Three weeks into plastic free July and how have you changed?

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Three weeks into plastic free July and how have you changed?

19th July 2018

Hi there

What a gorgeous week of weather we’ve had, my spring garden is coming alive with new shoots piercing out through the soil to the light. I imagine that pretty soon more of our plant vendors will return to the market and that great cycle of life starts up all over again. I never fail to find it uplifting.

The road works have started with a vengeance in Anzac Avenue. Two way traffic access returns for the weekends but do please be careful as there will be uneven surfaces around as you walk to the market from your car. The car parks along Anzac Avenue on the market side are no longer there but we still have plenty of parking in and around the market.

This week we are delighted to welcome Spelt Bakery to the market. They will be selling a wide range of breads, biscuits, muesli and savoury tarts. You will find them where Indigo were in the lower market.

We are again on the hunt for a market chef. We have the wonderful Kate but we need a second chef as well. This position suits someone who is passionate about creating nutritious, tasty food from  local produce. An inspired home cook would fit the bill as well as trained chefs. If this sounds like you or someone you know then please contact Kate here or pop down to the market on Saturday for a chat in person.

Keep up the great work bringing your own bags, cups, containers and cutlery to the market. More and more you will notice vendors and the market in general offering alternatives to single use cups and bags. We are half way through Plastic Free July which launched the Trust’s initiative to eradicate single use plastic from the market. We all need to do out bit with this to ensure success. We market supporters are a community of reduction and I for one am enormously proud of what we achieve collectively.

 

See you Saturday

Kate

 

This Week in the kitchen

We might not have a kitchen at the market this week but don't use that as an excuse to not try something new this weekend with the winter produce on offer.

Here are a few winter recipes from the archives to give you some ideas!

Bacon hock, leek and potato soup

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Chocolate and cardamom mousse

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Apple, Sage Cheddar Biscuits

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Parsnip and carrot latkes with beetroot walnut tofu whip

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Salted caramel parsnips

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Ettrick Gardens

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Fresh In “Out Of Season” This Week

“Spring” Broccoli & Cauli ??? What A Strange Year This Is !!  They Should Not Be Ready For Another 6 Weeks ???

11 Varieties Of Apples & 3 Pear Varieties

Royal Gala, Aztec, Pacific Rose, Huaguan, Cox’s Orange & Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Eve, Braeburn

Granny Smith & Sturmer Apples.

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays J

Doyenne Du Comice, Winter Nelis, Beurre Bosc Pears

Agria, Red Fantasy,  Red Ruby, Heather, Highlander, Jelly & Anushka Potatoes, Yams & Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Cavolo Nero Silverbeet, Daikon, Savoy Cabbage And Celery Leeks, Pumpkin, & Beetroot, Coloured Carrots, Brightlights Silverbeet, Carrots, Red Brussel Sprouts, Frost Sweetened Parsnips, Gourmet Washed Potatoes Jerusalem Artichokes, Bunched Carrots & Celeriac,

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (7 Varieties), Washed Tiny Taties 1.5 Kg Only $4, Celery Only $3

Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags Or Boxes With You. Thank You

We Are Now Single Use Shopping Bag Free. We Do Have Paper And Cotton Bags For Sale.

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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La Crepe Specials

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Jam Of The Day: Red Plum & Black Currant  $5.50

Sweet Crepe: Pear & Chocolate Twist, Chocolate Sauce,  Poached  Pear  With Confectioner’s Custard $10  Or With Whipped Cream $9.50

Savoury Crepe: Organic Split Lentil, Brocoli & Butternut With  Homemade Indian Curry Or Roasted Pumpkin And Silverbeet With Blue Cheese White Sauce (Vegetarian) Or Caribbean Braised Pork With Vegetable With Cheese Or Hummus And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg  $10 

Also New : Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) + $1

 

Dunford Grove

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Ever tried a slosh of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your pop corn?  It's just amazing!  And for something even more exciting- try our Chilli infused olive oil too.

Did you know?

Our oil is away for testing at the moment where not only chemical analysis is performed but there is also a sensory evaluation.  In the sensory evaluation, trained sommeliers are looking for positive descriptors like; fruity, green, citrus, spicy, fragrant, tropical, soft, over-ripe, bitter and pungent, all these are determined by the quality of fruit produced on the tree.

 

Women's Refuge Community Stall

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This week at the market Women's Refuge will be at the market raising awareness and collecting.

so when you come down this weekend pop on by and give them your support.

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