This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

18th July 2019

Hi there

Isn’t it funny that these days plastic bags are seen as a bit of a precious commodity? No longer are our kitchen drawers over flowing with handy plastic bags that we used to use to line our bins, collect up dog poo, wrap stuff in, take tramping to keep stuff dry, put our wet togs in after a swim … the list goes on and on. I now feel even more like my 95 year old mother as I carefully wash any plastic bags I have and hang them on the line to dry to re-use and re-use ad infinitum.  She has always done this and stock piled any and all “handy” plastic containers that come her way.  Ask her about up-cycling or re-purposing or how to minimise waste and while she won’t recognise the terminology she will be, none the less, all over it.

It is great that we are all now having to think about alternatives to our plastic habit. Lining the bin with newspaper gives me untold satisfaction and taking our own plates for takeaways also, while still raising eyebrows, is guaranteed to get a conversation started.

We all have to be the change and take a lesson from bygone generations and value resources. How’s your “Plastic Free July” awareness going?

See you Saturday

Warmly Kate


This Week in the kitchen

By adding one or two power packed wholesome ingredients into the recipes at the Market Kitchen this week Jamalia up’s the gain & the flavour in her recipes.  As an integrative nutritional health coach she knows the importance of getting the best out of our food.  This week she adds in LSA + psyllium husk powder to add fibre & nutrients, etc.  She also adds in a good dollop of the wonderful Wild Dispensary Elderberry Switchel tonic into her roast beetroot salad for a flavour hit.  Derived from a 17th century recipe which the haymakers drank as a replenishing tonic after a day in the field of hard physical labour.  Full of goodies such as Otago elderberries, fresh ginger root, mānuka leaves and flowers which are infused for several weeks in raw organic apple cider vinegar & raw Dunedin Honey.  You will be sure to find something to enjoy here for you, your family or friends.  

Roast Beetroot Salad with Wild Dispensary Switchel Dressing

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Wild Dispensary

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Twice Cooked Baby Potatoes with Caper, Lemon and Herb Butter

Produce from

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Ginger Beef Meatballs with Kimchi

Produce from

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Produce from Ettrick Gardens

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Pear, Almond, and Ginger Crumble (GF)

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Dunford Grove

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Thanks to all your support we've sold out!  This has been our fourth year on the grove and each year we produce more oil than the previous and still we can't keep up with you.  We're still racking this season's oil then it's samples off to the lab for certification, we should be back with you in September.

Did you know?

You should never taste olive oil or table olives on an empty stomach.   The salt content in the body is depleted, resulting in an inaccurate assessment of the oils and table olives.

Don’t taste after a hard day at the office or after shouting at a partner or kids. Grumpiness leads to a state of negativity, directing us to a conclusion that all the oils and table olives we are tasting are no good.


Le Crepe Specials

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New: Lemon curd or passion fruit with low sugar pistachio meringue and whipped cream $8

Jam of the Day: Garden’s Blackcurrent Jam $6

Sweet Crepe: Apple & Blueberry Delicacy
Butterscotch Sauce, Poached Apple & Blueberries
with Confectioner’s Custard $10.50
Or with Whipped Cream $10

Savoury Crepe:

Roasted Yam and Mushroom with Tomato Sauce (Vegan)


Manuka Smoked Mackerel with Horseradish Sauce

with Cheese or Hummus

and with Salad & Dressing or Egg  $10.50


Women's Refuge Collection

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Womens Refuge will be collecting at the market this weekend. 


Help Fight the Good Fight!


We are committed to reducing waste at the market.  Can you help us?

We are recruiting for our Waste Educator / Waste Warrior volunteer team.  If you want to make a difference & if you are able to spare 1 or 2 mornings a month (or even every few months) then we would love to hear from you.

Contact us at or put your name down at the Market Caravan on Saturday.  The shifts are 8-10am or 10-12pm.  Your role is to help our market goers know which recycling, composting bins to use & just be generally helpful, friendly & informative on market day like introducing people to our cup library, etc.  

If you are passionate about the environment & our little city then we would love to hear from you so we can build up our Waste Warrior team. 


Ettrick Gardens

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New This Week. 

Iceberg lettuce & green squash.

Check out our “bring your bag” to “bag your own” section.

Coloured carrots, parsnips, beetroot (3 types), washed agria & red fantasy potatoes

Spinach, brightlights silverbeet, potatoes, celery, leeks, celeriac, cauliflower, coloured carrots, daikon, garlic, parsnips, yams, carrots, shallots, onions, green cabbage, artichokes, kale, cavolo nero, red cabbage, spring onions, 3 types beetroot, elephant garlic, silverbeet, walnuts & grey pumpkin.

Crunchy royal gala, golden delicious, crisp n crunchy eve, pacific beauty, fuji & pacific rose, burn & huaguan, granny smith, sturmer pink lady & ballerat cooking apples taylors gold, beurre bosc, winter nelis, doyenne du comice, ice cream pears, frozen raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, tayberries, blueberries and mixed berries.

Check out our range of reuseable bags!!

Super Special’s this Week:

Carrots, 3 types of beetroot, pumpkin & free-flow raspberries. 

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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Kapowai Brewing Co Kombucha Market Specials

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 ~Farmers Market Special - Rosehip & Kanuka Kombucha~

We love using Wild Dispensary Tonics to flavour our kombucha. They taste amazing and the therapeutic benefits provide a much-needed boost, especially at this time of year! For this week's special we have added their Rose Hip Tonic in the second ferment of an oolong-based kombucha. The result is deep, rich, nourishing and packed with Vitamin C. Available both in bottles and on tap. Recipe on our Facebook and Instagram.

~Kombucha on Tap (BYO Bottle)~

To help keep you well through these wintery days, we have a beautiful, range of immune-boosting kombucha tonics on tap for you this week:

- Rosehip & Kanuka Kombucha (Rose Hip Tonic from Wild Dispensary)

- Reishi Chai

- Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric

Stay warm, and we'll see you at the market!

~Heidi & Dave x

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