The summer holidays may be finishing soon, but summer’s seasonal bounty is just getting started. Regular visitors will have noticed an increase in local produce with the warmer weather.

We are in for a real treat also with folk muso touring busker Melissa. More about her later in this issue.

Whether you are already back at work, or still on holiday, we invite you to end the week with a relaxed visit to the market for fresh summer produce for your week’s needs.

Grab a coffee, shop and catch up with friends, munch on a brunch while recounting holiday stories, and chillax to the tunes of our visiting busker.

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

From our producers

Mississippi Herbs

The sun is shining, and the zucchini plants are growing like crazy! Mississippi Herbs has a mix of heirloom varieties, with the most vigorous being an Italian variety with a subtle stripe and a great flavour. We pick them a little smaller for best taste… although the occasional one gets overlooked and turns into a monster! There are so many ways to cook zucchini including substituting them for pasta in a lasagne – low carb made easy!


Pedro will have fresh gluten free empanadas this Sunday.

FRUT4U Lowes Orchard 

Summer fruits are available from Lowes Orchard stall all season long. There’s always something new every week so don’t forget to put Andrew’s and Sue’s stall on your “must check out list” this weekend!!!

We look forward to seeing you!
Andrew and Sue

Snailhouse Bakery

I’ll be at the market this week with the usual favourites like 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, an extra Portion of chia seed crackers, breadsticks and coconut Pani Popos can’t ever be taken of the menu again either. Ripe plums are just right for a tray of juicy plum cake. Of course with cream 
See you soon

Sharp AS Tool Tip

I Have been receiving a variety of knives for sharpening with many different designs.  Hunting and fishing knives have featured high on the list recently. One of these was a handmade hunting knife in the Bowie shape that needed attention to give a very sharp edge.

It’s a busy time of year now in the restaurant, garden, kitchen, workshop and for the hunters, fishers. If it’s got an edge to sharpen, contact me at the Farmers’ Market.
Cheers Ron


  • Unfortunately, Fran Nolan of Boom Sauce and Spice will be away this Sunday and Dr Chris Piper from Isobel Olives is on holiday for the next two weeks.


Touring busker Melissa plays everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Joni Mitchell, the Beatles to Tom Petty, and will throw in some of her own originals. She plays guitar, mandolin, Irish whistles, and percussion – using live looping to layer all of those instruments together in real time to make it sound like a full band – everything is done live and nothing is pre-recorded. Melissa will be putting out her CDs for sale.

mā te wā.

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