This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

28th November 2019

Hi there

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We had such a great morning yesterday frolicking with goats and talking to Shaun from Goat Island Dairy. His herd of milking goats are hilarious, very curious, affectionate and such characters. Goat Island Dairy will be profiled in this newsletter in the weeks to come.

Some of you will have noticed that there has been a bit of a shuffle up at the market. Janefield Hydroponics are now down in the lower market and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them and Ettrick Gardens, both permanent vendors, right at the heart of the market being as how primary produce is the key to the success of our market. As a result of this move Whitestone Cheese and Wild Larder have moved into the space that Janefield Hydroponics had on the platform. Some of our smaller vendors from the northern end of the platform have also moved further south on the platform. If you can’t find your favourite vendor then be sure to ask as chances are they are present and very keen to see you!

Our coffee cup library is a huge success, so much so that we need more cups and mugs. If you have some languishing in a back cupboard then we could put them to good use. Super large mugs are not suitable as they don’t fit under a coffee porta filter but your average sized mug and cups are just perfect. Please drop any you might have into the market hub on Saturday.

See you Saturday


General Manager


This Week in the kitchen

Nickee from The Port Larder is back in the kitchen this week with summertime treats from 8am.

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Harbour Fish Tarakihi or Gurnard – Ceviche

Janefield Hydroponic’s Dill & Coriander & Cucumber – Crostini Nibbles, Ceviche

Otago Organic’s Sorrel - Hot New Potato and Sorrel Caithness Farm Desiree New Potatoes - Hot New Potato and Sorrel Salad

Catlins Kitchen Chicken Liver and Mushroom Pate - Crostini Nibbles

The Port Larder Cranberry and Orange Festive Relish – Crostini Nibbles

Evansdale Cheese Farmhouse Brie - Crostini Nibbles

Wild Larder Smoked Salmon - Crostini Nibbles

Gilberts Fine Foods San Francisco Sour Dough French Bread - Crostini Nibbles

Ceviche (1)

Produce from Harbour Fish Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics

View Recipe
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Hot New Potato and Sorrel Salad

Produce from Caithness Farm Ltd Otago Organics

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Crostini Nibbles

Produce from Catlins Kitchen Wild Larder Gilbert's Fine Food Evansdale Cheese Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics The Port Larder

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Waewae Permaculture Are Back!


Fiona & Liam from Waewae Permaculture out at Purakauni are super excited to be back at the market this week with their freshly picked, spray free, heirloom varieties of vegies. Find them near the middle of the platform this time. We are pleased to see them back.


Leckies Butchery Market Specials

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Rump Steak $17.95kg

Old English Sausages $12.95kg


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Soil grown Sprayfree Silverbeet, Onions, Spring Onions, Washed Potatoes. Potatoes, Beetroot, Elephant Garlic, Baby Beetroot, Walnuts.

Check out our ‘bring your bag’ to ‘bag your own’ section. Cylindra, Gold & Red Beetroot and Washed Red Fantasy Potatoes.

Crunchy Royal Gala, Granny Smith & Pink Lady Apples.

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

Check out our wide range of reusable and Home Compostable bags!!

Super Special’s this Week:

Washed Tiny Taties 1.5kg at 0nly $3

BOYSENBERRIES free flow 1 KG at $10. Great with Yoghurt or Ice Cream, or stock up your Jam supply!! Delicious in smoothies, make a couli, Ambrosia is sooo easy to make and soooooo delicious.

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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La Crepe Market Specials


Following the success of 'The Call of Summer' special last Saturday it's going to happen again! So below is the inspiration for Saturday. Wishing you a great day


Jam of the Day: Nectarine $6

Creation: Lemon Curd or Passion Fruit with Low Sugar Hazelnut Meringue and Whipped Cream $8

The Call of Summer:
Lemon Curd, Raspberry and Poached Apple

Low Sugar Hazelnut Meringue
with Confectioner’s Custard $ 11.50
or with Whipped Cream $10.50

Savoury Crepe: Raw Marinated Mushroom with Rocket Pesto (Vegan) OR

Caramelised Havoc Pork with Vegetable, Japan Style

with Cheese or Hummus

and with Salad & Dressing or Egg $10.50


Bringing the Wild Inside

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For bouquets of rambunctious wild loveliness, visit my flower stall COMPANY OF FLOWERS.

I grow all my flowers organically on small urban plots around Dunedin and further augment these blooms with foraged flowers and branches. (Find my white gazebo at the far northern end of the market by the car park).


Dunford Grove Free Gift with Purchase

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Dunford Grove:

We're nearing the season of giving so we thought it's time to reward all our fabulous supporters. Come along, spend $40 or more and we have a gift for you, but what is it? Lash some cash and find out!

Sandy says….

Did you know?

Coconut oil is essentially nothing but saturated fat in a liquid form. It may be tasty but is no better for you than a large scoop of deep fried butter!




Marie’s Organic Sauerkraut, Kimchi & 3 mix of Organic Fermented Seasonal Vegetables.

Blue Label: Red & Green Cabbage, Fennel, Cauliflower, Onion, Garlic, Cumin & Coriander Seeds.

Green Label: Cabbage, Broccoli, Broccoflower & Ginger

Pink Label: Cabbage, Broccoli & Yams Kimchi Style

Pink Label: Kimchi


Top Tips for Newcomers to the Farmer’s Market

Locals always seem to know exactly where to go and what to buy, and seem to possess some kind of secret, cult-like knowledge of seasonal favourites and exclusive deals.

The reality is this: Farmers market fans can indeed be fanatical but the farmers & growers & producers themselves couldn't be more friendly and welcoming. Here are 10 top tips for fitting in at the farmers market and getting the most from being a localvore.

  • Arrive in plenty of time (we are open from 8am – 12:30pm) but often earlier...
  • Come hungry!
  • BYO bags, cups, containers for cheese etc, cutlery and plates for ready to eats
  • Buy staples - you can do your weekly shop
  • Ask questions of the vendors and market staff
  • Bring plenty of cash - some of the vendors do have EFTPOS but cash is king!
  • Don’t just focus on fruit and veg
  • Don’t forget meat if you like & dairy, eggs and bread….
  • Don’t try to negotiate
  • Shop around the market
  • Buy something new and different every week along with your regular favs…


BYO Kit winner

We are so pleased to see the marked improvements in customers shopping habits at the market. So many more of you are bringing your own cup, jars, bags and containers to use as you shop.

Over the summer we are really going to be pushing this even further. Put yourself together a kit for shopping that has re-usable containers for everything you want to buy.

You will find that you get a better deal from most vendors if you provide your own container and you can help us with our slow but steady move towards a zero waste market.

We will be looking out for shoppers who are well kitted up to photograph and share with y'all. For those times you forget we have you covered with our cup and bag library and a great assortment of bags and wraps to buy.



The Otago Farrmers Market happens every Saturday over the holiday season. On Tuesday 24th December we have an EXTRA market from 6.30am until 10.30am. Be sure to come down and get the freshest produce for Christmas dinner and last minute gifts for the foodies in your life.

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