This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

31st July 2021

Hi there

Nice to see the Market pumping last weekend with students back & the sunshine bringing everyone out.  And it was good to have Kay back busking for short stints after her recuperation all this year, there are always good tunes & good times happening on a Saturday morning. 

It’s the last weekend of #plasticfreejuly hopefully everyone can continue at least one habit ongoing now.  Every little good deed we do for the planet adds up to a lot less waste at the Market & in our city.  Keeping a cup or mug (& containers) in your bag & a spare in the glove box (if you drive), using cloth produce bags to bag up fruit & vegies when you purchase.  I was thinking this week of all the things I do do, the things I could do & the things I should do around waste min. while having a chat with Pat & Esther our advisors on the Market board & I mentioned cloth bread bags & what a good idea they would be to add to the repertoire of our personal keep bags. One less paper bag used each week for me in the future.  Esther at Gilbert’s of course was already looking into that idea & then Pat offered to sew us some in the coming weeks for customers to purchase at the caravan.  It all helps to Reduce our Waste (& recycling) but reducing is key.  And remember all our ready to eat vendors are happy to let you bring your own plate or container.  So many of our vendors practice sustainability & exchangeability in their businesses, Wild Dispensary, Catlins True Brew & Kitchen, Holy Cow, Urbn Vino, Marie's Plant Based Foods, No 8 Distillery, Ronia & Pippi, Agreeable Nature, Merrall, BAY Rd, Tartan Sari, Oamaru Organic's, Dunford Grove, La Crepe, Hazelnut Estate, coKo Lounge & many more - all being plastic free as well.  And not to forget many of our seasonal vendors away for the winter season who will be back soon.

Congrat’s to Merrall (the flower man!) & Alida with the their brand-new baby girl this week.  We do love a Market bubba & look forward meeting her at their flower stall soon. 

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

Remember to scan in at the cones at any of the entrances, see you Saturday. 

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

I've been fossicking about in the archives again (!!!) to find delicious seasonal recipes from all our amazing vendors... so, get dipping with some Brussels Sprouts & Miso Mayo, and warm your wee cockles with a Curried Yam soup (you could use Tartan Sari's Goan Curry paste if you want extra kick/heat!).  Kristina

Curried Yam Soup

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

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Sesame Tempura Brussels Sprouts with Miso Mayo

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Caithness Farm Ltd Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics Catlins Kitchen

View Recipe
 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW. LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

CHECK OUT OUR “BAG YOUR OWN” SECTION AT THE END OF OUR TRUCK!

COLOURED CARROTS, BEETROOT VARIETIES, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, ARTICHOKES & AGRIA POTATOES ETC

LARGE LEEKS, SWEDE TURNIPS & CELERIAC – SPRAY FREE. YAMS are IN SEASON now

GREEN SUPERMARKET SQUASH Spray free - Delicious baked, Great flavor for soups, roasted, baked, stuffed.

SPRAY FREE BEETROOT ARE IN SEASON NOW!  Candy, Gold, Round & Baby Gourmet

SPINACH, CAVOLO NERO & CURLY KALE – All Spray free. LARGE SPRAYFREE GREEN & RED CABBAGE whole or halves

BRIGHTLIGHTS & GREEN SILVERBEET “SPRAY FREE”

CARROTS – ORANGE and THE HERITAGE PURPLE & YELLOW

FROST SWEETENED PARSNIPS, ARTICHOKES & BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE READY NOW!

SPRAYFEE RED ONIONS, ONIONS, GARLIC & SHALLOTS

PACIFIC ROSE, PINK LADY, COX’S ORANGE, ROYAL GALA, GRANNY SMITH, BALLERAT (Cookers), GOLDEN DELICIOUS, STURMER, FUJI & BRAEBURN APPLES As we do not export our Apples and Pears, they are low spray, using organic or IFP (Environmentally Friendly) Sprays.

BEURRE BOSC, WINTER NELIS & TAYLORS GOLD PEARS

COLOURED CARROTS and BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET to brighten up any cold day!

AGRIA, RED FANTASY, JELLY, HIGHLANDER & HEATHER POTATOES 2 KG & 5 KG  

SAVE $’s 5KG RED FANTASY @ $5 A great general-purpose Potato: Roast, Bake, Mash & Salads

MOST OF OUR VEGATABLES ARE SPRAY FREE!

FROZEN BERRIES: BOYSENBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, TAYBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES & MIXED BERRIES. Also, SPRAYFREE BLACKCURRANTS! SAVE $’s on 1 KG FREE FLOW BOYSENBERRIES

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 Follow us on Instagram & Facebook

 

Bay Rd

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Hi all, if anyone has any spare Bay Rd jars and lids, could they bring them back to us this week at the market? It would be greatly appreciated! We are running short on the crunchy 480g jars in specific. Our next order of jars is on the way but has been slower than usual due to shipping delays etc. Thanks in advance!

Michael Hastie

 

Congratulations!

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Alida and Merrall have a daughter (as yet unnamed) born at home on July 25th. Consequently, we will be staying home and snuggling with babies, rather than selling any flowers at the next few markets. We will see everyone again soon! Merrall

Ed:  Please excuse the typo in our little ditty from us here in the office in our haste!

 

Hazelnut Estate

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As some of our most discerning customers will have noticed, over the last couple of weeks nuts from the 2021 harvest have been on sale. Harvest this year occurred in April and it takes a few months for the nuts to "dry" out, to be processed. 

We continue to be humbled by the incredible feedback we are receiving for our new product, hazelnut chocolate spread. We have seen another surge in our hazelnut flour sales these last two weeks, so get in early for this great gluten free option. It is excellent for baking, and we have even heard some of our customers are putting it in their yoghurt and smoothies - YUM. 

Many thanks

Roger and Janine

 

Tartan Sari

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Hello Picklelovers. If you blinked, you may have missed it. That’s how quickly we sold out of our new Green Chutney last week! Don’t worry, there is plenty more for this week so hopefully there is enough for all. As it is a fresh chutney, it only has a life span of 1-2 weeks so if you don’t think you will use it that quickly why not freeze some? I recommend using ice cube moulds, then just defrost what you need and enjoy.

We are getting to the end of our mini curry paste jars. They are a great way to sample our versatile curry paste and make cute little presents. They come with a recipe booklet and 1 teaspoon is usually enough to make a delicious mild/medium spice curry. We probably have enough stock for a couple more weeks and then will just stock the big jars. They are just too fiddly to bottle!

Danielle

 

Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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My recipe of Sauerkraut (cabbage or onion & garlic) and my Kimchi (mild, medium, or hot) are the same all year round. There is always a bit of difference from one batch to another, but not much. On the other hand, my seasonal fermented vegetables, depend on the season. I do all sort of combinations of vegetables, cut in different shapes with all sorts of spices & herbs. The result is never the same and quite amazing! It is unique to the farmer’s market to be able to try a sample, so come by my stall to have a taste. From the curious, sceptical, lover, and expert, you are all welcome! See you at the market, Marie

FERMENTED VEGETABLES  

ALL YEAR ROUND 

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

*Kimchi - mild, medium, or hot is available (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot) $14 for 380g          

SEASONAL 

*Cabbage, *Chinese cabbage, #daikon, *cauliflower, #carrots, #beetroot and turmeric - $14.50 for 360g

* Red cabbage, #Daikon, #Fennel, #Carrot, #Turnip, #Runner bean, #Spring onion, #Horseradish, #Wild fennel - $15 for 380g

#Carrot, ginger, #parsley - $14.50 for 360g

                                  * organic               # spray free   

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: French lentil, buckwheat & sunflower seeds Freshly made every week from different beans, cereals, and seeds. I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my burgers. 1 packet (225g) for $8 or 2 packets for $15  

GOURMET LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, peach, quince, nectarine, gooseberry & pear, pear & vanilla, feijoa

SWEET PANCAKES SANDWICHES:

SPECIAL: APRICOT low sugar jam, vegan custard & roasted hazelnut $7.50  

BANOFFEE: date butterscotch, vegan custard & fresh banana $8

BOUNTY: dark chocolate & shredded coconut custard $7.50  

TEMPEH BURGER $10: choose between crunchy peanut sauce; onion, plum & red wine; or mild chilli tomato sauce. Add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetables. They all have a fresh organic tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts, and mayonnaise.

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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I'm always amazed about life in general, the Earth who provides so much for us, but without a Sun, not much would happen...

Below are the specials.

Wishing you a great weekend Christophe 

JAM OF THE DAY: $6 PEAR N’ GOOSEBERRY

THE 4WD: $7 Crunchy peanut butter and butterscotch  

SWEET CREPE: SUNSHINE CALL: $10 Lemon curd or butterscotch sauce, poached apple & raspberry, with confectioner’s custard or with whipped cream

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE: $10

WINTER VEGE MEDLEY, COMBINED IN COCO TANDOORI SAUCE 100% VEGAN   

BRAISED BEEF WITH VEGIES AND BLACK OLIVES, ITATLIAN STYLE

With cheese or hummus, with salad & dressing or egg 

 

Community Stall: Stroke Foundation Beanie Up 2021

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The Stroke Foundation will have a stall at the Market this Saturday to raise money to help the thousands of stroke survivors and their families. They have 5 awesome new styles of their Beanie Up beanies to choose from this year, from just $10, in adult & kid’s sizes.

85% of their income required to run the Stroke Foundation comes from fundraising like this. So, let’s Beanie Up and support stroke survivors!

 

This Week at the Market L1

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Please stay away if unwell (vendors & customers). 

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

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

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.  CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET.

QR CODES ARE AT ALL THE GATES please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the the cone at each of the gates or at the caravan at front entrance). It will be everyone’s responsibility to scan in (incl vendors & staff).  This will be unmanned & is everyone’s responsibility to do.

Remember your charged mobile phones for scanning in.

Please sneeze into your elbow.

covid19.govt.nz

 

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