Happy Easter!

Yes, we will be Open.

This time last year we were in lockdown and relying on contact less deliveries, as well as queuing at supermarkets. Isn’t it just great that we can celebrate in person, enjoy an outing to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market and explore our great Backyard?

Kids, this Sunday we have an Easter Hunt for you. Pick up your clues from the Community stall (by the eftpos) and have fun hunting for our lost Easter chooks and rabbits.

For the obligatory hot cross bun you need to see Annette from the Snailhouse Bakery. She’s also bringing Easter Babka and other baking as well as her German and French style sourdough breads.

On the Easter menu surely also must be a cheese from our Top of the South cheese makers ViaVio and Cranky Goat. Both were awarded nicely at the 2021 NZ cheese awards.

Please read on for more news, and see you Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 til noon at A&P Showgrounds.

ViaVio and Cranky Goat reap awards at the NZ Cheese Awards

A big congratulations to Viavio Cheese for their most recent awards. They won GOLD MEDALS for Bocconcini of Mozzarella, Caciocavallo and Sheep milk Pecorino at the NZ Cheese Awards 2021. They also won a stash of Silver for their Fresh Italian Style Burrata, European Style ViaVio NoZtrano and their ViaVio Yogurt.

Our Marlborough goat milk cheese makers Cranky Goat won the Good George Brewing Goat Cheese Silver Medal for their Cullensville Gold and Cranky Goat’s The Lynton and Soft Goats Cheese were awarded Bronze Medals. A huge congratulations.

If you haven’t tried all of these yet we highly recommend you do.

More congratulations are in store

Huge congratulations from the Farmers’ Market also goes to Boom! chef Fran Nolan and wife Laurie on the safe arrival of their baby girl Ruby. Needless to say that Fran will take a break this Sunday.

Unfortunately Found Fresh have decided to leave the market and this will be their last weekend. Make sure you say hi to Matt and Tatiana and wish them well.

From our stallholders

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

We’ll have the last of the Golden Queen peaches available on Sunday…

This weekend we’ll also have Torwick Plums, Comice & Taylors Gold pears and Pac Beauty, Royal Gala, Jonathan’s, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold & Braeburn apples. 

See you Sunday! Andrew & Sue

Snailhouse Bakery

I’ll be at the market this week with hot cross buns and Easter Babka. The  usual favourites like German style rye sourdough bread and the more French style sourdough  country loaf, wheat free adventure bread, superseeded multigrain, Cinnamon snails, sour cherry pie, Linzer Torte, chia seed crackers, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popo. The last ripe plums for a tray of juicy plum cake. Of course with cream and original apple strudel with cox orange apples .
Cheers Annette

Gourmet Deli

Here’s a gourmet deli taster for Sunday

  • Moist chocolate strawberry cake
  • Groper wings ( boneless ) creamy pies
  • Roasted strawberry French toast rolls
  • Who can resist a coffee walnut cake. $5 a slice
  • Gluten free beef pasties
  • Gluten free pork pies
  • Blueberry and orange scones
  • Date scones and fresh strawberry jam made from golden miles perfect strawberries.


Walnuts back at the Community Stall

Sigrun’s Crack your own Walnuts will be back at the community stall this Sunday. Remember to store your shelled walnuts in the fridge or freezer, so that they last longer.

What Cooking This Week from the market

Chocolate paté by Lynn

Being Easter it had to be chocolate, so I made some chocolate paté, by melting chocolate and butter.  Then I added some choc vanilla syrup so that it doesn’t go too hard, but you could add cream cheese, condensed milk even whisky, to make it creamy and smooth. Whisk in an egg yolk, as this will help emulsify the butter and chocolate and you should have a smooth but thick base.

Then you can add dried fruit and nuts. I added craisins, pistachio nuts, slivered almonds, and finely cut dried apricots. Roll up and place in the fridge until set. When done you can slice it.

I am serving it as part of a Death by Chocolate dessert, so there will be chocolate dipped strawberries and figs (great variety at the market). Just dip these fruits in melted chocolate, some chocolate (Hogarth), a chocolate orange tart with candied limes (Limrose), and of course my chocolate ice-cream.

Kind regards, Lynn

Roast veggies by Sigrun

The cold weather dip was perfect for this roast veggie dish. Dice beetroot, pumpkin (Spudz n Greens) and squash (Golden Mile Produce) or kumara, lather with local olive oil (Isobel or community stall), rosemary twigs from my garden. You can also use Thyme or sage. Toss into a shallow oven proof pan or roasting dish, season with salt (community stall) and pepper, and roast in the pre-heated oven at 180°C. Cook until the veggies are soft. About 30 minutes. Serve with greens and a protein of your choice, from Found Food, Fresh Fish, the Swiss Butcher, Cranky Goat, or Long Acre Farm. So many options!

Cheers, Sigrun

Back or Away

Devon and Annette will be back on Sunday, but Isobel Olives, Fresh Fish, Garden Bees, Long Acre Farm will be away.

mā te wā.

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