The end of school holidays…

But there’s still great fun to be had at the Market

As the School Holidays draw to a close the Marlborough Farmers’ Market is celebrating more stalls joining for the season and some great special offers for Locavores and coffee drinkers.  There’s still a wonderful selection of fruit, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, produce and brunch to select from of course – and once again we’ll hope for fine weather so we can enjoy the Market outdoors.

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


If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook!

Special Coffee Special Coffee Special Coffee Special



At the end of each Marlborough Farmers Market the number of non-recyclable coffee cups in our rubbish bin were causing us concern … so we’ve done something about it.  Don’t worry we’re still selling coffee (PHEW!) but we’re also selling eco cups.  They are 100% BPA FREE, reusable and made in NZ.  These amazing cups have won many awards for being ‘green’ and kind on the planet.  According to Kermit the Frog “It’s not easy being green” and admittedly in the case of our cups … well let’s just say they weren’t very cheap to buy.  So we’ve come up with some ideas to help you get on board to support our effort to create less waste.

1) We’ve subsidised the price with our Cawthron Marlborough Environment Award.

2) Take your cup to Koffie and your first coffee is FREE!!!  And there’s a 50c discount for all cups of coffee in your eco cup thereafter!  So people ‘keep it green’ … please don’t forget to bring your shopping bag and your coffee cup on Sundays!






In the spotlight … Lusatori Extra Virgin Olive Oil





Roger and Sally at Lusatori are back each week selling organic extra virgin olive oil.   They have been living on their estate in Renwick since 2000 and they now have over 2,000 trees in their Olive Grove – which they harvest in June.

A fantastic way to recycle your empty wine bottle & tops is get them filled with Lusatori’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil for just $20.



Koroneiki is an “Excellent example of a cold climate oil” Savantes.





Locavore Specials


locavore-strawberryIf you’re a regular user of our EFTPOS service at the Information Stall you might like to join the Market’s Locavore Membership scheme.  For just $35 per year you get free EFTPOS fees, a Marlborough Farmers’ Market Shopping Bag, and some great weekly special offers just for Locavores.






Stealing the Limelight … Kaikoura Cheese




Don’t miss Kaikoura Cheese on Country Calendar  this Saturday night on TV1 at 7pm.  They may be Telly Stars but they’ll still be at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market on Sunday!










Weekly Market Entertainment


Kitchen Demonstration

MFM - cooking demo logo

This week it’s Roger Raizada from Roger’s Kitchen.

Come and see what he’s cooking!









EMFM - buskervery Sunday the Market has live entertainment. Local artists are invited to play during the market opening times and keep us all tapping our toes, clicking our fingers, clapping our hands or dancing a groove. Meet a friend, grab a coffee with a treat to eat and enjoy the entertainers.


We are always on the lookout for more buskers, if you’re interested in playing please contact Kathryn at Spudz N Greens or email:




Not just a pretty face



Our resident Face Painter James is also our five star Market Volunteer.  He helps many of us at the Market set up and pack down every Sunday, he sells sheep manure for The Lions, he shells squillions of walnuts for Hospice, and of course he’s had fun painting the kid’s faces these holidays.


James truly is terrific!









It was great to have Harwood’s back at the Market with large quantities of tomatoes for sale.  Grab a bag, then head to Spudz N Greens for your onion and garlic, and finish off with a visit to Mississippi Herbs for coriander.  We occasionally have limes for sale, but if not available on the day we always have lemons.

INGREDIENTSUltimate tomato salsa


4-6 medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped

1/4 – 1/2 medium red onion, very finely chopped

1 small garlic clove, crushed

Small splash of white wine vinegar

Squeeze of lime juice

Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper to taste




It is as simple as this … combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stir it in. Then refrigerate until needed.


If you don’t know how to peel tomatoes … make slits all over the skin of the tomatoes and place in a bowl of boiled water.  Leave them in there for 2-3 minutes. Then when you take them out they are extremely easy to peel!