We are back, whoohoo

We are back at the A&P Showgrounds this Sunday after a brief stint at Garden Marlborough.

The weather forecast is looking good for another lovely morning gathering fresh spring produce, sipping a coffee, and munching on one of the many delights our stall holders have to offer.

This week’s cooking demonstration is inspired by an exotic Japanese twist, the spring weather is calling for spring salads, and colourful peonies brighten up the inside of my dining room.

Photo by Richard Briggs Photography


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.

Cooking demo

This week local freelance chef Josh McKay is going to add a Japanese twist to his menu, it’s called ‘Misoyaki’. Tasty eggplant and salmon dishes, served with big hoover leaves!

Intrigued? Here is the official Uncle Google definition of Misoyaki: A misoyaki dish is similar to a teriyaki dish where the meat is marinated in a sweet and salty miso sauce. Are your taste buds salivating?


Welcome to new stall holders

We are delighted to welcome new stall holders to the market.

Meet Terri from Snowdog Confectionery, and try her good-looking cupcakes, almost too pretty to eat.

Try Mabel’s English Pork Pies from Marcey. English pork pies have a solid, crunchy pie crust that enables easy transportation without breaking. They were originally made for picnic lunches for farmers, shooting parties and fox hunters in the 1800’s.

Brighten someone’s day with a bunch of peonies from Louis Appleton Flowers.


What’s for breakfast?

Gourmet Deli

Famous for dining with real cutlery, with real plates.

Here is a selection of Sunday’s menu:

Blueberry cream and honey pancakes $10

Vegetable and cheese frittata served with tomato relish

Bacon and egg spinach tarts

Stuffed vegetarian vegan egg plant

Feast merchants

Global soul food lovers Rory and Fran are back too, here’s a sample from Sunday’s blackboard:

Pork belly bao buns and shakshuka with naan.

and the usuals, Royale beef sandwich, scones, waffles, ice cream and sorbet



Snailhouse bakery


Annette will be at the market again this weekend with her favourite sourdough rye bread and the sourdough country loaf, cinnamon rolls, some sprouted grain multi seed loafs and a cake or two.

She says she might throw a few blueberry muffins into her new stone bake oven too – especially exported from Belgium for the yummy bread for the farmers market.

Three Cats

At Three Cats you will find their large range of pickles along with the pickled strawberries and asparagas – not in the same jar but who knows “we might just combine a couple of jars for fun”, says Sarah. She might also bring her vegan meringues and possibly as a trial a few little lemon cakes.


Pedros Empanadas

Pedro is back with his 9 different flavours of empanadas plus gluten free pasta


Traditional Country Preserves

Kumquat lovers, back in stock is Kumquat marmalade.

Get ready early for Christmas. We will have sample baskets, including a Marlborough basket with a selection of products from other Farmers market members, plus our cute bon-bons so get in early with your orders for Christmas.

The $10 bon-bons make perfect secret Santa gifts.


Mississippi Herbs

If you have been inspired by Garden Marlborough and want to get your garden productive, come and see us at the plant stall for your herb and vegetable plant supplies. And to tide you over until your own patch is productive, we have salad mix and microgreens, plus cut herb bunches and some vegetables (currently asparagus and broad beans).

Coming up next week will be sugar snap peas to add more crunch to your day!

Cheers Leah

Edible Gardens

Come prepared to buy sensational salads and marvellous microgreens from John on the Edible Garden stall.
Choose between chilli, eggplant and pepper plants. Be in quick for the last of the tomato plants.
See you there, John



We are having “Discount December”.

All 1 kg pots of honey     $16.00

All 500gm pots                  $8.00

This excludes Manuka and Honey dew.

Thanks Kevin


Don’t forget we also have free range pork and eggs, the finest cured meats, fresh Cook Straight fish, udderly delicious goats milk, artisan cheeses, nuts, olive oil, hummus, tempeh, oyster mushrooms, fresh fruit and veggies at the Market.

PS if you missed the story about Regan Russel from the Fungus Dungeon in the Marlborough Express, follow this link to have a look. It’s a good read.

See you Sunday