It’s exciting times as we have been fortunate to have Stu McCormick film the busy winter market last weekend.
We’re looking forward to another busy market, at which you may like to stock up on some staples, before three of our stallholders take a short break.
It’s Minghettis last Sunday until September. Also Feast, who have only just returned, will be here this Sunday, and then gone for two. The Nutt Ranch will also take a break after Sunday. Read on to find out more and plan your shopping so that you don’t have to miss out while they are gone.
However, while they are gone, there are still plenty of staple options at the market for you, grown and produced locally by our talented stall holders.
Watch Stu’s video to get inspired about your next visit and check out our highlights below. To watch the video click on this link -> here .
Have a great evening and see you at the market on Sunday
See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine
Market Highlights from our stall holders
Do you need any hazel nut products? Stock up this Sunday, before Keith and Georgina are gone until Sunday 29th September. Make the most of their fresh and flavoured hazel nuts, spreads, nut butters, oils, and hazel nut flower. Don’t forget the treats for your pooch too.
Feeling hungry? Feast Merchants will have fabulous handmade gnocchi for brunch!
That’s the good news. The bad news? They are taking off for the 2 weekends following. Make the most of their yummy brunch this Sunday. We are working on hot food options while they are gone.
Which is your favourite Craft terrine? Anne and Benoit say their bacon, cranberry and pistachio terrine is still one of our most popular ones! Launched at the beginning of last summer it slowly but surely took over. It’s got a great range of flavours with a base made from free range chicken livers! If you still haven’t tried it come and get a taster at the market this weekend!
Empanadas are typical South American pastries that make great al fresco snack food. Pedro has nine gorgeous flavours (Watch the video to hear Pedro talk about his flavours), including spicy beef, spicy pork, wild venison, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Which is your favourite? Did you know, Pedro also makes fresh gluten free Pasta?
Matt and Tatiana have started using landfill degradable bags to make their tempeh in. You can discard them into your rubbish as usual. They do not need any special conditions to degrade and it takes way less time to do so. They are looking for a home compostable option too. Absolutely fabulous.
FRUT4U Lowes Orchard
Juice is a healthy beverage choice and is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In fact, a glass of pure juice can help you meet your daily intake recommendations for nutrients.
Juice is one of the most popular beverages worldwide and is made from pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit.
FRUT4U Lowes Orchard juice is 100% pure! No added sugar.
3 litre bladders (sorry not recyclable)
- Pink Lady $9.50
- Sturmer $9.50
- Apple & Boysenberry $12
This weekend will be the last one for Minghetti’s bread before their winter break. They will be back at the market early September. However, they will come with their range of amazing Sourdough: Saffron, Olives, San Fran, and Light Rye, Pumpernickel and Fruit Loaf.
Tip: If you can’t last until September without them, empty your freezer and fill it up with bread!
Alys has dehydrated Kaffir Lime leaves for sale this week along with the sliced and dried limes.
Here are some of the benefits of the Kaffir Lime:
- Gives relief from anxiety and stress
- Strengthens the immune system
- Promotes good oral health
- Helps to detoxify the blood
- Stimulates the digestive system
- Rich in insect repellent properties
- Reduces appearance of age marks, scars and pimples
You can use the sliced Limes in a morning drink, like Alys does. She recommends adding one or two slices to a mug of hot water. The dried leaves are amazing in stir fries, soups and casseroles, just crumble a few and add while cooking.
Soup of the day this week is “Curried Parsnip”, very popular with customers.
Lola’s French Bakery
This Sunday Lola’s French Bakery takes you to Brittanny with a really famous Breton cake: Le kouign amann.
“Kouign” means bread and “amann” beurre… add some salted butter and you obtain this yummy caramelized French pastry!
Marlborough Sea Salt
Back in stock is Marlborough Flaky Smoked Sea Salt. It lets you add the smoky flavour without starting the BBQ in chilly winter temperatures. The salt lends a delicate, mild, balanced hit of smoke with a clean salt taste. And it comes in sustainable, plastic free packaging.
Two Short Dogs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Two Short Dogs olive oil and olives has been very popular. We often get asked about the flavours. Frantoio evokes summer and runs true to its origins as a celebrated Tuscan variety from the heart of Italy. It has a nice herbaceous taste and sharp back taste! (Tastes like new mown grass smells). Great for dipping and drizzling over vegetables and when used to make pesto, it moves the pesto to a whole new dimension!
Picual on the other hand has beautiful tropical fruit flavours. The variety originates from Spain. Picual oil is perfect for using in stir fries, salad dressings and drizzling over vegetables, as well as dipping.
Take a peek at the tasting notes here.
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See you this Sunday from 9am – 12pm at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!