This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

29th August 2020

Hi there

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This week sees the return of YouthGrow and Waikouaiti Gardens as well as Mamma Mia Pizza! With the plant vendors almost all being back you know what time it is, right? It’s gardening time! Traditionally Labour weekend  is the time that the vegetable gardens and glass houses get planted out (with warmth loving tomatoes etc that is). But other perennials, shrubs and hardy veg and ornamental annuals can go in now. The rains of Spring make this a perfect planting time.

Merrall will have divisions of a small selection of perennials for the next few weeks as well so be sure to get in quick to scoop these up.

Murray Young is the face of YouthGrow at the farmers market. He has been involved with this Presbyterian Social Support (PSS) for youth programme for about 11 years.

YouthGrow is a 'life ready, work ready' programme for 16 - 24 year olds. They help young people to build on their skills and find a job that’s right for them, while learning other useful stuff like budgeting, planning and cooking.  Based in a commercial nursery, the group and individual activities undertaken have immediate, practical application. 

It was so cool to see all of this in action recently, in what is one of Dunedin’s best kept secrets. Tucked away down Norwood St in NEV this is one of our favourite nurseries. A team of youth workers, propagators (Stephen Dewdney and Toni Robertshaw) and Murray in retail, on a part time basis these days, makes this place the success story it is.

They have such an interesting variety of plants, particularly herbs and heirloom vegetables. Think cinnamon basil, Persian basil and enough different mints (after dinner mint, chocolate tasting mint etc) for the most discerning gourmet cook. We spied stevia, arnica and all sorts of other interesting herbs.

But of course it isn’t all herbs and vegetables, they have a good range of natives, berries, ornamentals and roses. They do a ton of propagating from seed and cuttings but also buy in some plants and grow them on. They have mother plants that they nourish and look after from which they propagate soft cuttings. They use no chemicals or sprays apart from some natural pyrethrum from time to time.

The nursery spans quite a large area with multiple out buildings and glass houses which were constructed by students back in 2001 when the programme started up.

They supply all the bedding plants for gardener, Barry Brydie for the rest homes owned and operated by PSO. The students and youth workers go and help with the planting out of these.

They also supply the DCC with all the plants for new citizens -  a beautiful kowhai. There can be as many as 30-40 of these per month.

Long service staff members at PSS also get a plant at 5, 10 and 15 years of service and yes, you guessed it, YouthGrow provide all of these.

The OFM owe a debt of gratitude to YouthGrow for taking all our compostable waste from the market for over 3 years and shredding it before converting it to compost. They take the coffee grounds form Good Earth café and build all their own potting mixes.

This is such a hands on programme with several of the graduates over the years becoming apprentices at the botanical gardens and others finding work around the area in horticulture.

All plants are tagged with their name in both English and where appropriate, Maori.

Murray is a font of gardening knowledge and readily and willingly shares his expertise.

Stay warm.

Kind Regards

Kate

 

This Week in the kitchen

A little blast from the past, dipping back into the archives - Rosedale Orchard are almost at the end of their season at the Market for a few months, so grab your apples from a young fresh faced Simon here this weekend for these delicious pancakes & cake!

And if you think you or someone you know would make another great market chef or home-cook then read below for details....

APPLE PANCAKES

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CRUSHED ROAST CARROTS WITH CUMIN AND WALNUTS

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APPLE CAKE

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Otago Farmers Market AGM

The Otago Farmers Market invites you to the AGM.

Saturday 5th September.

1pm - 2pm.  

First Floor - Alexander McMillan Room Dunedin Community House. 

 

Are you our next star Farmers Market CHEF or home COOK?

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Do your family & friends love your cooking?

Do you have personality plus?

Otago Farmers Market are looking for an additional fabulous person to join our kitchen team once or twice a month on a Saturday here in Dunedin. This is a paid gig. 

Feel free to email through your bio, a few photos of dishes you have made & contact details so we can let you know more details. For more info email Kate. gm@otagofarmersmarket.org.nz or Click here.  

 

 

 

Locavore Boxes to Your Door!

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If you can't make it to the Otago Farmers Market on a Saturday morning for whatever reason & you are still keen to support local growers and makers, and here’s a way you can do that: 

Locavore Boxes include produce from a number of Farmers Market growers and producers in their boxes: veg from Oamaru Organics, Janefield Hydroponics, Caithness Farm,  Wairuna Organics, bread from Gilbert’s, dairy produce from Holy Cow, Kombucha from Kapowai, eggs from Agreeable Nature, fruit and veg from Rosedale Orchard. They also source from other local producers not found at the market: BL Beekeeping (based on the Taieri), Roastery Door coffee from South Dunedin, Vern Paddock Produce from Mihiwaka.  That means you can still support your local growers, buying locally grown / produced food - with the added bonus of having it delivered to your door! Check their website - www.locavoreboxes.co.nz

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW

PURPLE, YELLOW AND ORANGE COLOURED CARROTS WILL BRIGHTEN UP ANY WINTER MEAL.

4 VARIETIES OF BEETROOT, PURPLE ROUND & CYLINDRA also

CANDY & GOLD BEETROOT, JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES and CELERIAC are now IN SEASON.

SPINACH, SILVERBEET, BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET.

CARROTS, ONIONS, RED ONIONS, COLOURED CARROTS.

GREEN AND RED CABBAGE, KALE AND CAVOLO NERO, LEEKS.

BABY BEETROOT, BABY CARROTS.

LEEKS ONLY $4 A BUNCH.

RED ONIONS only $4 KG BAG.

7 VARIETIES OF POTATOES.

AGRIA 5KG ONLY $5.

2 VARIETIES OF PEARS.

9 VARIETIES OF CRISP & CRUNCHY APPLES.

THE PERFECT EASY AND TASTY WINTER DESSERT.

FROZEN FREEFLOW BERRIES!!!!

RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES & TAYBERRIES.

BLUEBERRIES 500GM @ $12.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. 

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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This Week at the Market L2

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

Please respect the 2mt distancing rule.

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

Please shop & then leave.  (There will be no communal tables, chairs, tastings, cup library, etc).

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you (some vendors may still be able to fill it for you) & bottle returns, etc.

Ready to Eat stalls will be there we ask that you please take away your food with you. 

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.

Contact tracking is at all the gates, please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code (& there are manual tracing sheets for those who don't have a phone).  It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan or sign themselves in (incl vendors & staff).  This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do so & to sanitize hands at entrances please.

If you can please make sure you have downloaded a Govt Covid diary tracker QR app on your smart phone to be prepared if you haven’t already done so.  https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app

Remember your charged mobile phones for contact tracing! 

Please sneeze into your elbow.

We encourage mask wearing if you feel comfortable doing so.

No samples & tastings or Market Chef at L2.

We will have buskers at the market.

covid19.govt.nz

 

Jamalia bids farewell but not goodbye….

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It is time to say a fond farewell to you all as I move onto a new phase of life. This last year at the market has been such a privilege. As a longtime market supporter, having the opportunity to be here every week, and work with all of the stunning fare on offer has been such a fulfilling ride.

To the vendors, thank you for your generosity and engagement with the market caravan process. It has been great to get to know you all, and to get to work with your amazing products and produce. I was challenged by your lesser used cuts, and obscure vegetables, and inspired by your passion for your craft, and knowledge in your field. I have learnt, grown as a cook, and enjoyed every minute of working with you all!

To the market team, thank you for the laughs, the listening ear, and the warm company on the cold mornings. The work you do behind the scenes to keep this market thriving shows such dedication to this place and its people, and its success is a testament to all that you do.

And finally, to the caravan goers, the dedicated regulars, the once in a blue-moons, the visitors from near and far, thank you all. I am so sorry I didn’t get one last cook, and opportunity to say goodbye to you all in person (thanks covid!). I hope to see you around the market, be sure to say hello/goodbye.

Although, it’s not goodbye really, I will be a weekly shopper and regular on the other side of the caravan window.

For now,

E noho ra, nga hoa.

And I will see you Saturday! 

Jamalia 

 

La Crepe

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The Sun is rising earlier and it is exciting.

I'm about to look at the moon calendar for the first germination of the season and below is the inspiration for Saturday.

Wishing you a great week-end.

Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY:  RHUBARB $6 

WITH WHITE CHOC BRITTLE AND SLICED ALMOND $8 

THE CREATION:  LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM $8 

PEAR DELICACY: $ 9.00  

Butterscotch Sauce
Poached Pear
with Confectioner’s Custard
Or with Whipped Cream   

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE:  $10.00  

RAW MUSHROOM MARINATED WITH ROCKET PESTO (VEGAN)

OR

SLOW COOKED HOGGET STEW WITH VEGIES AND HERBS. 

With Cheese or Hummus. 

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg.  

 

Marie's

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When you buy my fermented vegetables or low sugar jam, I ask if you can please bring back the empty jars as I pack my product from recycled jars.

So far, everyone has been amazing, thank you so much, your help has been crucial! 

FERMENTED VEGETABLES. 

 *Organic Sauerkraut with onion & garlic

 *Organic Sauerkraut with just cabbage 

 *Organic Kimchi - mild, medium & hot

           (*cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper)

 *Cabbage, #carrot, #beetroot, #radish, #new onion, basil & mustard seed

 *Cabbage, #fennel, pumpkin, corn, #turnip, #radish, onion, garlic, ginger & turmeric 

          * organic   # spray free

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: French Lentil, Buckwheat & Pumpkin Seed 

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN

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

1 packet (225gm) for $8 or 2 packet for $15. 

LOW SUGAR JAM. 

Rhubarb & Apple, Plum, Gooseberry, Peach, Quince, Pear & Vanilla,

Strawberry.

Marie’s fruit CHUTNEY $ 6 for a jar of 270gm. 

 

 

Waitaki Orchards

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Spring is fast approaching, and the fruit trees in the orchard are blossoming!

We will see you bright and early on Saturday for all of your favourite fruit products, including this week’s special: any 480ml sorbet for $6.00, down from $8.00.

We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page at the moment, so check out the Waitaki Orchards Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waitakiorchards

if you are keen to score one of our new gift boxes for yourself and one for a friend. 

The Waitaki Orchards Team.

 

Daffodil Day

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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.

 

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Doubt Not Compost!

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Issac from Doubt Not Compost here in Dunedin manages our market recycling waste & will be at the market this weekend selling a few cuttings grown in the potting blend they make from local hospo waste.  Have a chat to him if you need ideas on your own composting system at home. The hard work hard they do for the market & for Dunedin is inspiring!  Hit him up for composting tips & loads of other stuff!

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