This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

21st November 2020

Hi there

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Another week closer to Christmas with 6 more markets before the big day!  Seasonal berries and stone fruit are making appearances and summer feels imminent. Butlers Berries will be back from now on for the season and we can all take great delight in knowing that summer holidays are just around the corner & we have just heard that Palmerston Asparagus will indeed be at the Market with their fantastic asparagus, so get in quick!

This from our Chair, Sharyn Crawford. 

Otago Hall of Fame - Services to Otago - Otago Farmers Market. 

The Otago Farmers Market Trust were honoured to be a finalist in the Services to Otago category, in the inaugural Otago Hall of Fame Awards.   We were delighted to attend this prestigious event and felt very privileged to accept the winner’s trophy and certificate on behalf of all of the people that have contributed over the past 18 years to make the market what it is today.

The market is a significant contributor to the Otago economy and the local innovative food scene.  It is the place to go for regional, seasonal and fresh food.  It also has been the “start-up place” for many successful businesses.  It is a place to be educated and inspired by the market kitchen’s seasonal recipes, to converse with those who have grown or produced the food and to socialize with family and friends and to interact with like-minded people.  The Market is an important part of the fabric of Dunedin and has the reputation of being one of the must do’s when visiting the city.  This welcoming environment draws the community back week after week. 

The Otago Farmers Market Trust provides the infrastructure to connect Otago regions food growers and producers with their customers.

This award recognizes thousands of hours of voluntary time by the people that had the foresight and drive to set the market up initially and those that have undertaken the ongoing governance work since with our Trust ensuring its core values are upheld & the Market is viable.

The market also supports local groups, schools, community groups and organizations each week through our community stall enabling them to reach a large audience for their community fundraising and awareness endeavours. 

Thanks to Mediaworks and all sponsors in particular O'Brien Group who sponsored the services to the community award, we were amongst great deserving finalists. 

 

Photo:  Otago Farmers Market Board of Trustees & Advisors.  L – R.  Ross Grey, Esther Gilbert, Jeremy Anderson, Pat Johnston, Cherry Lucas, Sharyn Crawford (Chair), Kitty Caldwell, Rodger Whitson.  Absent:  Mark Hunter.  

See you Saturday.

Kate

General Manager

Main Image:  Oamaru Organic's Jersey Benne Potatoes.  

 

This Week in the kitchen

Recipes are always available to you on our Market website - think of it as your own local, seasonal recipe book.  No Market chef in the kitchen this week, but you'll be sure to find plenty to taste as you wander around the Market this weekend, but in the meantime here are some idea's for meals on Saturday night....

JERSEY BENNE POTATOES WITH FRESH MINT SAUCE

Produce from Oamaru Organics

View Recipe
Thai-Style Fish Tacos

Thai-Style Fish Tacos

Produce from Harbour Fish Ettrick Gardens

View Recipe
 

Holiday Markets 2020/2021

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This year we are making a few changes to our market schedule over the holiday period.

This is primarily because of how the statutory holidays fall this year and to avoid vendors having to pay staff to pick on Christmas Day and New Years Day. So markets will be happening on the following days and times.

Saturday 19th Dec , usual time, 8am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 23rd December, 6.30am - 11am (customers will be restricted access until 6.30am when all vendors will be in place)

Wednesday 30th December, 8am - 11am

Saturday 9th January 2021, usual time 8am - 12.30pm

NB: NO Saturday markets on 26th December 2020 or 2nd January 2021

Markets as per every Saturday after this.

 

Waewae Permaculture

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This market we will have strawberries!  Organically grown and sold in cardboard punnets. Also, our salad in home compostable bags, stir-fry mix, coriander, spinach and beautiful lettuce heads. 

Special this week: Lettuce $3 or 2 for $5.

Waewae Permaculture

Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & Agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!) Home compostable packaging.

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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It so good to be home, be in Dunedin, be in the South.  Hope you had a great week.

I've ordered the first strawberries from Ettricks, the best.

So let's make the Dream come true.  Wishing you a great weekend.

Christophe  

JAM OF THE DAY:  RHUBARB $6 

WITH WHITE CHOC BRITTLE AND SLICED ALMOND $8   

THE CREATION:  LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM $8 

STRAWBERRY DREAM: $11

Strawberry jam, fresh market strawberries with confectioner’s custard
Or with whipped cream 

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE:  $10.00  

AZUKI BEAN N’ BROCCOLI IN TOMATO SCE WITH KARENGO

(CHILLY SCE OPTIONAL) - VEGAN

OR

FRENCH STYLE SLOW COOKED LAMB WITH VEGIES AND HERBS

With Cheese or Hummus 

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg.

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW:

FRESH STRAWBERRIES.

NEW POTATOES.

LOTS OF PAEONIES.

4 VARIETIES OF POTATOES.

ALL POTATOES “5KG ONLY $5”.

4 VARIETIES OF CRISP & CRUNCHY APPLES.

THE PERFECT EASY AND TASTY SPRING DESSERT.

FROZEN FREEFLOW BERRIES!!!!

BOYSENBERRIES 1kg Free Flow @ $15  OR  2 @ $25.

RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES & TAYBERRIES.

BLACKCURRANTS are Sooo good for you, High in Vitamin C and Antioxidents!!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

OUR COURIER SERVICE IS STILL AVAILABLE ANYTIME.

Email j.hpreedyege@actrix.co.nz 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

 

Marie’s Specials this Week:

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What is Marie’s Tempeh? 

Most of the time, when you buy tempeh, it is pasteurised or “fresh – frozen”.

My tempeh is freshly made every week from different beans, cereal and seeds.  It has a delicate flavour which vary depending on the mix.

It needs to be kept in the fridge and will be fresh for the for the next 7 days, you can also freeze it for up to 9 months.

Tempeh is full of protein, vitamins, minerals, lots of dietary fibre and much more!

Because of this fermentation, it is an easy digestible food.

There is so many options, you can cook and use it: steamed, boiled, deep fried, pan fried, baked…

You can use in salads, in kebabs, soup, stew, bolognese……and burgers.  As you may have noticed,  I now cook tempeh burgers and sweet pancake sandwiches on the spot.

You even can choose to put some of my fermented vegetables in.

Everything is homemade, all vegan and gluten free.

It is very healthy and very delicious!!

Below is my menu.  See you at the market, up on the platform. 

ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE.

SWEET PANCAKE SANDWICHES 

                  PANCAKE SANDWICHES $4

ADD YOUR CHOICE OF +$1 EACH 

                   DATE BUTTERSCOTCH 

                   CHOCOLATE                            

                   LEMON JUICE & SUGAR 

                   ROASTED HAZELNUT 

                   ORANGE MARMALADE 

TEMPEH BURGER $9 

EVERY BURGER COMES WITH :  

                   ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH  PATTY 

                    MIXED SPROUT AND GREEN SALAD

                    MAYONNAISE  

ADD YOUR CHOICE OF 

                    CRUNCHY  PEANUT  SAUCE   OR  TERYAKI  SAUCE                                           

AND 

                    PICKELED VEGETABLES OR SAUERKRAUT OR KIMCHI                               

FERMENTED VEGETABLES 

*Organic Sauerkraut (onion & garlic or just cabbage)

*Organic Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available –

           (*cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for hot)

*Cabbage, #carrot, #beetroot, #radish, #new onion, basil & mustard seed

*Cabbage, #Jerusalem artichoke, Pumpkin, #Beetroot, onion, garlic, Turmeric, Cumin & mustard seed .

*Cabbage, #daikon, *yams, ginger, onion, garlic, red Korean pepper, galangal – Kimchi style (medium) 

NEW: *Cabbage, carrots, celeriac, brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed.

                * organic          # spray free 

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH:  Green split lentil, brown rice & black sesame. 

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE. 

Freshly made every week from different beans, cereal and seeds. 

1 packet (225gm) for $8 or 2 packets for $15 

I use this same tempeh in my BURGERS. 

LOW SUGAR JAM.  Rhubarb & Apple, Plum, Peach, Pear & Vanilla, Apricot, Strawberry, Blueberry.

Image:  Marie's Tempeh Burger.

 

Dunford Grove

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Well, we've had some big help around the grove this week, there's always something to do for a keen pair of hands!  Archer has had a big week; first time on a plane by himself, first time buying some chickens and lots more.

Do you remember?

Last year we gave you a taste of our gluten free, dairy free Extra Virgin Olive Oil Christmas Cake and you loved it!  The recipe is on our website and I'm up on the platform this Saturday with one of the key ingredients, hope to see you.

Sandy

 

We are Looking for a Market Assistant Manager!

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About the business and the role

Otago Farmers market is one of the biggest and oldest farmers markets in NZ. We are rated one of Dunedin's top tourist attractions and attract up to 8,000 people every Saturday morning. People come for the amazing range of local food items and the wonderful ambience. Our team is small and dynamic. This role is pivotal to the smooth day to day running of the market.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Office administration and accounting (debtors and creditors), experience with Xero software preferred
  • Weekly newsletter production
  • Digital promotions and marketing - sound expertise with FB, Instagram, and website dev essential
  • Ability to work up to 20-25 Saturdays per year at the farmer's market, 6am - 1.30pm essential
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office and Design software
  • Relationship management with stakeholders of the market integral
  • Energetic, physically fit, practical, down to earth and passionate about our wonderful farmer's market and local food. 
  • Current driver's license and an inclusive, customer service focused manner essential
  • Self starting with plenty of drive and initiative
  • 13 - 20 hours weekly (flexible)

Skills and experience

  • Several years administration, office management and accounting experience
  • Experience with design and development of social media platforms
  • Mature attitude and ability to get on with people from all walks of life
  • Event production experience a benefit

Job benefits and perks

Being part of a great, local food community!!

Flexible working hours

Versatile role - never dull!

To apply go to SEEK.CO.NZ

Or email Kate 

gm@otagofarmersmarket.org.nz

 

 

This Week at the Market L1

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy (& always wash your produce when you get home).

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle returns, etc.

We will have loads of fantastic, fresh local produce, products, hot food, coffee, etc ready for you from 7:30am till 12:15pm around their usual spots at the market.

Cash is still accepted from many vendors.

Contact tracking is at all the gates, please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the fence at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance). It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan in (incl vendors & staff).  This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do so & to sanitize hands at entrances please.

If you can please make sure you have downloaded a Govt Covid diary tracker QR app on your smart phone to be prepared if you haven’t already done so.  https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app

Remember your charged mobile phones for contact tracing! 

Please sneeze into your elbow.

REMEMBER TO SCAN YOURSELF IN!

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Whitestone Halloumi Cheese Fries & Christmas Orders

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As a treat from all of us here up at Whitestone Cheese, Henry has decided that for all of November Halloumi fries are on special for bargain price of $5.50 

Also as Christmas nears don’t forget to put in your orders for your Christmas cheeses! I will be taking orders up until the first market of December (December 5th).

 

NZ Nuts This Weekend

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Now is the time to think about walnut halves and pieces for Christmas baking – and in shell walnuts as stocking fillers (or am I the only one with that Christmas morning memory!).  This may be the last week with Gold size walnuts – stocks are getting low of these but we still have most cultivars.

See you Saturday.

Valda

 

Waste Volunteers - Are YOU our next Waste Warrior? Do you have a teenager that might need some volunteer experience?

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Do you have a teenager that might be looking for a few hours motivation on the occasional Saturday morning over summer!?  

Are you someone passionate about our Market? 

Are you motivated about helping our local community & the planet & have a few hours to help?

We are always on the lookout for great people (inlcuding the wonderful Telagi here & we have recently had a great team including Hermione & friends from Otago Girls High doing their volunteer hours towards the Duke of Edinburgh's Award) who are keen to be part of our waste educator team on a Saturday. It's only for a couple of hours once or twice a month or whatever you can do.  Looking for people to do the 8am - 10am or 10am - 12noon shifts.  If you are passionate about our environment & enjoy the market buzz & people, then we would love to hear from you or pop by and have chat with us at the market caravan or email Michele - info@otagofarmersmarket.org.nz 

The job entails helping the public put their recycling or rubbish into the correct bins so we can appropriately recycle with Doubt Not Compost, etc where we can, to  help keep waste at the Market to a minimum.  

We look forward to hearing from you or come by the caravan for a chat about it....  

Michele

 

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