Exciting news. We have a special treat for you this Sunday. Nelson based food writer and culinary tutor Nicola Galloway joins the market with a demo recipe from her latest cookbook.

Nicola is the author of the Homegrown Kitchen cookbook and writes a weekly recipe column for Stuff.co.nz  that features in The Marlborough Express.

She is an avid sourdough bread baker, fermenter and preserver and regularly teaches cooking workshops on these subjects around New Zealand. We are lucky to have her join us at the market.

Nicola will show you how to make buckwheat pikelets from The Homegrown Kitchen. If you want to bring a small jar you can take home some of her sourdough starter and instructions for feeding as well. She will also have her recipe calendar available for sale and her cookbook, both of which make great gifts.

Please read on for stall holder news, and Sunday’s brunch menu.

The recipe this week is provided by Isobel Olives.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

A special treat with Nelson-based food writer Nicola Galloway

It’s a special treat to have visiting food writer Nicola join us at the market. In Blenheim for a fermentation workshop tomorrow, on Sunday at the market she will be available for book and calendar signing, and to chat to you about eating well with her everyday recipes.

Join her at the community stall from 9am, and at the demo kitchen from 10.30 -11am.

Recipe Calendar $20
Cookbook $50
Bring a jar for sourdough starter

For her recipes and workshop information please check out www.homegrown-kitchen.co.nz.

What’s new?

With the Pot shed and Linda Batchelor both back, we will have even more flowers in bloom at the market for you. Spudz n Greens, Long Acre Farm, and Clive’s Wakame Grow will be back too.

Feast Merchants, the Nutt Ranch, Snail House Bakery and Minghettis will be away.

Highlights from our stall holders


Did someone say avocados? Yes! Find Stacey and her avocados next to Lime Grove this weekend.

Pedros Empanadas

See Pedro for fresh gluten free pasta and nine flavours of Empanadas.

Jill Abernethy

You will find Jill at the community stall with red Hippeastrum Plants (in bud) and Orchid Plants. She says she will also have a few cut flowers.

SharpAs Tool Tip

One of the tools around home that gets a lot of use are nail clippers /cuticle clippers. As time goes on the edge gets blunt and they no longer do a good job. I do nail clipper sharpening for the beauty salons so they can make good clean cuts. If your favourite clippers are not working well bring them along to the Farmers’ Market to get them sharpened.

Mabel’s English Pork pies

This warm weather is perfect for munching on Mabel’s English Pork pies, traditionally eaten cold. Delicious on their own or with a dollop of chutney, slice of cheese and a tomato. Be in early as often they’re sold out before the end of the market.

Isobel Olives

Chris is pleased to have a new addition to his range of Extra virgin olive oil based products – Healing Balm. This comprehensive formulation of mainly certified organic ingredients may assist healing and skin repair.

The rich and soothing ingredients will protect and nourish dry and irritated skin from head to toe. Recommended for gardeners, farmers and anyone needing effective skin care. Come and try it this Sunday

Brunch at the market

Gourmet Deli

Sunday morning breakfast brunch

Crumbed sausages with orange and date chutney on bubble and squeak with two poached eggs $10

Salmon asparagus omelette $12
Chicken dumplings on fried rice $10
Fresh strawberry KETO cheesecake $8
Pork pies beef pasties and smoked fish pies.

Recipe of the week

Looking for a pancake treat for breakfast? Check out this pancakes recipe recommended by Isobel Olives.


2 Koromiko Free Range eggs
2 dessertspoons of almond or hazelnut flour
2 dessertspoons of Coconut flour
(or you could use normal white or wholemeal flour)
1 tsp sweetener of your choice
Goats Amore goat milk – enough to get the right consistency
1tsp of baking powder.
1-2 tbsp of Isobel Delicate Olives Olive Oil

To get the right consistency – if too thin, they will be more crepe like, too thick and they won’t spread and cook properly – thin by adding a little more milk, thicken by using a little more flour and fold in.

Mix together – pour into a pan and cook until golden brown.  You can also use a waffle maker if you have one. Add Hedgerows fresh strawberries and Goats Amore yoghurt for a wonderful breakfast.

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