This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

10th April 2021

Hi there

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Looking forward to a full contingent of vendors this weekend after a short week & the change over of the clocks, it will certainly be lighter setting up in the mornings.

Was lovely to get away to do some walks in Canterbury – Oxford, Arthurs Pass & Waikari over Easter with friends & I hope you all had a nice one too.  I of course, had to have my farmers market fix, and the Christchurch Farmers Market in Riccarton was fabulously gorgeous with tasty treats under the colourful autumn leaves, but it made me realize how lucky I am here at the Otago Farmers Market to buy my organic & spray free weekly supplies of fresh fruit & vegies in abundance, which is the beauty of an authentic farmers market of which we are. 

Very pleased to hear from Brendon this week from Pauley Family Orchard, the second harvest of figs is ready & they plan to be at the Market this weekend.  Fig & a dollop of mascarpone with a drizzle of pure maple syrup is a simple, divine dessert!

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market. 

See you Saturday.

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

Chef Amy has some delicious seasonal bites as the autumn months approach, and our munching habits change. Great nibbles while hosting friends or even elevating your TV snack game. 

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Oamaru Organics Red Onions & Radishes - Vintage Red Bites + Pan Pak Choi

Blue Mountain Butchery Vintage Red Sausages - Vintage Red Bites

Dunford Grove Garlic Infused Olive Oil and Olive Salt - Vintage Red Bites + Pan Pak Choi

Waewae Permaculture Pak Choi - Pan Pak Choi

Earnscleugh Orchard Pears – Poached Pears

Evansdale Cheese Tania – Poached Pears

Blueskin Bay Honey – Poached Pears

Hazelnut Estate Hazelnuts – Poached Pears

Marie’s Tempeh – Tempeh Fries

Amy's Poached Pears

Produce from Earnscleugh Orchard Hazelnut Estate Blueskin Bay Honey Evansdale Cheese

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Pan Pak Choi

Produce from Waewae Permaculture Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

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Tempeh Fries

Produce from Maries

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Vintage Red Bites

Produce from Blue Mountain Butchery Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

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NZ Nuts This Weekend

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It’s been a very busy week harvesting and drying nuts – perfect harvest conditions and most nuts were pre-dried in the sun on the day of harvest before going into the drying room… and I have them ready for the market now.

This week we will have:

Walnuts – Vina – in shell

Almonds

Chestnuts – please store these in the vegetable chiller drawer so they do not dehydrate and become hard.

Quince

Those of you familiar with Chestnuts will have them on your favourites list… if you haven’t tried them yet, they are to be recommended.  I tend to have a savoury taste, so my preferences are to pop them in with roast or casserole chicken, popped in alongside mixed roasted vegetables or with sautéed cabbage, in cream of chicken and chestnut soup, or included in the stuffing of roasts – but if you have a sweet taste sweetened chestnut puree, whipped cream and meringue is hard to beat!!  To prepare the chestnut slit the surface on the domed face, heat through in boiling water and peel while still hot… a bit of effort but the rewards make it worth it!  Enjoy.  Harvest season for fresh chestnuts is short – I’ll have them on the stall for about three weeks. 

A word of warning to foragers – the horse chestnut is a different cultivar and POISONOUS – it has a different spikey outer hull and is easily identified at that stage – the nut inside is only suitable for playing conkers.  Before foraging, please do a website search so you can identify the horse chestnut.

Have a great week.

Valda

 

Marie’s Plant Based Food Specials

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The picture is our new creation: Banoffee pancake sandwiches $8, with date butterscotch, vegan custard (made with fresh almond milk, cashew, coconut cream & chia seed) and fresh banana, so delicious!! This week our tempeh is quinoa, green split lentils & black sesame seed. The Market Chef Amy will use my tempeh in one of her recipes at the caravan, this is a great opportunity to try something different, so check it out! 

FERMENTED VEGETABLES

Sauerkraut (*onion & garlic $13 or cabbage $12) for 380gm

Kimchi - *mild, medium or *hot is available – $14 (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot)

Cabbage, #daikon, *yams, ginger, red Korean pepper, Galangal – Kimchi style (medium)- $15 for 380gm

Cabbage, carrots, celeriac, brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed - $15 for 380gm 

*Red cabbage, # yellow beetroot, masala, curry and 5 spices - $15 for 380gm

                * organic   # spray free  

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Quinoa, green split lentils & black sesame seed Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my burgers. 1 packet (225gm) for $8 or 2 packets for $15 

LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, white peach & vanilla, pear & vanilla

PANCAKES SANDWICHES SPECIAL is a combination of low sugar apricot jam, vegan custard (made of fresh almond milk, cashew nut, coconut cream and chia seed) and roasted hazelnut (Hazelnut Estate from our Market) $7.50 

TEMPEH BURGER $9: choose between crunchy peanut sauce, teriyaki or mild chilly tomato sauce and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetables. They all have a fresh organic tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts, and mayonnaise.

 

The Return of the Fig!

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Our second crop of figs is ripening nicely.  See you Saturday!

Brendon

Pauley Family Orchard

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW

LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

LEEKS, CELERY and SPINACH are “IN SEASON NOW”

SPRAYFREE AND DELICIOUS!

AUTUMN RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES

LOTS OF SUPER SWEET STRAWBERRIES

SUPER SWEET SWEETCORN!

FRESHLY PICKED ROYAL GALA, GOLDEN DELICIOUS

COX’S ORANGE & PACIFIC BEAUTY APPLES

DOYENNE DU COMICE, BEURRE BOSC, BEURRE HARDY & TAYLORS GOLD PEARS

TORWICK PLUMS

Spray Free CAULIFLOWER, LARGE RED & GREEN CABBAGE and FENNEL

COLOURED CARROTS and BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET

AGRIA, RED FANTASY, HIGHLANDER & HEATHER POTATOES

TOMATOES – CHERRY, GOURMET & TABLE

CHILLIES & PEPPERS

BUSHFIRE SQUASH, SPRAYFREE & DELICIOUS

SAVE $’s 5KG MARIS ANCHOR @ $5

SAVE $’s SUPER SPECIAL ON “HOT N BOTHERED” CHILLIES

COURGETTES, ROUND, CYLINDRA, GOLD & CANDY BEETROOT,

SILVERBEET, KALE, CAVOLO NERO

CABBAGE, WALNUTS, RED CABBAGE, PARSLEY,

ORANGE CARROTS, KALE, SILVERBEET, CAULIFLOWER,

MOST OF OUR VEGETABLES ARE SPRAY FREE!

OUR COURIER SERVICE IS STILL AVAILABLE ANYTIME.

Email j.hpreedyege@actrix.co.nz for our latest order form and we can add you to our weekly update.  

Ettrick Gardens on your right at the main gate, or Rapid 5104, State Highway 8, Ettrick. Central Otago. 03 446 6863

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La Crepe Market Specials

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JAM OF THE DAY: PEAR N’ GOOSEBERRY $6 WITH WHITE-CHOC BRITTLE AND SLICED ALMOND $8   

THE CREATION $8: LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM   

STRAWBERRY DREAM $11: Strawberry jam or lemon curd. Fresh market berries, with confectioner’s custard or whipped cream

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE $10: FRESH TOMATOES WITH ROCKET PESTO, CRACKED PEPPER OPTIONAL (VEGAN) OR FREE-RANGE CHICKEN & VEGES WITH MILD SPICY TANDORI SAUCE. With cheese or hummus, and salad & dressing or egg.

 

Gate Collection - St John

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Help support this vital service! Collectors will be at the gates this Saturday.

 

Community Stall - Parkinson's NZ Annual Street Appeal

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This Week at the Market L1

Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy (& always wash your produce when you get home).

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle returns, etc.

We will have loads of fantastic, fresh local produce, products, hot food, coffee, etc ready for you from 7:30am till 12:15pm around their usual spots at the market.

Cash is still accepted from many vendors.  CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET.

QR CODES ARE AT ALL THE GATES please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the fence at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance)It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan in (incl vendors & staff).  This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do so & to sanitize hands at entrances please.

If you can please make sure you have downloaded a Govt Covid diary tracker QR app on your smart phone to be prepared if you haven’t already done so.  https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app

Remember your charged mobile phones for contact tracing! 

Please sneeze into your elbow.

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