This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

19th December 2019

Hi there

The countdown is on and we are super excited to be heading into the holiday period with two great markets between now and Christmas Day. This Saturday will be a massive market as we figure that many of you will be on leave from Friday and heading away to holiday destinations this weekend. A trip to the market to pick up all your food requirements is all that is between you and summer bliss. For those of us not heading away, Tuesday’s market at the earlier time of 6.30am and finishing at 10.30am will be a fun, festive, fresh  affair.

 Take note that the car park to the north of the market  CANNOT  be used on Tuesday as they are leased parks Monday to Friday and therefore only available for leasees.

 Both markets will have the best of the season available. The Big Fat Cherry Co will be there as will Frog Rock with wonderful cherries. Stone fruit of other varieties will be plentiful and berries of all sorts will beckon.

New potatoes, seasonal veg including fresh peas and courgettes, Holy Cow cream, meats of all sorts, wine, beer, last minute gifts, cheese, baked goods all will be plentiful. It is the season to be jolly and show kindness to all folks so please be patient and enjoy all the great music we will have on offer and the market ambiance.

Be sure to check out the merchandise we have for sale in the market hub. Our new tea towels are flying out the door and market vouchers are also really great gifts to give.

The market continues every Saturday throughout the holiday season. It is a great place to bring friends and family visiting from elsewhere to show off the best of the region and to enjoy Central Otago stone fruit.

Take care out their peeps and have a very enjoyable holiday season from us all here at the market. Thanks for your continual support and patronage of our wonderful market.


See you Saturday


General Manager


This Week in the kitchen

Showcasing Otago summer dishes this Saturday in the market kitchen with Jamalia.  We are so lucky to have such great fresh produce to pick & choose from.....

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Te Mahanga Orchard Garlic Bulb – Roast Garlic and Cannellini Dip with Thyme Pumpernickel

Ettrick Gardens Peas & Walnuts - Grilled Peaches with Ruby Bay and Walnuts &

Pea Pesto Pasta with Crispy Bacon

Oamaru Organics Red King Potatoes & Mustard Spinach - Pea Pesto Pasta with Crispy Bacon & Red King Potato and Mustard Spinach Frittata

Anne Robertson Free Range Eggs - Red King Potato and Mustard Spinach Frittata

Evansdale Ruby Bay Cheese - Grilled Peaches with Ruby Bay and Walnuts

Earnscleugh Orchard Peaches - Grilled Peaches with Ruby Bay and Walnuts

Red King Potato and Mustard Spinach Frittata

Produce from Oamaru Organics

View Recipe

Pea Pesto Pasta with Crispy Bacon

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics

View Recipe

Roast Garlic and Cannellini Dip with Thyme Pumpernickel

Produce from Waewae Permaculture Dunford Grove

View Recipe

Grilled Peaches with Ruby Bay and Walnuts

Produce from Earnscleugh Orchard Ettrick Gardens Evansdale Cheese

View Recipe


Dear Customers,

I use to be part of La Crepe stall but after doing it for 14 years I feel I need a change.  So here I am back at the OFM, with a range of new products.

My aim is to bring some seasonal products (organic and non-organic) onto your plate adding value to wonderful Otago Farmers Market produce and along the way offering you some unique tastes.

Special this Week:

Fermented Vegetables (sampling available)

*Raw Sauerkraut

*Kimchi (mild and medium)

*Asparagus, Cabbage, Broccoli, broccoflower, pumpkin, radish, dill & ginger

*Cabbage, corn, carrot, beetroot, capsicum, cauliflower, pumpkin & cumin

*Cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke, turmeric & curry spices (mild)

Organic Chickpea Tempeh

This product is traditional from Indonesia and is originally made from fermented soy beans.

Mine will be made with all sorts of beans, grains and seed.

Low Sugar Jam (more fruit and less sugar, sweet enough but not too sweet. These jams are so yummy!).

Blueberry, Rhubarb, Peach, Plum. 

You can find me on the platform, welcome to this new adventure!

I look forward to seeing you this Saturday (I will not come for the Tuesday-Christmas market).



Company of Flowers

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Bringing the Wild Inside

For bouquets of rambunctious wild loveliness, visit my flower stall COMPANY OF FLOWERS. 

This week I will also have Christmas wreaths! Wreaths are $65.

(Find my white gazebo at the far northern end of the market by the car park).


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Just some of the thousands of carrots getting washed for your Christmas dinner. 🥕🥕🥕🥕






Soil grown Onions, Broad Beans, Potatoes, Beetroot, Radish, Walnuts. 

Crunchy Royal Gala, Granny Smith & Pink Lady Apples.

Frozen Raspberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Tayberries, Blueberries and Mixed Berries. 

Check out our wide range of reusable and Home Compostable packaging!!


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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Dunford Grove Greetings

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A big thank you to all clients and friends.  It's been another fabulous year for our little enterprise and this is down to you all.

Please accept our best wishes to you and yours for the season; enjoy, celebrate, stay safe and keep well oiled! 

Did you know?

In 1995, evidence of large-scale Mesolithic nut processing, some 9,000 years old, was found in a midden pit on the island of Colonsay in Scotland. The evidence consists of a large, shallow pit full of the remains of hundreds of thousands of burned hazelnut shells.


Who Ate All the Pies Market Specials

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Christmas Pie Flavours:

Steak & Blue Cheese Family $17.  Single $5.50

Turkey & Bacon family $17.  Single $5.50

English Pork pies 3 for $11

4 x English Pork Pie ‘Slabs’ 950g of handmade decadence first come first served!

We’re adding a turkey stuffing pot pie 4 pack $12

3 pack pork and sage sausage roll $10


Wild Dispensary

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Wild Dispensary Christmas Gift packs and Specials

We have great options for the local Xmas gift. Come and check out our herbal tonics and gift packs. A great combo for support over the festive season (think too much Xmas pudding and tipples!) is the summer survival gift pack. Two great products –Liver Bitters and Rest and Calm nervine tonic. This gift-pack deal saves you 10% off normal retail.

These therapeutic tinctures are easy to take, bring anywhere and effective. The summer season means lots of indulging and sometimes overeating. The Bitters will ease digestive upsets, whilst supporting your liver. The Rest and Calm helps you find your calm- when things get busy and stressful. Together these tinctures make a great team.

SPECIAL: Buy any 2 products and receive a free Immunity Tonic to boot!


Abdal's Gourmet Foods


Abdal's Catering has had a name change & a position change in the market.  Find his friendly face & delicious Syrian saj flatbreads, spices & great tasting traditional Levantine cheese (made with cows milk & Central Otago thyme) or try his traditional cheese to the right of the main gate as you go in (between Blue Skin Honey & Crooked Spaghetti).  The cheeses are now in recyclable glass jars which you can return. 

Now known as Abdal's Gourmet Foods.  


Otago Organics

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As we will not be at the market on 24th December, Saturday will be our last market before Christmas. However all our products will keep well until Christmas. Our salad mixes with edible flowers will keep up to a week in the fridge, if sealed well. Summer meals, including those on Christmas day just cry out for salad and our mixes are ideal as a centre piece and are quick and easy way to impress friends and family. Just wash the salad greens, arrange on a dish and top with the flowers. As a Christmas special we will provide extra flowers on request while stocks last. We can also package the flowers separately in one of our compostable cellophane bags for extended keeping, if you wish.

We will also have plenty of broad beans as well as Globe Artichokes and heaps of bunched herbs, including mint and sage - the Christmas staples. Perhaps try one of our mixed bunches which include, bay, sage, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Perfect for Christmas stuffing, or for hanging and drying in the kitchen.

If you want a last minute stocking filler, try a package of our herb tea. These are different and pretty, as many feature dried roses as an ingredient. We also have dried roses for cooking in very attractive glass or cellophane packages. These have been specially prepared to remove any bitter flavour and come with a recipe booklet attached.

Roses are our trademark. Look for me wearing my rose decorated market hat.

Best wishes for a great holiday season,

Alice Baird


Ronia and Pippi

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Ronia and Pippi Nut Mylk Kits $20
Everything you or that someone you love (so they can make you lots of nut mylk!) needs to make nut mylk from scratch. A beautiful gift for a beginner or anyone wanting to make nut mylks at home. Each kit contains: 1 cup of nuts, a 100% organic cotton nut mylk bag and a recipe. Only available this week and Tuesday.  Limited amount.  Up on the platform.  

Leckies Butchery Market Specials

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Whole Beef Fillet $39.95kg

Old English Breakfast Sausages $12.95kg


La Crepe Special 21st December 2019


Here comes the inspiration for the celebration of the summer solstice.

May lots of sunshine radiate from our heart.


Jam of the Day: CHERRY $6

The Creation: Lemon Curd or Passion Fruit with Low Sugar Hazelnut Meringue and Whipped Cream $8 


Strawberry Jam
Fresh Market Strawberries

with Homemade Custard $11
Or with Whipped Cream $10.50 





With Cheese or Hummus

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg 

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