This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

30th July 2022

Hi there

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I think everyone is over this rain.  I hope not too much damage is done to your property, or too many disruptions this week. Our farmers have been up to their gumboots in it out there, & I don’t envy them working & harvesting in this!  Spring can’t come soon enough – August is next week so it’s not too far away now.  We lucked in with a sunny day last weekend at the Market (see my photo in the header) & it looks the same again this weekend, happy, happy, joy, joy!

Congrat’s to a couple of our vendors Brightside Microgreens & Havoc Farm Pork who are finalists in the Outstanding Food & Beverage Producers at the Otago Hospitality Awards 2022.  Wishing them well in the finals!

As usual there will be plenty of brunch options, coffee & beverages, great value fresh local fruit & vegetables from the region, milk, eggs, honey, pickles, fish, meat, craft beer, gin & spirits, pickles, bread, cheese, sweet treats & plenty more to stock up.

We really encourage mask use, some of us are hoping to avoid covid & winter lurgies if we can help it & I know a lot of you are too (as you let me know each week) - especially many who have compromised health or loved ones staying at home. (We have free spare masks in the caravan if you forget, which Dunedin Community House have given to us this week).   

If you happen to have any spare cutlery at home you don’t use - (knives, forks, dessert spoons) our Chef Amy is sewing up some upcycled cutlery keep kits for us to sell in the caravan, feel free to drop them off on Saturday.  Or if you are keen to volunteer to overlock up some upcycled material produce bags for us let me know – (even if just a handful). 

Check out the Dine Dunedin festival line-up (from 5th – 21st Aug) – ‘celebrating the food and drink that gives Dunedin it’s special flavour’.  See the full programme at .  On Saturday 13th August we are hosting The Market Butchery Masterclass at the Market with Vaughn from Blue Mountain Butchery & our Market Chef Amy (see below for more details). Other Market vendors are featuring during Dine Dunedin - Dunedin Craft Distillers - Tasting and Winter Negroni or the Otago Spirits Festival hosted by No.8 Distillery.  And Dinner on the Tracks at night sounds fun. 

For those of you who maybe isolating or homebound 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, Port Larder, Harbour Fish, Havoc Pork, Blueskin Bay Honey, Wild Dispensary, Judge Rock Wines, Hazelnut Estate, Matheson & Roberts, Bennies Honey, Whitestone Cheese, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Princes St Butchery & others.  You can find their details in our SHOP Online button on ourwebsite

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

And happy 82nd birthday to orchardist John Gilchrist from Willowbrook Orchard this week. Still on the tools!  John as many of you know is one of our founding vendors.  

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  See you there. 

Wishing you well.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Header Image: Last weekend at the Market.

Insert  Image:  John Gilchrist – Willowbrook Orchard  


This Week in the kitchen

I found the perfect winter combo in the archives this week, soup, and something sweet to follow. Fritters and cream are high on the list of my favourite desserts and I can't wait to get some fresh fruit at the market this Saturday to try them out myself! (Bella, Assistant Manager) 

Carrot Soup

Produce from Dunford Grove Ettrick Gardens Caithness Farm Ltd Oamaru Organics

View Recipe


Produce from Holy Cow Willowbrook Orchard Ettrick Gardens Bennie's Honey Blueskin Bay Honey

View Recipe

Tartan Sari

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Hello Picklelovers.

We are back this week with all the usual goodness. 

You will notice that our pickle and curry paste prices have gone up by $1 to align with our stockists and online store (which will be live very soon). 

Green chutney remains at $7 and crackers at $6. 

HOWEVER, we are raising our bottle return incentive to $1, so as long as you return your jar the price will remain the same. 

We hope this goes a little way to show how much we appreciate you! ♥️

Danielle x


Dunedin Craft Distillers

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Yay, our 250ml bottles are back. We have been busy getting some ready for the market on Saturday. Come and see us on the platform where we will have our gift boxes and 250ml bottles of cacao vodka, as well as our winter warming Dunedin Dry, Wild Dunedin and Bay gins and warm mulled gin. Looking forward to seeing you for a chat. Jenny and Sue


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!! Better quality at a better price!!!

“Jumbo” beetroot only $2 per kilo

Spray-free silverbeet & Bright lights silverbeet- only $2.50 per bunch😊

Spray-free leeks- $2.50 each

Beetroot - round or cylindra, gold or candy- only $2.50 per kilo

Frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes and daikon (Japanese radish)

New season's apples: Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Pacific Beauty, Granny Smith, Pacific Rose, Braeburn, & Fuji apples 

Heritage varieties: Sturmer, Golden Delicious

New season's pears: Winter Nelis, and Beurre Bosc pears

Spray-free spinach

Spray-free red & green cabbage

Potatoes: Agria, Red Fantasy, Highlander, Lily Rose & Jelly

Coloured carrots and orange carrots

Spray-free squash, shallots, & garlic 

Kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray free!

Frozen free-flow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants

Boysenberry special – 1 kg @ $15 “or” 2 kg for $25!

Our courier-to-your-door service is still available anytime

Email 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. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook



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ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE (may contain traces of gluten) 

Free Delivery for orders of $30 and over in town. Email or text 0225228599.

This week we have a new sauce on our tempeh burger: plum & spices.

Also, our vegan herb cheese spread (fermented) will be available in 180g glass jars for $7 (please return the empty jar when finished). Or have on a sandwich, served with pickled vegetable or sauerkraut, and some salad for $8, made fresh at the market.

Did you know most vegan cheeses have not been through the process of fermentation? See you at the market. Marie



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

- *Kimchi - mild, medium, or hot is available, please let me know which you like – $14 for 380g

           (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chilli )


- #Daikon MEDIUM/HOT KIMCHI STYLE - $14 for 360g

-*Red & green cabbage, #carrots, *broccoli, #pakchoi, #celery, capsicum, onion, ginger, galangal, garlic, lemon grass, Korean pepper, - MEDIUM KIMCHI STYLE - $15 for 360g

-#Carrots, #celery, ginger, turmeric - $15 for 360g

- Sweet potato, #cauliflower, beetroot & lemon grass - $15 for 360g 

                                  * organic # spray free   

FRESH TEMPEH: Green split lentils, buckwheat & sunflower 

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

1 packet (225g) for $8, 2 packets for $15 - enquire if would like more


270g jar for $6 : Strawberry, quince. 1 mix: Gooseberry, pear, and banana. 1 mix: Plum & blueberry,  

310g/340g jar for $7 or $8: Peach, plum, apricot, feijoa, rhubarb, and nectarine. 

1 mix: Pear & raspberry 

NEW: Gooseberry, peach & raspberry


SPECIAL: Apricot low-sugar jam, vegan custard & roasted hazelnut $8.50  

BANOFFEE: Date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $9

BOUNTY: Dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $8.50 

TEMPEH BURGER $11: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce, plum & spices sauce, or tomato and olive sauce. Add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable.

They all have an organic, fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.

VEGAN CHEESE SANDWICH $8: Choose between pickled vegetables or sauerkraut; served with salad.

VEGAN HERB CHEESE SPREAD 180g for $7: Made from NZ spray-free soy bean & organic chick peas, packed with herbs & probiotics. 


Dine Dunedin - The Market Butchery Masterclass

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Attend Otago Farmers Market for a cookery class with a difference. It will start with Vaughn Wesselson from Blue Mountain Butchery demonstrating how to bone out a sheep. Once he has skilfully created the perfect cuts, Otago Farmers Market Chef, Amy Dougherty will showcase ways to cook it. Amy will prepare and cook samples on the BBQ using seasonal products from Otago Farmers Market vendors to add flavour. Limited seating at the Blue Mountain Butchery stall in the lower Market for food lovers to stop by between 9:30-11am.  Saturday 13th August.  This is a FREE event.

See the full programme at


No.8 Distillery

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I will be up on the platform with our award winning little Ouzo. I will also have a range of other liquors including a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more! I will have plenty of samples available this Saturday.  Julien




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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