This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

17th April 2021

Hi there

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Crazy to think this time last year we were halfway through the first NZ lockdown & many of us were working from home, baking up a storm, zooming friends & family & the Market was only operating as a semi virtual market for the 6 or so weeks rather than our preferred weekly place to shop.  Which brings me to think, now is the time to make the most of Saturday mornings while we have a full contingent of vendors before the seasonal growers start to disappear for the winter season & while we still have the last of the stone fruit & plenty of plum varieties & all...

Congrat’s to the No.8 Distillery boys on their bevy of medals this week, two silver medals for the Horopito and Dunners Dry and a bronze medal for the Hibiscus gin at the 2021 London Spirits competition.  Hussey & Laredo had their 4year in business anniversary and Telagi our ever-trusty waste & recycling volunteer was named Volunteer of the Month by Volunteer South, we love his dedication to the Market (we are always on the lookout for other keen volunteers too).  There is always something to celebrate within our Market community. 

Zestt Wellness / Hammerheads have left the market to concentrate on other sides to the business, we wish them well, but Ernie will still be a regular shopper at the Market, can’t keep him away!  We will be welcoming a few new vendors in the coming weeks, the ever-changing nature of the Market just like the seasons.  You will hear more about them closer to the time... in the meantime Waitaki Orchard managed to do another pick in the orchard so they are back again this week & Tunanopal Mexican street food have a brand new 'local' menu, celebrating ingredients from the other vendors.  I love the cross pollination /collab aspect of the Market, I see it all the time at the end of the Market as some trade & swap goods come pack up time, to create into all sorts of delicious array - see Tartan Sari's story & others.  

The DCC will be engaging with the public at the community stall on Saturday so make sure your voice is heard on the 10yr draft plan for our great little city, they will be up on the platform. 

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

See you at the Market.

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

Chef Amy has been full to bursting with recipe ideas this week! Including one for the Plum Sauce that everyone was salivating over last week at the Market. With the abundance of plums it's a great time to get those delicious bad boys on the boil. A recipe for the last of the stone fruit that could be dessert or an super lush brekkie. A hearty & toasty curry, fritter and soup utilizing all the amazing autumn produce on offer.

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Princes St Butcher Medium Ground Beef Chuck Mince - Hot Chuck Beef Curry

Te Mahanga Garlic - Hot Chuck Beef Curry + Plum Sauce + Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes + Kale and Peanut Soup

Oamaru Organics Broccoli - Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Tartan Sari Goan Curry Paste & Spicy Tomato Pickles - Hot Chuck Beef Curry + Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Dunford Grove Olive Oil + Olive Salt - Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes + Hot Chuck Beef Curry

Agreeable Nature Eggs - Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Waikouaiti Gardens Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes - Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Earnscluegh Orchard Plums - Plum Sauce

Ettrick Gardens Kale - Kale and Peanut Soup

Bay Road Crunchy Peanut Butter - Kale and Peanut Soup

Willowbrook Orchard Peaches - Peach Crunch

Butlers Berries Raspberry Syrup Concentrate - Peach Crunch

Peach Crunch

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard Butler's Fruit Farm

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Kale and Peanut Soup

Produce from BAY Rd Peanut Butter Ettrick Gardens

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Crunchy Broccoli Fritters & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Produce from Oamaru Organics Tartan Sari Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Dunford Grove Waikouaiti Gardens

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Hot Chuck Beef Curry

Produce from Princes St Butcher Dunford Grove Tartan Sari

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Plum Sauce

Produce from Earnscleugh Orchard

View Recipe
 

Waewae Permaculture

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We will be at 2 more markets only, until we are back in spring. During the slower season we only have capacity for our home delivery boxes. If you don't want to go without our lovely produce, talk to us about our set-price veggie boxes at the next market. If you live near our farm you can have veggies delivered, and a veggie box can be picked up from our farm if you are outside our delivery area. Thank you for all your support, encouragement, kind words and suggestions this season. We are expanding slowly and endeavor to be at the market longer each season.

Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!).

 

Tartan Sari

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Have you ever tried Spicy Apple Pickle? You are in for a treat!

We have been (im)patiently waiting for Autumn to arrive to get our hands on some delicious seasonal, NZ-grown Granny Smith apples, and fellow market vendors Rosedale Orchard have provided us with some of their sensational crop! We will be spending the next few weeks filling up the stock room with enough Apple Pickle to last us all until next autumn (hopefully!). We would love to give you a taste, come and see us on the platform this Saturday. We have EFTPOS!

 

NZ Nuts This Weekend

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What a busy nutty week – with a few weather complications thrown in!  Harvest is progressing well, and we are harvesting Franquette now, taking other cultivars out of the drying room, grading, and packing in shell nuts.  It’s all go on the Nut Farm!!

This week you will find the following on the stall.

Walnuts – in shell Vina, (some halves and pieces for the early birds) and some Tahama

Almonds

Chestnuts – in 500g and 2kg bags (How to prepare chestnuts and ideas for their use in sweet and savoury dishes are included in the bags)

I will now be in the position to fill bulk orders, but it would be useful if you could advise me of what you need so that I can arrange to have them in the market at a time that suits you. Email nznut1@xtra.co.nz

I have just finished participating in a Skype conference call presenting the Organic Sector Market Report for 2020 and looking towards the future of the organic sector... over a hundred participants NZ wide, videos of international speakers and a lot of energy “in the room” to how to best champion organic production and meet food needs in the future.  The Organic Products Bill is currently before parliament – a lot of work to be done!  Email me if you are interested in the link to these discussions. 

Best wishes to each of the Otago Farmers Market customers – thank you for supporting us on our organic journey!

Valda Muller

 

Tunanopal Mexican Autumn Menu!

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New Menu Alert! 

Tacos:  Puerco Pibil:  Marinated pork from Havoc Farm, roasted and served with pickled red onion and peppers sauce in a corn tortilla. GF/DF.

Longaniza: Princes St Butcher spicy sausage with guacamole and salsa Roja in a corn tortilla.  GF/DF 

Veggies in Salsa Verde: Ettrick Gardens vegetables cooked in tomatillo salsa served with Mexican rice in a corn tortilla. GF/Vegan.

Antojito (Snack):  Esquites: warm corn salad, served with Catlins Kitchen organic mayonnaise, cheese, and chili powder. GF/V.

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW

LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

RED ONIONS, LEEKS, CELERY and SPINACH

are “IN SEASON NOW” SPRAYFREE AND DELICIOUS!

AUTUMN RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES

& SUPER SWEET STRAWBERRIES are still available

SUPER SWEET SWEETCORN

FRESHLY PICKED ROYAL GALA, GOLDEN & RED DELICIOUS

COX’S ORANGE, FUJI & PACIFIC BEAUTY APPLES

DOYENNE DU COMICE, BEURRE BOSC, BEURRE HARDY,

WINTER NELIS & TAYLORS GOLD PEARS

SPRAYFREE AND FRESHLY PICKED TORWICK PLUMS

Spray Free CAULIFLOWER, LARGE RED & GREEN CABBAGE and FENNEL!

COLOURED CARROTS and BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET!

AGRIA, RED FANTASY, HIGHLANDER & HEATHER POTATOES

CHERRY TOMATOES @ A SUPER LOW PRICE

CHILLIES & PEPPERS

BUSHFIRE SQUASH & GREY PUMPKIN SPRAYFREE & DELICIOUS

SAVE $’s 5KG RED FANTASY @ $5

SAVE $’s SUPER SPECIAL ON “HOT N BOTHERED” CHILLIES

ROUND, CYLINDRA, GOLD & CANDY BEETROOT,

SILVERBEET, KALE, CAVOLO NERO, FENNEL, GARLIC,

CABBAGE, WALNUTS, RED CABBAGE, PARSLEY,

ORANGE CARROTS, KALE, BIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET, CAULIFLOWER,

MOST OF OUR VEGETABLES ARE SPRAY FREE!

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 Follow us on Instagram & Facebook.

 

Dunford Grove

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Well bugger!  We had a bit of wind.  This tree was part of a hedge and reasonably sheltered but… fortunately, the trees in the grove came through almost unscathed. 

Did you know? Every tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (13.5g) contains:

  • 119 calories
  • 5 g of fat, of which 1.86 g is saturated.
  • 9 milligrams (mg) of vitamin E
  • 13 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin K

It also contains traces of calcium and potassium, as well as polyphenols, tocopherols, phytosterols, squalene, and terpenic acids and other antioxidants.

 

Catlins True Brew & Kitchen

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We are doing a new smaller jar of mayonnaise... fresh is best and all that with a dollar discount off your next one when you return the jar!

Cheers

Debs

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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Strawberry dream season is over for now and we have come up with "Sunshine Call" which we feel is good for starting the weekend. Now let see if it works... Below are the specials.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY $6: BLACKCURRENT with White-Choc Brittle and Sliced Almond $*

THE CREATION $8: Lemon curd or passionfruit with low sugar hazelnut meringue & whipped cream.

SUNSHINE CALL $10.00: Lemon curd or butter scotch. Poached apples and raspberries, with custard or whipped cream.

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE $10.00: ROASTED PUMPKIN & ONION WITH OPHIR’S THYME N’ SORREL WITH OR WITHOUT FETA

OR: BRAISED BEEF WITH VEGIES AND BLACK OLIVES ITATLIAN STYLE. With cheese or hummus, salad & dressing, or egg. 

 

Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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This week was spent recycling & sterilizing my jars. I use recycled jars to bottle my fermented vegetables and my gourmet low sugar jam. A special thanks to all of you who bring me back the jars, it is so helpful, as if I don’t have enough jars, I have to go and find them in recycling bins, which take a lot of time and energy. I always need more jars and especially the 380/400g.  

Our Banoffee Pancake $8 (made with date butterscotch, vegan custard, and fresh banana) was a success: so delicious!! It will stay on the menu for every Saturday treat, come to have a try, but be careful, you might get addicted!  

See you at the Market! 

FERMENTED VEGETABLES  

Sauerkraut (*onion & garlic $13 or cabbage $12) for 380g 

*Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available – $14 for 380g (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot)

Cabbage, #daikon, *yams, ginger, red Korean pepper, Galangal – Kimch style (medium)- $15 for 380g almost finished.

Cabbage, carrots, celeriac, brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed - $15 for 380g 

*Red cabbage, # yellow beetroot, masala, curry and 5 spices - $15 for 380g

                * organic   # spray free   

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Mung bean, buckwheat & sunflower seed. 1 packet (225g) for $8 or 2 packets for $15 Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my burgers. 

LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, white peach & vanilla, pear & vanilla.

PANCAKES SANDWICHES SPECIAL $7.50: is a combination of low sugar plum jam, vegan custard (made of fresh almond milk, cashew nut, coconut cream and chia seed) and roasted hazelnut (Hazelnut Estate from our Market).

TEMPEH BURGER $9: choose between crunchy peanut sauce, teriyaki or mild chilli tomato sauce and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable. They all have a fresh, organic tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.

 

Community Stall - Dunedin City Council

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Join the conversation at this week’s Otago Farmers Market

Want to have your say on the future of Ōtepoti?

Meet and talk with Councillors and staff about the Dunedin City Council’s draft 10 year plan for 2021-31.

www.thefutureofus.nz

ōtepoti | dunedin

 

Gate Collection - RSA Poppy Appeal

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The RSA Poppy Appeal is New Zealand’s longest running charity appeal. And will be at the gates collecting at the Market this weekend. In 2021 we have chosen to highlight the experiences of women and the military, that’s both women in uniform and those women who watch their sons, daughters, husbands or lovers depart and have the daily angst of never knowing if they will return. Please take some time to read their stories and gain insight into their experiences at the RSA website.

The annual Poppy Appeal is the primary source of funds for the RSA’s extensive provision of support services to the service community.

 

This Week at the Market L1

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

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

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle returns, etc.

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.  CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET.

QR CODES ARE AT ALL THE GATES please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the fence at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance)It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan 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.

covid19.govt.nz

 

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