With the end of school holidays rolling around its time to get organised with school lunches and healthy family dinners suited to the cooler season. We have the last of the rock melons, but plenty of organic feijoas, freshly picked apples, pears, figs and maybe even a strawberry or two for the lunch boxes. A good roast or stew with free range pork from Long Acre Farm wouldn’t go amiss with a few roast veggies from Field Fresh and Spudz n Greens.

This Sunday is also an excellent day to prepare for Mother’s day on May 9. Our stallholders have many beautiful foodie gift items to spoil your deserving mum, starting with Traditional Country Preserves, and continuing on to Nutt Ranch and Homemade.kiwi, to name just a few. There are many others to be discovered while browsing the market arena.

If mum lives locally, bring her along to the market next week for the ultimate Farmers’ Market Brunch.

Check out the taster from the Gourmet deli, apple and honey deals, as well as the delicious range of baking in the section below.

See you Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 til noon at A&P Showgrounds.

From our stallholders

Gourmet Deli

A taster of what’s on offer from the deli this Sunday.

  • Orange and blueberry scones
  • Roasted fig and patisserie cream tart
  • Roasted strawberry and chocolate bread and butter puddings.

Have your birthday cake Gourmet-deli at the market. Made with love and attention.

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

Pac Beauty apples only $1.00 per kg.

Sweet & juicy, great for lunch boxes!

Garden Bees

Just a wee deal from Garden Bees:

2 kg pots cooking honey, just $20.00.

1 kg pots $15.00

Many thanks Kevin

Snailhouse Bakery

Rain or shine I will be at the market with the tasty and healthy 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, sourdough crackers, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popos.

Ripe new season apples will turn into original Austrian Applestrudel, of course with cream.

See you soon


Here is a new and different recipe for you to try. I’m sure no one would have thought of adding Prune plums to a vegetable casserole, but the taste is amazing.


2 tablespoons of oil; 1 onion, diced; 2 cups of diced kumera;1 tablespoon chopped ginger; 3 cloves of garlic; 6 cups of shredded silverbeet (about 6 large leaves from the market or your garden); 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed; 2 tablespoons of curry powder; 1 teaspoon garam masala; 1 cup of water; 1 packet of Italian Prune Plums (from Homemade.Kiwi’s stall at the Market). Simmer all ingredients until kumara are tender. You can add a can of coconut cream if liked.

This soup is delicious left chunky or you can put through a vitamiser for a thicker, creamier soup.
Bon appetite, Alys

Golden Mile Produce

Exciting times with capsicums galore.  A fabulous chance to make some glorious red pepper relish or captivating green capsicum jelly. What could be better than your own home-made condiments atop crackers and cheese (all of which you can purchase at the market!)

We have the chillies to add that hint of enhanced flavour and heat. Eggplants aplenty along with the kamo kamo and tatsoi.

Sadly it will be our last weekend for rock melons and strawberries so get in early. 

Sally and Stephen 

Sharp’s Tool Tips – cutting pumpkin

Homemade Kiwi cuts up many pumpkins over the season for its products. Pumpkins can be very hard to cut, and when pushing a knife through the pumpkin there is the possibility of slipping and hurting yourself. I have found it easy and good practice to use a cleaver and a rubber mallet. Striking the top of the cleaver with the rubber mallet makes splitting the pumpkin easy. A large knife can be used instead. A rubber mallet ensures the cleaver or knife is not damaged.

cheers Ron

mā te wā.

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