This Week at the Virtual Farmers Market - Contactless Deliveries to your Place!

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This Week at the Virtual Farmers Market - Contactless Deliveries to your Place!

28th August 2021

Hi there


Hope you are all ok this week in these uneasy times.  The weather has made it a bit easier with a few warm summery days this past week, the garden has woken up, the birds are louder & our pets are enjoying more daytime company.  All the other stuff, well, hmm.  Livelihoods are precarious especially around primary produce which is perishable.  But the good news is we can still operate as a Virtual Market for our customers.  A list of your favourite vendors who are able to provide a contactless delivery service safely to your house is growing by the day.  I know Kristina our assistant manager has been making good use of these services & my neighbours & myself (I actually haven't had to leave the neighbourhood once yet!).  Have a read below & keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates & you can always find your favourite vendors details on our website if you need to get in touch.  And it's the little things right now that can make the day to day difference - keeping in touch & to a routine of sorts, getting to bed at a decent hour, daily walks & fresh air, remembering to eat well, (does lockdown baking count?), yes I think is the answer!

The physical market WON’T be open this weekend; but you can still Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Virtual Market! 

Take care & stay safe in your bubbles. 

Ngā mihi


Market Manager


This Week in the kitchen

We've found some more delicious and adaptable recipes in our archives... you could swap out the veges in the frittata to whatever you have on hand, and have snuck some veges in your lockdown carbo loading!  A good time to pop some spinach, kale or beetroot into your baking, to make snack time seem somewhat healthy! 

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Potato & Kale Knishes

Produce from Oamaru Organics Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Dunford Grove

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Tartan Sari

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Hello Picklelovers, that’s right, we have just had confirmation that we are able to deliver to you during L4. We will be out this Saturday making free local, contactless deliveries to your letterboxes. Want to place an order just DM us on social media or email us at with your order and we will send you payment info, etc.

So, if you are having Tartan Sari withdrawals, have a spice fix that just can’t be satiated or want to try one of our easy curry recipes, we can help!

Also, if you want to send a Spicy Care Package to someone special, you can do so at our online shop here:  Free delivery for orders over $35! 

Products available:

Goan Curry Paste + free recipe booklet

Pickles: (in order of spiciness) Lime, Orange & Lemon, Tomato, Zucchini, Apple, Carrot.

Fresh Coconut & Coriander Chutney (Dunedin deliveries only)

Kia Kaha and hope to see you all again at the market soon.



Catlins True Brew & Kitchen - A Little Lockdown Ditty

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Collective groan...moan but you're not alone...we are all stuck at home unable to roam...

Across town... feeling a bit down... united by a lockdown frown... but oh so comfy in my dressing gown…

Plenty of time to rhyme... oh what to make... ooh shall I bake… yet another go at a sourdough show...

Chitter chatter on any matter...confine to online...but hey some glee... a simple smile sure helps for a wee while....

A friendly face...bit of a laugh... another joke... before the daily refuge… a soak... in the bath...

PJ all day... games to play... no haste... time to waste… just finding a way to keep them worries at bay

No hustle n bustle... no burble n babble... yep need another new hobby with which to dabble...

I suppose selling beer & cheer is just a job... to make a few bob... but oh how I miss the marvellous market mob...

Not seeing those lovely familiar faces... or firm favourite places... old bold buildings (the station)... the cathedral steeple...

But you know what is hardest... without a doubt I shout... hissing... because I'm really missing... you beautiful people!

P.S oh and in case I forgot... a message to pitch across the ditch to dullard Scott...

We really don't give a jot... whether you like what we're doing or not...

Just more garbled garbage... spewing forth yet again from your facial slot...

Cheers Toby


Evansdale Cheese


Hello cheese lovers and here we go once again, troubling times indeed but we can all do this!!!

WE ARE OPEN and we can get your cheeses to you via post haste couriers all over NZ.  Pablo.



Hazelnut Estate Weekly Delivery

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Spring is in the air at Hazelnut Estate - new lambs and first daffodils appearing in the garden - always exciting!  We have been using some of our lockdown time to finish off some winter pruning and also to give our processing shed and kitchen a good clear out.  While the Farmers Market remains closed and if alert levels allow, we will look to do a weekly delivery in the Dunedin/Mosgiel area.  Orders can be placed on our website   Stay safe and well in your bubbles.

Janine and Roger



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If we drop down to L3 or below on Sat, I’ll be running a virtual market on my website…

8am-12.30pm with same day contactless delivery… But I won’t know that till announcement on Friday probably.  Brendan Seal


Ettrick Gardens

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The silver lining to being in lockdown is we are getting fantastic weather! 22 degrees during the day and 12 at night. And the promise of a little rain tomorrow to make everything grow. The stone fruit trees are starting to blossom. Daffodils are flowering and the Paeonies are popping through. Magic. John has been sowing and planted plenty of Spring Produce – Something to look forward to! And I have been busy sending out Courier Orders of Fruit and Veggies


Email for our latest order form and we can add you to our weekly update.  

Hope to see you all soon. Even if we all have to wear masks and stay 2 metres apart.  Take care of each other out there.

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


Blue Mountain Butchery!

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Blue Mountain butchery would like to thank all of the wonderful customers who have so far supported our small business by buying contactlessly from us. We are still continuing to provide this service to the Dunedin area. You can visit our website for all of your fresh meat needs.

Vaughn, Shelley & the Family



Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs


We will be delivering eggs to Dunedin locations for people to collect again. If customers who would like to support us through this tough time could they please email us on and we will place their eggs at a location close to them for them to collect.

Unfortunately, we cannot go direct to everyone’s door, if you want to be a collection spot, please let me know and we will deliver trays only please (unless by special arrangement) $20/tray.  Take care.

Michelle Pringle


Terracotta Plants


We have a small plant stall outside our house at 410 south road Caversham with spring bulbs and some natives it is an honesty box or otherwise people could contact us on

Mick & Sue


Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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I am delivering in Dunedin, if you would like some of my products, you can order frozen tempeh, fermented vegetables and low sugar jam at this email: or text me 0225228599. Bank transfer payment. Delivery free in Dunedin for a minimum of $25 purchase or $3 charge if less. All the best, Marie 



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

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


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

* Red cabbage, #daikon, #fennel, #carrot, #turnip, #runner bean, #Spring onion, #horseradish, #wild fennel - $15 for 380g

#Carrot, ginger, #parsley - $14.50 for 360g

                                  * organic               # spray free   

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Green split lentil, millet & sunflower seeds. Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. 1 packet (225g) for $8 or 2 packets for $15  

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


No.8 Distillery

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Our absinthe does work as hand sanitiser, but it’d be a shame not to drink it…

Under level 4 you can still order online with free delivery in Central Dunedin (contactless) and around NZ by courier.

Visit order our gins and absinthe. We’ll also have some new batches of liqueurs coming this weekend.

Meanwhile, stay safe and don’t drink hand sanitiser!!

Julien & Michael


Gilberts Fine Foods

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Our website is open for business (home delivery)


Brightside Microgreens


We're still providing contactless delivery of mushrooms and microgreens to your door every Tuesday and Friday. Order while stocks last. Kia kaha everyone.


Gate Collection was to be for Daffodil Day (Cancer Society) Online Donations Instead


Our Daffodil Day Street Appeal has been cancelled in Otago and Southland. Daffodil Day is a crucial event for the Cancer Society, providing us with financial support for our essential services to New Zealanders with cancer. COVID has once again taken from us the opportunity to raise these much-needed funds. It’s also taken the gift of time that you kindly gave us. But we can fight back against COVID and against cancer.

You can still help.

Normally we wouldn’t ask but these are extraordinary times.

This Daffodil Day, what we ask from you is to please donate generously at #daffodildaynz. 

Cancer doesn’t stop, and with your help, neither will we.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the restrictions in New Zealand. The health and safety of our community comes first, and we will do our best to support everyone during these times.

And finally, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Kind Regards, Emma Anderson


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