This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

Saturday 25th June 2022

Hi there

Mānawatia a Matariki! Hopefully you get to do something nice around this celebration, appreciation & remembrance.  My Matariki challenge this year, has been to view the star cluster every morning while it is visible, getting up pre-dawn warmly rugged up on my deck chair on the frosty lawn, then back to bed to warm up, followed by a brisk sunrise walk to the beach.  My plan is to do that each morning over the Matariki celebrations if it’s a clear sky (which we have been lucky with gorgeous clear skies the last few nights & a good crunchy frost!). Hopefully we can all form our own rituals & traditions if not already & in our own way.  Saturday is looking warmer with no frost so perfect Market conditions!

We have a ton of winter vegetables this weekend - pumpkins, squash, very frost sweetened yams & parsnips, so many varieties of potatoes, leek, celery, fennel, shallots, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, silverbeet, carrots, etc along with many varieties of apples and pears (good for a nice hot crumble). There are plenty of options if you are planning on cooking a feast or pot luck for family or friends.    

As usual we have lots of brunch options to dine in outside (or up on the platform undercover) along with hot coffee and hot chocolate. Many of our vendors have samples for you to try before you buy.  And check out Tartan Sari's seed crackers - they are very delicious!

Just a reminder note, that no dogs are allowed inside the Market areas (unless they are care dogs).  You can tie your dog just inside the front fence near the Market caravan & we can keep an eye on them & give them a pat from time to time.  Also; we have a no flier handout rule around the Market please.

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working & bags for vegies, fruit & even bread. Look out for our ReUse posters on vendors stalls on those that can accept packaging back. 

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, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

We encourage MASK use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market please.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Wishing you well and a safe, cozy Matariki weekend, enjoy!

Ngā mihi


Market Manager


This Week in the kitchen

This week in the archives I was looking for hearty meals to celebrate Matariki in the middle of our cold Dunedin winter! I will see you all on Saturday.  Bella (Assistant Manger) 

Leek, apple and turmeric soup

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Willowbrook Orchard Earnscleugh Orchard Oamaru Organics Rosedale Orchard Caithness Farm Ltd Holy Cow

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Potato Sunshine

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Caithness Farm Ltd Oamaru Organics Rosedale Orchard

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Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Rosedale Orchard Willowbrook Orchard

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!!

Better quality at a better price!!!

Frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Spray-free fennel & leeks, only $2.50 per head

Spray-free beetroot- round or cylindra, gold, or candy, only $2.50 per kilo

Silverbeet & bright lights silverbeet, only $2.50 per bunch 😊

Spray-free Jeruselum artichokes, and daikon (Japanese radish)

New seasons apples: Royal Gala, Cox’s Orange, Pink Lady, Co Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Pacific Beauty Apples, Pacific Rose, Eve, Braeburn & Fuji 

New seasons pears: Taylors Gold, Winter Nelis, Doyenne du Comice and Beurre Bosc 

Lots of chillies (soil grown)

Spray-free celery, spinach & fennel

Spray-free red & green cabbage

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Highlander, Lily Rose & Jelly

Coloured carrots and orange carrots

Spray-free pumpkins & squash

Shallots & garlic

Spray-free kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray-free 

Frozen free-flow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants.

Boysenberry special – 1 kg @ $15 “or” 2 kg for $25!!!

Our courier-to-your-door service is still available anytime.

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. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook.


Tartan Sari

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Hello, Picklelovers. 

It has been wonderful being able to offer pickle tastings again and we’ve had so many compliments about our seed crackers that we have decided to sell them.

Pick up a 120g bag for $6 and grab a jar of pickle or chutney to go with them. Whitestone and Evansdale will be able to provide some delicious cheeses to complete the perfect winter evening snack at home.

The crackers are made with rice and buckwheat flours and a mix of nutritious seeds including chia and sesame. Yum!

Danielle x


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials

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

Free Delivery for orders of $30 minimum in town. Email or text 0225228599.

KIMCHI PARTY!  For all the Kimchi lovers, mild, medium and hot chilli, my original recipe is made with organic green cabbage, and I also have some seasonal batches which pop up depending on the season and what is available from our garden, and the farmers market. In my seasonal kimchi, I used all sorts of vegetables to bring new flavour and texture into the jar. All of them are unique and nowhere else in the whole world will you see the same!

This week two new flavour combinations: Plum & Blueberry and Pear & Raspberry.

See you at the market!  Marie



 - *Sauerkraut (onion & garlic $13 or just cabbage $12for 380g   

- *Kimchi - mild, medium, or hot is available. Please let me know which one would you like – $14 for 380g

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


- #Daikon MEDIUM/HOT KIMCHI STYLE - $14.50 for 360g

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

                                  * organic # spray free 

FRESH TEMPEH: Red kidney bean, brown rice & sunflower seed

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

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


270g jar for $6: Strawberry, Quince, 1 mix: Gooseberry, pear and banana, 1 mix: Plum & Blueberry.

310g/340g jar for $7 or $8: Peach, plum, apricot, feijoa, rhubarb, nectarine, 1 mix: pear & raspberry.


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

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

BOUNTY $8.50: Dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard  

TEMPEH BURGER $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, curried pumpkin, or tomato and olive sauce. And add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut or purple pickled vegetables.

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


Earnscleugh Orchard


Hi, we will be at the market this Saturday, and we hope to see you there. 

PLEASE NOTE: We only have TWO WEEKS LEFT at the market for the season (last market will be July 3rd).


Come up onto the platform, and look for our RED VAN. We bring a huge Variety fruit from ALEXANDRA on the EARNSCLEUGH.

FREE TASTING AT OUR STALL.... please come and try before you buy.

We still have a fantastic range of organic apples:  Lady in Red, Honeycrisp, Jazz, Koru, and Braeburn

Plus-Spray Free Granny Smith Apples

Plus asure quality apples:  Royal Gala, Red Delicious, Nancy Fizz, Pacific Queen, Fuji

Plus asure quality pear range:  Bosc pear, DDC "ice cream" pear, Winter Nellis Pear, and Concord pear

Remember you can mix the SAME PRICED fruit in one paper bag and get a wee taste on Central.

We have Stan's ORGANIC (non sulphur) Apple chips (Plain and Cinnamon). Plus pear chips. Come and have a free taste. 

Honey available this week:  Thyme, Honey-comb, Clover (runny and creamed), Manuka.

If you want to order any fruit to collect please let me know, and we will pack to order. TXT Sher 021 455341 for orders or questions. We will bag your order so you don"t miss out. Please collect any orders by 12:30pm.

Many thanks for your support! Sher and Rob 


No.8 Distillery

I will be up on the platform with our little Ouzo which won the Best NZ botanical & other spirits awards last Friday. I 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.



We encourage MASK USE at the Market currently.

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

Please respect the 1mt distancing rule between all vendors, staff & customers at the market.

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

Please sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please be PATIENT & RESPECT each other’s space.

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle / jar returns, etc, these are always accepted & encouraged.


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