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Waikouaiti Gardens return to the Otago Farmers Market this weekend with a great selection of vegetables plants for your spring planting...
Waikouaiti Gardens return to the Otago Farmers Market this weekend with a great selection of vegetables plants for your spring planting... 09 August 2018 We have new season packs of Vegetable plants - Broad Beans (1 variety), Broccoli (1), Brussel Sprouts (1), Cabbage (3), Cauliflower (2), Kale (3), Komatsuna (1), Lettuce (6 varieties including a mixed selection), Mizuna (1), Mustard (1), Pak Choy (1)…
Selwyn at the market this week sharpening.
Selwyn at the market this week sharpening. 05 July 2018 Selwyn Shanks is back at the market this week sharpening all your pruning tools and firewood cutting tools, as well as scissors, knives and other everyday tools. Just visit his stall at the north end of the platform. Please be mindful how you transp…
Last Chance before August for Knife Sharpening
Last Chance before August for Knife Sharpening 04 May 2018 This Saturday will be my last visit till August, so bring along all those thingies needing sharpening, roses will need pruning, and lots of other stuff, so bring all gardening things along, as well as knives, scissors etc!! See you there, Sewlyn
Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards, Entries Closing Soon
Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards, Entries Closing Soon 05 April 2018 Its competition season again. The Otago Farmers Market is up for the peoples choice award for the best farmers market in the country,  we won last year with all your fabulous support so lets try it again and hold onto our rightful title! To vote ju…
Wild Dunedin and The Aquavan are at the market
Wild Dunedin and The Aquavan are at the market 05 April 2018 A team from Wild Dunedin will be at the market this Saturday promoting the 70 events in the NZ Festival of Nature happening from Friday 20 April to Wednesday 25 April. In support of the festival the NZ Marine Studies Centre from Portobello will have…
New Vehicle Required
New Vehicle Required 22 March 2018 We are very keen to replace our much loved but quite worn out Site Office at the market. We need a van of some type that is high enough to stand up in and can be retrofitted out with a counter, serving hatch and storage space. If you know of or have…
Habitate Nursery/Taste Nature Gardens Open Day this Sunday
Habitate Nursery/Taste Nature Gardens Open Day this Sunday 22 March 2018 Hello all Habitate Nursery/Taste Nature Gardens are having an Open Day this Sunday from 1-4pm, out back of the old general store in Waitati. There will be a great variety of apples to taste, juice to make, a short garden tour and shared potluck picn…
Calling Community and Market Gardens
Calling Community and Market Gardens 15 March 2018 After 3 years of tirelessly collecting the compostables gathered at the market every week YouthGrow are stepping aside to allow other groups to make the most of this opportunity. We are therefore on the hunt for a community garden, or collective of …
Passionate about the Market and Minimising Waste?
Passionate about the Market and Minimising Waste? 25 January 2018 Every week our wonderful, loyal and dedicated volunteers ensure that our waste streams do not get contaminated at the market. We would love to expand this team and are calling for volunteers. It's a couple of hours every month or fortnight - you dec…
Our Food Network Harvest
Our Food Network Harvest 25 January 2018 Neighbourhood Food Harvest is GO! Our main project to harvest food by neighbours within Dunedin neighbourhoods is set to kick off with lots of delicious fruit being ready for the picking.In previous years we have donated most of the fruit to Presbyt…
Railway Station - trial closure information and feedback
Railway Station - trial closure information and feedback 24 January 2018 The Dunedin City Council will be closing the space in front of the Railway Station to vehicles as part of a short trial this week.  For some time, DCC has received feedback on the impact of parked buses and vehicles on the Railway Station’s appearanc…
Produce Bags
Produce Bags 14 December 2017 Remember to pick up your recycled net curtain produce bags from the site office. At this time of year with so many tasty fruit at the market there are too many reasons not to have some. We are asking for $2  for these so that we can continue to make …
Christmas Market 2017
Christmas Market 2017 14 December 2017 The best and freshest produce for your Christmas table. Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, stonefruit, new potatoes, peas, broad beans, zucchinis, spring carrots, honey comb .... And if you're getting desperate there are some fabulous gift ideas …
Selwyn Shanks Knife Sharpening
Selwyn Shanks Knife Sharpening 07 December 2017 Time to get the pruning tools and firewood cutting stuff sharpened, as well as the scissors, knives and other everyday tools. I will be having my final autumn visit to the market 5 May before taking a break till August, so make the most of my next t…
Revival Food Co. Final Week
Revival Food Co. Final Week 07 December 2017 Hello everyone, This weekend is my final day trading at the Otago Farmers Market.  The last couple of years have been such a joy, I have loved meeting you all and forming relationships with both vendors and customers.  My next venture involves trad…
This week at Otago Organics Its Christmas Tree Time
This week at Otago Organics Its Christmas Tree Time 07 December 2017 As we have done every year, from now until 23 December we will be offering freshly cut Christmas Trees harvested from our property . Come and see what we have this week or tell us what you want and place an order for next week. All sizes can be cater…
Waste Less Living
Waste Less Living 15 September 2017 It is happening this Saturday! we are so excited to get together and show off some great creative ways of reducing waste surrounding food and the market. It's really a necessity to visit the market this week and get inspired. So, whats going on? B…
Kiwi As, a farewell
Kiwi As, a farewell 14 September 2017 As we embrace the start of Spring, Kiwi As is sad to say they will be finishing at the market next weekend the 16th September. After 11 years of markets around the country and a lot of juggling with a young daughter over the last 5 years, its time to…
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