As the weather cools down its time too heat things up in our kitchens!

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As the weather cools down its time too heat things up in our kitchens!

26th April 2018

Hi there


It was a brilliant day last week and the apple press ran hot all morning. Thank you to everyone who got in behind the idea. Both the scarecrows and the enormous pumpkins made fabulous photo opportunities.

I recently went to visit Andrew from Banh Mi. The aroma emanating from the Kaikorai Valley Rugby Club’s registered kitchen was redolent with fish sauce, lemongrass and all things Asian. I knew I was in the right place. Andrew Batts of Banh Mi was inside creating his delicious fillings for the Vietnamese inspired sandwiches he makes at the market every Saturday.

Only the finest, free range ingredients go into Andrew’s sandwiches. He is passionate about healthy eating and keeping things local and small. The Banh Mi sandwich is a mash up of both French and Vietnamese cuisines. Think crusty, French style bread, delicately balanced Asian flavoured, cooked to order, pork, chicken or beef, pickles, aromatic, fresh herbs, with a touch of chilli, all moistened with pate and mayonnaise. Yum! He does a wonderful vegetarian option every week as well.

Andrew grew up in Dunedin and returned here about 7 years ago after living and working in Europe for 16 years. It was in France that he met his partner and trained in the culinary arts. He has worked in a huge variety of kitchens around the world.

A food journey through Vietnam ignited his desire to bring the fresh flavours of that cuisine to Dunedin.

Andrew is obsessive about quality and will not compromise on this. His delicious sandwiches are testament to this philosophy. Try one if you haven’t already!


See you Saturday.



This Week in the kitchen

Jack is back in the kitchen this week for a week of warming soup, fragrant roasties, classic autumn salad combos and an exciting pan fried Gurnard paired with some South American style sides.  Pop by the kitchen to say hi and give them a try you might just be a little inspired!

For a full copy of the recipes click here

Fennel, Potato and Lemon Soup

Produce from Oamaru Organics Ettrick Gardens Dunford Grove

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Roasted Vegetables with Dukkah

Produce from Waikouaiti Gardens Ettrick Gardens

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Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Produce from Rosedale Orchard Evansdale Cheese

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Pan-Fried Gurnard fillet with Humitas and Pico de Gallo

Produce from Harbour Fish Rosedale Orchard

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Waikouaiti Gardens


New Potatoes - Certified Organic

Nadine & Desiree – freshly dug ‘NEW’ potatoes.

$3.00 for 1/2kg bag

$5.00 for 1 kg bag


Jerusalem Artichokes - Certified Organic

$3.00 for 1/2kg bag

$5.50 for 1 kg bag


Microgreens/Wheat Grass - Certified Organic

$4.00 per punnet


Plants now ready for your Autumn/Winter crop

 We have a wide selection of vegetables including – Broad Beans , Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage (including Chinese cabbage) , Cauliflower, Endive, Kale, Lettuce (4 varieties), Mizuna, Mustard, Onions , Rocket, Silverbeet, & Spinach - All $3.00 per punnet/pot or 4 for $10.00

Plus a  great selection of Herb plants $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00


Ettrick Gardens


New This Week

Fennel, Savoy Cabbage, Pacific Rose, Pacific Queen & Sturmer Apples.

“Fresh This Week”

Plums, Pumpkins,  Honey & Pearl Sweetcorn, 12 Varieties Of Apples & 6 Pear Varieties, Royal Gala, Peasgood Nonsuch, Aztec, Huaguan, Cox’s Orange & Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Ballerat Cooking Apples, Eve, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Pacific Beauty, & Red Delicious Apples

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays J

Doyenne Du Comice, Winter Nelis, Beurre Bosc, Taylors Gold & Quince Pears

Agria, Red Fantasy,  Red Ruby, Heather & Highlander Potatoes, Fresh Bunched Baby Carrots, Kale, Cavolo Nero, Silverbeet, Gold Beetroot, Butternut, Daikon, Leeks, Pumpkin, & Beetroot, Broccoli, Coloured Carrots, Cauliflowers, Carrots, Pumpkin, Kumi Kumi, Onions, Parsley, Basil, Coloured Peppers & Chillies , Jerusalem Artichokes, Gourmet Washed Potatoes

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 2kg @ $4 Pumpkins Only $2 Each Jerusalem Artichokes 500gm “Only $1”

Please Recycle “Our” Pottles And Punnets Each Week.  There Will Be A Crate Under The Apple Table To Put Them In. Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags. Thank You

“Love Our Planet”

Ettrick Gardens

On Your Right At The Main Gate, Or Rapid 5104,  State Highway 8, Ettrick.  Central Otago.  03 446 6863

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Kapowai Brewing Co.

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We are away this week, but we'll be back next week with all our winter flavours on board.

~Heidi & Dave


Wild Dispensary


Wild Dispensary’s herbalist Stephen Parker will be on the stall this Saturday.  Steve has 20 years’ experience as a herbalist. Call by to get helpful advice about the use of the Wild Dispensary range of products.


Otago Regional Council

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Interested in the future (and your rates bills?)?


The Farmer’s Market is the last stop on the Otago Regional Council’s For Our Future Long Term Plan Roadshow. Staff and councillors have been on the road throughout Otago for the last fortnight, talking with people about what’s proposed in our draft plan for the next ten years and sharing environmental science demos and displays for all ages in the Lab-in-a-box (Otago’s own mobile science lab in a shipping container). The long term plan sets both the Regional Council’s workplan and your Regional Council rates so come ask staff and Councillors any questions you have about it. If you can’t make it in person, we encourage you to find out more and have your say online at Submissions close 11 May.



Volunteer Service Abroad at the community stall


Volunteer Service Abroad / Te Tūao Tāwāhi is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. Since 1962, 3,500+ Kiwi volunteers have shared their skills and experience with people in 14 regions or countries in the Pacific and South-East Asia, We believe that volunteers, partner organisations and communities working together, sharing skills and knowledge can make a positive difference. This approach leads to improved quality of life, and helps build self-determining communities and stable nations.

Volunteers, aged from 25-75, come from all walks of life, including business, communications, engineering, IT, horticulture, health, and tourism.  They are flexible, resilient, adaptable, and committed mentors.  Right now, 53 volunteers are involved with nearly 200 practical, community-driven and owned projects for economic growth, human development, law and justice, and resilience.   The work is determined by the development needs of a range of governmental, regional, NGO, and local partner organizations in the countries concerned.

The Univol programme enables recent university graduates with completed development studies papers or who have relevant practical experience in development to participate as volunteers with exciting 10 months projects and varied destinations.  Otago University pioneered this programme in 2007, and has contributed some 70 of the 94 Univols. Details of the 2019 selection round will be advertised shortly. 

VSA covers the costs of flights, accommodation and provides a living allowance for all volunteers along with visas, insurance, medical costs and some other costs.  VSA’s web site has information about vacancies and the financial and organizational support provided for all volunteers.

The Otago Branch brings together people who share an interest in and want to support the work of VSA, including returned volunteers.  The Branch also assists departing, serving and returned volunteers.  We meet several times a year usually over a shared meal.   For details, contact Warwick Brunton,

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