Ten days to go til Christmas, don’t fret, we have two more Sunday markets to get you sorted. Yay.

The Marlborough District Brass was a stunner last week. Once again we are lucky to have the them back to play a mix of Christmas carols. The talented brass musicians couldn’t create a better Christmas atmosphere.

We also have young Devon showing us how to create economic and refreshing drinks with his homemade cordials and market produce between at 10.30-11am.

If you are after frozen French pastries or French pate for Christmas, make sure you place your orders with stall holders this Sunday so you don’t miss out on your Christmas treats next week.

We welcome another new stall holder from Nelson. Cultivate joins our 50-plus stall holder family with Oyster mushrooms.

The market is brimming with summer fruit, fresh veggies, and yummy foodie gift ideas (none of which you would find in national chain stores).

Come and stroll the market to the tunes of the cheery brass band Christmas carols, sort your Christmas gifts, stock up on fresh produce, and grab a bite to eat.

Our recipe this week is a cherrilicious smoothie from Eden Orchards.

We have more news from our newest and regular stall holders below.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine


Welcome to “Cultivate”, our newest stallholder. Joe and Naomi Dakin are mushroom growers based in Nelson. They will be offering you fresh and preserved Oyster Mushrooms. Cultivate’s Preserved Mushrooms come in three flavours: Smoked, Tapenade and Pickle.



Did you wish for Pates and Terrines for Christmas? Anne and Benoit would like to remind you that this Sunday would be the last opportunity to order Pates and Terrines for Christmas.
Don’t miss out on the perfect addition to your platter during the festive season. Simply come say ‘Bonjour’ at the stall on Sunday to place your order with Anne and Benoit.

Lola’s French Bakery

This Sunday is your last chance to order your frozen pastries for Christmas! Order forms will be available at the stall. Impress your guests and treat yourself for Christmas with Lola’s French Bakery!

Pedros Empanadas

Do you eat Gluten Free? Or will you have guests who do? Fresh gluten free pasta made by Pedro is your ticket. Great for pasta dishes, and also for salads.

The Purple Patch

Flower lovers, calla lilies at special prices this Sunday.


Minghettis is coming to the market with the usual range of Sourdough breads, including the Olive edition, particularly requested by several customers last week so it will be back on Sunday.
Stollen sold out pretty fast last Sunday, Silvia says. If you had some last week, you are going to love it this Sunday as Marco has been adjusting and improving the recipe … it’s going to be a SuperStollen 2.0.

Isobel Olives

Stop here for fab Christmas gift ideas. A sleek, elegant and beautiful bottle of Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil, corked and sealed makes a wonderful gift. Isobel Olives lipbalms are great gifts too. Choose from tinted and scented, or indulge your skin with the new natural healing balm, which is getting great feedback.
Beeswax Wraps in Christmas colours make quirky gift wraps and help to reduce the glad wrap in the kitchen.
PS Don’t forget to bring your empty bottle to fill up with our Bulk Oil so you don’t run out over Christmas.

Community Stall

Now you can get all 11 Love Thy Curries from us again. Other items available from the stall are the amazing oils from Uncle Joes, Walnuts, Prenzel dressings and oils, Sea Salt (without the plastic packaging), black garlic, and lavender oil.

David Harwood

David’s raspberries are moving to their spot by the sheep pens next to Field Fresh this Sunday.

More Christmas gift ideas

  • A ‘Grow Your Own Microgreen Kit’ from Natural Microgreens
  • Dog treats from the Nutt Ranch
  • Little Beauty Dried Fruit stocking fillers
  • Boom! cayenne fermented hot sauce, smoky birds eye, and habanero. Different chilies, different flavours, hot, hot and medium. See Fran for a taste test.
  • Swiss Butcher charcuterie platter

Recipe of the week

A cherriliciously refreshing recipe from Eden Orchards for you to try!

Serves 2
2 cups fresh Eden Orchards Cherries
2 tablespoons Eden Orchards Pure Cherry juice
1 cup milk of choice
2 frozen bananas
Lots of ice cubes

Add all the ingredients together into a blender and blend until smooth!
Pour into glasses and top with extra crushed nuts and sliced cherries!🍒

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