Barbara Phillipps, a champion of community and an early Chair of the Otago Farmers Market Trust, died in Dunedin on 2 July leaving her adopted city a wonderful legacy. Today our Market, arguably New Zealand’s best, is secure but at the start it was just a fragile idea - to bring fresh local produce into town for direct sale to customers. There was even a chorus of opposition. In those very early days it was Barbara’s quiet determination, her energy, and tireless hard work in bringing together a small team of other enthusiasts that made that vision a reality. And it was Barbara who found for us today’s iconic Railway Station site.
A testament to the strength of that originating concept is that, despite changes in scale and personnel over the years, direct sale of fresh and local produce and food products remains a cornerstone of both the Trust’s Community Deed and the vendors Terms and Conditions to Trade.
Even after illness took her from that lead role, Barbara Phillipps remained active at the Otago Farmers Market managing the volunteer roster for many years.
Otago Farmers Market vendors and shoppers owe a lot to Barbara Phillipps for her efforts. But one thing is for sure, she loved every minute of it and like all of us, she really enjoyed the success of the market and its ongoing vitality and bright future.
Paul Crack, former Trust Chair, and Neil Macdonald, former Trust Secretary and Treasurer
New this Week.
Frozen tayberries: bred in Scotland in 1977. They look like a small red boysenberry. They are very sweet and delicious. Fabulous with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.
Check out our “bring your bag” to “bag your own” section.
Coloured carrots, parsnips, beetroot (3 types), washed agria & red fantasy potatoes.
Spinach, brightlights silverbeet, potatoes, celery, leeks, celeriac,cauliflower, coloured carrots, daikon, garlic, parsnips, yams, carrots, shallots, onions, green cabbage, artichokes, kale, cavolo nero, red cabbage, spring onions, 3 types beetroot, elephant garlic, silver beet, walnuts & grey pumpkin.
Crunchy royal gala & sweet lady, golden delicious, crisp n crunchy eve, pacific beauty, fuji & pacific rose, braeburn & huaguan, granny smith, sturmer pink lady & ballerat cooking apples.
Taylors gold, beurre bosc, winter nelis, frozen raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, tayberries, blueberries and mixed berries.
Check out our range of reuseable bags!!
Super special’s this week spinach, carrots & elephant garlic, pumpkin & freeflow raspberries.
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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