Albeit hot November weather, the first of December officially marks the start of summer, and that means two things for sure.

As temperatures swell, so does the size of our market, with more vendors and produce arriving weekly.

This week we will have whole and cracked walnuts, avocados, and even more juicy strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, whitebait and floral variety for you.

The vegetarian butcher, Ngamahau, Traditional Country Preserves and Nut Ranch are back too. Viavio Cheese joins us for the first time.

December also means Christmas is rapidly approaching. Only a few more weeks to get your gifts wrapped up and stockings filled. Our vendors also have lots of Christmas gift ideas for you.

Please read on for more news from our stall holders.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine



Please help us welcome Flavia and Flavio from ViaVio Cheese. Flavia makes Italian-style artisan Cheese and yogurt using A2 cow’s milk from Oaklands farm.

Vegetarian Butcher

You may have met the vegetarian butcher Maria a fortnight ago, during her debut.

Maria sells vegan small goods. She makes salami, sausages, pastrami, steaks, burgers, falafels and gluten free products, some also from seitan, which is wheat protein.  She will be at the market fortnightly.



Grab a gelato treat for yourself and your kids on Sunday. We have chocolate, vanilla bean, strawberry, coffee turmeric and mandarin & ginger sorbet at the market. Peter and Andrea love gelato as it has less fat and the flavours are not masked by cream. Which flavour is your pick?

Gourmet Deli

Mini and Midi Christmas fruit mince tarts
$1.59 each or 12 for $12
$2.00 each or $18 for 12.

Traditional Country Preserves


Margaret has a range of gift items from $10 upwards with two tables of gifts on display on Sunday, so come and have a look while there are plenty to choose from.

Chilli jam will be back in stock and most other items are available but stock is moving fast this year and earlier than usual.

David Harwood

The first of David’s popular raspberries are for sale at the community table. Come on over and get yourself a taste of summer.

The Potshed

This week the Potshed will have Strawberries, Blackberries (just starting to fruit) and of course beautiful Gerberas.

The Purple Patch

The sunflowers are back, also find calla pots, alstroemerias and whitebait here. This is sure to be a popular stall.


Minghettis is coming to the market this Sunday with usual range of 12 different kinds of artisan Sourdough bread… handmade from scratch. All ingredients are NZ-sourced, with as many local ingredients as possible.


Pinoli had a fantastic welcome back to the market on the heels of Country Calendar. At the factory, it’s an impressive sight to see cones spread out as far as the eye can see, drying for processing.

Their 3 x 70g packs for $20 special makes great Xmas gifts.

Isobel Olives

Lots more gift ideas here. Robyn and Chris invite you to browse, try, feel and taste.

  • The new Healing Balm is getting rave reviews. Treat yourself for Christmas, because this is one you won’t want to share with anyone else!
  • Check out two new lip balm colours. Raspberry Tipple, a soft red pink that goes well with everything, and a Vieux Rose, an old Paris subtle pink just in time for Summer. Both colours are perfect for everyday and special occasions.
  • The Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil now comes in a beautiful and elegant bottle, corked and sealed and makes a perfect choice for those who are hard to buy for.

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