News from the three Markets

Hamilton:     The most fun you can have in a car park!   

The usual plethora of fresh produce, fruit and vegetables, flowers, honey, preserves, jams, chutneys, juices, cheese, salmon, wine, oil, the list goes on….

Asparagus!! Asparagus!!  Nothing says spring more than the tender, delicious spears of asparagus, steamed to perfection with a dollop of melting butter.  Freshly picked at the perfect time. Asparagus also goes perfectly with hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon. By the way, you can get your smoked salmon at the market as well. Come on down and get some fresh asparagus for yourself this weekend.

Lanes End Wines will be at the market this weekend. Dr Rainer Eschenbruch has a long career as a wine scientist. Rainer’s organic wines are made with his grapes, grown in Tamahere and organically grown with no insecticides, herbicides or fungicides which results in healthy, nutritious wines. Have a look on our facebook page about a uniquely Waikato wine that was made in collaboration with other local winemakers.

Living Gold Olive Oil has been gaining rave reviews lately from their customers who tell them their oil tastes beautiful. If you have watched ‘What’s really in our food’ on TV3, you may have heard that the best way to buy olive oil is local and fresh and in dark bottles to protect from the light as oil degrades over time. So the best way to buy your olive oil is fresh and local from your Farmers market. More info on facebook.

Cambridge:     Eating Green in the Town of Trees:

Of course, asparagus will be available at Cambridge as well, if you’re going to eat green, this is the best you will do this time of year and it heralds spring in the best way possible.

Bella Pane is our local gluten free bread maker and sells quality artisan gluten free bread that is fresh from the mornings bake and if you get there early enough, the bread will still be warm!! Yum. Mike has been developing the breads for the last 15 years and it shows. So if your tummy doesn’t agree with normal bread, this is definitely the place to be. Get there early and get it warm!!

Enjoy spring on the green with fresh spring flowers. There will be a great supply of lilies again this week, white, pink, purple and yellow. Big waratahs and Bird of Paradise and sunflowers as well as and stunning bouquets as well. If you’re feeling a spring in your step this weekend, pop on down to the green and take a look and be inspired!!

Lots more at the market from fresh fruit and veg, coffee, fresh food & much more!

Te Awamutu - Te Market:

Bella Pane our local gluten free bread man is also trading at our Te Awamutu market. He carries a great range of gluten free products from loaves, rolls, pizza bases, pastry and slices. Their customers describe their bread as the closest tasting and texture to normal bread.

Cloudy Mountain Cheese is one of New Zealand’s smallest artisan cheese makers. They produce an exciting range of handcrafted cheese that have received both local and international awards. Cath or Pete will be proud to show you their many different kinds of cheeses, specializing is soft to semi-soft European style cheeses.

Also available at Te Awamutu: free range eggs, Cornish pasties, jams and preserves, chutneys, fruit and vegetables, plants, lettuce, olive oil, coffee, fresh food and much more……

Cambridge Farmers Market. Victoria Square every Saturday  8am - 12pm.

Hamilton Farmers Market.  Sonning Car Park. 204 River Rd every Sunday 8am - 12pm.

Te Awamutu Twilight Farmers Market.  Selwyn Park every Thursday, 3pm - 6pm

Visit us on facebook:  www.facebook.com/waikato.farmers.market