What’s happening this week at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market…

News flash: you must read all about Pinoli in the recipe of the week!  Autumn Harvest has begun and the fruit, vegetables, nuts, and produce are wide ranging.  This in turn has inspired some fantastic dishes by our food stalls for delicious Sunday brunches.  It’s a marvellous time of year to be at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market!

Come rain or shine we’re open from nine til noon at the A&P Showgrounds!


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Start your Sunday with a wonderful freshly-baked or cooked breakfast and then chase it down with a yummy coffee!



We have a new stall starting this week selling avocados and lemons (which are a great combination!) – so look out for them this Sunday.

NuggetyCreek will be at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market again this Sunday and would like to thank all of their loyal customers for warmly welcoming them back.  They will have: Whole pig butchered, vacuum packed and boxed $9.75 / kg (carcass weight) and additional processing can be ordered and paid for directly from the butcher such as Bacon, Sausages, Ham etc.  All Pork cuts (shoulder, belly, loin, legs) at a one off price of $15 / kg.  NuggetyCreek’s Dry Cured Bacon / Coarse cut Pork and Sage Sausages, Farmhouse Liver and Bacon Pate and Pork Salami will all be available as usual.

It’s pepper season and there are capsicum available at several stalls – Mississippi Herbs are selling delicious chili peppers.  They also have a great selection of fresh herbs and vegetables, and delicious baked goods including their fantastic range of breads.

Nutt Ranch (hazelnuts) and Riverina (almonds) have wonderful ranges of their nuts in different flavours and in nut butters – they both offer delicious tastings so feel free to try before you buy.  Check out newcomer Amie’s Butters too for additional divine spreads on breads!

Don’t forget we’re one of the few places open on Easter Sunday – and we’re organising a fun Hunt for the kids.  Visit the Marlborough Farmers’ Market for a delicious Easter Brunch!





Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts will be doing their last regular market for the month this Sunday as they start to gear up to harvest.  Not only have Pinoli recently been ‘Highly Recommended’ in the Farmers Market NZ Summer Food Awards but they have just been announced as ‘Finalists’ in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards – GO PINOLI!  So make sure you seize the opportunity to stock the pantry with a stash of their commendable pine nuts this Sunday!


Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Feta and Pine nuts

You’ll find the main ingredients for this recipe at Spudz n Greens, Cranky Goat and Pinoli of course!

(quantities are very flexible – adjust to taste and appearance)
Fresh pumpkin in 2 cm cubes
A splash of olive oil
A few cloves of garlic, chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Feta cheese in 1 to 2 cm cubes or roughly broken into pieces
A good handful of Pinoli pine nuts lightly toasted in a dry frying pan until golden.
Chopped chives

Toss cubed pumpkin in olive oil, add chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper. 

Roast in a moderate oven until cooked through and golden, about 20 minutes, combine with cubes of feta and toasted pine nuts and chopped chives while still warm, serve hot or cold.