This Week at the Farmers Market - Labour Weekend

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This Week at the Farmers Market - Labour Weekend

22nd October 2022

Hi there


Are you looking forward to Labour Weekend this week? Many of you will be getting away for a day or two, and many of you will be visiting us.  If you are there early enough, we have strawberries from Janefield Hydropnic’s.  Rodger has had small quantities which have disappeared before the sun has even risen the last week or two.  More to come as the season kicks in.  Be sure to bring cash with you, Ettrick’s are away for a well-deserved break this weekend, but you will find great produce at Caithness Farm & Waewae in the lower Market south end as well as well as plenty of live music to entertain you.  

Congrats to Blue Mountain Butchery in Tapanui with their Century Old Smokehouse range winning silver in the NZ Artisan Awards.  I particularly like their cabanossi which they sell at the Market.

I was saddened to hear that Youth Grow are closing down their training garden centre.  Their last day at the Market will be Saturday 29th October.  We will miss Murray & his knowledgeable team up on the platform and the interesting array of hard-to-find herb plant varieties.  It will be a real loss to our city especially the youth garden education they provided for many years.  Be sure to visit Murray & the team up on the platform for the next two weeks before they disappear.

How cute does the Kiwi Harvest 'pay it forward' bin in the photo I took last weekend look?  Kiwi Harvest will collect items in the bin each week to distribute to those in need in the community.  Feel free to contribute any produce or items if you wanted to add to your shop at the Market.  

Note that Esther from Company of Flowers is moving her stall to be beside friends at Waewae in the southern end of the lower Market.  

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 a 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!  Plenty of brunch options available as well, crepes, bacon butties, good coffee, vegan options, porridge, Syrian saj pizza, delicious pastries, bagel’s, vegetarian & vegan New York style pizza by the slice, pies and much more!

Wishing you a happy, safe weekend.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Header Image: Waewae Permaculture

Insert Image:  Kiwi Harvest


This Week in the kitchen

This frittata from the archives is a great breakfast, lunch, and dinner option! Making the most of the fresh asparugus and Agreeable Nature eggs. Isabella (Assistant Manager)


Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs My Farm Fresh Dunford Grove

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Apple and Sour Cream Slice

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Stonehurst Gourmet. HERB OF THE WEEK:

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FEVERFEW (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Known for centuries for its ability to aid "melancholy and aches and pains in the head".

More commonly used for medicinal uses versus culinary but it was once used to 'cut' through the grease in fatty dishes.

Medicinally has been proven to help those who suffer from migraines by consuming 3-5 leaves a day, or as a tisane (herbal tea).  

Along with the large majority experiencing reduced migraines, trialists also said they felt other beneficial effects including more restful sleep & relief from arthritis. 

Flowers can be used in potpourri as well as being used as an infusion, which can act as a sedative or to relieve muscle spasms.

Harvest can occur anytime of the growing season.  Full sun in well drained soils.  Cold hardy.  Short lived perennial.

NB: Please check with your medical professional before taking as a 'medicine'. Kate


Blue Mountain Butchery - Wins Silver

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Exciting news for Blue Mountain Butchery! Won silver for their Century Old Smokehouse product range in the NZ Artisan Awards

Very exciting for them and their brand.  



Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE (may contain traces of gluten) 

NEW this week: Our KIMCHI CHEESE! Available in spread $7, or a round cheese $9.

Of course we still have our herb cheese too!

See you at the market.  Marie



- *Sauerkraut (*Green cabbage with onion and garlic $13, or just cabbage $12) for 380g   

- *Kimchi - mild, medium, or hot is available, please let me know which you like - 380g for $15  

           (*green cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chilli)


- #Daikon MEDIUM/HOT KIMCHI STYLE - $14 for 360g

-Almost finished *Red & green cabbage, #carrots, *broccoli, #pakchoi, #celery, capsicum, onion, ginger, galangal, garlic, lemon grass, Korean pepper, - MEDIUM KIMCHI STYLE - $15 for 360g

- #Carrots, #beetroot, #celery, ginger, turmeric & horopito - $15 for 360g

                                  * organic #spray free

FRESH TEMPEH: Buckwheat, adzuki beans & pumpkin seeds

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

1 packet (225g) for $8 or 2 packets for $15 - enquire if you would like more.


270g jar for $6: Strawberry, quince 1 mix: Gooseberry, pear and banana. 

1 mix: Gooseberry & blueberry: $7 

or Blueberry, strawberry, & raspberry: $7

310g/340g jar for $7 or $8: Peach, plum, apricot, feijoa, rhubarb, nectarine 

1 mix: 310g for $8 - Pear & raspberry

1 mix: 310g for $8 -Gooseberry, peach & raspberry


SPECIAL: Plum low-sugar jam, vegan custard & roasted hazelnut $8.50  

BANOFFEE: date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $9

BOUNTY: dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $8.50 

TEMPEH BURGER: $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spices sauce, or tomato and olive sauce. Add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable.

They all have an organic, fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.

VEGAN CHEESE SANDWICH: $8: Choose between pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, or both. Served with salad.

HERBS VEGAN CHEESE: Made from NZ spray-free soybeans & organic chickpeas. Packed with dried herbs & culture.

 *Spread 180g for $7 

 *Round cheese 120g for $9


No.8 Distillery

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The No. 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


Dunford Grove

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We did it again, silver and gold medals for this years Extra Virgin Olive Oil!  We harvest and process by each varietal then blend to taste, this year we vacillated over the mix so entered two, and are bringing to you the judges choice.  We are up on the platform the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month for some Gold Medal goodness!

Did you know?  One of our conference speakers presented a new government funded research project on Non-communicable diseases and the impact of what we eat on those diseases.  It’s a pretty detailed and well conceived program where the “intervention” group will be  provided with a weekly delivery of quality New Zealand foods that promote a healthy diet and regular support.  Of course local Extra Virgin Olive Oil is intrinsic!

Really looking forward to the results this time next year.  Sandy


Company of Flowers Moving Near Waewae

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Company of Flowers will be moving their stall to be neighbours with their friends Waewae Permaculture in the lower south end of the Market.


Kiwi Harvest ‘Pay it Forward Bin’

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The bin will be near the Market caravan at the main middle gate - look for a flag on top.  


Keeping Well

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

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

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

Please sneeze into your elbow.


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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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