The First Paeonies of the Season are in!

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The First Paeonies of the Season are in!

1st of November 2018

Hi there

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While it hasn’t seemed all that spring like this week the lower temperatures haven’t deterred those little harbingers of Spring, the world famous, adored by royals, Jersey Bene new potatoes which will appear at the market this week at Brydone Growers. These certified organic, melt in your mouth delights will be in high demand so make sure you get in early to get yours.

Palmerston Asparagus will be back again this week, positioned where Rosedale normally are. Asparagus is a true seasonal vegetable so be in to enjoy this over what is a fleeting few weeks.

Vivienne and Chris from Kakanui Produce have been going through some rough times. Chris had a very large operation last Friday which he is recovering well from. However they will not be at the market this week but will be back next week and thereafter. They apologise to all their customers who are super keen to get their tomatoes in but are keen to reassure everyone that they can’t wait to get back and will have a great supply of plants.

We also welcome students from the polytech who will be at the market for the next two weeks selling the products they have developed. See their story below.

Lastly we are now selling the Delicious Dunedin cookbook from the site office. This is a fabulous book that is much more than just a recipe book, it really captures a period in Dunedin's culinary history with a great deal of flair and humour. Many of our vendors are included as well as our market kitchen an moi! Our price $45 a copy

See you Saturday



This Week in the kitchen

Chicken & Quinoa San Choi Bao

Produce from Dunedin Poultry Ltd.

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Boysenberry Meringues

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Bennie's Honey

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Mocha Mousse – with Coffee Liqueur

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Holy Cow

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Loaded Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Produce from Whitestone Cheese

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Dunford Grove


We've been off to a couple of Christmas Fetes in Canterbury.  One was a total wash-out (raining & freezing) and shambolic in its' organization, the other in a beautiful garden and featuring some pretty tacky wares.
Certainly drives home the message of just how good the Otago Farmers Market is and the uniqueness of the venue!

Did you know?
Experts have long preached the benefits of olive oil and it's been used for centuries in womens' beauty regimes (Cleopatra used to bathe in it) and can be used to cure both a multitude of skin issues and hair woes. Why? Because it's packed full of antioxidants, which are essential in the battle against free-radical damage from environmental aggressors (think pollution, UV rays and everyday stress), which causes premature ageing, lacklustre skin tone and congested skin, and it's all natural. It's also totally non-comedogenic, meaning it won't block up your pores or cause acne.

Well, try shaving with olive oil! It leaves skin feeling silky smooth, supple, moisturised and rash-free. Plus, remember that olive oil also extends the life of your razor blade!

PS only use one hand to apply the oil if you want to keep a firm grip on your razor!!


La Crepe Special This Week


Jam Of The Day: Orange & Apricot $6

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

Savoury Crepe:
Seasonal Vegetables With Asian Curry & Coconut Cream
Or Organic Cauliflower With Lemon Zest, Turmeric & Almond White Cream (Vegan)
Or French Lamb Casserole With White Eye Beans And Carrots
With Cheese Or Hummus
And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg $10.50


Kapowai Brewing Co.


Kombucha On Tap

We’ll have Reishi Chai, Sencha, Feijoa & Lime on Tap this week, so bring along a bottle to fill from the tap. 

Farmers Market Special - Raspberry & Coconut Kombucha
Raspberries and anything equals a win in our books... and they're especially good with booch! This week's special is a little bit sweet, and a little bit tart, with the smoothness of coconut to round the flavour out. As always, we'll have samples for you to taste, so do come and see us and tell us what you think!

Heidi & Dave


Ettrick Gardens


New This Week


Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower, Salad Packs, Leeks, Carrots, Lettuce, Parsley, Gourmet Washed Potatoes, Coloured Carrots

Apples: Royal Gala, Pacific Rose, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Granny Smith & Sturmer Apples.

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays.
We Have Reusable Net Produce Bags Available To Buy So You Do Not Have To Use Plastic Bags.
3 Sizes Available, Only $2 Each “Or” 2 For $3 This Month

Potatoes: Agria, Heather, Highlander & Anushka Potatoes
Agria Is A Yellow Floury Potato, The Best For Roasting And Chipping. Will Break Up When Boiled, So It Is Easy To Mash.

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (5 Varieties)
Large Lettuce $3 Each
Cauliflower $3.50 Each
Gourmet Washed Taties 1.5 Kg Only $4

Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags Or Boxes With You. Thank You. We Are Now Single Use Shopping Bag Free. Check Out Our Wide Range Of Reusable Bags


Otago Organics This Week


We have baby leeks and rhubarb this week! 

$2.00 for each bunch


The Refreshment Tent


We are a group of second year and honors students at Otago Polytechnic that have spent the past year developing product-based businesses. As part of our product launch, we will be selling at the Otago Farmers Market the next two Saturdays. The refreshment tent will be housing our three different companies at the market, Paunga, Cocoon & Co. and Lakeside Kitchen. 

Puanga makes delicious powdered smoothie bases. Currently, we have two different blends. The first is called Hauora Puku, which is Kawakawa and spirulina flavoured. In this one, we have combined the rich properties Kawakawa has to offer with probiotics making it great for gut health. Our second smoothie blend is Hauora Kiri, which is Manuka honey and apricot flavoured. This one is great for healthy and radiant skin as it's packed with vitamins and antioxidants. We will be selling both our powdered smoothie bases to take home and enjoy, as well as refreshing smoothies using our blends. Puanga is all about utilizing the perfectly imperfect produce from the rich landscapes of Aotearoa. We at Puanga value our roots and the connection we have with our land, Aotearoa. This is the reason we have intertwined Maori culture and Te Reo Maori throughout our brand.

Cocoon & Co. Is all about encouraging you to prioritize your emotional wellbeing and mental health! In a society that glorifies overworking ourselves, we give you an opportunity to take a moment and indulge in the therapeutic process of melting one of our solid chocolate pastilles into a delicious sip-able treat! Our product is a solid chocolate pastille that you into hot milk to create a mouthwatering molten chocolate drink. We currently have two delicious flavours: Caramelised mandarin, and spiced white chocolate chai. We will also have ready to go hot drinks to enjoy on Saturday morning as well as the pastilles.

Lakeside Kitchens kawakawa tea and manuka tea are designed for foreign tourists in New Zealand, and people who love pure herbal teas. We offer indigenous wellbeing teas that can help people stay both physically healthy and mentally healthy. There are no artificial sweeteners or any other additives in our products. The tea bags that we use are made from a renewable material: corn fibre. Unlike normal tea bags, they are
biodegradable and will not cause any pollution.


Parkinson's Awareness Week


The Parkinson's New Zealand Charitable Trust will be at the market this Saturday to spread the word about Parkinson's Awareness Week

Every year from 1 to 7 November Parkinson’s New Zealand raises awareness and money during our national Parkinson’s Awareness Week. This year our theme is Walk in My Shoes. Parkinson’s New Zealand is encouraging people to join us for our Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November to raise awareness of Parkinson’s. We will be promoting awareness of Parkinson’s with our Parkinson’s New Zealand shoelaces as part of our campaign in hopes of encouraging New Zealand to Walk in My Shoes.

How you can get involved:

Walk In My Shoes is a call to action. By lacing up with the Parkinson’s shoelaces and getting out in your community, you’re helping build awareness. This awareness is integral for Parkinson’s New Zealand’s outreach. To keep up with what’s happening keep an eye out for updates from your local division and at or follow us on Facebook www.facebook/parkinsonsnz or Twitter: @parkinsonsnz


Rudolph Steiner School at the market this week

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The Rudolph Steiner School will be holding a raffle at the market on Saturday to raise support for their fair the following day! Please stop by and chat with them about their mission and what they are trying to accomplish at their school.

School Mission Statement:

“Our school will enable each pupil to become a free, responsible and caring individual with purpose and direction in life, with an awareness of the environment, an individual who, as a citizen of the world, can contribute to the future”.

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