It’s wonderful to greet March with Marlborough sunshine. Autumn brings a change in seasonal produce and we now have grapes, apples, pears, sweetcorn, crown pumpkins, leeks, and zucchini popping up at the Market. We continue to offer a wonderful range of Sunday brunch options and gardening delights – the Marlborough Farmers’ Market is the perfect way to start your Sunday.
See you this Sunday from nine til noon at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!
Ten-year old Olive perfectly matched with Kaikoura Cheese
There’s a merry band of volunteers that have come each week to support the Kaikoura Cheese business since the earthquake, including Ponsonby the Goat. Meet Olive – she’s just ten-years old and helps run the Kaikoura Cheese stall every Sunday. When I asked why she came each week she replied, “I just want to help and I really like their cheese”. I was told by another volunteer that Olive is concerned that if Kaikoura Cheese go out of business she won’t be able to eat her favourite cheese anymore. Now we wouldn’t want that would we? Please keep up your terrific support for this delicious boutique business.
New season … new produce
Stephen’s Onions and Shallots are back at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market until May – we look forward to his rock and watermelon sold by the slice for just $1.
Helen’s Garden Plants have just launched a range of miniature to tall varieties of bearded irises in a variety of colours, prices vary from $5 to $8.
Crown pumpkins and leeks have just joined the great variety of vegetables at the Spudz n Greens stall – look out for their giant beetroot!
Natural Raw Lavender Honey has just arrived at the Garden Bees stall and the Natural Raw Bush Honey is tasting superb – you must try it!
Mississippi Herbs are selling fresh tomatoes and zucchini for just $2 per bag and Lebanese cucumbers at just 50 cents each (perfect for my daughter’s lunchbox!).
Birchgrove have a nice range of sweetcorn, gala apples and plums available. If you’re looking for pears visit Sigrun for sprayfree Williams variety ($3 a bag) and Clive for silverbeet ($2) at the Community Stall.
Field Fresh have a terrific range of vegetables available – their red capsicum are beauties! Dave Harwood also has a great range of cucumbers, capsicum and tomatoes too.
Amongst their delightful bouquets Purple Patch are also selling lemons, beans, plums and perennial dahlias. And of course, such happy sunflowers!
Windsong are still selling organic blueberries, plums and now grapes – delicious! I can’t believe we still have strawberries available – make sure you visit the Somerville before the season ends.
Delicious coffee and brunch will be available from de Broods, Feast Merchants, Koffie, Pedros, Ritual, Seasons, Thommys. My pick this Sunday will be a pork pie from Gourmet Deli.