This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

12th September 2020

Hi there

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There is no one quite like Afife Harris, owner/operator of Lebanese Cuisine. Afife came to New Zealand 25 or so years ago from Lebanon and has made an indelible mark on Dunedin and the people who live here. Her passion is about helping others and she has selflessly gone about doing that the whole time she has been here. Whether she is organising car boot sales to raise money for driving lessons for Syrian refuges, co-ordinating and writing cook books, teaching how to cook Lebanese food, facilitating multi cultural women’s groups or just simply donating any excess food left over after the market to those that need it.  She is a dynamic force of a woman who gets things done and, as such, is a huge asset to our city and farmers market.

Afife has been a vendor at the farmers market since 2006. She began with just three dishes – hummus, tabbouleh and falafel – but now has 9 or 10 different dishes on offer ranging from the well known to her special Eggplant and Pomegranate Molasses special dish! Everything is made from scratch and we get to taste divine Turkish Delight, Dolmas, Katafi and Baklava, Mamoual, Borek, Fattier, Labneh and different salads and dips.

Afife is a Dunedin legend and her stall is not to be missed at the market. Be sure to go by and say hi.

Coastal Kaps will be at the market this week with their oyster mushrooms. These get snapped up as they are so picture perfect and tasty. You will find them up on the platform.

We are expecting a beautiful day on Saturday, so gather up your shopping bags and head down to restock the pantry for the week. There will be lots of pretty Spring flowers for sale as well! Bonus!

Kind Regards

Kate

 

This Week in the kitchen

While we still have no market chef in our kitchen during L2, there are always plenty of delicious recipes from our archives on the Otago Farmers Market website for spring inspired cooking.  Using wonderful, fresh ingredients we all have access to from our market vendors each week means shopping & cooking in season and locally is the freshest you'll get anywhere!

Dark Carrot and Olive Oil Cake

Produce from Wairuna Organics

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Truffles

Produce from BAY Rd Peanut Butter

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Vegetarian Gyoza

Produce from Ettrick Gardens

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Parsnip & orange loaf

Produce from Wairuna Organics Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW

‘PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI’. Great in stir-fry’s, quiche, veg mixes, or by itself.

Also: SPRING ONIONS & DAFFODILS.

PURPLE, YELLOW AND ORANGE COLOURED CARROTS WILL BRIGHTEN UP ANY WINTER MEAL.

4 VARIETIES OF BEETROOT, PURPLE ROUND & CYLINDRA also

CANDY & GOLD BEETROOT, SHALLOTS, SPRING ONIONS.

SPINACH, SILVERBEET, BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET.

CARROTS, ONIONS, RED ONIONS, COLOURED CARROTS.

GREEN CABBAGE, KALE, LEEKS.

BABY BEETROOT, BABY CARROTS.  

LEEKS ONLY $4 A BUNCH.

RED ONIONS only $4 KG BAG.

7 VARIETIES OF POTATOES.

AGRIA 5KG ONLY $5.

2 VARIETIES OF PEARS.

7 VARIETIES OF CRISP & CRUNCHY APPLES.

THE PERFECT EASY AND TASTY SPRING DESSERT.

FROZEN FREEFLOW BERRIES!!!!

RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES & TAYBERRIES.

BLACKCURRANTS are Sooo good for you, High in Vitamin C and Antioxidents!!

This weekend 500gm $8 or 2 for $14.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

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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NZ Nuts

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Look out for the NZ Nut Van at the market on Saturday 19 September – there will be a full range of in-shell walnut cultivars and bags from 500gm to bulk purchases along with walnut halves and pieces.  Now is your opportunity to collect Vina, Hartley, Franquette and Tehama walnuts and garlic.

Valda apologises that for health reasons she has had a significant break from the market – but it is good that Tim Muller will be down selling walnuts.  Payment can be by electronic transfer or cash.

 

Butlers will be here this weekend

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Butlers will be here this weekend with LOADS of spring flowers, jams & frozen berries!

 

Otago Farmers Market Pure Linen Tea Towels

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Made with gorgeous 100% pure linen, these super-sized tea towels are handmade & hand printed right here in Dunedin with rustic contrasting stitching.  

Give them a couple of washes & they’ll be drying those dishes for you!  

$17 each.  Cash only.  You will find them at the Market caravan awaiting your arrival!  

 

This Week at the Market at LEVEL TWO - MARKET RULES.

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

Please respect the 2mt distancing rule.

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

Please shop & then leave.  (There will be no communal tables, chairs, tastings, cup library, etc).

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you (some vendors may still be able to fill it for you) & bottle returns, etc.

Ready to Eat stalls will be there we ask that you please take away your food with you. 

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.

Contact tracking is at all the gates, please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code (& there are manual tracing sheets for those who don't have a phone).  It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan or sign themselves 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.

We encourage mask wearing if you feel comfortable doing so.

No samples & tastings or Market Chef at L2.

We will have buskers at the market.

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Doubt Not Compost!

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Issac from Doubt Not Compost here in Dunedin will be back at the Market this weekend.   Issac manages our market recycling waste & will be at the market this weekend selling a few cuttings grown in the potting blend they make from local hospo waste.  Have a chat to him if you need ideas on your own composting system at home. The hard work hard they do for the market & for Dunedin is inspiring!  Hit him up for composting tips & loads of other stuff!

 
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Locavore Boxes to your Door!

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If you can't make it to the Otago Farmers Market on a Saturday morning for whatever reason & you are still keen to support local growers and makers, and here’s a way you can do that: 

Locavore Boxes include produce from a number of Farmers Market growers and producers in their boxes: veg from Oamaru Organics, Janefield Hydroponics, Caithness Farm,  Wairuna Organics, bread from Gilbert’s, dairy produce from Holy Cow, Kombucha from Kapowai, eggs from Agreeable Nature, fruit and veg from Rosedale Orchard. They also source from other local producers not found at the market: BL Beekeeping (based on the Taieri), Roastery Door coffee from South Dunedin, Vern Paddock Produce from Mihiwaka.  That means you can still support your local growers, buying locally grown /produced food - with the added bonus of having it delivered to your door! Check their website - www.locavoreboxes.co.nz

 

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