This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

26th September 2019

Hi there

In typical ‘spring has sprung’ fashion, it’s all over the shop weather wise as we clock over into daylight savings from Sunday.  Which means, the new season heirloom tomato plants from Waikouaiti Gardens make a welcome appearance with variety names that make me think of an olympic team, Kakanui Produce is back. Also Sandy from Dunford Grove in Cromwell is back this week with his delicious fresh olive oils, there is always something new to discover around the market hub.  We had a great, busy, buzzy market last weekend with all the Fleetwood Mac crowds so this weekend will be a breeze to find parking & get yourself down for a feed, a coffee & a catch up at one of the variety of food stalls or to do your market shop.

We would like to acknowledge this week that Waitaki Bacon & Ham, after nearly 13 years at the Otago Farmers Market & as a familiar face to many have left the market.  Sue & Gus will be concentrating on the bigger picture for their business but will be still providing the local area online with their great, ethical, local products.  I was always personally a fan of their wonderful pork & fennel sausages.  We wish Sue & Gus all the best as they step aside from the farmers market. 

See you all on Saturday… 

Kind regards


Assistant Manager


This Week in the kitchen

What's not to like about this lot!  Chef Jamalia has deliciousness all sorted for you....  swing by the market caravan on your way through the front gate.  As always there are recipes to take home, morsels to taste & she'll point you in all the right directions for great produce & products she will be using like Kapowai Brewing Co kombucha & Blue Mountain Butchery's marinated tender rump steak.  Those Raspberry Cream Puffs look purely devine made with Holy Cow cream, Butlers raspberries & Anne Robertson's free range eggs.  Get amongst people!!

Kombucha Marinated Beef

Produce from

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Spiced Parsnip Chips

Produce from Caithness Farm Ltd

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Fried Broccolini with Hazelnuts

Produce from Dunford Grove

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Raspberry Cream Puffs

Produce from Holy Cow Butler's Fruit Farm

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Dunford Grove are Back!

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Hello, have you missed us?  Our long awaited oil test results are back and we've been blending and bottling like mad!  Just so we'll be back on Saturday!

This years oil is just on the lower limit of intense and the peroxide value is nice and low.  It's fruity, a little pungent and not too bitter.

Did you know?  Extra Virgin Olive Oil is at its best fresh!  Anyone can determine if an Olive Oil is fresh.  Warm it in a pan or pour it over a bowl of hot soup, breathe deeply, fresh olive oil smells like olives.  There may be notes of asparagus or artichoke, more or fewer echoes of fresh cut grass but the fruitiness should be front and centre!


Waitaki Bacon & Ham Message from Sue & Gus

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Attention Loyal Dunedin Customers.

As many of you know the WBH journey started 12.5 years ago at the fabulous Dunedin Farmers Market.  In this time we’ve grown as a business, had many a laugh down at the railway station and enjoyed the early mornings – rain, hail and even snow.  Met great locals; chatted over a Bacon Bap, all the while ensuring you have the best locally grown NZ award winning pork in your fridges.

A new chapter for us is emerging that unfortunately see us moving on from the market. We had hoped to service your pork needs seasonally at the market, but alas not to be…

For those wanting to continue eating our delicious award-winning product (we think that is all of you) please do keep in touch with via:

Free phone: 0508 4 BACON (0508 4 22266) (get on our mailing list if not already)


Instagram - #waitakibaconandham or #waitakibacon

On line ordering – (refreshed website out in October).

And to reward our loyal Otago customers we have a few exciting months leading into Xmas.

Thank you so much for believing in our product as we do, giving feedback and becoming part of the Waitaki Bacon Ham journey.  Dunedin your quite porkalicious.  Keep watching.

Sue & Gus Morton


La Crepe Special: 28th September

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Jam of the Day: Blackcurrent $6

New: Passion Fruit or Lemon Curd with Low Sugar Pistachio Meringue and Whipped Cream $8

Sweet Crepe: Pear Delicacy
Butterscotch Sauce, Poached Pear
with Confectioner’s Custard $10.50
OR with Whipped Cream $10

Savoury Crepe:

Azuki Bean n’ Broccoli in Tomato Sauce with Karengo Chilly Sauce optional


Mediteranean Beef Stew with Vegies and Black Olives

with Cheese or Hummus

and with Salad & Dressing or Egg  $10.50


Waikouaiti Gardens – New Season Tomatoes Available From This Weekend.

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Standard Tomatoes:

Beef Steak, Early Girl, Eurocross, Grosse Lisse, Money Maker, Potentate, Roma, Russian Red.

Cherry Tomatoes

Sweet 100, Sun Cheery, Sun Gold, White Cherry, Red Pear, Yellow Pear.

We also have new season stocks of Broccoli (3 varieties), Brussel Sprouts (2), Cabbage (2), Cauliflower (1), Endive (1), Kale (4), Leeks (1), Lettuce (8 including a mixed variety), Mizuna (1), Onions (2), Peas (5 varieties both dwarf & climbing), Rocket (1), Silverbeet (2), Spinach (2).

We also have good supplies of fresh salads greens bagged and ready to eat.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market – Lynley, Mark & Lauren.


Ettrick Gardens Specials


Lettuce, Silverbeet, Leeks, Coloured Carrots, Garlic, Parsnips, Cauliflower, Carrots, Shallots, Onions, Kale, Artichokes, Yams.

Potatoes, 3 types Beetroot, Elephant Garlic, Silverbeet, Walnuts.  Bunches of Flowers.

Check out our ‘bring your bag’ to ‘bag your own’ section.

Coloured Carrots, Beetroot (3 types).

Washed Agria & Red Fantasy Potatoes.

Crunchy Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, Fuji & Pacific Rose, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Sturmer, Cox’s Orange, Pink Lady & Ballerat Cooking Apples.  Winter Nelis Pears. 

Frozen Raspberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Tayberries, Blueberries and Mixed Berries. 

Check out our range of reuseable bags!!

Super Special’s this Week:

1.5 kg Tiny Taties only $3

‘Large Frill Lettuce’

‘Elephant Garlic spray free 250gm bags only $5.

Boysenberries free flow 1 kg $10.

‘Red Fantasy’ Potatoes:  A smooth red skin, yellow flesh potato. Great flavour, roasting, boiling, mashing, baking, in stews and salads.  A great all round potato.

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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-Pink Label: Red & green cabbage, fennel, cauliflower, onion, garlic, cumin & coriander seeds.


- Green Label: Broccoli, green cabbage, yams, ginger, garlic, mustard & coriander seeds.

Made by Marie with Oamaru Organics certified organic vegetables.



Mental Health Awareness Week Fundraiser

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Recognise this guy?!  We love Philip at the market.  You will have seen him (you usually can’t miss him) around as one of our trusted site managers. He has raised $600 so far, fundraising for Mental Health in the San Francisco & the Dunedin Marathons with Queenstown coming up in November.  As it's Mental Health Awareness Week you might like to support his fundraising.  Feel free to chat to him further about it this weekend as he scoots about the market.

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