Can we beat last year’s record and have another Winter market outside all of July? We hope so. Even though the temperatures have been notably lower, it is always nice in the sun. Sunday promises another sunny Marlborough day.

July also stands for #plasticfreejuly. A single use shopping bag ban is now in place nationwide, so remember to bring your own, and containers for your fresh fish instead of a plastic carry bag, return your used egg cartons and jars to help recycle.

Long Acre Farm will be serving a new dish from the kitchen, just the thing for a morning at the market. Homemade baked beans with manuka smoked hock topped with a Koromiko poached egg. They also have nitrate free, free-range bacon for sale, perfect with your home-cooked free-range Koromiko eggs.

Alys from the Homemade Kiwi will have cauliflower soup, and Fran is bringing his BBQ again. He is keeping Feast Merchant’s spot warm while they are on holiday. If you are early you can get your hands on a warm muffin from Traditional Country Preserves.

You will also need to try Minghetti’s new bread, made with Marlborough Saffron. It will be lovely with a spot of Thorvald cheese or lime marmalade from Three Cats.

Today’s easy recipe comes from Natural Micogreens, who recently joined us at the market.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Market Highlights from our stall holders

Three cats

Three Cats is back on deck again this week with a Lime Marmalade for those who like it tart. It’s also the first appearance of a Spicy Apple Butter. Sarah and Alex recommend it on pancakes.

Also, back are their usual favourites like Pear, Ginger and Walnut Chutney, which are great for cheese, especially blue. Also, the old Brinjal is great on cheese on toast or poached eggs. Sarah suggests her Chilli Jam just one spoonful at time, to give your winter casserole that extra boost.

Traditional Country Preserves

The fruit muffins were popular last week, so Margaret will have them at all the Sunday winter markets. She makes them on Sunday morning, and if you are early they will still be warm!

Sugar free strawberry conserve is back in stock, plus the Feijoa Ginger.

If you are looking for a birthday, anniversary or a thank you gift Traditional Country Preserves will make then to order, to suit the recipient, so have a chat to Margaret about this. Check out the beautiful baskets and bon-bons on display so come and have a look.

Minghettis

This week Minghettis is offering another first at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market – Saffron Sourdough made with Marlborough Saffron.

Marco is also baking Rewena, Pumpernickel, Multigrain, Traditional Ciabatta ….and his Hearts of Marlborough.

Long Acre Farm

Fresh pork in stock!!

Long Acre home cured streak bacon is cut to order. Best of all it is nitrate free, the chemical that are giving commercial bacon a bad wrap, and a good reason to buy from the market from producers you know.

See you Sunday for a new dish from the kitchen oozing winter yumminess. Homemade baked beans with manuka smoked hock topped with a Koromiko poached egg.

Homemade Kiwi

Alys will have soup by the cup for sale again on Sunday. This week it will be Cream of Cauliflower again, so tasty and a bit spicy, great to warm you up on a cold day.

Fresh off her tree, wonderful Kaffir Limes, dried and ready to have in a hot drink or to zap up your G&T.

Dried soup packs are so popular and selling out quickly so be in early and don’t miss out. Flavours: Curried Parsnip; Curried Pumpkin & Celery; Welsh Leek & Potato; Creamy roasted Garlic & Cauliflower.

Recipe

Spaghetti and pea shoots

Kindly supplied by Natural Microgreens

pea shoots

Mix the zest of 1 large lemon with 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/3 of a cup of olive oil, 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper too season.

Cook spaghetti and reserve 1/2 a cup of the cooking water

Drain pasta and mix in previously whisked ingredients and reserved water and toss together

Add pea shoots (as many as you want) and serve

Very quick and easy and you can get the pea shoots from Natural Microgreens this Sunday. You can also get the lemons, olive oil, and even the Spaghetti and salt from market stalls. All you need to add from your pantry is the pepper and parmesan cheese.

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