Your Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

Winter has definitely set in, the temperatures are cooler, but Sunday’s forecast is for sunny skies. We are lucky, so lucky. So come on down to the market and hang out with us.

Wrap your hands around a hot coffee, a hot soup or fill the belly with a cooked breakfast or brunch.

Other reasons to come? This could be the last week for Cranky Goat, check out their winter sale. And fill up the pantry with pip fruit, kiwifruit, hearty winter veggies, nutritious greens, tasty sourdough breads, lunch toppings, nutty snacks and dinner supplies.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Market Highlights from our stall holders

Brunch options

Watch out for chef Fran Nolan of Boom! Sauce and Spice for he is heating up the BBQ. He’ll be cooking some hot and tasty delights to keep you warm!

Wrap your hands round a cup of hot soup, or warm your belly with a corn beef roll and his tempeh dish.

Long Acre Farm is bringing their breakfast kitchen again, and Peter the Swiss Butcher will be there with his popular European BBQ Sausage in a bowl or bun.

Pedro this week is making gluten free empanadas with chicken, beef, vegan roast pumpkin, vegan re fried bean and salsa flavours.

For sweets enjoy Delicia’s delicious waffles with their scrumptious gelato flavours.

What a winter menu!

Cranky Goat end of Season Sale

The lovely goats are now on maternity leave.

Stock is running out so this Sunday Cranky Goat will have the last of their cheeses at incredible prices.

Come along and see what bargains you can pick up.

Think Pink

You’ve probably heard of beetroot cake, but did you know its sweet earthy charm goes well with sourdough too? Marco Minghetti has been experimenting, creating a Beetroot Bread.

Not short of imagination, Marco has nutritious spirulina powder sourdough and dried cranberry sourdough breads on offer too, along with hearty pumpernickel. The pumpernickel bakes 16 hours in his wood fired oven, so it’s rich in flavour. and provides many health benefits.

According to the Nest pumpernickel bread provides niacin, thiamin and riboflavin, essential vitamins for metabolism.

Originating from Germany, you can add it to many familiar recipes. Top it with jams for breakfast, Cranky Goat Cheese, the Swiss Butchers cured meats, or Craft’s pates for lunch. Add a little Boom mayo or pickle for good measure.

Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. Source BBC Good Food.

Traditional Country Preserves

Margaret’s large Tua Marina walnuts are finally here. Lagoonside honey is back in stock too.

Her natural sugar-free range has been very popular with apricot conserve now back and really good with cheeses as well as on your toast. Try it with the Minghetti sourdough range.

After School snack

Great warm after school snack is lightly toasted bread, a layer of tomato relish, onion marmalade or your favourite chutney, a slice of cheese and under the grill or in the oven until the cheese melts. Cut in fingers and watch them disappear.

Homemade Kiwi

NEW Product alert: Coffee Fingers

Alys describes them as a touch of decadence to go with your morning coffee.

A rich, mouth filling mixture with Cocoa, Coconut, Golden Syrup and Raisins.

A Treat by itself or with your coffee while wandering around the stalls.

Frut4U

Familiar faces Sue and Andrew will be back from their holiday with apples, kiwifruit and popular Apple and Boysenberry juice.

Bring home the bacon

You can never have enough bacon, right or wrong?

Long Acre Farm can help you out with the free range, hormone free pork variety. And if you need a succulent roast for family dinners, they have that on hand for you too.

Recipe of the week

If you are looking for something easy but tasty to make, you can’t go past Nadia Lim. Sizzling Pork Belly? Or a quick family meal with mince balls and pasta?

Nadia recommends buying only free-range pork and bacon – ethics aside, the quality and taste of the meat is just so much better. Lucky then that we have Long Acre Farm at the market. Check out Nadia’s delicious pork recipes. Which one will you make this week?

Do you have a recipe using market ingredients? Email it to us so we can share it.

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