With 19 days to Christmas, the countdown has started. There is still time to organise your prezzies and Xmas feast with help from our stall holders. For us at the market it is a special time of year as the stone fruit season starts! We are super excited to have Eden Orchards back with juicy cherries.

We are also massively excited to have the Marlborough District Brass performing the next three weeks. The Brass Band is Marlborough’s oldest musical organisation and has been involved with teaching music, character, and precision to young people and adults for over 150 years.

This year, rather than carolling in the suburbs, the band has decided to share the music of Christmas with us at the markets, and they look forward to meeting many old and new friends at the markets. This will really get us into the Christmas spirit.

If you have been coming to the market for a while, you will have met young Devon and his home-made cordials. This Sunday meet him in the demonstration kitchen. Please drop by his demo to say hi and sample his cordials! You will find him next to the District Brass band where the cooking demo is usually located.

Come and stroll the market for Christmas gift ideas, fresh produce, and a bite to eat.

Please read on for more news from our newest and regular stall holders.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Introducing

ViaVio

Viavio produces Italian-style high-quality cheese and yoghurt in Nelson, pairing an Italian cheese master’s knowledge with local, natural ingredients. All the products are preservative-free and made using naturally rich A2 cow’s milk from a local Farm in Stoke. Surprising delicious flavours for foodies.

Highlights

Gourmet Deli

It’s a Christmas Sweet Treat at Gourmet Deli

Christmas baking has never been easier than sneaking some Christmas mince tarts or a Christmas cake from the Gourmet Deli. Margaret has made a 40-year career out of her love of hospitality, which caught the attention of Radio Live last year.

Moist full-of-fruit Christmas cakes, in various sizes, no icing highly glazed with nuts and cherries sold on weight,

Christmas fruit mince tarts, mini or midi sizes

$1.59 each or 12 for $12
$2.00 each or $18 for 12.

Minghettis

Minghettis is coming to the market with our range of Sourdough breads and new Chocolate & Walnut bread (savoury) and some yummy Christmas treats like the Stollen and Mince Tarts.

Frut4U

On the FRUT4U stall at present we have Apples just $2/kg, delicious strawberries in four convenient pack sizes plus 2nd grade in 1kg bags and juice.

Coming soon….peaches and nectarines!!!

Three Cats

Just a reminder that this Sunday is our Xmas market before we head North for a cold one. All the usual suspects are available such as Pear Ginger and Walnut, Brinjal, Puliyini, Eggplant Kasundi, Apple and Garlic Sauce a few Vegan Meringues. If we don’t see you on Sunday has a wonderful Festive Season.

Saffron Marlborough

Perfect Christmas gift for that real foodie friend or family member!

Saffron pairs well with these spices: Almonds, CardamomCinnamonCloves, Coriander, Cumin, Mint, Nutmeg, and complements recipes featuring: Chicken, Couscous, Curries, Flan, Lamb, Nuts, Polentas, Puddings, Rice, Shellfish, and Soups. Dive into more inspiration with the Homesteadgarden.

Snailhouse bakery

I am coming with all the usual slow fermented rye and wheat loaves. I’m using organic purple wheat in my some of bread and crackers. Studies indicate that the antioxidant capacities of its pigments may provide protection from DNA damage and oestrogen dependant cancers, as well as boosting production of immune regulating cytokines, and strengthening blood capillaries and cell membranes.

But we will be having apple strudel and cherry pie again, spicy Linzer Tart as well as all the super healthy choices.

David Harwood

It’s summertime when the raspberries are back. With David Harwood away, you will find his berries at the community table. Come on over and get yourself a taste of summer.

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