Join us for a cooking demo with guest chef Cristina Cocchi. Using Viavio Cheese, Cristina will be showing you three Italian entrée dishes fit for any party. Don’t miss the chance to watch and taste her Italian creations.

The buskers have something special this weekend too. Returning to the market is Rebecca Stales with her acoustic music. And get ready to tap your feet to the Solomon Sound pipe band, with original Solomon music and dance, performing between 10 and 10.30am.

We hope the additional parking at the Northern end behind Koromiko eggs is making it easier for you to get in and out of the market. Disabled parking is located by the Alabama Road entrance, in front of the sheep pavilion.

Stonefruit are very popular and tasting especially delicious right now. Fig season is starting also, and avocados and microgreens are back.

Today’s recipe is a plum & cucumber salsa, perfect for hot summer days.

Come along and tap your feet to the entertainment while browsing, sample Cristina’s morsels, and catch up with your mates at the market.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

A few Market Highlights

Brunch with our food trucks

Gourmet-deli street food breakfast brunch menu

Something to tempt your taste buds before you get to market.

  • Gluten free date and coconut cake
  • Cheesecake Blueberry and Strawberry KETO and Gluten free – very popular
  • Cheese, chilli and chorizo scones and many other delectable.

Realfruit Icecream

We have plenty of refreshing ice cream choices. Get yourself a treat from Sommerville’s ice cream cart.

Looking for a non-dairy option? Try Delicia’s Mandarin and ginger sorbet, or Goats Amore’s goat milk icecream flavours.

Summer Fruit

FRUT4U would like to give a very big shout out to all the lovely patient customers at our stall (photo credit Stephen Harnett) the last two Sundays.

Stonefruit is very popular…and tasting especially delicious right now!

“On Sunday we’ll have the last of the seasons Apricots, some scrummy white flesh nectarines and yellow flesh peaches…so come on down and check it out!” says Sue Lowe.

In addition to the delicious stonefruit the Lowe’s also have strawberries and juice. 

Artisan breads

Minghettis is back at the market this Sunday with a new kind of Sourdough: Red Sorghum bread. This ancient grain is considered to be a super food. Silvia says it holds a higher content of antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates.

“We’ll have our usual selection of Ryes and Wheats and also we’ll have the Walnut Magnum Bread, at last but not least we’ll have the Danish Chocolate and Rye buns”, says Silvia.

Microgreens and Tapenade

For all who have missed the Microgreens at the market, get them from the community stall this Sunday. There’s a spicy and a mild mix for your salads, or nutty sunflowers and pea shoot mixture for your sarnies.

The nutty sunflower shoots team up a treat with Cultivate’s Oyster Mushroom Tapenade. You are encouraged to bring your own container to recycle and reuse or take home in a paper bag.

SharpAs Tool Tip

Hedges are growing fast at this time of year and hedge clippers are getting a lot of use. Keeping electric clipper blades lubricated is important to long blade life. You can make up your own lubricating solution of half new engine oil, half diesel. It gives a good thin film. Always lubricate before and after use.

SharpAs is also running a new branch SIMPLY GARDENING Marlborough, for those wanting help in the garden areas. Have a chat to Ron at the market.

Recipe

FRESH PLUM & CUCUMBER SALSA

Leah from Mississippi Herbs recommends this salsa with corn chips, in place of tomato sauce on a pizza, or as an accompaniment to cold meats. Perfect for all sorts of summer occasions and eight of the ingredients are available from the market.


6 plums, stones removed
1 small cucumber, peeled and de-seeded
6-8 stalks of fresh coriander
1-2 sprigs of parsley
2 tbsp (or more) fresh lime juice
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
Jalapeno chilies – as many as you like, with or without seeds (they make it hotter)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in a small food chopper/processor and mix to the consistency you prefer.

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