Has summer arrived? Going by the choice of summer fruit, it’s a definite yes. Going by the 10-day forecast it’s another yes. Just sunshine and a bit of welcome cloud in sight.

A few of our stall holders that have been on a break are back: Mabels, Three Cats and SharpAs return.

If you’ve been on holiday, returning to work next week, you will find a great selection of produce at the market for your breakfast, lunch, dinners and snack times.

Grab a coffee, shop and chat with friends, munch on a brunch, and make the most of our Marlborough Summer while chillaxing to the tunes of our visiting busker.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

A few Market Highlights

Brunch with our food trucks

Gourmet-deli Street food breakfast brunch menu

Roasted strawberry and fresh blueberries, whipped cream and honey pancakes $8
Salmon omelette and salad $12
Texan Mexan bacon and egg muffins with butter $7
Try our delicious scotch eggs, no deep frying, no breadcrumbs. Sheer decadence with beetroot chutney $8.

Gelato and waffles this summer

Next to the Gourmet Deli you can treat yourself and your kids with summer’s gelato flavours in a cone or on a waffle: chocolate, real vanilla bean, fruity strawberry, coffee turmeric and mandarin & ginger sorbet.

Back from their break

Mabel’s Pork Pies will be back, including gluten free Scotch Eggs.

Three Cats are back with all the usual, fresh from their sojourn to the Northern hemisphere.

SharpAs will be ready to sharpen all your knives, workshop tools, and garden tools.

With Gardening work building up over the long holiday period, sharp tools make the catchup a lot easier.

For those with chipping / mulching machines, the blades can and should be sharpened to make a better job and easier on the motor. Ron does removal and replacement of those blades for those requiring that service. He also runs a drop off and pickup service in the Blenheim /Renwick area. Small jobs $9. Have a chat to him on Sunday.

Summer vegetables

Courgettes are one of the most versatile summer vegetables. Use them in fritters, quiche, veggie noodles, salads and baking! Golden Mile Produce have beautiful fresh courgettes for you this Sunday as well as strawberries, pickled onions and garlic sauce (perfect for dipping your courgette fritters into!). Check out their star workers (bumblebees) in the courgette flowers.

Summer fruit, and recycling and reusing

Get your piece of summer sunshine with yellow and white nectarines and peaches, strawberries and juice at Frut4U and help them recycle. Sue and Andrew have switched to environmentally friendly punnets. They would like you to bring them back for reuse the following week.

Artisan baking

Minghettis is coming to the Farmer Market with the usual range of Sourdough breads and their popular Walnuts bread, this time in two sizes, standard and magnum. The pumpernickel is back too.

Preserves make great gifts

Traditional country preserves will still have bon-bons and other small items that make great thank you gifts as well as a small number of baskets suitable for birthday or anniversary gifts.

These can be pre ordered. You can call Margaret on 0800 89 5665 and you can pick your own choice of items and colours for the bow to be sent anywhere on the courier routes in New Zealand.

Most of our old favourites are available but some we are waiting for produce to make them.

Isobel Olives

Bring your empty bottle so you can fill up with our Grove Blend Olive Oil. We also have our Healing Balm – perfect for dry skin, rashes and any parts that need extra attention. It’s packed full of wonderful ingredients that Moisturises, Soothes and Heals.

Summertime is the time for salads. We have the perfect Salad Vinaigrette recipe for you:

3/4 cup Isobel Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic (optional)
1 tsp Dijon mustard (helps emulsify the ingredients)
1/4 tsp pepper and salt
1 tsp chopped parsley
2 tsp chopped basil
1 tsp sugar or honey
Place in jar and shake to blend

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See you this Sunday from 9am – 12pm at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!