Town has been swelling with visitors for the annual Marlborough Wine & Food Festival. We wish everyone a great day out tomorrow. You are invited to chill in the relaxing market setting on Sunday while exploring our amazing local food producers.

We also spare a thought for our Nelson-region neighbours and the devastating fires, that have spread to thousands of hectares of farmland and forestry and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes. After a wet winter, and dry summer the Marlborough region is under fire risk too. Stay safe.

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

Breakfast and brunch

Dishing up breakfast deliciousness (or brunch for the late risers) are our many food trucks.

Feast merchants will be back. They will have with them a good supply of homemade iced tea. Refreshing on a Marlborough summer’s day. Their seasonal menu is a tight-lipped surprise, but what are the odds that it will feature their classic Royale Beef Sandwich?

Pedros Empanadas has a special treat in store with fantastic Chilli and Garlic Prawns in a cheese sauce. Need something else to go with that? Try one of Pedro’s eight other flavours. He also has deliciously smooth, fresh gluten free Pasta.

More Market Highlights

Country Calendar comes to town

Smile. You could end up on camera at the market this Sunday. The TV show Country Calendar has indicated they might be filming Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts. If you see the crew, give them a friendly wave. Grown and processed in Marlborough, Pinoli’s nuts are sold in the domestic market and also exported to Europe. We are lucky to have them at the market.

Craft Pate

We’ve heard many of you rave about the gorgeous flavours from Craft. Now they have a new terrine: Wild Venison, Apricot and Tarragon.

We also feature a small video over on Facebook of their Boudin Noir (that’s French for Black Pudding), go and check it out.

Frut 4 U

Stone fruit are in plentiful supply. The Lowes of Frut4U have lovely white and yellow flesh peaches and white and yellow flesh nectarines at the market this weekend as well as new seasons apples and pears…You can’t go wrong with tree-ripened fruit.

Purple Patch

They are spreading rays of sunshine into your home, but be quick for sunflowers, they are in limited supply this week. Or fill your vases with pretty Statice this weekend – if dried it can keep its colour for years. Still abundant are the spray-free green and butter beans and Red Doris plums.

Vote for us

Help us win Most Outstanding Farmers Market

Imagine the Marlborough Farmers Market was voted the favourite Farmers Market of New Zealand?

We are asking you to follow the link and vote for us.

The Outstanding Food Awards are asking you to vote for your favourite Farmers Market. So far, it’s always been won by the North Island but maybe we can excite enough of our friends to tip the scales? All we need is your vote.  

The Clevedon Farmers Market won it last year. Can we take the Award from them? Let’s steel the trophy from the North Islanders and bring it to the South.

Cast your vote for your Outstanding Farmers Market here.

Olive oil on ice cream?

Join us for this week’s cooking demo with Chris from Isobel Olives.

Chris will give you a brief overview of Isobel Olives and the world of EVOO – extra virgin olive oil – certification, awards, varieties of olive and the oils, brined olives, health benefits and then show you ways to use the oil in simple dishes with local products from the market.

Simple dishes – pesto, tapenade, use on toast and veggies, dressings and infused oils and as a topping on vanilla ice cream and on fresh pineapple – the two desserts are delicious!

Grab yourself a seat and watch Chris from 10.30am til 11.00am.

PS: If you haven’t already, don’t forget to join us on FaceBook.

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