This Week at the Farmers Market - Christmas Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market - Christmas Market

Saturday 24th December 2022

Hi there

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See you on Saturday morning bright & early from 6:30am – 11amGates will open at 6:30am.

Then the following Market is New Year’s Eve morning Saturday 31st December – we are open normal days & hours from then on (8am – 12:30pm). Thanks to everyone that stocked up last weekend, was lovely to see you all!

We will have plenty of the freshest produce for the big day, the Christmas table, the holidays or to stock the fridge at home to see you through the week (and at great prices). There will be coffee & brunch options to keep you sustained.  Check out Catlin’s Kitchen on the platform for homemade mayo, aioli and pates.  There are still plenty of gift idea’s & stocking fillers at Dunedin Craft Distillers, No.8 Distillery, Dunford Grove (olive oils & hazelnut panforte), baked festive delights at Dolce Vita, cherries at Willowbrook, Rosedale, Earnscleugh & Big Fat Cherry.  Cheeses at Evansdale & Whitestone, flowers from Merrall, Matheson & Roberts & Alysan Willocks.  All your salad & jersey benne needs at Oamaru Organic's, Caithness Farm, Waewae, Janefield’s & Ettrick Garden’s. Otago peaches have arrived too!  (Hopefully we might see the first of the apricots as well). Market tea towels, cutlery keep kits, bags, cards & jumbo beeswax wraps at the Market caravan at front gate if you are still looking for local gifts made in Dunedin. Raspberries & strawberries - be in quick! Honey, coffee, milk, eggs, plants, meat, hazelnut supplies, bread, pastries, preserves, tapenades, plant-based options, nut mylks, fresh juices and lots more available this weekend!

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only.  And remember your containers, produce bags, keep cup, etc look for the ReUse posters on vendors that accept packaging back.

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. 

A reminder no doggies in the Market – but you can always tie them up from the main gate (just inside) & we will keep an eye out. 

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

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Hopefully we’ll see you if you haven’t headed away yet. 

Merry Christmas everyone, take care of yourselves and those around you, have fun, eat yummy stuff and enjoy the festive season when you can.  And if you are working throughout, thank you for keeping the wheels ticking over in our fine little city & region.  From us all (the vendors, the board of trustees and staff) at your favourite Otago Farmers Market- a HUGE thank you for stopping by this year, or doing your weekly shop or buying coffee or brunch, or playing live music for us or visiting us when you are in Dunedin.  Your support has been noticed and appreciated!

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Insert Image: The Otago Farmers Market Trust (& me holding the Outstanding NZ Food Producers Awards - Coast Kiwis' Favourite Farmers' Market 2022 certificate). 

NB: This is the last OFM newsletter for the year. 


This Week in the kitchen

After a big build-up, Christmas is almost here! I am excited to have food cooked by my mum instead of a flat full of students, that being said I will be making the most of the Market produce this weekend and will bring her home the best local ingredients! These pancakes make a great Christmas morning treat, followed by the Jersey Benne potatoes for lunch. Merry Christmas! I am looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday. Isabella (Assistant Manager)

Hazelnut Pancakes with Macerated Strawberries and Whipped Coconut Cream

Produce from Holy Cow Hazelnut Estate Caithness Farm Ltd Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Dunford Grove

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Produce from Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics

View Recipe

Christmas Hours 2022

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!! Better quality at a better price!!!

Raspberry and Blueberry time 

Beautiful Paeonies😊 

Broad beans - all spray-free

New Potatoes are spray-free and delicious 

Jersey Benne, Maris Anchor, and Agria 

Spring Cabbage & Broccoli Spray-free 

Cavolo Nero and kale spray-free

Bunches of spring carrots 😊

Walnuts spray-free, Whole and Shelled 

Royal Gala and Pacific Queen Apples

Granny Smith, & Fuji apples

Most of our vegetables are spray free! 

Frozen free-flow strawberries and blackcurrants.



Our courier service to your door is available anytime. Or “click & collect” from us at the Otago Farmers Market or our Ettrick shop. Email 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 or 021 151 8203. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook.


Who Ate All the Pies?

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Merry Christmas from Who ate all the Pies?

Have you got your savouries yet? $10 for 10 or $18 for 20. 

Last Chance to Grab our English Pork Pie ‘Slab’ sweetened pork in a clear jelly wrapped in a traditional hot water crust pastry ….the best item on a Christmas table $20 / $10 for the half size.

And a complete one-off just in time for Santa - Organic Gooseberry pie - Limited numbers, first come first served! 

Don’t be late! Steve 


Hazelnut Estate

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Hazelnut Estate would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their ongoing support over 2022.  

We will have a fresh supply of dry roasted hazelnuts and freshly made hazelnut chocolate spread at the Christmas Eve Market on Sat, so if you are looking to top up your supplies or still looking for an extra gift to add to the stockings, come and see us at the bottom of the ramp!  

Nuts are a delicious, versatile, and a healthy snack and our spread tastes delicious when teamed with fresh summer strawberries!

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and summer holiday break. Roger and Janine


Earnscleugh Orchard Co-op

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Hi, we look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Eve market. Look for the BIG RED VAN on the platform. 

PREORDER for FAST pickupAvoid the long lines. 

We will have new season CHERRY'S 🍒

Folfer Deluxe Cherry

Sonnet Cherry

White Cherry (limited stock)

ORGANIC Bing Cherry 

SPRAY-FREE Sour Cherry 

Plus our amazing BLUEBERRIES. 

We should have peaches and maybe apricots, however, we are not certain yet, fingers crossed that we get more sun. 

Please text your order to: 021 455341 (by Thursday 5pm).

We will pack your order to collect on Saturday, please go to PreORDER LINE.

We will have plenty of bagged fruit to help shop quickly. Plus you can pack your own. 

Thanks.  Sher, Rob and our very awesome kids.

Earnscleugh Orchards Co-op 


Stonehurst Gourmet - Herb of the Week


SPEARMINT (Mentha spicata) 

This is one of the most common mints about and is the one generally used in cooking - think of new potatoes boiled with a sprig of mint on the Christmas table or of mint sauce with the roasted lamb!  

Spearmint is one of the major components in the Mint Julep🍹 and is often added to many other cold drinks for a fresh flavor. 

The aroma of mint is quite pungent and can be added to potpourri mixes or wrapped fresh in/or drops of mint oil can be added to a handkerchief and inhaled to help relieve a cold.  Sip cold spearmint tea to help relieve hiccups or flatulence. Macerate leaves in oil and massage at your temples to help relieve migraines or massage the mint oil into other areas of the body that are affected by rheumatic and/or muscular aches - especially in winter. 

Spearmint grown near your favorite plants can help deter the aphids.

A hardy perennial that tolerates shade and can grow in most conditions - ideally grow in a container unless you have a large garden or the time to keep it under control🌱

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all.  Kate


Dunford Grove

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Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for another awesome year!  I really enjoy my spot on the platform with the other vendors and the continuous stream of delightful market goers.  Flowering in the grove at the moment and if the bountiful raspberries are any indication, we’re headed for a fantastic season.

Did you know?  Sharing food experiences is one of the delights of this business, my friend Shona has taken cheese balls to the next level by coating them with Dunford Dukkah. I’d never have thought of that.  So, if you’re entertaining this summer, remember BBnDD (Brilliant Balls need Dunford Dukkah)!  Enjoy. Sandy


No.8 Distillery


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


Celebrate 20 years of fabulous regional produce at the OTAGO FARMERS MARKET LONG LUNCH

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On Sunday 26 March 2023, join our single table under cover on New Zealand's longest rail platform and enjoy a specially created seasonal lunch showcasing the finest summer produce from Otago Farmers Market vendors. 

Start with a complimentary drink and enjoy a three course lunch of shared platters and rotisserie Otago lamb prepared by Precinct Food. A cash bar will serve libations from Otago Farmers Market vendors; No8 Distillery, Judge Rock Wines, Dunedin Craft Distillery and Catlins True Brew.

This is a wonderful opportunity to honour 20 years of Otago Farmers Market by taking a few leisurely hours to celebrate the best of life; friends and whanau and locally harvested, seasonal produce cooked to perfection!

Tickets are essential and can be purchased from TryBooking here Booking is $135 per person + booking fees. This includes a welcome drink and a delicious, leisurely three course lunch. The booking system allows you to add dietary requirements and note who you may want to sit with.


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials

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

This week's NEW fermented Kraut: Cabbage, pumpkin, Jerusalem artichoke, horseradish, garlic, & caraway seeds – 360g jar for $14.

We will be at the Market all the following Saturdays, apart from the first week of January (Saturday the 7th). 

Wishing everyone good holidays.  See you at the market. Marie


- *Sauerkraut (*Green cabbage with onion & garlic $14, or just cabbage $13) for 380g   

- *Kimchi - (*green cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chilli ). Mild, medium, or hot is available. Please let me know which you like - 380g for $15  


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

-SEASONAL KIMCHI:  *Chinese & *green cabbage, #Jerusalem artichoke, #carrot, pumpkin, #yam, onion, ginger, garlic, Korean pepper, - mild, medium, or hot is available - $16 for 380g

-#Daikon, #cauliflower, #celery , #beetroot, turmeric, & ginger – 360g for $14.

                                  * organic #spray free 

FRESH TEMPEH: Adzuki bean, buckwheat, and pumpkin seed. 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, feijoa  OR 1 mix: Gooseberry & blueberry: $7 OR 1 mix: Blueberry, strawberry, & raspberry: $7 

310g/340g jar for $7 or $8: Plum, apricot, rhubarb, and nectarine 

1 mix: Pear & raspberry OR 1 mix: Rhubarb, nectarine & raspberry OR NEW 1 mix: Strawberry & blueberry OR NEW 1 mix: Pear & gooseberry 

SWEET PANCAKES SANDWICHES: SPECIAL: Rhubarb, nectarine, and raspberry low-sugar jam, vegan custard & roasted hazelnut $8.50 OR BANOFFEE: date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $9 OR BOUNTY: dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $8.50 

TEMPEH BURGER $11: choose between Crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spices or tomato and jalapeno sauce and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut or purple pickled vegetable.

There all has organic & fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprout and mayonnaise.

TEMPEH BURGER: $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spices sauce, or tomato & jalapeno 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 vegetable, sauerkraut or both, served with salad. 

VEGAN CHEESE: Made from NZ spray-free soybeans & organic chickpeas, and culture. Available with herbs or Kimchi *Spread 180g for $7 *Round cheese 120g for $9


Thank you from the Mosgiel Brass Band

The mosgiel brass band would like to thank the patrons and stall holders for their generosity and good cheer during our recent time at the farmers market. We look forward every year to coming along and playing for you. 

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. 


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.

Wishing you well!


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