Organic Week This Week And Harvest Celebration the Next!

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Organic Week This Week And Harvest Celebration the Next!

12th April 2018

Hi there

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Its been an exciting week this week at the market,

Kate has been off on a trip visiting some of our wonderful vendors in the central area taking a look at what they are all up to. and partaking in their truly award winning produce!

While in other news its the inaugural Organic Week this week and its a great opportunity to take a look around the market at all the organic vendors and the products they provide.

Organic Produce like the Otago Farmers Market overall is all about understanding how the food you eat is grown, what it is grown with and also giving you the choice to decide what you want to eat. Certainly something worth celebrating!

Valda from NZ Nuts also has some great information about Certified Organic authentication to help you too.

Organic certification allows you to buy food that you know has been nurtured in healthy soils and farmed without the use of any chemical fungicides, weed killers, pesticides  or other inorganic compounds.  There are strict national and international standards which need to be attained in order to be “certified organic”.  In New Zealand the BIOGROW standard forms the foundation for all systems and certifiers include Biogrow, Quality Assure and Organic Farms NZ.  Farmers submit property management plans and these along with annual property audits “verify” that farm practices are consistent with the organic standards – and if necessary remedial action is taken.  Before a farm can be certified soil tests are taken to ensure that they meet the standard before registration can occur.  Anything used on the property then has to either be produced on the property or certified organic and records maintained.  Soil health and plant health are maintained through composts or kelp and plant teas.

In other news the Harvest Celebration is going to be next week which is going to be another year of freshly pressed apple juice, music, scarecrows, community groups and preserves.

Once again we will have an apple press to turn your apples into golden juice. Please make sure your apples are clean and that you bring clean jars with lids for the juice. For the young amongst us we are having a scarecrow competition. This would be a great school holiday project and we hope to see some beautiful, creative examples. Good prizes too. There will be a good representation of community groups present from the gardening, harvesting and preserving fraternity with some great information sharing going on. The market kitchen will be cooking up some wonderful preserves with tasty samples being shared around the market. Top this off with wonderful country and folk music and a best dressed vendors’ competition and I think you can see we will be having a whole ton of fun.


This Week in the kitchen

Yay organic week is here,

and what better way to celebrate than pick your favourite apples and stuff it full of certified organic chestnuts.

When you take an active role in understanding where you food comes from you deserve a treat and our lovely chef Kate is here to help!

Click here for a pdf copy

Baked apples with chestnuts and brandy custard

Produce from Ettrick Gardens NZ Nut Products

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Carrot and Cashew Spread

Produce from Ettrick Gardens

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Sweet Potato Squash and Ginger Soup

Produce from Ettrick Gardens

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Brandy Custard

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Pan fried Salmon with burnt butter and Kohlrabi Remoulade

Produce from Harbour Fish

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Outstanding Food Producer Awards

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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 just click on the below link and enter in us as your favourite market.



Judge Rock


We have some great news to share!  

The latest Cuisine Magazine rates our 2016 Judge Rock pinot noir number 4 out of 163 NZ Pinot noirs!

The magazine is already out if you want to take a look.

We will be selling the 2016 pinot  from this Saturday


Cheers Angela


La Crepe


Jam Of The Day: Feijoa  $5.50

Sweet Crepe: Apple  Delicacy, Butterscotch Sauce, Poached  Apple  With Confectioner’s Custard $9.50 Or With Whipped Cream $9

Savoury Crepe: Organic Split Lentil, Brocoli And Butternut With Homemade Indian Curry (Vegan) Or Wild And White Button Mushrooms With Vegan Pesto (Vegan) Or French Traditonal Lamb Stew With Cheese Or Hummus And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg  $10



Dunedin’s 10 year plan – having your say is easy

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Come and talk with Councillors at the Farmers’ Market about Dunedin’s 10 year plan.

What is the 10 year plan?

The plan outlines the services and activities the DCC plans to provide, the things we want to do, how much we expect things to cost and what it all means for rates and debt. Some of it is our ‘business as usual’ work that keeps the city ticking over, and there are also big projects such as revamping the central city and the proposed waterfront bridge.

Why is it important?

The 10 year plan is your best opportunity to tell the Council what we should do and where money should be spent.

Hearings - what’s different?

All feedback counts and this year you will have the opportunity to speak with Councillors at hearings during the consultation period rather than afterwards. We are trialling this to simplify the process. Hearings are from 9-13 April. Anyone can speak at the hearings – you don’t have to complete a feedback form beforehand, but you can if you want to. Register for the hearings by going to or phoning 477 4000.

Having your say is easy. You can go online, post written feedback, talk with Councillors and/or speak at hearings during the consultation period. To find out more, go to

Have your say before noon on Monday, 23 April.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Agreeable Nature

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Hi All,


We wanted to let you all know that Agreeable Nature Pastured Free Range Eggs was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2018 New Zealand Outstanding Food Producers Awards.  We are very eggcited and proud of this and want to thank you all for your support of our business.



Michelle and Tony Pringle


NZ Nuts

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Winter has arrived – and thankfully only the last of the walnuts to get off the the trees...... and hopefully the roads will still be clear by the end of the week!

This week we will have:

Walnuts – Vina, Hartley, Franquette and Tehama – in shell and for the early bird some halves and pieces 


Black Krim Tomatoes


Keep warm,




Ettrick Gardens

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New This Week

Ballerat Cooking Apples , Eve, Braeburn & Granny Smith. Fresh Picked Torwick Plums & Daikon.

“Fresh This Week”

Pumpkins, Butternut & Squash, 12 Varieties Of Apples & 6 Pear Varieties, Royal Gala, Peasgood Nonsuch, Aztec, Huaguan, Cox’s Orange & Golden Delicious, Pacific Beauty, & Red Delicious Apples, Doyenne Du Comice, Star Crimson, Winter Nelis, Beurre Bosc, Taylors Gold, Honey & Quince Pears

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays

Agria, Red Fantasy,  Red Ruby, Heather & Highlander Potatoes, Fresh Bunched Baby Carrots, Silverbeet, Gold Beetroot, Butternut, Leeks, Pumpkin & Buttercup Squash, Broccoli,, Cauliflowers, Carrots, Pumpkin, Spring Onions, Onions, Red Cabbage, Parsley, Basil, & Beetroot, Coloured Peppers, Kale, Cavolo Nero & Chillies

Super Special On

5 Kg Potatoes Only $8, Beetroot $3.50 1 Kg Bag, Butternut Large $5 Each

Please Recycle “Our” Pottles And Punnets Each Week. There Will Be A Crate Under The Apple Table To Put Them In. Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags. Thank You

“Love Our Planet”

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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Wild Dispensary

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The Wild Dispensary team have been busy over the summer break harvesting herbs and berries and making tonics.  Back now until early Spring Wild Dispensary are pleased to be selling their latest tonic “Anti-Flam” a Turmeric, Horopito and Honey tonic. 

Please call by the Wild Dispensary stall to sample their four tonics - Immunity, Chest, Rose Hip and Anti-Flam. They’re beside Te Mahanga along from La Crepe at the south end of the market. 

Special Special Special

Wild Dispensary are offering a Welcome Back Special - 30% off Chest Tonic or a free Chest Tonic when you buy two or more bottles of any tonic.

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