Your Weekly Guide to the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

Enjoy a fresh spring morning at the Marlborough Farmers Market, watching chef Fran share his BBQ tips at the cooking demo. Listen to the buskers while catching up with friends and family over breakfast or brunch. Sample your way through a selection of delicacies, before you buy.

Read on and find out what we are up to the following Sunday 11th November while Garden Marlborough and the A&P show are on.


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

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Our cooking demo is back this Sunday

At the market this Sunday 3rd November head over to the mobile kitchen (next to the busker’s gazebo) from 10:30 to 11:00am for a cooking demonstration, this week local chef Fran Nolan from the Vines Village Cafe is sharing his BBQ recipes that are super healthy.

He will be using seasonal veggies from the market along with products from the Swiss Butcher and Cranky Goat.

Pick up his chef tips & techniques and become a BBQ star this season. Feel free to ask questions and get the chance to taste & sample the finished dishes.

Cooking Demo with Fran from Vines Village Cafe

Cooking Demo with Fran from Vines Village Cafe



New French treat

This week, Lola’s French Bakery bakes a new French treat, one of her favourites : “le financier”.

Also known here as “friand”, this is a small French almond cake, flavoured with beurre noisette, (almond butter) and usually baked in a small mould. This almond butter provides an amazing taste!

Come to discover it for yourself this Sunday.

Long Acre Farm will have free range bacon, pork strips, chops delicious pork belly, and smoked bacon hocks for sale.

Long-Acre Farm photo by Richard Briggs Photography

Long-Acre Farm photo by Richard Briggs Photography

Isobel Olives have a bargain for you this week.

Isobel Olive’s Chris Piper says “we have a Delicate oil past the best by date but it was certified and is still good quality and great taste.” This is on special. We still have some Medium and Robust in 500ml sizes and Medium in 750ml as well.

One of the advantages of shopping at the Marlborough Farmers Market is that you can try before you buy at many of the stalls, including Isobel Olives.

Isobel Olive oil tasting

Isobel Olive oil tasting

Sample Amore’s milk and yoghurt while the kids cuddle the baby goats. You can go nuts tasting vegetable protein too. Riverina Almonds have a delicious selection of roasted and plain Almonds for sale and tasting. Over at the Nut Ranch try the hot and spicy Hazelnuts. Try Found’s tempeh before finish with a taste of Pinoli’s pine nuts.

Traditional Country Preserves have a great range of jams and chutneys, and you are welcome to try many of these too. Three Cats also welcome you tasting yourself through the range to find the perfect match for the breakfast toast, cheeseboard or dinner accompaniment.

Marlborough Farmers Market Three Cats

Three Cats samplers

The baking is superb at the Snail House Bakery and D’Vine with many goodies for tasting there too.

Marlborough Farmers Market Snail House Bakery Bread

Snail House Bakery Bread


What’s for breakfast?

Long Acre Farm Kitchen has a selection of bacon treats for hungry tummies:

bacon and egg roll

farmers breakfast – bacon, poached eggs, hash browns and asparagus,

French toast topped with our bacon and lashings of maple syrup.

Also, there will be further deliciousness served up at Pedros Empanadas, The Swiss Butcher, Gourmet Deli and Feast Merchants. Be sure to check out their goodness and make plenty of time to fuel up on breakfast and brunch.

Don’t forget to gab a coffee or hot chocolate from Koffie or Rituals to go with breakfast or baking treats.

Brunch at the Marlborough Farmers Market

Brunch at the Marlborough Farmers Market


No traditional Farmers Market Sunday 11 November

The following Sunday 11th November it’s the A&P show and we are moving to Garden Marlborough with a group of stalls, while the others will take a short break. More on that in next Friday’s newsletter.

See you this Sunday