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Spring Storms

22nd November 2018

Hi there

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Many of you have been enquiring after Amazelnuts. I am sad to say that they will not be back at the market until the new crop of hazelnuts comes through in autumn. They have struck an issue with the quality of some of their hazelnuts and they are not prepared to compromise the very high quality of their product by selling nuts that might include the odd bad one. They haven’t got to the bottom of what is causing the problem but are working on it. Our hearts go out to them as they have worked so hard to grow and sell the very best quality nuts and now this has happened. Mother Nature can be a fickle and arbitrary mistress. All our growers at the market can attest to this but they continue to work super hard to bring us the best of the province. We salute them all!!

There will be NO extra market this Christmas. You will be able to buy all your Christmas produce at the market on 22nd December. More details on this market as we get closer. Our market runs 52 weeks a year so there will be a fresh supply of fruit and veg arriving for 29th Dec and 5th January – stone fruit season is almost upon us!

This week we welcome a new butcher to our fold. Blue Mountain Butchery hail from Tapanui. They source their beef and lamb directly from the farm so know exactly where and how it has been raised. Be sure to call by and check them out. They will be in the lower market between  The Crooked Spaghetti Co. and Kapowai Brewing.

See you Saturday

Kate

 

 

This Week in the kitchen

We're excited to have Narelle back in the kitchen with us again this week! She has been crafting some lovely dishes (we can't wait to try her kumara & pea shoot Salad!) and will also be putting together a dip platter with Spelt's Olive & Polenta Sourdough bread, Labneh from Lebanese Cuisine, and Green Pesto from the Port Larder. Come say 'hello' this Saturday morning and sample a bit of everything!

Kumara & Pea Shoot Salad with Plum Vinaigrette

Produce from Havoc Farm Pork Evansdale Cheese

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Honey Cakes with Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle

Produce from Wairuna Organics Bennie's Honey

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Honey Custard

Produce from Bennie's Honey

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Ettrick Gardens

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New Seasons
Radishes, Strawberries & New Potatoes
Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spinach, Silverbeet, Carrots, Lettuce, Coloured Carrots, Gourmet Washed Potatoes, Walnuts

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: A Yellow Floury Potato, The Best For Roasting And Chipping. Will Break Up When Boiled, So Is Easy To Mash.

Super Special’s This Week
Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (5 Varieties)
Boysenberries (Frozen Freeflow)
1 Kg @ $15 “Or” 2 For $25

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

 

Dunford Grove

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Brief break in the cloud yesterday morning to reveal Mt Pisa behind us with a healthy dump. Not sure what to do just yet, retrieve the thermal clothing or start building the Ark!

Did you know?
Here's a myth: Olive oil gets better with age. A quality oil should last two years after harvesting and processing, provided it is stored in a dark glass bottle away from light and heat. However, an oil close to the two year date will have very little of the taste it had in its' youth! A processing date on the bottle is often a good indicator of quality- The fact that a producer cares that the consumer knows when the oil was harvested tends to indicate that the producer has a clear commitment to bring you top quality fresh oil. Shoppers should also look for quality seals from industry bodies such as Olives New Zealand, Australian Olive Association or the august Central Otago Olive Growers!

 

Otago Organics at the Market this Week

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Here At Henley We Are Fairly Proficient At “ Under Water Gardening” So We Will Still Have Some Produce To Offer This Week, Although A Reduced Range. Our Taste Sensation Salad Mix With Edible Flowers Is Packaged At The Market Using Cellophane Bags Which Are Wood Pulp Based And Compostable, However, We Are Very Happy To Fill Your Own Bag Or Container, If You Prefer. There Will Be Plenty Of Large Size Globe Artichokes, And A Good Range Of Fresh Herb Bunches, Including Chervil, One Of The French Fines Herbs Which We Will Also Include In Our Mixed Bunch Selection This Week.

Our Broad Beans Are Almost Ready But If You Cannot Wait For Your First Taste We Can Offer You Broad Bean Tips This Week. These Are The Tender Leaf Tips Plucked Out Of The Top Of The Plant. They Have An Intense Broad Bean Flavour And Are Great In Stir Fries And Salads, Or Try Our Recipe For Broad Bean Tip Fritters.

Alice

 

La Crepe Special

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Jam Of The Day: Apricot, Orange & Passion $6

Sweet Crepe: Strawberry Dream
Strawberry Jam
Fresh Market Strawberries
With Confectioner’s Custard $10.50
Or With Whipped Cream $10

Savoury Crepe:
+$1 Poached Asparagus With Vegan Lemon Sauce (Vegan)
Or Roasted Pumpkin And Homegrown Silverbeet With Vegan Pesto (Vegan)
Or Free Range Chicken Grand’ma Style
With Cheese Or Hummus
And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg $10.50

 

Otago Decorative and Fine Arts Society at the Community Stall this Week

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Established in 2016, Otago Decorative & Fine Arts Society (OtagoDFAS) promotes and advances the cultivation, appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts. The Otago Society provides its membership with eight very interesting and insightful lectures per year. Lecturers undergo a stringent selection process to qualify as lecturers for The Arts Society (based in the UK), of which OtagoDFAS is a member society. They have a reputation as being excellent international speakers who deliver well researched and illustrated talks.

Please stop by the Community Stall this Saturday to learn more about membership and what all the OtagoDFAS has to offer!

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