This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

1st October 2022

Hi there

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Spring is definitely making itself heard & seen, the birds in the morning know it, and now that daylight saving has started it all feels more enticing to be out amongst it.  A short week just flies by & it’s Market Day all over again! It was great to see lots of ‘from out of town’ faces last weekend with many of our regulars escaping to Central no doubt - we will be sure to have plenty for you to restock the pantry this weekend. The pacific rose apples at Willowbrook are good eating at the moment.  I tried a cold brew nut mylk coffee with cardamon last weekend, it’s very good, hopefully Ronia & Pippi’s Anika continues with it, she’s onto a winner there I predict!  And have you tried Tartan Sari’s rechard masala curry paste yet?  It’s Danielle’s latest creation in the ever-growing range of old family recipes made with, where possible local ingredients, I’m enjoying adding it to my cooking for a big flavour hit – it goes with most things including fish, lamb, vegies. 

Kakanui Produce have been delayed & it could be a few more weeks before their return now, once they know I will let you know in the newsletter.

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, NZ Nuts, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  You can find their details in our ORDER NOW button on our website

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. Remember your keep cup / mug (if you forget, check with your beverage vendor if they have spares to borrow to save on single use throw out cups – which are just not cool!), I will keep supplying them with cups where needed, it’s up to us all to make use of this.  And remember your containers, produce bags. 

Remember, that only all our authenticated, verified Otago Farmers Market vendors are all within our gates who have our tick of approval.  Make sure you support them inside the Market carpark & platform & you will get a quality product. 

Please respect everyone’s space & feel free to wear your mask. 

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  See you there.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Header Image:  Ronia & Pippi

Insert Image: Company of Flowers first weekend back for the season last weekend


This Week in the kitchen

When looking through the archives this week I was looking for something that would make the most of this seasons yams before summer rolls around. This is the perfect side dish for dinner or a great work lunch when some protein is added! See you all at the market this weekend. 

Isabella (Assistant Manager)

Stir-fried Yams with Spinach

Produce from Oamaru Organics Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics Ettrick Gardens

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Produce from Holy Cow Dunford Grove Hazelnut Estate

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!! Better quality at a better price!!!

Washed Taties 1.5KG only $5 Assorted varieties

Spray-free cauliflower


Spring onions are also spray-free

“Jumbo” beetroot is only $2 per kilo

Spray-free silverbeet & Brightlights silverbeet- only $2.50 per bunch😊

Spray-free leeks - $2.50 each

Daffodils & Tulips😊

Spray-free beetroot; round or cylindra - only $2.50 per kilo

Frost sweetened parsnips

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes - 1 KG only $4

Apples: Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Pacific Queen, Granny Smith, Pacific Rose,

Braeburn, & Fuji apples 

Heritage varieties: Sturmer

Winter Nelis, and Beurre Bosc pears

Spray-free spinach 

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Lily Rose & Jelly

Coloured carrots and orange carrots

Spray-free kale

Most of our vegetables are spray free! 

Frozen free-flow strawberries, mixed berries, boysenberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants.


Our courier service to your door is available anytime.

Or “click & collect” from us at the Otago Farmers Market or our Ettrick shop.

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


Tartan Sari

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Hello Picklelovers,
Tartan Sari will be at the market this week and away having some family time the following Saturday.
Make sure to stock up.
There will be lots of coriander chutney and seed crackers available as well as our 6 varieties of pickle and 2 curry pastes!


Dunedin Craft Distillers

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We will have our award winning Naked Spirit at Saturday's market. It is the base alcohol for all our spirits, but is also delicious in a cocktail or on its own on ice. Come and try it!  Our 250mil bottles in a beautiful hand woven and sewn picnic bag, make the perfect gift. Remember by drinking our spirits you are helping the environment, every 250mil bottle saves a loaf of bread from going to landfill.

So come and see us on the platform where we will have our spirits for you to try. Jenny and Sue


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials

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(May contain traces of gluten)

We will be back at the market with our usual products.

See you there.  Marie


No.8 Distillery

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The Number.8 Distillery team will be up on the platform with our award winning little Ouzo. They will also have a range of other liquors including a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more! I will have plenty of samples available this Saturday.  Julien


Community Stall

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The Port Chalmers United Rowing Club will be fundraising at the Market this weekend!


Keeping Well

Everyone welcome but PLEASE STAY AWAY IF UNWELL (vendors & customers).

Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy.  

We still encourage mask use at the Market.

Please sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please RESPECT each other’s space.


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No Dogs allowed in the Market apart from care dogs.

No Fliers / Pamphlets to be distributed at the Market please.  

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