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Seasonal Produce

Vegetables: Amaranth greens, Asian greens, beans (green), beetroot, broccoli, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chilli peppers, courgettes, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs (fresh), kale, kumara, leeks, microgreens, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, salad mixes, spring onions, tomatoes
Fruit: Apples, feijoas, oranges, strawberries, tamarillos
Eggs: Free range eggs
Honey: Local, raw honey from organically treated beehives
Meat: Organic, free range, sustainably raised meats

Stalls this week

Prepared foods: $5 Deli, Indira's Indian Food, Jam Pak'd Pies, Sabores de mi Tierra
Beverages: The Coffee Guy, Hakanoa Handmade, Urban Fuel
Bakery: Blackwoods Bakery, Bread and Butter Organic Bakery
Honey: Grey Lynn Honey
Veges: Fresh Gardens, George's Garden
Fruit: George's Garden
Meat: The Farm Butchery
Cheese: Nana'school
Eggs: Waikato Free Range
Seafood: The Salmon Man
Seedlings: Heirloom Organix
Natural Health: Griff Cooke Massage, Simply Chiropractic
Fundraising Stall: Bicycles for Humanity

Next Market

9th June 9am - 12:30pm
Community Centre
510 Richmond Rd
  • Phineas Phrog storytime 10:00-10:30am $3/Free
  • Bicycles for Humanity fundraising stall: Face painting for children and homemade baking
  • Live music by Bernie and Kirsten
If you are a Friend of the Market, don't forget to ask stallholders about their specials for Friends.  For more information or to sign up, see Sarah at the information table.
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Fundraising Stall: Bicycles for Humanity

This Sunday, local residents Alyson and Marie will have a fundraising stall at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market.  These two friends are working to raise $15,000NZD to help send a shipping container of 400 bikes over to a community in Africa.

This festive stall will be selling a selection of homemade cupcakes and slices: chocolate, lemon and red velvet, along with some banana breads and brownies. They will also have a face painter at the stall for those with young children.

From Alyson: "Bicycles for Humanity is a global grassroots movement of local chapters in developed countries that empowers many in the developing world with the gift of mobility delivered by a bicycle. The Bicycle Empowerment Model concept, creates many jobs servicing and supporting the bicycles and we are creating micro-economies around mobility.  A bicycle allows a healthcare worker to visit 4 to 5 times the number of patients in a day. It allows a mother to transport water and get her goods to market. For students that have to travel long distances to schools, it allows them more time and energy for studies and helping at home. A bicycle can help in all these areas and many more.

B4H Chapters come together to collect bicycles and ship them to community based organizations in developing countries. Bicycles are loaded and delivered to the partner organizations in 40 ft containers, which remain and are run as community bicycle workshops called Bicycle Empowerment Centers (BECs). All bikes are distributed locally, providing mobility to healthcare workers and other community members. BECs are also supplied with tools, spare parts and trained local community members provide valuable maintenance services.

Bicycles for Humanity is doing more than just delivering free bicycles, it is partnering with local community members through our teams all around developing countries and together setting an example for a new model of economic development and empowerment.

The projects are very rewarding on many fronts. Empowering others is the ultimate goal and, as a grassroots movement, B4H can also empower members of your community by getting involved and helping others in a direct and tangible way. We are about global community and our movement grows through the stories told, here and in many developing countries."

For more information or to get involved:
Bicycles for Humanity
Auckland chapter of Bicycles for Humanity
Bicycling Empowerment Network Nambia
Bicycles for Africa film

Seasonal Recipe: Farmers Market Mashed Potatoes

Last night we had long-cooked The Farm Butchery organic lamb shoulder chops (I used this recipe and substituted shoulder chops for the shanks) with creamy and flavourful mashed potatoes.  However, my mashed potatoes have a few secret ingredients which made them even healthier and more delicious.  Accompanied by a salad made with Fresh Gardens lettuce and Heirloom Organix microgreens, the meal was hearty and satisfying.

You may have read that brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage) are some of the healthiest vegetables around, with cancer-fighting compounds, fibre, and an abundance of vitamins and minerals.  Most people eat the florets of broccoli and cauliflower and throw the stalks away- but many would argue that the stalks are the best part of the vegetable!  Just cut off the tough outer peel of the stalk and use the tender, flavourful centre. 

Farmers Market Mashed Potatoes
Recipe by Market Manager Sarah James
1 cup vegetable broth or bone broth (homemade if possible)
3 cups mix of: potatoes, kumara, broccoli stalk centres, cauliflower stalk centres, cubed
Butter, sea salt, and cream to taste

Put the broth and the potato/kumara/brassica cubes into a cooking pot with a lid.  Simmer until vegetables are tender (adding more broth if necessary), then mash with a potato masher.  Add a little butter, cream, and/or more broth to desired creamy consistency.  Season to taste with sea salt.  Enjoy!

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This Sunday Nana'school will be at the market with a great selection of organic cheeses from Mahoe Cheese and The Cheese Barn.   To help you save on both money and packaging, Lisa will have Mahoe gouda off the wheel. Stop by the stall to buy cheese, ask for cheese making advice and get the supplies necessary for making your own cheese!

Do you have homegrown fruit, vegetables, or flowers?  You can sell them at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on our Community Trading Table.  You just need a container for money, and clear labelling/signage for your produce.  The Community Trading Table operates on an honesty box system and costs just $3 per market- or is free to use if you are a Friend of the Market!

Grab a BagWe still need your bags!  Thanks to those of you who have brought in plastic and re-usable bags for our 'Grab a Bag' bin.  Keep those bags coming!  Either drop them at the Waste Away stall, at the Information table, or directly into a 'Grab a Bag' bin. 

StorytimeChildren's storytime with Phineas Phrog is on every Sunday from 10am- 10:30am when the market is at the Grey Lynn Community Centre.  Only $3 per child or FREE for children of Friends of the Market (must show membership card). 

Farm ButcheryYou can order incredible-tasting free range, certified organic heritage breed meat, chicken, and small goods every week from The Farm Butchery online and have your items ready for pickup at the market.  Products will also be available for purchase  at the market on Sundays.
The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is on every Sunday,  located at the Grey Lynn Community Centre.  Our outdoor market is on the last Sunday of the month, located at  the Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office carpark, 449 Richmond Road.
Grey Lynn Farmers Market
Grey Lynn Community Centre
510 Richmond Rd
Auckland, AKL 1021
New Zealand

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