Bliss, joy it’s stone fruit season! The fruit has been slow to ripen with the un-seasonal weather but this week of sunshine will have made all the difference. Where else in the country do you get such superb, tree ripened bursts of sunshine? I have to admit to feeling a tiny bit smug knowing that the apricots we have at our market are the best in the country!
Many of you will be thinking about the start of the school year. It is a busy time for families with young children as holidays end and the reality of another hectic year looms. Healthy snacks and meals make such a difference to staying on top of things. Why not bring the whole family down to the market and get the kids to choose their favourite yummy, ripe and juicy healthy snack to get things started on the right track.
This week will see a very full market with virtually every single vendor back from holidays. It is the last week for The Big Fat Cherry Co so if you need some of their big fat cherries then don’t delay!
Some of you may be interested in helping us out on an occasional Saturday morning. From 10am – noon we require a volunteer to staff the market hub and deal with customer enquiries and sell merchandise. This is a pleasant role that mostly the Trustees fill but from time to time we have a few gaps. We are also on the lookout for waste volunteers / waste warriors from 8 - 10am to help keep market waste minimisation strategy's operating correctly with market goers. If you are interested and would like to know more then email me here.
See you Saturday
This Week in the kitchen
All delicious things VEGAN this weekend in the kitchen with Jamalia.... tips, tastings, recipes & advice all at the black caravan.
Amazing Vendors This Week:
Oamaru Organics Red Onions & Purple Kale - Smoked Kelp Seasoned Purple Kale Chips & Roasted Baby Carrot and Red Onion with Black Rice
Wild Larder Smoked Kelp Seasoning - Smoked Kelp Seasoned Purple Kale Chips
Caithness Farm Baby Carrots - Roasted Baby Carrot and Red Onion with Black Rice
BAY Rd Peanut Butter - Peanut Butter Pinto Bean Tempeh
Maries Tempeh - Peanut Butter Pinto Bean Tempeh
Beano’s Bakery Pane Maggia Sourdough – The Market Platter
Dunford Grove Garlic Infused Olive Oil - The Market Platter
Port Larder Dukkah - The Market Platter
Peanut Butter Pinto Bean Tempeh
Smoked Kelp Seasoned Purple Kale Chips
Well the local highways were busy last weekend with lots of holiday makers departing so, of course, summer has finally arrived! High 20s to early 30s makes for warm days.
Very nice but work outside needs to be done by early afternoon.
Special this Week:
Fermented Vegetables (sampling available)
*Kimchi (mild and medium)
*Asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, broccoflower, pumpkin, radish, dill & ginger
*Cabbage, beetroot, daikon & capsicum
*Cabbage, Jerusaleum artichoke, turmeric & curry spices (mild)
Organic TEMPEH: Red Kidney & Pinto Beans with Sunflower
This week, our market chef will do some tasting with this product.
Low Sugar Jam - More fruit and less sugar, sweet enough but not too sweet. (These jams are so yummy!)
Cherry, Rhubarb & Nectarine, Peach, Plum, Apricot, Gooseberry.
Find me on the platform, you are welcome to have some sampling.
All my products are packed with recycling jars, please bring back, THANK YOU.
We will have the first of our new season’s Organic Fruit this Saturday. Wilson’s Early Plums are a sweet desert plum with a cherry red skin and golden flesh. We also of course, have our regular salad mix with edible flowers, fresh herbs and our Victoria Rhubarb, great flavoured with a good shape and colour when cooked.
Leckies Butchery Market Specials
Our special this week is:
Crumbed Beef Schnitzel $16.95kg
LA CREPE SPECIAL 18th JANUARY
JAM OF THE DAY: CHERRY $6
THE CREATION: LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM $8
THE CALL OF SUMMER:
LEMON CURD, POACHED NECTARINE
LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE
with Confectioner’s Custard $11.50
Or with Whipped Cream $10.50
SAVOURY CREPE: $10.50
With Cheese or Hummus
And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg
FRESH TOMATO WITH ROCKET PESTO (VEGAN)
HOT SMOKED MANUKA KAHAWAI WITH HORSERADISH CREAM
Ettrick Gardens Market Specials
FRESH IN SEASON NOW!!!!
RASPBERRIES, TAYBERRIES, BLACKCURRANTS, STRAWBERRIES, BOYSENBERRIES & BLUEBERRIES.
CHERRIES, PLUMS & NEW SEASONS APPLES.
NEW POTATOES, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER. BROAD BEANS, LARGE LETTUCE, RADISH, SPRING CARROTS, COURGETTES, PEAS IN THE POD, SPRING CABBAGE, KALE & TOMATOES.
Crunchy Royal Gala, Granny Smith & Pink Lady Apples.
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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