It is the first week of Tulips!

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It is the first week of Tulips!

20th September 2018

Hi there


We love flowers! After returning to the market last week after a 3 week absence I was struck by the colour, fragrance and beauty of the blooms around the place. Merrall is back with his artful, but very accessible and gorgeous bouquets, Donald from Butlers Berries had the most fragrant daffodils, Jo-Anne and Adam from Matheson and Roberts (who incidentally can now be found in the lower market next to Willowbrook Orchard) also had beautiful posies and assorted bulbs, Waikouaiti Gardens and Terracotta Plants spoil us for choice with early bulbs and plants and NOW Ettrick Gardens has tulips! Yay! Next month the paeonies will start.

Rosedale Orchard will not be at the market this week, they will then return for one week before taking a break and returning with the first of the stone fruit in December.  So next week  stock up on apple juice while you have the chance.

See you Saturday



This Week in the kitchen

There may be no kitchen this week but that certainly does not mean we are lacking ideas for the early spring produce period. Below we have a collection of recipes from the archives:

Cauliflower fried rice

Produce from Oamaru Organics

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Pear, cabbage and blue cheese slaw

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Rosedale Orchard Evansdale Cheese

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Broccoli and hazelnut pesto pasta

Produce from Oamaru Organics

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Warm beet and red onion salad with toasted nuts and cheese curd

Produce from Evansdale Cheese Oamaru Organics Ettrick Gardens

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Easy Leek Tart

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Whitestone Cheese

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Pear and Chocolate Tart

Produce from Rosedale Orchard

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Ettrick Gardens


New This Week


8 Varieties Of Apples & Pear Varieties

Royal Gala, Pacific Rose, Cox’s Orange,  Pink Lady, Braeburn, Granny Smith & Sturmer Apples. Winter Nelis Pears.

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.

Agria, Red Fantasy,  Red Ruby, Heather, Highlander, Jelly & Anushka Potatoes:

“Red Fantasy” Is A Great General Purpose Potatoes. Little Bit Floury But  Won’t Break Up When You Boil Them, But Mash Beautifully Also Great For Baking, Roasting Or Chipping. Great Flavour.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Yams & Kale, Cauliflower, Silverbeet, Savoy Cabbage Red Cabbbage, Beetroot, Coloured Carrots, Leeks, Brightlights Silverbeet, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Gourmet Washed Potatoes Jerusalem Artichokes, Celeriac & Flowers

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (7 Varieties) Daffodils $3 “Or” 3 For $6 Curley Kale Only $2 “Or” 2 For $3 Leeks Only $3 A Bunch

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

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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Kombucha ON TAP

This weekend we'll have both Blueberry & Cinnamon, and Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric Kombucha on Tap. Only $10 per litre!!! Bring along your own bottle or cup, or you could borrow a cup from the cup library to drink while you do your shopping.

Farmers Market Special

For the special this week, we've combined a kukicha-based kombucha with umeboshi and lime for a sweet, earthy,  tonic, inspired by the flavours of Japan.

Kukicha, or twig tea, is a Japanese blend made of stems, stalks, and twigs. Very low in caffeine, it is one of the preferred teas of the macrobiotic diet.

Umeboshi are highly salted pickled plums and have been a beloved part of the Japanese diet for centuries. 

They have been traditionally eaten for their restorative and preservative properties along with their virtues in helping to ward off colds and other bugs. It has also been shown to limit the activity of the pylori bacterium, a leading cause of gastroenteritis, stomach ulcers, and stomach cancer. During the Heian Period (794–1185) they were used as medicine. During the Sengoku period (1467–1568), an era of widespread military conflict among warlords, a concoction of umeboshi with rice flour and a rock candy known as umeboshi-gan was treasured by samurai as a long-keeping field ration. We recommend serving on ice with a squeeze of lime.

~Heidi & Dave


La Crepe

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Dear Customers,

Since last week, our prices have risen by 50 cents.

La Crepe Specials

Jam Of The Day: Feijoa & Apple $6

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

Savoury Crepe: Organic Kidney Beans & Root Vegetables With Herbs Tomato Sauce & Smoked Paprika, Chilli?(Vegan) Or Roasted Pumpkin & Onion With Or Without Feta (Vegan-Vegetarian) Or Beef Bourguignon With Cheese Or Hummus And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg  $10.50


Market Kitchen and Site Office for Sale


The OFMT are seeking expressions of interest for the market kitchen and the site office. As is where is these trailers have been great assets to the farmers market but we are now almost ready to bring our new trailer to the market.


The market kitchen is a fully warranted and registered mobile kitchen . It has a gas fridge, oven, hobs and hot water system.


The site office is being sold as is where is.


Both trailers will be sold unbranded. Please register your interest by 5th September. Both vehicles will be at the market, in use, over the next few weeks so go and check them out.


Seeking Scarletts Replacement

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Scarlett is leaving us and we seek a multi faceted, talented and creative individual who loves the market to take her place.

The hours vary from 12 - 22 per week with a high degree of flexibility. The successful candidate will work at the market up to 20 times a year (6am - 1.30pm Saturday) and will have 12 hours a week in the office every week.

Experience with admin and accounts essential. Working knowledge of Xero an advantage.

Must enjoy interacting with social media and  creating effective posts.

Getting along with people absolutely essential with a super strong customer service ethos.

Check out all the details here

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