Your Weekly Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…
Here’s a quick preview to what is on offer this week at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It was great to see alot of you at our Christmas market last Friday and enjoying the atmosphere & festivities!
GOOD NEWS… We are open on New Year’s Day between 9am till 12noon at the A&P Showgrounds. Come down and celebrate the first day of 2017 with us!!!
Enjoy a good hearty breakfast or brunch and bring your family and friends along, then why not kill 2 birds with one stone with a bit of fresh food grocery shopping on the side. You can expect over 20 local vendors offering a great variety of local greenhouse-grown and storage crops; fresh breads, allergen-free items, farmstead meats, natural sweeteners like local raw honey plus a variety of preserves, nut products, fresh flowers etc. and much more.
See you this Sunday from 9am – 12pm at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook!
Start your day with breakfast or brunch at your local market, there’s plenty to choose from!!!
Menu for New Year’s Day
Sausage, bacon poached ? eggs on Bubble and Squeak with plum sauce $12
Fresh salmon omelette with salad
Roasted strawberry ? and blueberry pancake with cream and maple syrup.$10
Chocolate brownie with berries and cream $6.50
Strawberry, Tay Gerry and blue berry shortcake bc cream $6.50
These desserts are served on real plates, spoons and cream.
What’s YOUR resolution for the New Year?
To eat more healthful, local foods? To get out and connect with folks more–especially during the dark wintertime? To patronize local businesses? You’re doing great so far. Let us give you a little boost! You can expect over 20 local vendors offering a great variety of local greenhouse-grown and storage crops; fresh breads, allergen-free items, farmstead meats, natural sweeteners like local raw honey plus a variety of preserves, nut products, fresh flowers etc. and much more.
5 Healthy-Eating Resolutions You Can Actually Stick To:
Resolution 1. Eat More Omega-3s Solution: Seek out seafood.
Getting more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids might just help you keep your blood pressure down. Chance of lower rates of hypertension. Research also suggests that omega-3s can help improve your mood, which we all need a little help within the short, dark days of winter. Aim to get two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and some types of tuna, which are rich in omega-3s. Not a fish lover? Opt for walnuts and flax, which are good nonfish sources of omega-3s.
Fish – Ngamahau Fishing
Walnuts – Phil’s Walnuts
Resolution 2. Pile On The Veggies Solution: Get out the roasting pan.
If you’re of the mindset that “vegetables don’t taste good,” but know you should eat more of them since they’re teeming with healthy nutrients and fiber, get out your roasting pan. Roasting vegetable caramelizes their natural sugars so they taste fantastic. It’s an easy way to cook veggies for dinner—pop a pan of them in the oven and make the rest of dinner while they roast.
Vegetables – Spuds n Greens, Field Fresh Produce, Harwoods
Resolution 3. Up Your Fiber Intake Solution: Experiment with whole grains.
Getting enough fiber may help prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and a number of cancers. And eating more fiber may help you slim down. But the average person eats about 14 grams of day—the recommended daily intake is 21 to 38 grams. One of the easiest ways to up your fiber intake is to eat more whole grains. Bread, Quinoa, whole-wheat couscous, bulgur and polenta are all quick-cooking options to add to your weeknight repertoire.
Breads, Oat Cakes , etc. – Mississippi Herbs
Resolution 4. Eat Less Meat
A popular reason to cut back on meat is for environmental reasons, but you’ll be helping your heart too. Introduce more fruits & vegetables, salads, stirfies into your diet. Add extra flavour to your dishes with dressings, herbs, seasonings, vingerettes, nut and olive oils, conserves and preserves.
Resolution 5. Rein in Your Sugar Addiction Solution: Make low-sugar treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Luckily, you can still make treats that satisfy your sweet tooth and cut back on your sugar intake at the same time.
Confectionary – Sugar Free Chocolate
Nuts – Pinoli, Nutt Ranch, Riverina, Phil’s Walnuts
Congratulations to our Christmas Hamper Raffle winners!!!
This year’s hamper raffle was a huge success!!! Thank so much to everyone who purchased a ticket, with proceeds from ticket sales going towards the support of the facilities for our Sunday farmers markets. The winners were:
$200 Hamper – Linton
$100 Hamper – Karen Walsh
$50 Hamper – Sarah Anderson
A special thanks to our all our market stallholders who generously donated and supplied us with a great range of yummy produce and goodies for our raffle hampers, much appreciated!