The Pinoli TV stars say things are settling down to a normal routine after “a crazy week” preparing for the Country Calendar programme. Zoe says the response to the programme was amazing and they were so happy to have footage of our market day aired.

We are so fortunate to have them at the market. As Zoe says, “we faced demand outstripping supply once again, hence the late start to the season”. They have now completed their first processing run of the season and are in full supply again.

Please give them a warm welcome on Sunday.

Last week was a market-first with the vegetarian butcher. Maria sells vegan small goods. She makes salami, sausages, pastrami, steaks, burgers, falafels. She makes gluten free products and some also from seitan, a wheat protein.  You will see Maria fortnightly. 

In the next few weeks we will have more exciting developments for you, growing the stall holder llist and the variety for you.

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

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine


In brief

  • The first of the raspberries are coming into season. Look for them early at the community stall.
  • Mason and Jock, 12 year old enterprising friends have been making bees wax food wraps to increase their pocket money. They will be joining the community stall. The wraps are $10 for 2.
  • 12 year old Olive Paterson has elected to volunteer at the market. She will be tasting Eden Orchard cherry juice. If you find yourself in a queue at the eftpos, look out for her treats.
  • Avocados are back too.


Minghettis is coming to the market next Sunday with the same range of Sourdoughs beside these new products: Porcini and Black Garlic + Muesli and fresh Rosemary Batard. We’ll bring a new White Italian Bread and we’ll give a rest to the ciabatta.

Silvia and Marco

Golden Mile Produce

Just to let you know the Marlborough sunshine is producing some ‘berry nice’ strawberries at Golden Mile Produce!  Happy to share them with everyone this Sunday…see you at our regular site, first on the left from the Alabama Rd entrance.  And yes, they do taste as good as they look…I do lots of quality control (just don’t tell Sally!)

Stephen Harnett

Pedros Empanadas

I will have gluten free fresh pasta and empanadas.

Thanks Pedro

Frut4U Lowes Orchard

This week’s special at FRUT4U…All apples just $2 per kg

Delicious new seasons strawberries available…

And…fabulous tasting juice…mmmmm!!!!!

Sue and Andrew

Snailhouse Bakery

I have had some awesome feedback from my customers lately and am extremely grateful for their support. I will be there with more slow fermented, freshly milled sourdough loaves and yummy, additive free handmade baked goods.


Gourmet Deli

Due to popular demand we will he serving roasted strawberry pancakes again for breakfast.
A lot of sales and interest show for our Christmas cakes. Many more are available this Sunday
Christmas cakes various sizes, priced from $10 to $75.
Gluten free cakes available.

Margaret Hughes

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