Mother’s Day & Marathons…

We’re looking forward to a Bumper Crop of stalls at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market on Sunday, celebrating Mother’s Day and the St Clair’s Half Marathon wind down.  The Autumn Harvest of fruit, vegetables and produce is terrific, the coffee is great and the brunches are delicious.   So come and celebrate, relax and enjoy!

See you this Sunday from nine til noon at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market


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Come and celebrate your Mother this Sunday at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market.  We have a delicious range of brunch options, bouquets of flowers, pretty plants and gourmet gifts.

If you’re visiting the Feast Marlborough street market on Friday you’ll recognise some of our Fabulous Foodie stallholders!  For those of you who have just completed the St Clair Vineyard Half Marathon – congratulations!  Come and replenish your bodies with the freshest food available on a Sunday in Marlborough.

Cranky Goat is at the market this week for a one-off, and Pinoli are back for the last time this season so it’s your last chance to stock up on Pine nuts until Spring!  Check out the delicious recipe below using goats cheese and pine nuts.

Displaying .facebook_1494388891043.jpgPedro will be serving gourmet Empanadas and selling his fresh gluten free Pasta.  Feast Merchants will see the return of the Brunch Gnocchi with creamed spinach, roast mushroom and poached free range Koromiko egg.  They are also using some fabulous Limrose Grove limes to make a tasty Key Lime Pie.  Don’t miss out on their our Royale Beef Sandwich – it’s heavenly!

NuggetyCreek will have a selection of Pork cuts for that Special Dinner for Mum, or perhaps you might like some delicious Pate to go with a nice bottle of Marlborough Pinot in the evening?  In addition to the Coarse Cut Pork and Sage Sausages, Pork Salami, Dry Cured Bacon, Old Fashioned Pork Brawn, and of course the Liver and Bacon Pate, Melvyn will have  a small number of Half or Whole Pigs In A Box @$9.75 /kg (carcass weight), so come and buy a treat for all the family.

Enjoy our wonderful range of brunches courtesy of DeBroods, Feast Merchants, Gourmet Deli and Pedros; great hot beverages at Koffie and Ritual; unique meats from Premium Game and NuggetyCreek; fresh plants and flowers at Marlborough Nursery and Purple Patch; and delicious fruit, veggies & produce from Birchgrove, Field Fresh, Heaven’s Scent, Koromiko, Limrose, Mississippi Herbs, Traditional Country Preserves, Nutt Ranch, Riverina, Spudz n Greens & Windsong.


Recipe of the week: Pine nut, Pesto & Goat’s Cheese Torte


Do you love pine nuts, pesto and goats cheese? This is an easy but impressive idea to have up your sleeve.

Buy your favourite goats cheese at the market from Cranky Goat or Kaikoura Cheese, and don’t forget to pick up some Pinoli Pine nuts too!

To assemble: line a small bowl with glad wrap, then mix the goats cheese with a bit of cream to make it more spreadable. Start with a layer of the goats cheese mix, then a layer of sundried tomatoes chopped up and a sprinkle of pine nuts, then a layer of goats cheese again and then a few tablespoons of basil and pine nut pesto, top it off with a finishing layer of goats cheese.  Refrigerate until firm. Bring out of fridge 20 minutes before serving, upend and peel off glad wrap, drizzle  with olive oil and a few toasted pine nuts for good measure.  Great with drinkies and crackers. Try the great crackers on offer at Mississippi Herbs!  Enjoy.




Cooking Demonstration


Don’t miss our weekly Cooking Demonstration from 10.30am with local Chefs cooking their favourite recipes with Farmers’ Market seasonal produce.


This week we have the Manaaki Aunties showing you how to whip up an antipasto platter that will really wow your guests.  Manaaki means hospitality, and we look forward to the Manaaki Aunties demonstrating their hospitality at their colourful Manaaki Kai Kart this Sunday.

Manaaki is a range of delicious handmade preserves and condiments, from the Marlborough region, using traditional Maori ingredients with a modern twist. The Aunties will be pairing the Manaaki range with fare from Farmers’ Market stalls. Come and learn how to create mouth-watering platters and find out more about our indigenous ingredients.



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