Your Weekly Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

After the threat of rain last week, we postponed some of our NZ National Farmers’ Market Week activities until this Sunday.

Alas, the forecast is for dry skies, so we invite you to join us for our fun activities, giveaways and prizes. Find out more about how you and your kids can be involved below.

We also welcome Maia to the cooking demo. She will be talking to you about plant based diets.

Maia will be talking all about plant based diets, find out all you need to know and get the chance to ask her questions.

Whether you are heading to the coffee stall, brekkie from our food trucks or our produce stalls, make your first port of call our the National Farmers’ Market gazebo, where the fun begins.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

From our Producers

Traditional Country Preserves

For the Early birds. From 9-10 am Margaret is having an early bird competition with a $40 gift basket as the prize.

Then from 10am – noon check back into the stall for Margaret’s sales table with ends of lines and some different products.

Traditional Country Preserves

Jill Abernethy under the trees

Fill your house with sparkling Nerines and grab a handful of juicy lemons while you are visiting Jill.

Community Stall

Marco Minghetti made his debut last Sunday with a range of sourdough. They were a hit. Come try some of his freshly baked breads.

Young Devon will also be joining us again with his refreshing cordials.

Also new to the community stall are new season walnuts. Spray free NZ spinach, herbs and colourful Swiss chard will be back, as well as Roger’s range of Indian condiments for a quick and tasty curry.

A seasonal break

Sadly, the frost last week put paid to Leah’s zucchini, cucumber and tomato plants so it’s an early winter break for her.

Mabel’s English Pork Pie fans will also have to wait for a while before the delicatessen is back. That’s because their creator Marsley is enjoying time with her grandchildren in the UK (and she’s no doubt on a research mission, tasting as many English pork pies as possible).

From the food trucks

Our food trucks will be on site to fill you up with scrumptious food.

Here is a sample of Sunday’s menu from the Gourmet Deli

Gourmet-deli breakfast tantalisers 

Back by popular demand

  • Koromiko Scrambled eggs, Grilled tomato, Bacon and fried sourdough, with homemade tomato relish $10
  • Light fluffy salmon and chive omelette $10
  • Home-made pastries black boy peach, chocolate, cream cheese and fresh honey $4
  • Fresh Riverina fig white chocolate and fig jam pastry $4

Join in the celebrations at the Gourmet Deli

Farmers Market Shoppers spending more than $25 at once at the Deli will get a complimentary chocolate/blueberry hazelnut Easter Egg muffin.

Fun times celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week

Competitions

This Sunday we’ve got 100 prizes to give away. There are four ways to participate.

Fun for kids at the market this Sunday

Kids can join the fun with a Seek and Spot quiz while you shop with your Farmers’ market passport.

Kids can collect their quiz from the National Farmers’ Market gazebo at the market on Sunday and return their completed entry to collect their prize.

Shopper spot prizes

Your Farmers’ Market Passport awaits you at the National Farmers’ Market gazebo too. Purchase from five or more stalls and be in to WIN prizes and vouchers.

Recipe competition

There is still time to share recipes that use market produce to be in to win a $20 shopping voucher redeemable at any market stall. We are interested in new inspirations, so don’t be shy.

Three ways to enter

  1. email your entry to admin@marlboroughfarmersmarket.co.nz, or
  2. post your entry on Social Media. Use the hashtag #NFMW2019 or
  3. hand your recipe to the Information Stall this Sunday

Entries close Sunday 14 April. We will announce the winner Friday 19 April.

7-day Farmers’ market meal challenge

A few of us have joined the challenge to eat only Market produce for a week from 7 April until 14 April

Does it seem doable? Daunting? A really cool idea? Seasonal eating, lower packaging and transport costs are some of the benefits. Supporting local producers also encourages diversity in our community.

We have created a meal plan with the help of market stall holders. Take a sneak peek here or create your own.

You can follow our progress on Facebook and even join in, and be in to win.

To take part in this challenge, post your progress on Social Media, use the hashtag #NFMW2019 or email us at admin@marlboroughfarmersmarket.org.nz.

Glory Bowl by Windsong Orchard

Plant based diets

Head to the mobile kitchen (next to the Information Stall & Busker Gazebo) at 10:30am-11:00am for a cooking demo with Maia from Earthbound. Maia’s specialty is plant based diets.

PS: If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook.

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