This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

18th June 2022

Hi there

Hopefully you are managing to keep dry & warm this week.  Pat on the back, we have all made it to mid-year, meaning celebrations of the winter solstice next Tuesday & the start of the Matariki.  Hopefully you can get to join & enjoy family or friends at this time for warm kai or a drink (or brunch at the Market to catch up) over the next week or two, and perhaps see the other activities happening around town.  I know I haven’t done my usual mid-year Christmas / Matariki feasts for about 3 years now – funnily enough neither have you most likely!  You already know we have plenty of vegetables, whole fish (for those up really early) from Al at the Harbour Fish stall, meat (lamb at Princes St Butchery, venison at Blue Mountain Butchery or free ranged farm pork at Havoc amongst all their other cuts) & primary produce, etc to create some great meals.  Along with all the fancy condiments around the Market, & there are always plenty of sweet treats as well for dessert.

Congrats again!  No.8 Distillery with their latest trophy for their locally produced Ouzo named as in the Best in New Zealand Botanical & Other Spirits category, handcrafted right here in Ōtepoti. 

As usual we have lots of brunch options to dine in outside (or up on the platform undercover) & many of our vendors have samples for you to try before you buy. 

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 on that can accept packaging back. 

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.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

We encourage MASK use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market please in these tricky times.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Keep warm & see you Saturday hopefully.  

Wishing you well.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager


This Week in the kitchen

It is officially uni break, and with that is more time on my hands! I am going to the market this week looking for the ingredients for this stunning cake that I found in the archives. See you all on Saturday!  Bella (Assistant Manager)

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Honey- roasted yams with ginger

Produce from Dunford Grove Ettrick Gardens Blueskin Bay Honey Bennie's Honey Oamaru Organics Caithness Farm Ltd

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Paella with chorizo and white fish

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Harbour Fish Caithness Farm Ltd Blue Mountain Butchery Rosedale Orchard

View Recipe

Dunedin Craft Distillers

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We have brewed up some more Mulled Gin, so come and sample this wonderful winter warmer or any of our other delicious hand-crafted gins. Remember, with every bottle you are saving good bread from being dumped into landfills.

See you on the platform and be warmed.  Jenny and Sue


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!!

Better quality at a better price!!!

Spray free fennel & leeks are only $2.50 per head

Spray free beetroot - round or cylindra, gold or candy only $2.50 per kilo

Spray free silverbeet & brightlights silverbeet are only $2.50 per bunch 

Spray free pumpkins & squash😊

Spray free Jerusalem artichokes 

New seasons apples:  Royal Gala, Cox’s Orange, Pink Lady, Co Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Pacific Beauty apples, Pacific Rose, Eve, Braeburn & Fuji apples

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

Lots of chillies (soil grown)

Spray free celery, spinach & fennel

Spray free red & green cabbage

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Highlander, Lily Rose & Jelly

Coloured carrots, frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Daikon, shallots & garlic

Spray free kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray free

Frozen freeflow 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.


Earnscleugh Orchard


Hi, we will be at the market this Saturday and we hope to see you there. Come up onto the platform and look for our RED VAN. We bring a huge variety of fruit from ALEXANDRA on the EARNSCLEUGH. FREE TASTING AT OUR STALL.... please come and try before you buy.


Plus SPRAY FREE Granny Smith Apples

Plus Asure Quality Apples:


Plus Asure Quality Pears:

BOSC Pear, DDC "Ice Cream" Pear, WINTER NELLIS Pear, CONCORD Pear

Remember you can MIX the SAME PRICED fruit in one paper bag and get a wee taste on Central. We have Stan's ORGANIC (non-sulphur) and Apple chips (Plain and Cinnamon). PLUS Pear chips and NASHI chips. Come have a FREE taste. 

Honey available this week:  Thyme, Honeycomb, Clover (runny and creamed, Manuka

If you want to order any fruit to collect please let me know and we will pack to order. 

TXT Sher 021 455341 for orders or questions. We will bag your order so you don"t miss out. Please collect any orders BY 12:30 pm.

Many thanks for your support.  Sher and Rob 


Dunford Grove

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Thankfully harvest was over just before the polar blast!

We transport our oil back from the “press” in these stainless steel Fustis; 30, 50 and 75 litres each, the 75s were a mistake- just a bit too heavy to handle easily. We need to maintain 18 degrees in the room to allow any sediment to settle prior to racking off the oil, this process is repeated until the oil is completely clear.

Did you know?  We call the olive processing machinery a “press” but this is a salute to the extraction techniques of centuries past when the paste was layered between coir mats and subjected to serious pressure. It’s a slow and messy process. Today, the olives are crushed then enter the Malaxer, here the fruit is slowly agitated under gentle heat (28 degrees max) to release the oil. Oil is separated from the “paste” with a horizontal centrifuge. Sandy 


La Crepe Market Specials

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Here comes the inspiration for Saturday.  Wishing you a great day!  Christophe


THE 4 WD $8: Hazelnut Butter and Butterscotch 

PEAR DELICACY $10: Butterscotch sauce, poached pear, with homemade custard or whipped cream 


- marinated mushroom and rocket pesto (vegan)

- classic lamb stew, with veggies, herbs and wine 

With cheese or hummus  

And with salad & dressing or egg


Marie's Plant Based Food


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

Free Delivery for orders of $30 minimum in town. 

Email or text 0225228599.

Dear Customers,

Have you tried my gourmet low sugar jam? 

Most commercial jam contains 40 to 60% of sugar, my jam contains between 20 to 24% sugar, so it means more fruit and definitely more fruit flavour.  Less sugar is better for your health, so it is a double win. 

Most of the fruit I use for my jam, are from the farmer’s market or from my own garden (spray-free of course). 

This week two new flavour combinations: Plum & Blueberry + a Pear & Raspberry. See you at the market. Marie



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

- *Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available, please let me know which one would you like – $14 for 380g

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


- #Daikon MEDIUM/HOT KIMCHI STYLE - $14.50 for 360g

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

                                  * organic # spray free 

FRESH TEMPEH: Millet, chickpea & black sesame 

Freshly made every week from different beans, cereal 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: Blueberry and plum 

310g/340g jar for $7: Peach, Plum, Apricot, Pear & Vanilla, Feijoa, Rhubarb, Nectarine; 1 mix 340g jar for $8: Strawberry, Rhubarb & Peach


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

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

BOUNTY $8.50: dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard 

TEMPEH BURGER $11: choose between crunchy peanut sauce, curry pumpkin or tomato and olives, sauce, and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable.

These all have organic & fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprout and mayonnaise.


No.8 Distillery

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Such a big surprise to have won this week at the Best NZ botanical & other spirits awards with our little Ouzo!

I will be up on the platform with a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more!  Julien



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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