Two-year-old Bryn Veint at the 2011 Remarkables Mid-Winter Market. Two-year-old Bryn Veint at the 2011 Remarkables Mid-Winter Market. CREDIT: Southern Public Relations

Family fun at mid-winter Remarkables Market

Monday 11 June 2012, 11:59AM
By Southern Public Relations


Family fun and a wide variety of local food, artisans, and other good products make a welcome return to Queenstown when the popular Remarkables Market re-opens its doors as part of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival programme.

Taking place in and around the Remarkables Red Barn on Saturday June 30, shoppers can browse books and crafts, and savour the taste of local and regionally produced food and drinks.

The Red Barn doors will open from 10am to 3pm, and Marc Hamilton will be entertaining everyone with live music.  While parents browse their favourite stalls and discover different delights from new stallholders, there will be free face painting and a bouncy castle to entertain the young ones.

“We’ve had a great response from stallholders who had a hugely successful summer in the Red Barn and are very excited about the return of this special mid-winter market,” said Remarkables Market Manager Sherryn Smith.  “It will surprisingly have one of the largest number of stalls we have had on a single market day.

“We also have some new stalls joining us, and we’re sure they’ll enjoy the unique atmosphere that Remarkables Market offers.”

New stalls include Bella Yum Yum with its range of wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy-free products including shortbread, tarts, and chocolates. Flying Trestles will also join the market for the first time, offering Khobez wraps with venison, pork belly or beef, and sweet options cinnamon and raisin sticky buns or tangerine and blueberry galette.

Remarkables Market also has a great selection of goodies for the home -- Flagstaff Alpacas will bring its 100% grown and made in Otago yarns, fleeces and duvets, Sarah Ryder Design will delight with her soft monkey toys, and Rubadub soaps and Soapernatural will have gorgeous range of bath products.

“Our many market friends will be delighted to get back down here for their usual ‘fix’ of Glass Brothers honey varieties, Church Road’s dried fruit, jam, and muesli range, lots of freshly-baked home-made treats including Crisp & Vale’s chocolate brownie and homemade meals ‘made with love’, Bonjour’s French pastries and breads, some wonderful cheeses from Gibbston Valley Cheese, Deep Creek Deli with their award-winning sausages, and fresh produce from Aspiring Organics,” said Ms Smith.

To help keep the cold at bay the Remarkables Market will be a ‘hot food fest’ with a variety of hot pies from Eat Humble Pie and Crisp & Vale, Zamora Homemades’ amazing South American sausages in a warm chorizo bun, Grant Jackson’s ‘World famous in Queenstown’ hot bacon butties and warm cheese rolls, and hot drinks from the Jackson Cupid Coffee Cart.

Among other stallholders also confirmed for the market are Rustic Furs’n’Leather, Churchill Stewart Island Salmon, Toki, Verity Lawrence, Mayo Homewares, Traditional Heritage Preserves, Chic Style Jewellery, Kathryn Hill, Blackcat Bookshop, Cup & Cake, 4 My Earth, Recycled Rebellion, Rub a Dub Soaps, Cherry Blossom Cakes, Melt Candles and Lowburn Lavender.

Winter specials will also be available at the Remarkables Mid-Winter Market.

Further information is available on the Remarkables Market Facebook page or on the website