The Farmers Market will be back in its usual location at the A&P Park.

You are in for a treat. The Marlborough Boy’s College Brass Ensemble will be entertaining you. We have the full programme for you below.

Mid November means Christmas is just five weeks away. Sunday is your chance to get the stocking fillers organised early. Our stall holders have you covered. with gift ideas, gift boxes, including gluten free, dairy free and traditional Christmas cakes.

New to the market this week: The first broad beans are ready. More vendors with strawberries, and we even have real fruit strawberry ice cream for you.

Minghettis is innovating with a Black Garlic & Porcini Mushroom loaf, and Annette is bringing original Austrian apple strudel. We might be in for some whitebait too from the Grays at the Purple Patch. What a treat.

More than 30 stall holders and growing, we have a huge variety for you.

Please read on for more news and for Sunday’s brunch menu.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Entertainment

You are in for a real treat!

We are pleased to announce that we have the Marlborough Boy’s College Brass Ensemble lead by Jack Banks, entertaining you throughout the morning

Here’s the full programme:

9am-10am – MBC Brass Ensemble

Members:
Principal Trumpet – Jack Banks
2nd Trumpet – Luka van Rensburg
2nd Trumpet + Percussion – Connor Graham
2nd Trumpet + Percussion – Samuel Hynd
Tenor Horn – Leon Kendall
Trombone – Logan Ready
Baritone Horn – Frederick Duncan

10am-11am – Lauren Doherty – Violin

11am-12pm – Jack Banks Trumpet Busking with Backing Track

Gourmet Deli

Sunday morning breakfast brunch

Homemade sausages wrapped in bacon served with poached eggs and bubble and squeak $12
Stuffed 1/2 pumpkin vegetarian with mozzarella and Parmesan on top $10
Roasted strawberry pancakes with cream $8

Christmas tarts $1.50 each or 12 for $12

Highlights from our stall holders

Purple Patch

Judith and Colin Gray rejoin us for the first time this season with flowers, lemons, calla bulbs, calla pots and maybe some whitebait.

Frut4U Lowes Orchard

Frut4u will have new seasons strawberries available at the market this weekend.

Mississippi Herbs

Check out this fab special – basil plants for just $1!

Broad beans will be plentiful, as asparagus is slowing down.

Good supplies of herb plants for$3. Cut herbs for $2 a bunch – add some zing to your spring salad.

Sommerville Orchard

Attending for the first time with new real fruit ice-cream.

Minghettis

Minghettis is bringing two new items: Black Garlic & Porcini Mushroom sourdough and a Muesli Batard. Batard means a short loaf of French bread having an oval or oblivious shape. Let’s see what this looks like in real life. The usual sourdough range will be available too.

Snail House Bakery

See Annette for slow fermented sourdough, super grain loaves, adventure bread, crackers and more. Her popular original Austrian apple strudel and yummy cherry pie will be back too.

Christmas ideas

Did you know Christmas is only five weeks away?

Traditional Country Preserves

Margaret has gluten free, dairy free traditional Christmas cakes in stock now. Small and large sizes.

Check out the sales table with ½ price bottles of Apricot sauce at $4 a bottle. Great with your Christmas poultry or ham, get in quick before they all go.

Margaret is taking orders for Christmas baskets ranging from $30 upwards and great value, plus bon-bons from $10 great Secret Santa or thank you gifts for all ages. Baskets and bon-bons are also available in the natural sugar free range. You can also order a mix of regular and sugar free items.

Three Cats

As Sarah and Alex will be in the Northern Hemisphere celebrating a white Christmas, there last market will be December 8. Get your Three Cats preserves in the next 3 weeks.

Isobel Olives

Looking for Christmas Gift ideas? Chose from a selection of items.

  • Single bottle of Koroneiki Oil with or without box. Even without the box the bottle is sleek and classy, and the oil inside is liquid gold.
  • Trifecta Silver Medal box with 3 x 250ml bottles of silver medal EVOO’s – Robust, Medium and Koroneiki. You can’t go wrong as there is an Extra Virgin Olive Oil for every occasion!
  • New Healing Balm, packed full of wonderful natural New Zealand ingredients; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kawakawa Leaf Extract, and Manuka Honey. Moisturises, Soothes, Heals.

Homemade.Kiwi

Alys will have a variety of Christmas cakes available this Sunday, including iced and glazed, big and small.

A new soup “Borsch” which can be either hot or cold, made with traditional beetroot and vegetables.

Still available is the “Mighty Vegetable Smoothie”. These smoothies are packed with every vegetable you can imagine. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, red onion, capsicum zucchini and Mandarins for a little sweetness. Simply blend with three cups of liquid for two generous servings.

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