New vendors, rugby, and fashion ID. Autumn is off to a busy start!!

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New vendors, rugby, and fashion ID. Autumn is off to a busy start!!

13th of March 2019

Hi there

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This is gearing up to be another massive weekend. For the rugby aficionados we have the battle of our boys playing the Crusaders on Saturday night. At the other end of the cultural spectrum it is Fashion ID week and fashionistas are gracing our streets and glamming up the place. All comers to the city will come together at the market on Saturday and what a diverse and stimulating mix it will be.

We have another new vendor starting this week. Caithness Farm, from the Waitaki region, is bringing vegetables. Initially they will have a variety of potatoes and carrots but this will quickly diversify into a wide range of seasonal vegetables all grown by them on their mixed cropping and vegetable farm. The Trust is delighted to have another permanent vegetable grower starting at the market. Please be sure to go by and say hello. They will be down next to Havoc Pork in the lower market.

It was great to see Harbour Fish roll out their compostable packaging for their fillets of fish last week. This is a significant undertaking by them and we salute them for leading the way in showcasing alternative, environmentally friendly packaging for what is surely one of the hardest food items to wrap. May chicken and meat soon follow!

Waitaki Bacon and Ham are away this week, as are Spelt.

See you Saturday


PS:-  go the Highlanders!!!!!!


This Week in the kitchen

Early Autumn means it's time to start stocking up those preserves, and yet it's still warm enough to enjoy a popsicle! Chef Kate Woodhouse is back in the market kitchen this Saturday and has a delightful array of recipes for you to taste as well as take home.  She is always keen for a chat and loves to promote our market vendors. Do come say "hello" Saturday morning!

Pickled Purple Beans

Produce from Waikouaiti Gardens

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Gurnard Omelette with Pickled Bean and Fennel Salad

Produce from Harbour Fish Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Waikouaiti Gardens

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Blueberry and Cinnamon Kombucha and Strawberry Yoghurt Popsicles (Makes 6 small iceblocks)

Produce from

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Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad with Parmesan and Seed Crisps

Produce from

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DidgEra Artist Dave Johnson at the Market this Saturday!


We're excited to have musician Dave Johnson at the market this Saturday! As a soloist, Dave plays several instruments simultaneously while combining a unique blend of percussive and melodic rhythms over which he alternates the deep piercing of the didgeridoo with the jazz-affiliated saxophones, or the more meditative Native American Flute. Dave has spent years traveling to different parts of Australia, both performing and recording along the way.




Waitaki Orchard

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This week we have our autumn fruits.

Angelino plums, August Red nectarines, and peacharines.

We use our seconds fruit to create a range of frozen and fresh baking, jams, chutney, and sorbets.

We are just above the steps to the carpark, on the platform, right at the end by Anzac Ave.

(We only use paper bags)

Come down and have a look.

Julie and Justin


Bay Road

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Bay Rd Jars: Bay Rd is looking for some extra jar returns this week! We are currently waiting for our next load of jars to be screen printed in Christchurch and are getting low on jar stocks. To take advantage of our jar swap discount simply bring back your clean jar for a discount off your next. The jar swap discount is only applied when buying a new jar however we are happy to take back any extras you have and can assure that every single jar is reused. Thanks very much to everyone who has been bringing clean jars back so far, we are getting up to 80 jars back each week. Lets crack 100 this week!

Cheers, Mick and Mark.


Ettrick Gardens

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New products this week
Supasweet sweetcorn, Bushfire squash, Coloured carrots

Fresh “in new seasons” now
Blackberries & Raspberries, Strawberries & Blueberries

Apples & Pears, Luisa & Black Doris Plums

Broccoli, Red Chillies, Cauliflower, New Potatoes, Parsley & Capsicums, Daikon, Tomatoes, Garlic, Kale, Cavolo Nero, Red Cabbage, Courgettes,
Green Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, & Tomatoes, Carrots, 3 types of Beetroot, & Spinach, Shallots, silverbeet, Walnuts

Apples: Fresh picked Sweetlady, Fiesta, Cox’s Orange, Royal Gala & Peasgood Non Such Cooking Apples
Bon Cretien & Star Crimson Pears

Check out our “clip on” reusable shopping bags 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
Cauliflower, raspberries, blackberries,
5kg potatoes and red chillies

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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Who Ate All the Pies

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It’s March 17th this Sunday which means it’s St. Patrick’s day!

Why not celebrate the Irish national Holiday with a traditional Irish Beef Stew slow cooked in Emerson’s London Porter and encased in a crisp flaky pastry. Hurry while stocks last.
$17 Family
$5.50 single or 3 for $14.50


La Crepe

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La Crepe Special

Jam of the day: blackcurrant & plum $6

Sweet Crepe: strawberry dream
strawberry jam
fresh market strawberries
with confectioner’s custard $11
or with whipped cream $10.50

Savoury Crepe: avocado guacamole (vegan)
or organic cauliflower with blue cheese and almond cream (vegetarian)
or roasted duck with orange sauce & vegetable
with cheese or hummus
and with salad & dressing or egg $10.50


Otago Organics

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Heritage apples selling this week are; Boskoop is a classic Dutch apple from 1856.  It's great for cooking and baking and also as a dessert eating apple for those who enjoy an aromatic juicy and tart apple very high in Vitamin C. Caville Blanc D’Hiver, our oldest and most unique apple from 1627 with its very unusual ribbed appearance which like Boskoop can be cooked or eaten as a desert apple and is also high in vitamin C.

The pear this week is Louise Bonne De Jersey, a sweet pear lovely with blue cheese either in salads or on its own.

Also available will be Courgette Flowers (Ask for our Mexican recipe sheet), mixed fresh organic lettuces including; Oak Leaf, Cos ,and Little Gem a well as plenty of Courgettes and Cucumbers and our popular Salad Mix with Edible Flowers.

Alice and Toni


Dunford Grove


Hazel nuts are beginning to fall and so begins the arduous task of picking them up! Then we remove any husks, sort and bag into onion bags and they're all ready to be hung in the rafters of the shed for a few months air drying before they're good to shell and roast.

Did you know?
Olive oil is a fruit juice! Olive oil comes from the flesh of the olive fruit. If you live near an olive tree try this: pick a fruit and smash it in your palm. You will have both water and olive oil on your hand. For that reason olive oil is considered a raw fruit juice. It is a healthy mono-unsaturated fat that is extracted with a simple crushing process, using no chemicals or solvents like other refined oils.
If you use any other process than simple crushing of the fruit you will never achieve the parameters required to allow you to claim your oil as Extra Virgin Olive Oil!


Brain Injury Association at the Community Stall

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The Brain Injury Association of New Zealand offers support and resources to those who are affected – whether it be their own injury, or the injury of a loved one. They will be at our community stall this Saturday raising support by selling keep cups, t-shirts and wrist bands, as well as having a firewood raffle. Do come and stop by their tent this weekend!


Child Cancer Foundation


The Child Cancer Foundation will be collecting at the market gates this coming Saturday. Please do stop by and give them some support and encouragement!

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