Nice and crisp morning right now, the birds are singing that life is beautiful. Wishing you a great day.
JAM OF THE DAY: PEACH N’ APRICOT $6 WITH WHITE-CHOC BRITTLE AND SLICED ALMOND $8
THE CREATION $8: LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM $8
STRAWBERRY DREAM $11.00: Strawberry jam, or lemon curd. Fresh market berries with confectioner’s custard or with whipped cream
SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE: $10.00: FRESH TOMATOES WITH ROCKET PESTO, CRACKED PEPPER -OPTIONAL (VEGAN) OR FARE GAME BRAISED WILD VENISON WITH A TOUCH OF CHILLI AND DARK COCOA. With cheese or hummus, salad & dressing, or egg.
After a brief break waiting for nuts to be ready, we look forward to being at the market again this week – and every week, for quite a while!! We have harvested some nuts – most now in the drying room and over the next few weeks, different walnut cultivars will appear so come along and taste to decide your preferences. This week we will have the first of this seasons Tehama walnuts, chestnuts, and hazelnuts, along with a clearance sale of last of the Vina walnuts (the sweet buttery walnut) at a 50% discount. Remember to store your shelled walnuts in the refrigerator and for best quality, store your chestnuts the way you would store your carrots to prevent them from drying out.
Olivia will have some “wet walnuts” available – these are freshly harvested, had their hulls removed but have not been dried. They are considered a real luxury in many European countries. It is always hard to estimate how many will be required at the market so please email your order no later than Tuesday for the following weeks market so that you are not disappointed. email@example.com These wet nuts are only available during the harvest period – so the next 2-3 markets.
We will also have quinces – peeling and coring quince can be a bit of a mission - I avoid this by steaming them whole in a covered roasting dish until they are soft and fall free of the core and skin. The pulp can then be used for jams, quince cheese, popped through a jelly bag for quince jelly or used in desserts. The larger cultivar will have turned a ruby red with the long slow cooking – whilst the smaller ones will be golden in colour. IF you are not ready to use the quince pop them in a bowl and enjoy their perfume in the house!
Best wishes for this holiday weekend.
Happy Easter everyone! We will be there.
Sauerkraut (*onion & garlic $13 or cabbage $12) 380gm
Kimchi *mild, medium, or *hot is available (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot) 380g $14
Cabbage, #daikon, *yams, ginger, red Korean pepper, Galangal – Kimchi style (medium) 380g $15
Cabbage, carrots, celeriac, brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed 380g $15
*Red cabbage, # yellow beetroot, masala, curry and 5 spices - 380g $15
* organic # spray free
ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: French lentils, white rice & pumpkin seeds
Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my burgers. 1 packet (225gm) for $8 or 2 packets for $15
LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, nectarine, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, cherry. blackcurrant, rhubarb, white peach & vanilla, pear & vanilla.
PANCAKES SANDWICH SPECIAL is a combination of low sugar NECTARINE jam, vegan custard (made of fresh almond milk, cashew nut, coconut cream and chia seeds) and roasted hazelnut (Hazelnut Estate from our market) $7.50
TEMPEH BURGER: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, teriyaki or mild chilly tomato sauce. Add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut or purple pickled vegetables. They all have a fresh, organic tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise. $9
Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers).
Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy (& always wash your produce when you get home).
Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle returns, etc.
We will have loads of fantastic, fresh local produce, products, hot food, coffee, etc ready for you from 7:30am till 12:15pm around their usual spots at the market.
Cash is still accepted from many vendors. CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET.
QR CODES ARE AT ALL THE GATES please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code. (You will find them attached to the fence at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance). It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan in (incl vendors & staff). This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do so & to sanitize hands at entrances please.
If you can please make sure you have downloaded a Govt Covid diary tracker QR app on your smart phone to be prepared if you haven’t already done so. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app
Remember your charged mobile phones for contact tracing!
Please sneeze into your elbow.