Seasonal Greetings from Healthy Locals!

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Seasonal Greetings from Healthy Locals!

20th December 2018

Hi there

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Five sleeps and the big guy makes his appearance. I’m wishing for lots of sunshine and heat for our produce vendors who have had a stink season so far! It has been a very slow start for them and many crops are sulking with very wet feet.

All that aside we have a fabulous Christmas market for you! It will be a ripper with tons of all the good stuff. 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. It always pays to be a little earlier than usual and for you early birds we will be keeping you out until 6.30am. This is purely for health and safety reasons so the vendors can drive in and get set up without risking running over any eager beavers!

New potatoes, seasonal veg, Holy Cow cream, meats of all sorts, chocolates, 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 ambience.

Blue Mountain Butchery, our new meat vendor, sells farm to plate cuts of beef and lamb as well as a stupendous array of small goods. The news is out and they had quite the queue there last week. Just sayin’ if you haven’t tried it yet, don’t be shy, go say hi.

There is no market kitchen for the next three weeks. We give the chefs a wee break to spend time with their families. The market however 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.

Please support the crew from Doubt Not Compost (see story below). They take all the compostable waste from the market every week for which we are extremely grateful. Buy a plant from them and it could be growing in compost made from food packaging that you discarded at the market a month or two ago! How cool is that!

Take care out there peeps and have a very enjoyable holiday season from us all here at the market.

See you Saturday



Ettrick Gardens

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New Seasons
Raspberries & Boysenberries, Gooseberries & Dawson Cherries
Sprayfree New Potatoes, Spring Carrots, Beetroot & Radish, New Seasons Silverbeet, Walnuts, Broccoli, Broad Beans & Cabbage.

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
Check out our strawberry shaped reusable shopping bags only $2 each
Or calico tote bags at only $4 each. Ideal Xmas Gifts!!!

Super Special’s This Week
Cabbage $2.50 each
Paeonies $8 a bunch “or” 2 for $12
Boysenberries (frozen freeflow)
1 Kg @ $15 “or” 2 for $25

Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from the team at 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 Special


Dear customers,
we will be at the farmer's market on Saturday, the 5th of January 2019, then we will have a break of 3 weeks and will be back for Saturday the 2nd of February.
Wishing you great holidays,
La Crepe team

Christmas Market :
If you would like to purchase more than one packet of crepes, could you please give us a call to reserve them at 03 471 21 81.
Thank you, Marie

La Crepe Special
Jam of the Day : Cherry & Gooseberry $6

Sweet Crepe: Raspberry Dream
raspberry jam
fresh market raspberries
with confectioner’s custard $11.50
or with whipped cream $11

Savoury Crepe:
organic broccoflower, capsicum and beetroot with vegan pesto
or avocado guacamole
or roasted duck with orange
with cheese or hummus
and with salad & dressing or egg $10.50


Waitaki Orchards


Need a dessert for Christmas?

How about our plum and chocolate cheese cake? Have a taste of this at our stall and let us know what you think.
Made on site using fruit from our orchard at Kurow. $18

Also available apricot sorbet. This is a fruity refreshing sorbet using apricots from our orchard and made on site.
$8 for a 480ml tub.

You can find us on the railway platform at the Anzac Ave end, next to Holy Cow.

Have a great Christmas!

Julie and Geraldine


Waitaki Bacon and Ham


Waitaki Bacon and Ham will have some award winning hams available on Saturday. Get in early if you want one!


Doubt Not Compost Plant Sale at the Market this Saturday!

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Doubt Not. We are two guys trying to clean up Dunedin's organic waste going to landfill. We collect hospitality food wastage and turn it into compost. With this compost we are growing a range of plants and trees. To promote this change of waste management and create access to our conscious composting system we are not charging for our service. To make this a sustainable waste management diversion system we are selling the plants grown in compost. These sales help to cover the cost of our conscious composting system.Please help support by buying a plant or a few if you'd like! We appreciate any help.


Shop the market for Christmas this year. The ultimate gift for a foodie has to be a wad of market vouchers. They can then spend them at their whim and perhaps try something new from the market. Stocking stuffers are well catered for with keep cups, produce bags, bees wax wraps, market aprons and shopping bags. Delicious Dunedin is the cook book of the season and we are stocking it for the very competitive price of $45.
Check out our website here to browse or pop into the market this weekend to peruse what we have on offer.

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