And so the School Holidays begin …

Stock up on goodies at the Farmers’ Market on Sunday because the kids are off school and about to eat you out of house and home!  Enjoy the great ambience our Market offers with live music, delicious coffee and brunches and a weekly cooking demonstration.  There’s a great array of vegetables on offer and feijoa season has just started.  Don’t forget to check out our winning stallholders from the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards – see you soon.


We’re open Sunday from nine til noon at the A&P Showgrounds


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

2018 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Medals


With only 25 Gold Medals awarded countrywide it’s a large congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold Medal winners – Traditional Country Preserves with their Sugar free Plum Conserve, and Cranky Goat’s Reginald goat’s cheese.

“These products represent the finest as assessed by the judging panel and these products are in the running for the category Champions, Supreme Champion and special awards to be announced on Thursday 26 April 2018.” 

Good luck Cranky Goat and Traditional Country Preserves.


Pinoli Premium Pine NutsMarlborough Garlic – Garlic Noir, Cranky Goat – Soft Goats Cheese, and Cranky Goat again with The Nag.

Well done everyone – we don’t need the judges to tell us it tastes good though, we already know!

The People’s Choice is still open for voting.  Vote now for your favourite Farmers’ Market, Producer and Product

People the length and breadth of New Zealand are called on to vote for their favourites to help name New Zealand’s Outstanding Farmers’ Market, Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Product or Coast People’s Choice Outstanding Producer.

Voting is easy. Vote here for one or all of the People’s Choice categories. Every vote goes into the draw to receive a double pass to attend an Outstanding Winner Dinner.

People’s Choice winners will announced at the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards on Thursday 26 April 2018.





There’s special empanadas available at Pedro’s caravan this week – fresh smoked salmon, chili and garlic prawns, and goat’s cheese with red peppers and fresh basil.



Windsong will have enough delicious feijoas for all the addicts on Sunday and proving again that organic fruit doesn’t have to be expensive!

Isobel Olives has branched out a little.  Introducing beautiful Lipbalms, with four different flavours – Rose and Vanilla, Peppermint and Orange, Lime and Bergamot, and Unscented. These are made from beautiful beeswax, Isobel Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and essential oils. 100% natural, with the finest ingredients, the health benefits from the EVOO conditions and protects your lips from drying out or becoming chapped.  For males or females, you can use them on their own, or under your lipstick. 



Due to the ever-changing demand for using less plastic, Isobel Olives have also introduced beeswax cloths.   These are made from 100% pure cotton that has been soaked in beeswax and Isobel Olives EVOO and are 100% biodegradable. They have four different sizes in a variety of different colours – small, medium, large and XL to cater for all occasions. Cover bowls, jars, wrap your sandwiches, keep cheese fresh, or wrap any leftover food. Time to ditch the plastic that clogs up our landfill and go green.  These should last at least year and come with instructions on how to keep them fresh.

I love indulging in Sunday Brunch and this weekend Gourmet-deli will be serving steaming hot porridge with poached apples, fresh cream, brown sugar or honey – this should warm the cockles of your heart!



Also on the menu …

Plump hand made traditional pork pies

Blueberry and lemon and passion fruit curd Scones fresh and tasty

Home -made pork sausages wrapped in streaky bacon served with sauté potatoes and / poached eggs

Vegetarian frittata with goats cheese, coriander and roasted peach chutney

Fig and Honey shortcake cheesecake

Fresh Strawberries with homemade strawberry jelly cheesecake




Cooking Demonstration – Baker Annette Michna-Konigstorfer

Join us at the mobile kitchen (next to the Busker Gazebo) from 10.30 to 11.00am for our weekly Cooking Demonstration.

Join Annette this week and find out how to make super fast gluten-free fun baked goodies to share with family and friends.