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New Variety at Mighty Mushrooms at Nelson Farmers Market

Stallholder Profile: Don Rodrigo Sourdough Baker
Rodrigo Ardiles and Katrin Hiller first met in Thames, before moving to Nelson. While Rodrigo loved being a chef, he and Katrin were keen to start their own business and started baking authentic sourdough in a small commercial kitchen in Lansdowne Rd that they converted to a bakery in 2012. Their sourdough was all natural and contained no commercial yeast, no improvers and no preservatives. It quickly became very popular so Rodriogos starting attending the Markets. They joined the Nelson Farmers Market in 2013 and have been an incredibly popular stall. With the success has come further expansion and in 2015 they opened a shop in the Richmond Mall.

The Nelson Farmers Market is the very heart of Rodrigo’s business. Katrin states “Our staff is our family and stallholders and beloved customers are our community! We could not possibly dream of doing anything else. We are living the dream, making good honest bread for the people we live and grow up with”.

Katrin and Rodrigo are proud of the hard work they have put in and that they persevered when it was difficult. The commitment of the people they work with is the best feedback! They have learned so much and are grateful every day to make wonderful, real bread and raise their children in this generous community we call home. “We are humbled to see how much people love our bread!”

Veda Organics
Veda Organics regret that they are taking a short term forced break from the Nelson Farmers Market. They were planning on moving from their property so did not plant spring crops. However a change in circumstances meant they are now able to remain on their property. Whilst this is great news in the long term, it does mean there is a short term supply issue. This combined with the recent terrible weather means it may be a couple of months before Veda are back at the Nelson Farmers Market. We apologise for the inconvenience. It is a tough time to be a grower and we ask for your understanding. In the meantime Okainamu will continue to attend the Market on a fortnightly basis and we have a new grower starting within the month. Other produce is available from Brookfield Free Range Eggs and at the Co-Op stall.

The Nelson Farmers Market continues to have an amazing selection of artisan food as well as ready-to-eat food. So please pop on down and see what’s available this week. It is open every Wednesday in Kirby Lane from 8am to 1.30pm.

New Variety at Mighty Mushrooms
Now available at Mighty Mushrooms is this wonderful coral looking mushroom. It botonacial name is Hericium coralloides and it is also known as pekepekekiore. This mushrooms has overtones of crab or crayfish so makes a wonderful vegetarian ‘crabcake’. Google ‘hericium mushroom crabcakes’ for some recipe ideas.


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