Feast Merchants will be back too, adding to the variety at the market for breakfast, brunch and lunch to eat at the market or take away.

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.

AGM notice

Many have been coming to the market for years. So it may not surprise you that the Farmers’ Market movement is about supporting the local food economy, giving consumers access to regional food and building and strengthening local communities. We operate under three golden rules:

  1. Primarily food is sold (no arts, craft, bric-a-brac) with exceptions for plants and flowers
  2. Food is produced within a defined regional area
  3. Vendors must be directly involved in the growing or production process of the food (no on-selling)

We are looking for new members to join us!  If you enjoy being involved with a rewarding community minded project, want to help us achieve our goals and continue leading the market in a positive direction with growth and future success, let us know!

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, 5th June 2022, at the Shearing Pavillion, A&P Showgrounds, cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rds,. Nominations for the Marlborough Farmers’ Market Committee may be lodged at the Market Information Stall prior to and including Sunday 29th May 2020.

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

Pedros Empanadas

I have many empanada flavours, but did you know that my favourite flavour is my chilli and garlic prawns cooked in a cheese sauce. Yes l like that, because of the taste and l enjoy taking them when fishing in Marlborough.

Which is your favourite?

Pedro

Gourmet Deli

Gourmet Deli always surprises with a huge selection of honest food to take away or eat at the market. Pair it with a cold pressed Drop the BEET juice or a hot beverage from the other stall holders. There’s a variety of Gluten Free and vegan dishes to choose from too.

A taste from our menu this weekend:

  • Black Doris plum shortcake delicious, decadent delight with cream $6
  • Stuffed vegan pumpkins
  • Raspberry and apple patisserie cream pastries $4.50
  • Apricot turnovers.

See you Sunday, Margaret

Isobel Olives

At the last week’s market I had several customers buying my robust oil which suggests they want a full flavoured oil for salad dressing, marinades and red meats.

My favourite oil is from a single variety, Koroneiki, which is a Greek olive, notable as one of the smallest olives but with a delicate (mild) flavour and ideal for mild-tasting foods such as chicken, eggs, fish and for dipping bread. Come and try them and decide for yourself.

Chris

Windsong Orchard

For the feijoa lovers: now that the weather is getting colder, make sure you put some of the last season’s fruit in your porridge, because cooking feijoas in your porridge is really nice.

We will have some persimmons too.

Jennie

New Heritage Bakery

Baking begins at midnight Saturday to bring the freshest bread, buns, baguettes & donuts at the market in the morning! Did you know New Heritage Bakery make 5 sourdoughs – not all 5 are always at the market – but they are white, wholemeal & grains, wholemeal cob, dark rye cob, Swiss-style Pane Maggia (longer slower, 24hr rise time). If you need 4 or more loaves, to be safe, rather than missing out, place your order beforehand, and pick up from the market.

Sharp As Tooltip

A while ago I received this good chef knife where the handle grips had broken. This can happen to any knives or tools.

I made a simple handle out of a wine oak stave which gave it a more comfortable feel with many more years of use.

If you have any tools or knives that have an edge to sharpen come and see me at the Farmers’ Market.
cheers Ron

Meal tip

Make yourself a tasty lunch with beetroot, carrot, olives, and tomatoes, topped off with Cranky Goat’s goat halloumi.

All the ingredients are available from the market.

Bon Appetit!

mā te wā.

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