Thursday, May 31, 2012

Taste Farmers’ Markets Awards 2012 dinner and presentation



Taste Farmers’ Markets Awards 2012 dinner and presentation

Join us as we celebrate the real food producers of New Zealand.  Farmers' Market Producer Categories for 2012 as awarded by NZ’s leading Chefs Jonny Schwass, a Canterbury localvore, Master Chef 2011 Nadia Lim  and Acclaimed Author and Chef Julie Biuso.  Dinner and Awards including Farmers' Market of the Year 2012 at the Parnell Farmers' Market, Jubille Building, 545 Parnell Road, Auckland.  1st of July - 6 - pm - Dinner and Awards Tickets $60 pp, limited seats available

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Farmers Markets NZ Conference 2012
“ FEEDING OUR COMMUNITIES “

Saturday 30 th June 2012
Breakfast & morning @ the Parnell Farmers’    Market - Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Parnell  Farmers’ Market, open from 8am -12noon Saturday.
Sunday 1st July 2012
Breakfast & morning @ the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market - Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market, open from 9am -12.30am Sunday.
6 pm Taste Awards 2012 Dinner  and presentation

Monday 2nd July 2012
8:30am – Tea & Coffee at Jubilee Building, Parnell
9.00 am - Housekeeping, Overview of the        Conference
9:15am – Garden to Table Programme - Key note speaker - how do we change the way children  approach and think about food.
10:00am – Say what you mean and mean what you say -  your mission is simple if your thoughts are clear
10:30am – Morning tea
10.45 am Mind your Media –Key note Speaker - what tastes good today is good for us in the future
11:15am – WORKSHOPS – Finding the Local in Localvores, Managing the manager, 101 accounting in the cloud,  Governance – how not to do it

12:15pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Food Bill Update - how will it affect you and your Market, what you did not know
2.00 pm – The Lyttelton effect – can a community feed itself ?

3.00 pm – Afternoon tea

3.15pm  -- WORKSHOPS – Finding the Locals in      Localvores, Managing the manager, 101 accounting in the cloud, Governance – how not to do it
4.15 pm –  Masterchef  - the best things about local food is the ……………..
4:45 pm – Farmers’ Markets Annual Gathering of Marketers (AGM)
5.30 pm – Close of day one and wine tasting
Tuesday  3 rd July 2012

8:00am – Tea & Coffee at Jubilee Building, Parnell
8.15am – FMNZ Business Session –whose business Is it
9:00am – Reaching the full potential of the web -Mike Purchas, Marketground Website
10.00am – Social Media – Friends or foe – what you should and should not be doing - How to interact and gain the full spending potential of your Localvores

10:30am – Morning tea

10:45am --Authenticity is key to tomorrows Farmers’ Markets – Key Note Speaker - what is working now but will not work in the future
11.30am – Q&A from the floor

12:15 – Lunch

1.30 pm – FMNZ – Where to from here?
2.15 pm – Transitioning your market for the future -  what is the next wave coming ashore
3:15 pm – Stall holder/committee/manager                          relationships – why does it work so well...or not
4.00pm - Key note Summary
4.15pm -  Q&A from the floor

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Out Standing in their Fields Chef Auctions

Out Standing in their Fields

Farmers' Markets New Zealand is pleased to present our four outstanding regional chefs for - the perfect Christmas Present for 2011

Trade me Auction - Jonny Schwass - Click here- Lunch for four people in Jonny's Christchurch Garden - Awarded Cuisine Restaurant Personality of The Year

Trademe Auction - Marc Soper - Click here
Luncheon at Pirinoa Station in the Wairarapa for 6 people, serving a combination of dishes including 2011 Wellington chef of the capital award winning dishes and utilizing some of the finest regional products available

Trademe Auction - Jan Bilton - Click here
Cloudy Bay Winery will be your venue for 8 guests to sample the very best of Marlborough with Jan Bilton for a cooking demonstration and luncheon to be matched with Cloudy Bay Wines

Trademe Auction - Julie Biuso - Click here
Cooking Class for 6 in Julie Biuso’s home featuring fresh produce from the market, organic meats, and eggs from Julie’s own chickens

Check out the Out Standing in their Fields Blog for detailed updates, videos and recipes from the road!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Taste of Good Books - Chris Fortune NZ Chef

Taste of Good Books - Chris Fortune NZ Chef: "To celebrate Marlborough Wine Festival, Bookworld Blenheim is hosting an evening of Marlborough food and wine tasting on February 10. Wine critic Belinda Jackson will discuss wine and food matching, and Chris Fortune will talk about his enthusiasm for local food and for recipes that demonstrate the unique taste and flavour of Marlborough food.
Tastings of his recipes will be available, and copies of his cookbooks and of cookbooks by other Marlborough authors will be on sale.

Visitors will be able to taste Auntsfield wines and place an order at 20 per cent discount for their favourites.

The event has been co-organised by store assistant Janet Steggle.

'We are trying to tie in events with what's going on in the community,' she said.

'Obviously the focus here is on the local aspect of the Marlborough Wine Festival and the Marlborough Farmers' Market.'

The event opens at 5.30pm, with a talk starting at 6pm.

Those wanting to go should call 5784909 by Tuesday, February 8 to reserve a place.

Entry is by gold coin donation to Marlborough Community Hospice"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Local Food, wine and cookbooks

Marlborough Farmers' Market: "Local food, wine and cookbooks"

To celebrate Marlborough Wine Festival, Bookworld Blenheim is hosting an evening of local food and wine tasting. Wine critic Belinda Jackson will discuss wine and food matching. Chris Fortune will talk about his enthusiasm for local food and for recipes that demonstrate the unique taste and flavour of Marlborough food; tastings of his recipes will be available. Copies of Chris’ cookbooks, and cookbooks by other local authors, will be on sale.

Taste Auntsfield wines and place an order (at 20% discount!) for your favourites. Taste and buy local food at Bookworld’s mini-market before you visit Marlborough Farmers’ Market on Sunday 13th February at the A&P grounds.

Auntsfield wine
Marlborough cookery and wine books.
Sherrington Grange cheese
“A Taste of Yesteryear” quality jams, chutneys & preserves
Canap├ęs by Chris Fortune

Event opens at 5.30 pm
Talk starts at 6pm
Please ring us by Tuesday 8th February to reserve a place

Bookworld Blenheim
67 Market Street
Blenheim. Tel 03 578 4909
blenheimbookworld@clear.net.nz

Entry by gold coin donation to Marlborough Community Hospice

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Farmers' Market of the Year

Farmers' Market of the Year
The Best Farmers' Market of the year as voted by the consumers of NZ

The Farmers' Market of the Year award is just one of the awards honoring farmers' markets around NZ as we shine the spotlight on the real food producers from the land and sea

“Shining the spotlight onto individual grassroots food producers who use Farmers’ Markets as a venue to sell directly to consumers”

Voting opens in March 2011, pre-register now and be into win a RETURN TRIP TO SINGAPORE WITH FARMERS' MARKETS NZ AND SINGAPORE AIRLINES CLICK HERE
To pre-register your interest in the Taste Famers' Markets NZ Awards 2011