The Fun Doesn't stop at our Market During Winter!

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The Fun Doesn't stop at our Market During Winter!

2nd August 2018

Hi there

The eclipse of the moon from the market on Saturday morning was stellar! We got a full view of the whole thing and there was much bonding over the marvel of it all. Then the market just went crazy! There was an out of this world energy floating around as well as many early shoppers. It was great fun but slightly surreal. Could have just been me that felt that way of course!!

Coastal Kaps are starting at the market this week with their fresh and dried oyster mushrooms grown in Karitane. We are super excited to have these little power houses available at the market on a more consistent basis. That's the mushrooms I am talking about but Michelle Ellwood and Shane Flavell, the vendors have something of the powerhouse about them as well. Check out this article in the ODT about the benefits of eating mushrooms then get on down and buy some of theirs. They will be up on the platform next to Bennies Honey.

We also have Jason Ross from Habitate at the market for two weeks selling his range of fruit trees. Check out his story below. Nothing better than planting your own food – well maybe getting to eat it!

In case it isn’t apparent I am very excited about heading off to the big smoke tomorrow to visit markets, I will report back next week.

The road works continue (all around the city centre as it happens) so take care getting in and out of the market.

See you Saturday



This Week in the kitchen

Kate is keeping things creative regardless of what some may think about variety at this time of year as we all look in anticipation over yonder at the promises of spring.
If you have been looking for a savory alternative to a bowl of porridge why not give Kale and mushroom Oats a go.

For a printable copy click here

Spiced Broccoflower fritters with dukkah, yoghurt dipping sauce

Produce from Oamaru Organics

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Fennel & chickpea stew with poached eggs

Produce from Oamaru Organics

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Chia pudding with black currant compote, whipped coconut cream & toasted coconut chips

Produce from Butler's Fruit Farm

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Kale and mushroom Oats

Produce from

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Dunford Grove


Well thanks! 

Every week when I sit down to write this I wonder "Does anybody actually read it?"  You most certainly do, last Saturday so many of you came up looking for our new seasons "intense" oil that we sold out!  Don't panic, Esther will have more this week.

Did you know?

The two industry bodies we belong to (Olives NZ and Central Otago Olive Growers) will not allow the use of their certified mark unless the oil meets prescribed criteria for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  So why look for certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil?  In recent tests in Australia, of the 27 European origin oils claiming to be extra virgin, 78% failed to meet the international standard for EVOO. One of the biggest "jokes" in the industry being:  Despite being the worlds largest consumer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italy actually exports more oil claimed to be EVOO than the country produces!


Ettrick Gardens


Brighten Up Your Week With

Romanesco Cauli

11 Varieties Of Apples & 3 Pear Varieties

Royal Gala, Aztec, Pacific Rose, Huaguan, Cox’s Orange & Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Eve, Braeburn, Granny Smith & Sturmer Apples.

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays J

Doyenne Du Comice, Winter Nelis, Beurre Bosc Pears

Agria, Red Fantasy,  Red Ruby, Heather, Highlander, Jelly & Anushka Potatoes, Yams & Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Cavolo Nero, Silverbeet, Daikon, Savoy Cabbage And Celery, Leeks, Pumpkin, & Beetroot, Coloured Carrots, Brightlights Silverbeet, Carrots, Red Brussel Sprouts, Frost Sweetened Parsnips, Gourmet Washed Potatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, Bunched Carrots & Celeriac

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (7 Varieties), Washed Tiny Taties 1.5 Kg Only $4, Baby Carrots 400gm Only $1.50

Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags Or Boxes With You. Thank You

We Are Now Single Use Shopping Bag Free.

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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Habitate Nursery grows fruit trees organically in Waitati.

They will have a great range of apple trees for sale at the next two markets. Plant your orchard this winter with these local trees, mainly heritage varieties, as these are the most tasty, healthy and suited to Dunedin. Dessert, juicing, cider, vigorous and dwarf trees all available at great prices.


Waitaki Orchards


Did you know we have made some sorbet from apricots grown on our orchard?

What is a sorbet?

A frozen dessert. These are dairy free and 43% apricots.

480ml tubs for you to take home, $8

Some of the comments we have had “amazing, delicious”


If you want a hot dessert then how about our apricot crumble.

These are 65% apricot, topped with an oat, coconut and almond crumble.

Weighing in at 1.2kg there is enough to feed 6 -8 people, $22

We gave a crumble to the hedge trimmer man this week and his comments were, “Apricot crumble is beautiful, nice to eat something out of a box with a bit of a story, wouldn’t have a problem recommending it”.


Waitaki Orchards stall is up on the platform, at the end by the railway crossing.



Holy Cow

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This week Holy Cow has blackcurrant flavoured yoghurt to try - let us know what you think! We're also testing on some other new flavours using fruits from the market. Back to regular staff with Tess & Tupten on the stall.

This week we have:

  • Skim Milk
  • Full Fat Milk
  • Cream
  • Yoghurt
  • Flavoured yoghurt
  • Lassi

La Crepe


Jam Of The Day: Feijoa & Pear $5.50

Sweet Crepe: Apple & Cinnamon Delicacy, Butterscotch Sauce, Poached  Apple With Cinnamon With Confectioner’s Custard $9.50 Or With Whipped Cream $9

Savoury Crepe: Winter Vegetables (Celeriac, Jerusaleum Artichoke, Cauliflower, Brocoli) With Teriaki Sauce (Tamari, Onion, Ginger & Garlic) Or Organic French Lentil With Creamy Pumpkin & Cumin (Vegan) Or Grand Mother’s Beef Stew With Vegetable With Cheese Or Hummus And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg  $10


Selwyn Shanks


Selwyn Shanks is back at the market this week sharpening all your pruning tools and firewood cutting tools, as well as scissors, knives and other everyday tools.

He will not be there in November so don't put it off!

Just visit his stall at the north end of the platform. Please be mindful how you transport your sharp objects.


OFN Pruning workshops

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We are holding pruning workshps with the wonderful Rory Harding again this year. 
Some will be in community gardens and others in the properties of people who have donated fruit to the Neighbourhood Food Harvest project. 
Workshops will be on a weekend, starting at 1pm - 3pm throughout AUGUST:

  1. Sunday 5th : NEV
  2. Saturday 11th : Pine HIll
  3. Sunday 12th : Forbury
  4. Saturday 18th : Belleknowes
  5. Sunday 19th : St Clair

Please email to register attendance:

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