This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

17th September 2022

Hi there

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I am looking forward to getting back to the market this weekend to stock up on apples. Last week I got a big bag and stewed them. My flatmates and I have been eating apple crumble every night since! One of my favourte parts of the market is looking at the great outfits our customers come up with. This photo was take at the past Saturday Market! Not great for my shopping problem though!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there this weekend and hoping the sun continues to show up!

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, NZ Nuts, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  You can find their details in our ORDER NOW button on our website

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. Remember your keep cup / mug (if you forget, check with your beverage vendor if they have spares to borrow to save on a single use throw out cups & check their cup library).  And remember your containers, produce bags. 

We encourage mask use at the Market.  Please respect everyone’s space.

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

Ngā mihi


(Assistant Manager)

Header Image: Stonehurst Gourmet


This Week in the kitchen

Beetroot is a great long lasting vege in the fridge and goes well as either a main or dessert! We have been loving the Market beetroot in the flat for when we are doing roast vege salads and cake is next on our to cook list!

Isabella (Assistant Manager)

Sprouting broccoli with poached egg, capers, parsley and lemon dressing

Produce from Dunford Grove Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Ettrick Gardens

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Produce from Dunford Grove Caithness Farm Ltd Ettrick Gardens Holy Cow

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Produce from Ettrick Gardens Caithness Farm Ltd Dunford Grove Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

View Recipe

Tartan Sari

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Hello, Picklelovers. It’s finally here.
Our new curry paste/marinade RECHARD MASALA. It’s great on everything; fish, meat, tofu, vegetables, feta, and even nuts!
I’ll have some spicy nuts for you to taste the flavour, and you will find that recipe in the new recipe booklet.
We will also have stock of everything else including heaps of our coriander chutney and seed crackers.
See you on Saturday, it looks like it’s going to be another lovely one!
Danielle x


NZ Nuts

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Spring has sprung on the nut farm with the almond blocks in full blossom .... which of course also signals the start of threatening frosts and the frost fighting season! Prior to each major frost I spray the canopy with kelp tea (along with our other weed teas) and some valerian ..... both the kelp and the valerian give about -2C protection and we also under tree irrigate. When we protect the blossoms the bees can continue their work in the orchard and you can enjoy the almonds! Of course these strategies comply with our organic certification. 

I was interested to read recently that in Switzerland all food provided to schools, rest homes and hospitals must have a minimum of 50% of foods organically certified. This is reflective of global trends with increased interest in organic production and consumption of organic certified foods. In New Zealand MPI is working on the Organic Products Bill which will be considered by parliament again later this year. When implemented this bill will mean that any food items sold as organic will need to be from a property which is organically certified. Whilst this gives consumers certainty about claims made it has real implications for small producers as the cost of certification through some of the major providers eg. Bio Grow is beyond their means. However, Organic Farms NZ (OFNZ) provides a low cost and supportive environment for those wishing to transition to certification - the Otago branch (Otago Organics) also has an active associate membership with every few weeks a speaker, workshop or farm visit to support home gardeners or others with a keen focus on organic production. Contact the secretary for further information

Best wishes to all as you celebrate spring. Valda


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!! Better quality at a better price!!!

Spray-free cauliflower


Spring onions, also spray-free

“Jumbo” beetroot only $2 per kilo

Spray-free silverbeet & Brightlights silverbeet- only $2.50 per bunch😊

Spray-free leeks - $2.50 each

Spray-free beetroot; round or cylindra - only $2.50 per kilo

Frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes - 1 KG only $4

Apples: Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Pacific Queen, Granny Smith, Pacific Rose,

Braeburn, & Fuji apples 

Heritage varieties: Sturmer

Winter Nelis, and Beurre Bosc pears

Spray-free spinach 

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Lily Rose & Jelly

Washed taties 1.5KG only $5

Coloured carrots and orange carrots

Spray-free kale

Most of our vegetables are spray free! 

Frozen free-flow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants.



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


Dunford Grove

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Spring is here with the promise of the new growth that live for, and survive on but, the calm of a high pressure weather system means you see some pretty wrung-out looking people who’ve been up half the night staving off frost. On the positive side, fabulous days follow these crisp mornings!

Did you know?  Entries have now closed for the 2022 NZ EVOO Awards, with an enthusiastic total of 152 entries received - not far off last year’s record of 165 entries. That means there is once again some serious competition for the major awards, including every producer’s goal, the Best in Show trophy.  Sandy


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials


ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE (may contain traces of gluten) 

Free Delivery for orders of $30 and over in town. 

We will be away next Saturday, so make sure you have all your goodies for the next 2 weeks. Our new seasonal fermented is in the picture: Carrot, beetroot, ginger, turmeric and horopito - $15 for 360g

See you at the market.  Marie



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

- *Kimchi - mild ($14), medium ($15), or hot ($15) is available, please let me know which you like -280g

           (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chilli)


- #Daikon MEDIUM/HOT KIMCHI STYLE - $14 for 360g

-*Red & green cabbage, #carrots, *broccoli, #pakchoi, #celery, capsicum, onion, ginger, galangal, garlic, lemon grass, Korean pepper, - MEDIUM KIMCHI STYLE - $15 for 360g

-Almost finished     #Carrots, #beetroot, #celery, ginger, turmeric & horopito - $15 for 360g

                                  * organic # spray free


White rice, mung bean, & linseed

Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. 

1 packet (225g) for $8, 2 packets for $15 - enquire if you would like more.


270g jar for $6: Strawberry, quince 1 mix: Gooseberry, pear and banana. 

1 mix: Plum & blueberry: $6  or Blueberry, strawberry, & raspberry: $7

310g/340g jar for $7 or $8: Peach, plum, apricot, feijoa, rhubarb, and nectarine. 1 mix: Pear & raspberry, 1 mix: Gooseberry, peach & raspberry


SPECIAL: Apricot low-sugar jam, vegan custard & roast hazelnut $8.50  

BANOFFEE: Date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $9

BOUNTY: Dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $8.50

TEMPEH BURGER: $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spiced sauce, or tomato and olive sauce. Add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable. 

They all have an organic, fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.

VEGAN CHEESE SANDWICH: $8: Choose between pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, or both. Served with salad.

HERBS VEGAN CHEESE: Made from NZ spray-free soybeans & organic chickpeas. Packed with herbs & culture.

 *Spread 180g for $7 

 *Round cheese 120g for $9 


Keeping Well

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

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

We still encourage mask use at the Market.

Please sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please RESPECT each other’s space.


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No Dogs allowed in the Market apart from care dogs.

No Fliers / Pamphlets to be distributed at the Market please.  

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