This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

16th July 2022

Hi there

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It sure has been wet, wet, wet!  A wild welcome back to the students in town, the school holidays & any holiday visitors.  Our Market office was flooded this week, so Bella & I have packed up office to a dry temporary space until repairs are done, hopefully you are juggling it all ok as well, but at least I think we are over the halfway mark of winter so that’s always a good thing in my book. Wishing you luck in staying well & dry this week!

There should still be a good supply of winter vegies + apples & pears (Janefield Hydroponic's is away for another week or two as they catch-up getting at the farm getting ready for spring!) from Ettrick Gardens, Oamaru Organic's, Willowbrook (all going well this week with driving over from Central) & Rosedale Orchard.  

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working & bags for vegies, fruit & even bread. Look out for our ReUse posters on vendors stalls that can accept their packaging back.  It is Plastic Free July & every little change we do helps if we do it regularly. 

For those of you who maybe isolating or homebound we have a few vendors that can deliver to your door during the weekBrightside Microgreens, Gilberts Fine Foods, Ettrick Gardens, Waewae, Ronia & Pippi, Agreeable Nature Eggs, Blue Mountain Butchery, Tartan Sari, Dunford Grove, Evansdale Cheese, Oamaru Organics, Port Larder, Harbour Fish, Havoc Pork, Blueskin Bay Honey, Wild Dispensary, Judge Rock Wines, Hazelnut Estate, Matheson & Roberts, Bennies Honey, Whitestone Cheese, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  You can find their details in our SHOP NOW button on our website

Vendor Highlights – Breads & More.

Breads and More is an artisan bakery that is influenced by European, Jewish, Arabic and Mediterranean baking traditions.  Tomer Weisshof, a European trained chef in haute cuisine for over 20 years moved all the way here with his family to live in Dunedin, creating Breads & More in 2021.  He has gained a following with customers locally, who are looking for something just a bit different like the rugelach, (often made with Hazelnut Estate hazelnuts) which has Jewish / Polish origins and is a sweet pastry. Children delight in seeing the colourful & fun Hungarian chimney cakes (Kurtosh cakes) twisted around wooden spools, these pastries are a traditional festive Transylvanian treat.  The sourdough frena is proving popular & he bakes traditionally made sourdough pita pockets which are naturally leavened with no yeast - once toasted they puff up ready to fill with sweet or savoury fillings.  Growing up in a kibbutz influenced Tomer from an early age on hard work, which helps when you are up early or all night at each step of the long kneading, proving and baking process. 

Tomer enjoys meeting his customers, the other vendors & the nice feedback he gets at the Market.  He looks forward to Saturday mornings, especially after sometimes spending long tiring days creating sourdough loaves or baguettes – proving good things take time to create.  A sourdough loaf begins its long natural process on a Wednesday then it’s ready to be baked in the early hours of Saturday morning in one of the biggest ovens I have ever seen (at the commercial kitchen he rents space in at the Artisan Pantry in Kaikorai Valley).  Everything is made from scratch the natural way & more often than not by the time he sets up at the Market (with his cute little yellow Kurtosh pod) the bread is still warm. And while Tomer is hands on making all the artisan bread & pastries himself, he has found time to make the cabinetry at his stall at the Market as well.

He will often use fresh product from Otago Farmers Market vendors when & where he can.  His wife Einat does most of the marketing & social media.  Their two sons will often help out at the stall, check it out next time if you are looking for authentic real bread.

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

We encourage MASK use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market please.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  See you there.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Header Image:  Dunford Grove.  Insert Image:  Breads & More.


This Week in the kitchen

I found this great soup in the archives that is easy to put together and has minimal ingredients! I love to make the most of pumpkins during winter because they are long lasting and have a massive variety of uses! 

Bella (assistant manager) 

Roast Pumpkin Soup

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Rosedale Orchard

View Recipe
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Apple cake with apple chips & salted caramel sauce

Produce from Holy Cow Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Ettrick Gardens Willowbrook Orchard Rosedale Orchard

View Recipe

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!!
Better quality at a better price!!!
Spray-free silverbeet & brightlights silverbeet, only $2.50 per bunch 😊
Spray-free leeks only $2.50 each
Spray-free beetroot - round or cylindra, gold or candy only $2.50 per kilo
Frost sweetened yams & parsnips
Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes, and daikon (Japanese radish)

New seasons apples: Royal Gala, Pink Lady, co Ambrosia, and Pacific Beauty Apples
Granny Smith, Pacific Rose, Eve, Braeburn & Fuji

Heritage varieties: Sturmer, Cox’s Orange, Red and Golden Delicious.

New seasons pears: Taylors Gold, Winter Nelis, Doyenne du Comice, and Beurre Bosc

Chillies (soil grown)
Spray-free spinach
Spray-free red & green cabbage

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Highlander, Lily Rose & Jelly
Coloured carrots and orange carrots
Spray-free pumpkins & squash
Shallots & garlic
Spray-free kale & cavolo nero
Most of our vegetables are spray-free
Frozen free-flow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants.
Boysenberry special – 1 kg @ $15 “or” 2 kg for $25!!!
Our courier-to-your-door service is still available anytime.
Email 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. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook.


Who Ate All the Pies? Otago Wild Hare Pies!

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This weekend marks our 14th Birthday as a business, so we thought we’d get back to our roots, and we’ve gone all out to offer you something a wee bit special this weekend! 

We have acquired some of the finest beef suet around, and have made an ‘Otago Wild Hare’ pie with a suet pastry top….. Wild Hare with local root veggies, completely unique, limited stock, first come first serve …… $18.50 for a family and $6 per single serve!

Also, after frustrating many over the years, we’re also celebrating a complete first! I’ve been badgered for years to make such a thing, so here it is - a traditional English tasting “Steak & Kidney Pudding” once more severely short on stocks, not available hot - only sold cold to the Serious Pie Connoisseurs! Take home and enjoy at your leisure 😁 $6.50 per single serve, or three for $18.00 first come first served …..

BTW the adverse weather last weekend means we have a few pumpkin pies left and don’t forget to claim your free 20-litre fresh water container!

See you at the stall, Steven & team 😁


Dunford Grove

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Well, the Pisa Range is still there! We could have wondered as we’ve not seen this for days. I’m standing at 210m elevation, and the peak is 1963m so the snow is well down. See you on the Platform this Saturday.

Did you know?  Flagstaff is 668m and Mt Cargill 680m, so I guess you’re seeing the white stuff too?



Dunedin Craft Distillers

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Come and visit us on the platform! We will have our winter warming Dunedin Dry and Bay gins and more Mulled Gin. We will also have some Trub, our sour dough starter, bring a jar and we will fill it. 

Hopefully it will be drier than last week.

Looking forward to seeing you for a chat! Jenny and Sue


No.8 Distillery


I will be up on the platform with our award winning little Ouzo. I will also have a range of other liquors including a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more! I will have plenty of samples available this Saturday.  Julien


Tartan Sari

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Hello, Picklelovers. I am pleased to be able to offer eftpos again along with cash and bank transfer (although bank details have changed so check in with me first).

At present, I am hunting for some coriander so we may or may not have chutney this week. Plenty of everything else including yummy seed crackers. I’m away next week so stock up!

Danielle x


Marie's Plant Based Food

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We are on holiday this Saturday. Please come by next week!  Marie


We encourage MASK USE at the Market currently.

Everyone welcome but PLEASE STAY AWAY IF UNWELL (vendors & customers).

Please respect the 1mt distancing rule between all vendors, staff & customers at the market.

Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy.  

Please sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please be PATIENT & RESPECT each other’s space.

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle / jar returns, etc, these are always accepted & encouraged.


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