This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

Friday 31st December 2021

Hi there

Thanks to everyone that shopped with us at our Christmas Market, so many of our vendors sold out completely by mid morning.  Hopefully you enjoyed your Christmas Day feast (even though strawberries were scarce as hen’s teeth & I found out that morning that only pre-orders were available, such is the nature of the weather that week).  We are open again this FRIDAY 31st Dec (not Saturday) for our final Market of the year & will close by 11am so everyone can get home or on the road for new year celebrations.  I’m calling it our New Year’s Eve Morning Mini Market as there will be fewer vendors attending, as this is an opportunity for many of them to take a well-deserved break.  But there will still be plenty to choose from in the essential supplies line of milk, eggs, bread, fruit & vegies, etc. AND of course heaps of cherries, of which more & more varieties keep appearing!  And The Big Fat Cherry Co will be there!  There will be plenty of stone fruit.  Pluots make an appearance this week too & there are options for GUD coffee & brunch options to takeaway.  

Please note that the old Cadbury Carpark is not available for Market goers as it is a private carpark being leased by Southern DHB & of course they are still hard at work on a Friday.  There will be parking in the North carpark beside the Market (we are sectioning off an area for their leaseholders). 

Remember too, that only all our authenticated, verified Otago Farmers Market vendors are all within our gates, who have our tick of approval.  Make sure you support them inside the Market carpark & platform & you will get a quality product. 

Remember to bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only.

And a reminder that food & beverages are to be taken OUT of the Market to be consumed, as masks should be kept ON at all times.

We look forward to seeing you all on FRIDAY.  And always remember your keep cup & takeaway containers this summer!

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!   Happy holidays, stay safe, eat well & thank you for your support over this last tricky, tough year.  

Ngā mihi


Market Manager


Vendors that are expected to be there on Friday:

Waewae Permaculture

Janefield Hydroponics

Willowbrook Orchard

Caithness Farm

Rosedale Orchard

Holy Cow Milk 

Agreeable Nature Eggs

Gilberts Fine Food

Kakanui Produce

GUD Coffee

Who Ate All the Pies (takeaway brunch)

Blue Mountain Butchery

Evansdale Cheese

Judge Rock Wines

Abdal's (takeaway brunch)

Earnscleugh Orchard 

Ronia & Pippi 

Jia He Dumplings (takeaway brunch)

Merrall's Flowers 

Bridgehill - Porridge Bar

Tartan Sari

Brightside Gourmet Microgreens & Mushrooms

Company of Flowers 


This Week in the kitchen

Oh my goodness me! I can't wait to try these two delicious looking recipes that I found in the archives... They all look like the perfect New Years day eating to me, or even great picnic eats -obviously the popsicles would have to be scoffed on the way... Get your ingredients from all our amazing vendors at the Market on Friday! Kristina

Cherry and Cream Popsicles

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard Holy Cow

View Recipe

Zucchini Lasagne

Produce from Kakanui Produce Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics Dunford Grove

View Recipe

Apple Tarte Tatin

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard

View Recipe

Earnscleugh Orchard


Hi, Almost 2022 we will be at the market, and we hope to see you there.

We will bring more fresh, delicious, big, gorgeous cherries this Friday plus some of your favourite cherries including LAPIN, SONNET and DAWSON Cherries.  Plus, White Cherries so amazing and sweet. 

Stone fruit is now here... yahoo PEACHES. APRICOTS. Plus: our amazing PLUOTS (plum x apricot) a must try

BLUEBERRIES 1 punnet for $6 or 2 for $10.... hurry, they sell fast. 

Honey available this week: Thyme, Honeycomb, Clover & Manuka.

If you want to order any fruit to collect, please let me know, TXT Sher 021 455341. Just collect before the market closes at 11am.

We look forward to seeing you. 





Scanning In & Masking Up helps us keep open. 

Everyone welcome but PLEASE STAY AWAY IF UNWELL (vendors & customers).

EVERYONE to SCAN in at the entrances (manual slips provided as well).

We ask that everyone including our vendors please wear a MASK CORRECTLY to enter the Market (unless you have an exemption or are a child).

Please sanitize your hands upon arrival.

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 take away ALL food & drinks to consume offsite.  No eating or drinking inside the Market. 

Please sneeze into your elbow.


Cash still accepted.

Please be PATIENT & respect each other’s space.

There will be no tables, chairs, cup library, water fountain or Market Kitchen available this weekend.

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle / jar returns, etc.


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