This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

30th April 2022

Hi there

Another short week rolls around.  Thank you for your patience as one or two of our popular vendors last week isolated and we negotiate our way safely through the ebb & flow of Covid interruptions over the last couple of months. But, aren’t we lucky to have all the ‘best of the best of Otago’ in fresh produce & products available in one big iconic great outdoors location each week!

Now is the time when some of our seasonal growers naturally drop away from the Market as crops reduce over the colder months.  Esther from The Company of Flowers will now be back in spring along with Viv & Chris from Kakanui Produce.  I’m sure that will come around fast if this year is anything to go by!  And stock up the freezer this weekend if you are fan of Run Rabbit fresh pasta (as they are heading off to Europe for a holiday, which seems so foreign these days haha!), it does indeed freeze well & a little goes a long way mixed with Market vegies I find & it's blimmin delicious.

For those of you who are stuck at home 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, Harbour Fish, Havoc Pork, Blueskin Bay Honey, Wild Dispensary, Judge Rock Wines, Hazelnut Estate, Matheson & Roberts, Whitestone Cheese, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Once again we have lots of brunch options to dine in again outside & some of our vendors have samples for you to try before you buy. 

Vote for your favourite farmers market & vendor below if you haven’t already to go into the nationwide drawer to find the best in NZ!  Last few days to vote. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working & bags for vegies & fruit.  Most vendors are more than happy to fill your containers.

We encourage mask use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market while we still have high cases in the region. 

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  And please respect everyone’s space.   Take care of each other & thanks for supporting our vendors.  Happy short week!

Ngā mihi


Market Manager


This Week in the kitchen

This week in the office.... today, I learnt what a quince is - thanks Michele!  I decided to do my own research on the matter and have been looking for some quince themed recipes. I look forward to seeing you all at the market and hopefully everyone gets the chance to pick up a couple of quince! See you all on Saturday. Isabella (Assistant Manager) 

Slow Cooked Pork Hocks with Quince Paste

Produce from Havoc Farm Pork The Port Larder

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Quince and Apple Strudel

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Blueskin Bay Honey Bennie's Honey Rosedale Orchard Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Dunford Grove

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Produce from Rosedale Orchard Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Ettrick Gardens

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Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!!

Better quality at a better price!!!

Spray-free broccoli & cauliflower

Spray-free Silverbeet & Brightlights Silverbeet

Only $2.50 per bunch 😊

Spray-free pumpkins & squash

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes 

New seasons apples & pears

Royal gala, Cox’s Orange, Ballarat, and Ambrosia, 

Golden delicious, Granny Smith and Pacific Beauty apples 

Eve, Braeburn & Fuji apples

Beurre hardy, Taylors Gold, Winter Nelis

Doyenne du Comice and Beurre Bosc pears 

Cherry tomatoes (soil grown & super tasty)

Chillies (soil grown)

Spray-free celery, spinach & fennel

Spray-free red & green cabbage

Potatoes Agria, Red fantasy, Heather, Lily rose & jelly

Coloured carrots, carrots & parsnips

Daikon, shallots & garlic

Spray-free kale & Cavolo nero

Spray-free beetroot - round or cylindra, gold or candy

Most of our vegetables are spray-free 

Our courier to your door 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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Run Rabbit Ltd.

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Run Rabbit will be taking a break as Gary & Brenda are heading off to Europe to visit friends and family, and to attend our son's wedding party in Copenhagen. It will be great to see our son and daughter after three years apart!  But in case you need to stock up on fresh pasta and sauces, we will be at the market this weekend. We have hazelnut & feta ravioli, beetroot fettuccine, gnocchi, octopus legs and bumble bees and more! Fresh pasta freezes well and can be cooked straight from frozen, no need to thaw first. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Gary & Brenda


Hazelnut Estate

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Lately, we've been enjoying a real treat for breakfast, Hazelnut Chocolate Spread on Gilbert's Sourdough bread and topped with late-season Caithness Farm Strawberries...scrumptious! A good energy brekkie to get us going for the last of our harvesting!  Janine & Roger


Dunedin Craft Distillers

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This week we will have our trub sourdough starter for sale. Trub is a by-product of our fermentation process. We will also have our gins and vodka for tastings and sales. We look forward to seeing you at our stall on the platform.
Keep warm.
Jenny and Sue


Ronia & Pippi Cold Pressed Juice and Plant Based Mylks


Pumpkin Spice Almond Mylk is the star of autumn 🍁 a mix of beautiful golden roast pumpkin, our almond mylk & a gentle warming mix of spices. Come try, we have tasters again! Deliveries still available, twice a week Thursday & Saturday. See our website or social media for more details. 

Website -

Instagram - roniaandpippicoldpressed


La Crepe Market Specials

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Daylight is happening right now, I am closing my eyes and focusing on the special for this Saturday, this is how the day begins.

Wishing you a great one!




Lemon curd or passion fruit with low sugar hazelnut meringue and whipped cream


Butterscotch sauce, poached pear, with homemade custard or whipped cream


Injected Grand Marnier with any sweet crepe (Adult Only) 


- Azuki bean n' broccoli in tomato sauce with karengo, chilly sauce optional VEGAN


- Braised free-ranged chicken & vegies in tandoori 


Waewae Permaculture

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We will be back at the market this Saturday and will be coming fortnightly for a wee while (it's about all we can manage with bubz). Loads of carrots, pakchoi, beetroot and coriander again, and the zucchini are hanging in there... frosts are yet to arrive. Also, more watermelon radish which some of you have already discovered... crisp as it gets, a mild salad radish that brightens a plate.

Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!).  Lian 


Earnscleugh Orchard


Hi, we will be at the market this Saturday and we hope to see you there. Come up onto the platform and look for our RED VAN. We bring a huge variety of fruit from ALEXANDRA on the EARNSCLEUGH.

FREE TASTING AT OUR STALL.... please come and try before you buy.



Plus spray-free Granny Smith Apples and Asian Quince.

Plus Asure Quality Apples Plums and Pears.



PEAR range:  NASHI Pear, Bosc Pear, DDC "Ice Cream" Pear, WINTER NELLIS Pear, and the PACKHAM pear. 

Remember you can MIX the SAME PRICED fruit in one paper bag and get a wee taste on Central.

We have Stan's ORGANIC (non-sulphur) apple chips (Plain and Cinnamon). Plus NEW delicious Pear chips. Come have a taste. 

Honey available this week:  Thyme, Honeycomb, Clover (runny and creamed), and Manuka.

If you want to order any fruit to collect please let me know and we will pack to order. 

TXT Sher 021 455341 for orders or questions. We will bag your order so you don"t miss out. Please collect any orders BY 12:30 pm.

Many thanks for your support. Sher and Rob 


No.8 Distillery

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Your distiller Julien, from No.8 Distillery will be back on the platform with a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin.


Janefield Hydroponics


Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics are taking a break this week. We are busy digging and dividing paeony tubers. I will be bringing plenty of tubers next Saturday for you all. 

Cheers, Rodger


Willowbrook Orchard


The orchard is changing colour at "Willowbrook" over in Roxburgh. In the photos, you can see how the apricot trees look at the moment, but the good news is our beautiful Apples and Pears are Freshly Picked (being a far later crop than the apricots and other summer fruits 🍊🌞 ). John will be heading your way this Saturday!! Lots of varieties for eating and cooking at really good prices! 🍎🍏With cooler evenings it is time for Apple Pies, Crumbles and Sponges galore! See John and Pete, they'll help you choose this Saturday.🍏🍎 Have a fruitful weekend & keep well. An apple a day is good for everyone's health✨🍎. Apple Pie & a Highlander's Win what a combo🍎✨


Vote for your Favourite Farmers Market & VENDOR!

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Support local business by showing your favourite New Zealand food producer and farmers' market you love their work by voting for them in Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Awards 2022.

Every vote in Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Food Producer or Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Farmers' Market goes into the draw to win one of two Homegrown Farm Fresh Meats Mixed Boxes – Beef and Lamb, valued at $320. Homegrown Farm Fresh Meats Mixed Box was Supreme Champion of the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.

If you have a special favourite vendor at Otago Farmers Market we have all our vendors listed on our website if you need a reminder!





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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