Spring Series at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market
All events a start 11.15am
Cost is gold coin donation or free for Friends of the market. (Cheesemaking class is $10).
4 September Spring Planting Workshop
As the weather warms up, it’s time to get your seedlings in the ground for ready for the spring and summer harvest. Murray and Rob from Heirloom Organix will cover everything you need to know about spring planting, as well as answer any questions you may have, from what plants to choose, when and how to plant them and how to protect them from pests.
11 September Cooking “Under the Pressure” Cooker
Pressure cookers save time and money, and require less power than regular cooking methods.” Local food writer and vege grower”Lisa Loveday will demonstrate how to use a pressure cooker easily and safely to
prepare soups, bean dishes, casseroles and other one pot meals. Her book will be for sale on the day for $30 (normally $34.99).
18 September Sauerkraut for Everyone
Sauerkraut is alive! Discover this fantastic natural probiotic and superfood that has been a staple in European diets for centuries. Fermenting fanatics Bella Mayana will teach you how to prepare and ferment your own sauerkraut at home without any fancy ingredients or equipment.
2 October Grey Lynn Creates Market
The week long Grey Lynn Creates festival (www.greylynncreates.co.nz) “comes to the market for a morning of creativity and sustainability. Sand art competition, creative fun, face painting and story telling for the kids.
9 October Cheese Making at Home
Learn how to make your own cheese at home with Sue Arthur, owner & director of Over The Moon Cheese Dairy and the NZ Cheese School.””The class will cover all you need to know for making halloumi in your own home – the basic equipment needed, hygiene requirements and cheese making process.
Cost $10 or $5 for Friends of the Market. No booking is necessary, but be on time to secure a spot.
16 October Organic Pest and Disease
Management in Home Gardens
Landscape Architect and Organic Grower Carl Pickens will discuss how to protect your garden from pests and diseases using organic methods.” Topics include companion planting, physical barriers, biological controls, soil husbandry, creating habitats for pest predators, and organic alternatives to chemical spraying.”
23 October Spring Festival
Come join in the biggest event on the Grey Lynn Farmers Market calendar – the Spring Festival! Special guest David Scho!eld, 2011 Chef of the Year, will be doing gourmet cooking demonstrations using fresh Farmers Market ingredients, in a travelling mobile kitchen. There will be music, entertainment, an MC and food, food and more food. Come on down and join in the fun!