A huge welcome to Level 2.
We are looking forward to seeing your happy faces back at the market. We’ve had overwhelming support on Social Media when we announced that we will be back this Sunday. Thank you so much. Thank you also for supporting our vendors who made contactless home deliveries across the region during Level 3 and 4.
Operating under Level 2, there will be a few changes to keep everyone safe. Here’s what you need to know:
- If you are coming by vehicle, please enter via the Alabama Road entrance and follow the direction of the staff. Your exit is via Maxwell Road, where you will be asked to turn left. You can use the roundabout to change direction.
- We have formed one single entrance to the vendor stalls in the market arena. just North of the central sheds, where Gourmet Deli is usually located. This is to facilitate contact tracing – as we will be asking you for your full name and your telephone number.
- We will also be asking you to confirm that you have NO Flu like symptoms. If you are unwell, please, please stay home.
- For everyone’s safety, please observe at least 1 metre social distancing while making your purchases or waiting in line.
- Look out for the leaflet that you will be handed as you enter the market, which will give you more information.
- We also have hand santitiser stations.
- Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Around 30 stallholders will be attending, serving you everything from coffee to eggs, fruit, preserves and fresh produce.
We even have a new fish stall for you too. We hope you are as excited as we are.
In this newsletter we have a preview of some of the products you can expect. Note the specials too. We even share a simple antipasto recipe from Isobel Olives to share.
See you Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 til noon at A&P Showgrounds.
Wanted: Buskers (preferably alive)
With the market starting again, we have an opportunity for busking talent to perform at the market. We’re looking for talented acoustic buskers to contribute to the great Sunday morning ambiance. One off gigs or regular slots both welcome. Please send an email if you (or your teenagers) are interested in performing for a few hours on a Sunday mornings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates from our Stallholders
- Golden Mile Produce has an extra ray of Sunshine for you at the market this Sunday with their freshly harvested Sunshine Buttercup Squash. Orange buttercup squash has a smooth orange, red skin with a bright yellow internal flesh, it has a creamy delicious slight chestnut flavour and is great for roasting, cooking, steaming or turn it into a thick spicy soup.
- Limrose Grove will be selling juicy limes and a few mandarins.
- Windsong Orchard will have organic feijoas, persimmons and the first of the season’s kiwifruit.
- Harwoods has pre-frozen raspberries for you. Block frozen is ideal for smoothies, and freeflow for jams, preserves, cooking, baking, and pavlovas. All in one kilo bags.
- Traditional Country Preserves will have all the usual products, including a new blackcurrant concentrate from Dion & Ros’s blackcurrants, that you can add hot water to for a great hot winter drink full of vitamin C.
- Pedros Empanadas will bring all nine flavours of empanadas plus the gluten free ones. Pedro will not be at the market the following week so take this chance to stock up the freezer.
- Nutt Ranch spent the lockdown harvesting hazelnuts. Georgina and Keith will be coming with products made from the new season’s nuts.
We are excited to be able to come back over the hill to provide some delicious Autumn fruit for our lovely customers.
We will have Apples, Pears, Kiwifruit and Juice on our stall.
Our opening day special will be two of our unique heritage varieties – Cox Orange and Jonathan Apples…selling for only $1 per kg. Don’t miss out! The Cox Orange Apples will make a delicious crumble or shortcake or stewed on some porridge and the Jonathan are a lovely juicing variety. Both are old time favourites!
We will also have Royal Gala, Breeze, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, NZ Beauty, Pink Lady, NZ Queen, Sturmer, Granny Smith and Braeburn Apple varieties all $2.50/kg.
- Taylors Gold and Comice Pears $2.50/kg.
- Green Kiwifruit $2.50/kg.
- 3 Litre Bladders of Juice – Blended Apple Juice $10.00, Cox Orange Apple Juice $10.00, Apple & Boysenberry Juice $12
To come at a later date – Sturmer and Pink Lady Juice (both varieties are still on the tree ripening)
Andrew & Sue
SharpAs Tool Tip
Like all tools keeping them sharp makes a huge difference in how hard it is to do a job. Circular saw blades are another tool that if sharp can make the job so much easier. I do all sizes, so instead of consigning a blade to the tip, drop it off at the Farmers Market this Sunday and get it sharpened. With all the time working at home during the lock down, now is a good time to bring in your tools and knives and get them sharpened, repaired for the autumn work ahead.
Annette is preparing to make all your favourites: German rye, country loafs, adventure bread, cinnamon scrolls and of course Linzer tart and prepacked chia seed crackers. Thank you to everyone who supported me and the other stall holders doing deliveries during
We spent part of Lockdown harvesting walnuts. They are now ready for you. We figure you might like to shell your own. One bag $5, or two for $8. We also have a supremely tender and sweet baby leaf salad mix of baby swiss chard, coz, oak leaf lettuce, orach (a red spinach), and kale leaves with some edible flowers added for fun. Bunches of Swiss Chard and herbs also.
Have you got rabbit or hamster pets you need to keep fed? Or are you into healthy smoothies? Come and see Sigrun for Chickweed and Dandelion. Taking orders for Microgreens too.
For the remainder of this month Isobel Olives has SPECIALS. Buy two 500ml bottles of oil and receive the second at half price (koroneiki excluded). Don’t forget to bring your clean empty bottles for a refill.
- A 750ml wine bottle for $22.50.
- Healing balm at 20% discount for those dry hands affected by hand sanitizer.
Remember the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil will help ward off winter ills. Below is a recipe for marinated olives to offer friends, now that you can share a meal together.
Recipe of the week – Marinated Olives antipasto
300ml jars of Isobel brined olives drained and place in a saucepan with Isobel olive oil. Warm gently on the stove and add any of the following from the garden:
- Lemon or orange zest
- Bay or thyme or rosemary
- Fennel or cumin seeds
- Garlic and chilli
Combine any of the above using your imagination
Serve while still warm with fresh bread dipped in the oil
You will find many of the ingredients at the market if your garden is bare. Try Limrose Grove for Lemons, Garlic from Golden Mile and Spudz n Greens, Rosemary from Natural Microgreens or Mississippi Herbs.
See you Sunday from 9 til noon, but if unwell, please stay home and have someone else do the shop for you.