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This Week at the Farmers Market

26th Pipiri 2021

Hi there

The winter solstice / shortest day done & dusted this week, although it’s been too wet to plant my garlic from Matheson & Roberts & the lot I got from Wes.  I’m reposting the garlic planting tips that Kate put in the OFM newsletter around this time last year to inspire me get them in (the dried hanging garlic I saw from her garden in summer was seriously impressive in size, put mine to shame!).  Nice to envisage harvesting in summer again soon!  Matheson & Roberts will be back next weekend if you need heritage garlic planting bulbs.

A few tips to ensure you get a fantastic crop of new season garlic in January:

  • Garlic doesn’t like going into the same spot each year so be sure to rotate it into different ground, otherwise you risk white rot that attacks the roots of the plants and ends up starving them.
  • Prepare the ground; garlic is a gross feeder which means it will reward you for giving it heaps of nutrients. Dig in compost, blood and bone, whatever you have really and leave the ground for a week or two before planting.
  • Buy the best, biggest, fattest bulbs of garlic you can. Separate into individual cloves and plant only the biggest. By separating the bulbs into cloves you are breaking their natural dormancy and giving them, the message that it’s time to get growing!
  • Plant the cloves 10-15cm apart (a hand span) in rows. Bury as deep as the cloves are high.
  • Keep the garlic plot well weeded, mulch helps with this. Once the plants are 10-20cm high mound up the soil slightly around the base of the stems and in Spring start to liquid feed it every week.
  • Water if dry but cut back on this 6-8 weeks before harvest.
  • Don’t wait for the bulbs to die down fully before harvesting. Mature garlic has 9-11 green leaves and each leaf equates to a protective layer of skin around the bulb. Lift garlic when there are still 5-6 green leaves because then it will keep better.
  • Lay lifted bulbs out in the sun for a week or two to dry.

We are still needing more mugs for the cup library, if you are having a clear out feel free to bring a few along to us at the Market caravan. 

Hope you get to enjoy Matariki Maori New Year around this time with delicious local warm meals with family or friends or gather at the Market together for a hot chocolate, coffee or brunch or load up on the abundance of winter vegies we have.  

And keep scanning in, as you know we haven’t beaten this blimmin thing yet!  You can't miss the cone at each gate with a QR code.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  

See you Saturday….

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

Chef Amy has some gorgeous hazelnut & praline shortbread stars to light up your Matariki, two toasty warm soup options -one chicken and one vegan, and some super yum pork -not with puha, but with apples & mash... come by and have a taste of our amazing vendors produce at the caravan!

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Havoc Pork Pork Rump Steaks- Pork Steak with Apples Two Ways & Rough Mash

Willowbrook Orchard Cox's Orange Apples - Pork Steak with Apples Two Ways & Rough Mash

Oamaru Organics Agria Potatoes, Leeks, Potatoes & Celery - Celery & Chicken Drumstick Soup + Leek & Potato Soup with Crisp Chilli Potato Croutons + Pork Steak with Apples Two Ways & Rough Mash

Dunedin Poultry Chicken Drumsticks - Celery & Chicken Drumstick Soup

Ettrick Gardens Onion & Carrot - Celery & Chicken Drumstick Soup

Dunford Grove Olive Oil & Chilli Oil - Celery & Chicken Drumstick Soup + Leek & Potato Soup with Crisp Chilli Potato Croutons

Hazelnut Estate Hazelnuts - Hazelnut Shortbread with Praline

Pork Steak with Apple Two Ways & Rough Mash

Produce from Havoc Farm Pork Willowbrook Orchard Oamaru Organics

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Celery & Chicken Drumstick Soup

Produce from Dunedin Poultry Ltd. Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

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Leek & Potato Soup with Crisp Chilli Potato Croutons (V/VG)

Produce from Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

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Hazelnut Shortbread with Praline

Produce from Hazelnut Estate

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW. LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

SWEDE TURNIPS & CELERIAC - SPRAYFREE

CHECK OUT OUR “BAG YOUR OWN” SECTION AT THE END OF OUR TRUCK!

COLOURED CARROTS, BEETROOT VARIETIES & AGRIA SPUDS, LARGE SPRAYFREE LEEKS

GREEN SUPERMARKET SQUASH Spray free - Delicious baked.  Great flavor for soups, roasted, baked, stuffed.

SPRAYFREE CAULIFLOWERS & BEETROOT ARE IN SEASON NOW!

CAVOLO NERO & CURLY KALE – All spray free

LARGE SPRAYFREE GREEN & RED CABBAGE whole or halves

FROST SWEETENED PARSNIPS, ARTICHOKES & BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE READY NOW!

SPRAYFEEE RED ONIONS, ONIONS, GARLIC & SHALLOTS

CELERY and SPINACH are “IN SEASON NOW” SPRAYFREE AND DELICIOUS!

PACIFIC ROSE, PINK LADY, COX’S ORANGE, ROYAL GALA, GRANNY SMITH, BALLERAT (Cookers) RED DELICIOUS, GOLDEN DELICIOUS, STURMER, FUJI & PACIFIC BEAUTY, EVE & BRAEBURN APPLES

As we do not export our Apples and Pears, they are low spray, using organic or IFP (Environmentally Friendly) Sprays.

DOYENNE DU COMICE, BEURRE BOSC, WINTER NELIS & TAYLORS GOLD PEARS

COLOURED CARROTS and BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET to brighten up any cold day!

AGRIA, RED FANTASY, JELLY, HIGHLANDER & HEATHER POTATOES 2 KG & 5 KG  

SAVE $’s 5KG RED FANTASY @ $5 A great general-purpose Potato: Roast, Bake, Mash & Salads

SAVE $’s SUPER SPECIAL ON “FROZEN 1 KG BOYSENBERRIES”

ROUND, CYLINDRA, GOLD & CANDY BEETROOT, SILVERBEET, WALNUTS, PARSLEY, ORANGE CARROTS

MOST OF OUR VEGETABLES ARE SPRAY FREE! OUR COURIER SERVICE IS STILL AVAILABLE ANYTIME.

Email j.hpreedyege@actrix.co.nz 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

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Have you seen Abdal's new food truck?

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Abdal is cooking up his famous Syrian pizza’s on the Saj dome in in the same spot as usual in the lower market -just keep an eye out for the black truck!  

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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It's a very emotional time, as the Euro Soccer unfold especially if you watch in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic, I love it.

Back to Dunedin, and the secret of the Specials… It is about connecting with Otago, the season, the community we interact with, at the market, sharing ideas. It's about intuition, coming from my heart. It is about the balance between tradition and creativity. And it appears to be working alright for the last 15 years!

Wishing you a great day Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY: $6 NECTARINE N’ STRAWBERRY

THE 4 WD: $7 Crunchy peanut butter and butterscotch  

SWEET CREPE: APPLE & BLUEBERRY DELICACY $10 Butterscotch sauce, poached apples & blueberries with confectioner’s custard
or whipped cream

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE: $10.00 

ROASTED PUMPKIN & ONION WITH OPHIR THYME N’ GARDEN’S GREEN WITH OR WITHOUT FETA (VEGAN OPTION)  

WILD VENISON & VEGETABLE STEW WITH RED WINE, DARK COCOA AND A TOUCH A CHILLI

 

Earnscleugh Orchard

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FREE TASTING available at our stall of all our fruit, plus our Apple and Pear chips.... so, try before you buy. 

 ORGANIC APPLE RANGE:

* Royal Gala * Bradburn * Honey Crisp * Golden Delicious * Koru * Granny Smith * Jazz

ORGANIC walnuts and spray free Asian Quince

Plus, much more Central Otago Asure Quality fruit including Quince and Pears and a huge range of Apples.

APPLES:

* Pacific Queen * Nancy Fizz * Royal Gala * Fuji * Red Delicious 

PEARS:

* DDC "Ice Cream" Pear * Winter Nellis * Burre Bisc * Taylor's Gold

Come and grab some amazing Apple (Plain & Cinnamon) and Pear chips (sulphur free, no additives) Just $5/bag.  FREE TASTINGS!!!

Look forward to seeing you at the Market on Saturday!

Rob, Sher, & Stan

 

Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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Have you tried my sweet pancake sandwiches? They’re not too sweet! I have few different ones on my menu, all very tasty.  You can even sample my jam of the day: Plum. See you at the market, Marie 

FERMENTED VEGETABLES  

ALL YEAR ROUND 

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

*Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available - $14 for 380g (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot)

SEASONAL 

Cabbage, #carrots, celeriac, *brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed - $15 for 380g 

*Cabbage, *Chinese cabbage, #daikon, *cauliflower, #carrots, #beetroot and turmeric - $14.50 for 360g

* Red cabbage, #Daikon, #Fennel, #Carrot, #Turnip, #Runner beans, #Spring onion, #Horseradish, #Wild fennel - $15 for 380g

                                  * organic               # spray free  

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: French lentils, buckwheat & sunflower seeds. Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals and seeds. I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my burgers. 1 packet (225g) for $8 or 2 packets for $15  

GOURMET LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, peach, quince, nectarine, white peach & vanilla, pear & vanilla, feijoa

SWEET PANCAKES SANDWICHES: 

SPECIAL: PLUM low sugar jam, vegan custard & roasted hazelnut $7.50  

BANOFFEE: date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $8

BOUNTY: dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $7.50 

TEMPEH BURGER: choose between Crunchy peanut sauce, Onion plum and red wine or mild chilly tomato sauce and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable.  There all have organic & fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts, and mayonnaise. $10

 

Port Larder

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Thank you to all the people who donated glass jars and bottles to me last weekend.

Please continue to clear your cupboards of unwanted jars and bottles and drop them at the Port Larder stall for recycling.

Thanks

Di Noone

 

NZ Nuts

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Apologies but we are unable to attend this weeks market (ie Saturday 26th June) but Olivia will be back in the market on the following Saturday 4th of July - this will be our last market for the winter and we will return at the beginning of September.  I will make sure that there is a good supply of halves and pieces along with different cultivars of in shell walnuts. If you need walnuts during our absence, please email us.  I need to remind you that our computer was hacked, and we have needed to change our email address so any contact now needs to be to nuts@nznuts.co.nz  - apologies for the inconvenience of having to change our email address and please delete the old one.  Fortunately, I was onto it quickly and sought lessons in cybersecurity 101 - but a lot of work advising businesses and customers of the change of address.  A real heads up that even very small businesses need to keep their business secure.

Thank you for your custom - it is appreciated. Valda

 

This Week at the Market L1

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

Please only handle food & produce that you are going to buy (& always wash your produce when you get home).

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle returns, etc.

We will have loads of fantastic, fresh local produce, products, hot food, coffee, etc ready for you from 7:30am till 12:15pm around their usual spots at the market.

Cash is still accepted from many vendors.  CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET.

QR CODES ARE AT ALL THE GATES please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the the cone at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance). It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan in (incl vendors & staff).  This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do.

Remember your charged mobile phones for scanning in.

Please sneeze into your elbow.

covid19.govt.nz

 

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