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It’s Queens Birthday and another long weekend for us all, but not the last, with Matariki to come.

But it’s a double excuse to start the Sunday at the market, gathering supplies for the week, maybe a local gift or two, and for the hungry mouths, gathering a bit of brunch.

This Sunday is Gourmet Delis last appearance before the summer market starts up in October. Make sure you grab all your favourites and continue feasting into the week.

It’s also Isobel Olives last for a little while, while Chris devotes himself to the 2022 olive harvest. Do you have enough olive oil to last you? Maybe an extra bottle would be handy? It’s so versatile, makes many fine dressings, is splendid in mashed potatoes, and great for making aioli and vanilla pudding with real eggs (just some of my favourites).

Devon is back with his cordials.

The Lowes are bringing the first kiwifruit of the season, and still have plenty of apple and pear varieties. Their freshness beats everything else. Have you tried their juice?

Did you know what Pedros favourite emanada cellar is? Cheese. My grand children certainly agree with him.

These are just some of the highlights at the market. Chef Ben Bayly found a few more when he visited in January. Have you watched it yet?

Did you watched the Farmers’ Market on the telly?

Auckland Chef Ben Bayly of famed Ahi restaurant visited the market with a film crew in tow. His quest is to discover  ‘A New Zealand Food Story’ (so the name of the series. He said “Farmers’ Markets are a good indication of what’s in season.” And buying in season is good for our health and our pocket.

Ben also tried his hand at spear fishing and visited the Sausage Press in Nelson, who came to the market over summer.

You can now watch it on TVNZ OnDemand.

It’s not too late to place nominations for the upcoming AGM. Who do you fancy having on the committee this year?

AGM Notice

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, 5th June 2022, at the Shearing Pavillion, A&P Showgrounds, cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rds at 12.30pm. Nominations for the Marlborough Farmers’ Market Committee may be lodged via email until Friday 3 June.

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

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

Pedros Empanadas

Did you know that Cheese empanadas are my best sellers? They are worth trying.

Pedro

Isobel Olives

It seems like only yesterday that Christ struck gold with his last harvest. This Sunday is Isobel Olives last market for a while as I am about to harvest. Come and stock up and bring your bottles for a refill. I have a healing Balm to help those dry hands and face and help prevent cracks and chilblains.

Thank you. Chris

Gourmet Deli

Margaret and Carol (the golden Gals) will be honouring the Queen on her 70th jubilee what an achievement!
Lots of savoury items gluten free choices.

  • Afghan biscuits
  • Regular and gluten free.
  • Royal Carrot cake
  • Louise Cake named after her grand daughter. ( gluten free ) 7
  • Coffee celebration cake.

Margaret McHugh

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

See the Lowes Orchard team at the market for your weekly fruit supply.

Andrew, Sue and Heather will have Apples, Pears, Kiwifruit and Juice available.

  • Apple varieties include – Royal Gala, Splendour, Fuji, Che-Ko, Queen, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Sturmer and Granny Smith.
  • Pear varieties include – Comice, Winter Cole and Buerre Bosc.
  • Green Kiwifruit
  • Cox Orange Apple Juice, Queen Apple Juice, Apple & Boysenberry Juice, Sturmer and Pink Lady to come – mid June.

See you Sunday!

Traditional Country Preserves

I will have crab apple jelly and Raspberry jam back in stock this week.

Cheers Margaret Duggan

Sharp AS Tooltip

SharpAs Tool Tips

One of the many tools in use are Horse hoof clippers. Like all tools keeping them sharp is easier on the horse and does a better job than struggling with blunt clippers and tearing the hoof tissue. If you have these or any other tools or utensils for outside or inside that need sharpening, see me at the Redwood market on Saturday or the Marlborough Farmers’ market on Sunday or contact me direct. Text is best due to workshop noise.

Cheers Ron

mā te wā.

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