We are super excited to be hosting our 4th annual Harvest Celebration!!
When - May 11th
Where - Northern Car park at the Farmers Market
- Juicing Apples - bring your own apples or buy some from a vendor and watch our european, hand made apple press turn them into sweet nectar to take home. Bring clean jars and bottles with lids.
- Vendor costume party - have a giggle at the creations that our vendors come to light with!
- Marvelous Marrows - get creative with the time honoured marrow and bring your creation along to the market on the day to be judged. Carve 'em, decorate 'em, make furniture out of them - we don't care but we will judge'em at 11am and the prizes will be worth your effort!
- For the kids - animal, vegetable creations - enjoy creating a tableau or a one off favourite animal out of vegetables and /or fruit. Toothpicks are useful and you and your kids will have lots of fun playing around with the concept. Bring your masterpieces to the market to be showcased, both on the day and later in our newsletter and social media pages.
- Community groups galore, from screen printing reusable bags, to heirloom fruit trees to what happens to all the coffee cups and compostables we collect at the market. Loads of information sharing about our local food scene and waste minimization here in Dunedin.
- Music! - Melissa and the Dr (https://www.facebook.com/MelAndTheDr/) are performing from 10am with Terry Ebeling creating a mellow sound from 8am.
- Market Kitchen burgeoning with autumnal, harvest type food offerings. Ever had hot, spiced apple juice straight from the apple press? or pumpkin bread with apple butter? well you are in for some healthy, delicious, warming taste treats.
Put the date in your diary and be sure to get involved! Spread the word and show off our award winning market to some new comers!
See You there or be Square .. hey that's a thought, line dancing ....
New this week
parsnips, Red Delicious apples & quince
Supersweet sweetcorn, Luisa plums, and lots of fresh crunchy apples & pears.
Broccoli, Brightlights silverbeet, coloured peppers, potatoes, parsley & capsicums, coloured carrots, daikon, tomatoes, garlic, kale, cavolo nero, red cabbage, courgettes, red chillies,
green cabbage, and cherry tomatoes. Carrots, 3 types of beetroot, spinach, elephant garlic, shallots, silverbeet, walnuts, Bushfire squash & grey pumpkin.
Crunchy Royal Gala & Sweetlady, Golden Delicious, Kidds Orange Red, Pacific Beauty, Cox’s Orange
Taylors Gold, Beurre Bosc, Beurre Hardy, Honey pears, Doyenne Du Comice, Ice Cream pears, Bon Cretien & Star Crimson pears
Check out our “clip on” reusable shopping bags at only $2 each,
Clip them onto your purse, jeans, key ring ??? Lots of fab designs!
Or calico tote & paper carry bags for sale also
Super special’s this week
“Supersweet” sweetcorn, Luisa plums, red & yellow peppers and red jalapeno chillies
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Its been a bit crisp these past few mornings and we've woken to the whirring of the frost fans on the neighbouring vineyards. Traveling the district, every block seems to have large numbers of itinerant pickers and stacks of grey grape bins. Walking the grove this morning we found the first blush of colour on our Leccino, still many more sunshine hours needed before harvest.
Did you know?
All olives start green and mature to purple. When olives are harvested and made into oil when they are on the greener side, they tend to yield a smaller amount of intensely bitter and pungent oils, which is preferred by some oil aficionados. If we wait for the fruit to turn purple, we may get more mild and buttery oil, which some of us prefer, too.