You know it’s summer when fruit that rhyme with berries are back: CHERRIES, RASBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES.

Further proof is the heatwave that is on its way, with a forecast high of 27°C for Sunday. What more could you want for your Sunday?

Our annual Christmas raffle is our way of saying that Christmas is on its way. We get you ready for the Christmas entertaining season, and also have great gift ideas.

Don’t forget your hat and bags, or just buy one of ours!

 

See you Sunday, 9 til noon, rain or shine

 

Christmas Raffle

It’s that time of year when we run our annual Xmas Raffle.  Tickets are now available to purchase at the market every Sunday and will be drawn at our Christmas Market on Sunday 23 December.

Buy just one tickets for $2 or 3 tickets for $5 – be in quick for a chance to WIN one of our FOUR FESTIVE HAMPERS filled with a delicious assortment of our stallholders’ fresh farm produce and products.

1st prize – $250 hamper

2nd prize – $150 hamper

3rd prize and 4th prize – $50 hampers

 

More market highlights

It’s a Christmas Sweet Treat at Gourmet Deli

Christmas baking has never been easier, than sneaking some Christmas mince tarts or a Christmas cake from the Gourmet Deli. Margaret has made a 40-year career out of her love of hospitality. Catch her recent interview on Radio Live here.

Christmas fruit mince tarts, mini and midi sizes

Mini fruit mince Christmas tarts $12 per dozen

Midi tarts $18 dozen

Moist full-of-fruit Christmas cakes, in various sizes, no icing highly glazed with nuts and cherries sold on weight, a 1.8kg cake for $38.

Fresh raspberry jam 385g $10

Lime and fresh ginger relish 385g $10

Lola’s French Bakery

To celebrate the start of the blueberry season, Lola’s French Bakery has visited Windsong Organic Orchard and will bring Blueberry Friands this Sunday !

Come to discover this delicious match between organic grown local fruits and French fare!

 

Helen’s Garden Plants

Helen is bringing more veggie plants including tomato, pepper and chilli plants plus lettuce and silverbeet punnets to the market this Sunday to keep your veggie garden stocked up. She also has beautiful, large grade, potted hydrangeas in flower.

Mabel’s English Pork Pies

Did you know English pork pies were originally made as a picnic lunch pie for farmers, shooting parties and fox hunters in the 1800’s? This traditional pie is made with hot water pastry, making the pie crust solid and crunchy, which enables easy transportation without breaking. Ideal for sedate picnics, and work lunch. Mabel’s Pies will be available at this Sunday’s market. Pre-orders welcome – email parsleywithanm@gmail.com.

Traditional Country Preserves

Margaret is back, and she will have cute gift bonbons from $10 and baskets from $30. She is also taking orders for delivery anywhere in New Zealand that are on the courier routes. All your favourites are back in stock in the single bottles too.

Isobel Olives

Congratulations to Isobel Olives who won Silver for the new 2018 vintage oil at the Olives New Zealand National competition. Chris is back from his overseas trip, which was a mix of olive business and photography. He attended a seminar about Olive Production in Spain and will be bottling his new oil shortly.

Isobel Olives limited edition Beeswax wraps are popular Christmas gift items. They can not only be used to keep your food fresh, but to wrap gifts – now there is a novel idea. You don’t even need sellotape as the cloth sticks to itself. Two gifts in one!

Pedro’s Empanadas

Pedro will be bringing to the market fresh gluten free pasta, and spicy pork and fresh Sage Empanadas.

The Purple Patch

Look out for the cheerful long-lasting flowers from Colin and Judy Gray. Cheer up your place or someone you love with sunflowers , calla lilies. calla lily pots citrus and maybe even a topiary lavender. There not sure if there will be any whitebait left, but if there is, it will sure be gone early.

Peter the Swiss Butcher

Peter’s hand cured meats and additive free European sausages are ideal for entertaining in the lead up to Christmas. He is taking orders now for his Christmas entertainers pack, and Swiss meat packs. Talk to him about those while you wait for your Hot Dog from the BBQ.

Peter the Swiss Butcher

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