With chilly winter days a thought goes out to all the winter pruners, stallholders tilling the soil, harvesting and pruning in the wintry temperatures. A thought also goes out to the Canterbury farmers this week.

We mentioned four of our outstanding producers in the last newsletter. Our fifth award winning Oustanding Producer stall holder is Pinoli Pine Nuts. The team won Gold in the Earth category at the 2021 Outstanding Food Producer awards for the 3rd year in a row. During the autumn / winter seasons their delicious nuts are for sale from the Information stall (next to the eftpos). Pinoli Pine Nuts also won the Marlborough Cawthron Environment Business Innovation Award and you can see the secrets to their success at the field day organised by the Environment awards team on June 29. More details below.

It’s Gourmet-delis last Sunday until the first week of October. Margaret has delicious fare to keep you warm though.

Alistair from Spudz n Greens is participating in the Marlborough Ploughing Association qualifying event. Best wishes Alistair.

Find out what else is in store this Sunday below.

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

From our stallholders

Pedros Empanadas

Hi, I will have spiced apple and walnuts empanadas this Sunday


FRUT4U Lowes Orchard

Frut 4 U Lowes Orchard

Affordable, fabulous tasting fruit…grab yourself a bargain this weekend!

Apples, Pears and Kiwifruit for only $2.50/kg.

This weekend 5kg bags of Apples for only $10.00.

Don’t want a premade bag? Just ask…we’re happy to make up special requests…

Don’t want plastic? Just ask…we’re happy to fill the bag you provide…

Come and see us this Sunday!!!

Andrew & Sue


What’s best than an enjoyable breakfast to start your day?

We will have our A2 Yoghurt available on Sunday, a good match with seasonal fresh fruit from the market, dried fruit, and a teaspoon of local honey. A healthy and tasty morning boost!

See you on Sunday for another market day.


With the cold and frosty days of Winter here, now is the time to protect ourselves against the ills and chills that come with the season. What better way than with our own NZ Mandarins. Dried with the skins on to add more vitamins, especially vitamin C, they are not only beneficial, healthwise but are also a sweet and tasty snack.

See you Sunday, Rain or Shine. Alys

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, Annette

Gourmet Deli

Warm the cockles of your heart at the Farmers’ market Sunday morning with a little help from the Gourmet Deli.

Steaming porridge with fresh cranberries, poached rhubarb, brown sugar and cream
Served in porcelain plates as you do.

Freshly made seafood chowder full of clams, groper wings, shrimps and poached diced mussels.
The real McHugh, full of flavour no additives. Served in porcelain plates or takeaway cups to enjoy at home. Bring your own container if you please.
$10 a serve, bread rolls extra.


Winter is here and do we have a treat for you! Come down and see us at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market on Sunday to try our real fruit feijoa sorbet! Gluten free, dairy free and vegan! What’s a flavour you would love to see us add to our selection?


As a Cawthron Marlborough Environmental Awards winner, we are opening our gates to the public on Tuesday June 29th from 1-3:30pm. We would like to extend this invite to any enthusiastic pine nut fans from the Farmers’ Market who may be interested to see what we do up the Wairau. It’s one thing explaining the process on the stall but seeing it in person is pretty cool.

Bookings essential. Please book with bev.doole@icloud.com by June 25.

Cheers – Zoe

Isobel Olives

Isobel Olives Award winning olive oil

Isobel Olives will be harvesting very soon so we will take a short break from the market. If you didn’t manage to stock up last Sunday, you are welcome to collect from my place in Rarangi or delivery could be arranged.

Cheers, Chris

Community Stall

This Sunday we’ll have Natural Microgreens’ colourful, spray free Swiss Chard, nutritious NZ Spinach available as well as Minors lettuce and Chickweed. Both make for great salad additions. Chickweed is also great added to soups, especially green soups and pestos. All grown spray free with home made compost. Sigrun also provides pet owners of hungry rabbits and guinea pigs with a dandelion pet mix. If you’d like some, please pre-order with us for the following week.

Marlborough Microgreens

High in nutrients and flavour, grown locally with love.


SharpAs Tool Tips

I recently received an expensive knife that broke while trying to cut up a pumpkin. All is not lost when this happens. On this knife I will reform it to the outline made on the blade, and it will become a very useful general purpose knife. If you have any tools that need sharpening reshaping bring them along to the Farmers’ Market or contact 0274445535 to discuss.

cheers Ron

mā te wā.

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