It’s tomato time!
Our tomatoes are cranking and taste just as good as they look!
A mixed punnet for $2 will get you some nice big tomatoes (great for salads and sauces), as well as some yummy little cherry tomatoes.
Have you tried green garlic yet?
What is green garlic, you may be asking?
Green garlic is freshly-dug garlic that hasn’t been cured (dried) – and that means you can use the whole thing (including the stem)… no more peeling fiddly little cloves!
Green garlic is a ‘thing’ in Europe, but isn’t so widely known in NZ… but kiwis are definitely loving it, as I’m getting more and more people coming to my market stall, saying “I bought green garlic from you, and it was really yummy, so now I want more!”
It’s just $2 a bunch, and is for immediate use (i.e. it’s not suitable for storing/drying). And you can use it for all the things you’d normally use garlic for: garlic bread, stir fries, stews, sauces. If you let it cook for a while, the flavour will be mild. So if you prefer your garlic to have a bit of a kick, add it into your recipe at the end, so the flavours stay intact.
Summer = yummy salads
Healthy lunches (and dinners) are easy with fresh, yummy lettuces from Leaf Produce.
Our lettuces are grown in the ground for extra flavour – and you can taste the difference over hydroponic lettuces. Only natural sprays have been used.
As well as crisp, sweet cos lettuces we have a selection of fancy lettuces – come to the Leaf Produce stall at The Old Packhouse Market nice and early for the best selection!
If you’re super quick, you might even be able to grab some wild rocket (Arugula) – but hurry, this always sells out quickly.
For a regular supply of lettuce, our big $4 pots contain 2 lettuces plus Mizuna. Just keep picking the outer leaves and the lettuces will re-grow.
Radishes make a colourful and crunch addition to a salad. Our are freshly picked, grown with only natural sprays, and really yummy. $2 a bunch.
Cucumbers: both green cucumbers and apple cucumbers are available.
French beans: fine, string-free green beans – they are sweet and delicious! $2 a punnet
Fresh cut herbs
Delicious herbs, with only natural sprays used. $2 a bunch. Choose from:
- Coriander (cilantro)
- Kaffir lime leaves
- Parsley: curly leaf and Italian (flat leaf)
Want your own herb plant? Individual herbs are $2 for a small pot, or $4 for a big pot. Choose from:
- Parsley: curly leaf, or Italian (flat leaf)
- Thai basil
How to buy:
If you can’t make it to the market, you can still buy from me. Email me [firstname.lastname@example.org] with:
1. The items you’d like (you can see what’s in season here).
2. The quantity of each item.
I’ll then confirm availability, and the price (to be paid cash on collection).
Collection is BY APPOINTMENT on a Friday afternoon (as this is our harvest day… plus I have other work commitments the rest of the week).
You’ll be given the exact address – it’s at the town end of Kerikeri Inlet Road.
I’m looking forward to supplying you with fresh, healthy produce!
PS. Coming soon:
The chillies are nearly ready! Plus tiny little baby capsicums.
Visit our stand at The Old Packhouse Market on Saturdays in summer, to see what’s fresh and in season. 🙂
The market runs every Saturday, 8am to 1.30pm at 505 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
Please note that all items are subject to availability.