This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

27th August 2022

Hi there


This week at the Market will see a few more daffodil’s dotted around at the gates for the Daffodil Day + I noticed last weekend Terracotta Plants had daff’s & crocus plants to buy.  So good to see spring making its appearance once again after a long winter.

Congrats to our wonderful waste minimisation Market volunteer Telagi, who was announced this week as Finalist in the Resilience category of the 2022 Volunteer Awards. Telagi helps guide our customers with putting recycling, etc into the correct bins to minimise our waste, keeping the area clean, tidy & sanitized and he helped on gate duties while restrictions were in place earlier in the year. We appreciate him fronting up week after week (actually year after year!) & taking this responsibility on with good cheer.

I had the pleasure of attending the Otago Hospitality Awards at The Regent on Monday night.  We have such a great selection of talent in our hospitality industry here in Otago & we love that many of our fantastic local chefs, restaurants, cafes, etc frequent the Market for their businesses or order from our many vendors to showcase what we grow, produce & create well here – thank you!  On the awards night many of our Market vendors contributed to a grazing table fit for a king or queen, groaning with the best of the best in our neck of the woods – A Taste of Otago.  (See my photo here).  And congratulations to our vendor Havoc Farm Pork for taking out the Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Producer.

I’ve been adding Oamaru Organics organic yams into my meals this week, stir-fried they give a lovely-sweet crunch to any meal.  Great to see Christophe back in the La Crepe caravan after his travels, his daughter Isa kept things going seamlessly while he was away.  Check out Catlins Kitchen smoked salmon pate if you haven’t already up on the platform, Debs make a great batch, it’s really good!  Otherwise, her farmhouse pate, homemade mayo & all is worth getting.  And in the coming weeks we will see many of our seasonal vendors returning again.  Rodger at Janefields is back this weekend too.

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, NZ Nuts, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  You can find their details in our ORDER NOW button on our website

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. Remember your keep cup / mug (if you forget, check with your beverage vendor if they have spares to borrow to save on a single use throw out cups – which are just not cool!), I will keep supplying them with cups where needed, it’s up to us all to make use of this.  And remember your containers, produce bags & your good selves of course!

We encourage MASK USE at the Market.  Please respect everyone’s space.

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

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Header Image:  Terracotta Plants


This Week in the kitchen

With spring on the horizon, I searched the archives for some recipes that are more suitable for the changing weather. Hopefully we won't be needing anymore soup! I am excited to try out this bundt cake after the market on Saturday once I have got my ingredients.  

(Bella, Assistant Manager) 

Silverbeet Balls

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Holy Cow Caithness Farm Ltd

View Recipe


Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Breads & More Gilbert's Fine Food Beano's Bakery Dunford Grove Ettrick Gardens

View Recipe
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Spiced Apple and honey bundt cake with cinnamon mascarpone

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard Blueskin Bay Honey Ettrick Gardens Holy Cow Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

View Recipe

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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

“Jumbo” beetroot only $2 per kilo

Spray-free silverbeet & Bright lights silverbeet- only $2.50 per bunch😊

Spray-free leeks- $2.50 each

Spray-free beetroot; round or cylindra - only $2.50 per kilo

Frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes and daikon (Japanese radish)

Apples: Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Pacific Beauty, Granny Smith, Pacific Rose, Braeburn, & Fuji apples 

Heritage varieties: Sturmer

Winter Nelis, and Beurre Bosc pears

Spray-free spinach and green cabbage

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

Coloured carrots and orange carrots

Spray-free garlic 

Spray-free kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray free!

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


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


Congrats Telagi - Finalist in the 2022 Volunteer Awards

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No.8 Distillery


I will be up on the platform with our award winning little Ouzo. 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.  Julien


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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

Free Delivery for orders of $30 and over in town. 

Email: chocolatchaud009@hotmail.comText: 0225228599

TEMPEH JERKY has returned!

Made from my organic tempeh (made from a mix of different beans, cereals, and seeds every week), cut in fine slices, dipped in a homemade peanut sauce, and then dehydrated. The result is a crunchy, savoury, yeasty, delicious little slice of heaven. You can eat them just like that, or you can change the texture by adding some moisture and add them to your salad, curry, stir fry…They are also super food for tramping! $8 for a jar. See you at the market, Marie.



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

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

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


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

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

-#Carrots, #celery, ginger, turmeric - $15 for 360g

                                  * organic # spray free  

FRESH TEMPEH: Mung bean, millet & sunflower seed 

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

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


270g jar for $61 mix: 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, 1 mix: Gooseberry, peach & raspberry


SPECIAL: FEIJOA low sugar jam, vegan custard & 

roasted hazelnut $8.50  

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

BOUNTY: Dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $8.50 

TEMPEH BURGER $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spices sauce, or tomato and olive 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.

HERBS VEGAN CHEESE: Made from NZ spray-free soy bean & organic chickpeas. Packed with herbs & culture.

 *Spread 180g for $7 

 *Round cheese 120g for $9 


Daffodil Day - Gate Collection

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Daffodil Day is a vital fundraiser for the Cancer Society’s work in Otago & Southland. This work includes promoting health messages to reduce the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer; funding vital research about the prevention and treatment of cancer; and providing support services to people in your community who have been affected cancer. The Cancer Society is committed to keeping these services free and so fundraising events like the Daffodil Day help ensure that anyone, with any type of cancer, can receive care whenever they need it.




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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