This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

3rd July 2021

Hi there

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It’s July already!  Good to see sunshine while I write this after the blizzards & snow of the week.  Living at the beach my lawns & paths are now pretty much covered in sand after snow at sea level, it sure was a doozy, but makes us appreciate a day like today in Otago.  We sure are lucky we grow such hardy winter vegies in Central Otago, our growers keep turning up each weekend with all the colours of the rainbow. 

Apologies to the those of you who turned up for free nibbles at the caravan last week, Chef Amy ended up fracturing her arm last minute, but it will be good to see a familiar face with Nickee Charteris from The Port Larder back & stepping in to cook for the next two weeks while she can.  Heidi from Kapowai Brewery will be back at the Market early spring at this stage, apologies for those wanting her kombucha. 

It’s also good to see the latest initiative from the government on ‘Planet Before Plastics’ at the start of #plasticfreejuly, it’s a start.  We have already implemented a lot of this policy for the past few years at the Market & don’t allow plastic cutlery, polystyrene packaging, etc & have encouraged our vendors to use compostable or sustainable packaging where they can.  In the Market kitchen we try not to use any single use packaging for samples & tasters, instead using little crockery bowls, or serving in traditional Asian soup spoons.  We still have a ways to go at the Market & as a country to get rid of plastics & single use anything, but only with your help.  Simple habits like bringing your own keep cup or containers & cutlery (for ready to eats), produce bags for fruit & veg are so handy & don’t take up any room in the bottom of your bag, etc.  We always have little produce bags at the Market caravan at the front entrance  for sale, made by local lady Illa in Dunedin & Kristina & I hand stamp them in the office - $3 cash each.  Just replacing plastics with paper, bamboo, compostable single use packaging is not the solution.  The solution is EVERYONE doing their bit & forming a healthy habit!  RE-USE.  And support those vendors that allow you to pack your own produce, etc or have refills.  People power works & I love that so many of you know it.   I don’t love that so many still don’t!

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

Remember to scan in at the cones at any of the entrances (was so good last weekend to see so many people remembering!), thanks for shopping & we’ll see you Saturday...

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

Chef Amy managed to maim herself but Nickee (ex Port Larder) cook extraordinaire, has stepped into her shoes and is back in the market kitchen! She's sharing some delicious & simple recipes from all our wonderful produce makers at the market. 

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Agreeable Nature Eggs - Coffee and Hazelnut Cake

Hazelnut Estate Hazelnuts & Hazelnut Flour - Coffee and Hazelnut Cake

Classic Cafe Allpress Coffee - Coffee and Hazelnut Cake

Dunford Grove Olive Oil - Winter Root Vegetable Salad

Caithness Farm Daikon & Swede - Winter Root Vegetable Salad

Oamaru Organics Beetroot - Winter Root Vegetable Salad

Port Larder Quince Paste - Slow Cooked Pork Hocks with Quince Paste

Havoc Farm Pork Hocks - Slow Cooked Pork Hocks with Quince Paste

Slow Cooked Pork Hocks with Quince Paste

Produce from Havoc Farm Pork The Port Larder

View Recipe
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Winter Root Vegetable Salad

Produce from Caithness Farm Ltd Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove

View Recipe
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Coffee and Hazelnut Cake

Produce from Hazelnut Estate Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Classic Cafe

View Recipe
 

Earnscleugh Orchard

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FREE TASTING available at our stall of all of our fruit, plus our Apple and Pear chips.... so try before you buy. 

ORGANIC APPLE RANGE: * Royal Gala * Bradburn * Honey Crisp * Koru * Granny Smith * Jazz

ORGANIC walnuts and Spray free Asian Quince

Plus much more Central Otago Asure Quality fruit including Quince and Pears and a huge range of Apples.

APPLES: * Pacific Queen * Nancy Fizz * Royal Gala * Fuji * Red Delicious 

PEARS: * DDC "Ice Cream" Pear * Winter Nellis * Burre Bisc * Taylor's Gold * Packham 

Come and grab some amazing Apple (Plain & Cinnamon) and Pear chips (sulphur free no additives) Just $5/bag.  FREE TASTINGS!!!

Look forward to seeing you at the Market on Saturday!

Rob, Sher, & Stan

 

Blue Mountain Butchery!

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We will have Pork Ribs on special this week at the Otago Farmers Market.

All pork ribs $9.95/kg. 

Plain

Smoked

& Marinated

Regards Tiffany, Vaughn & Shelley

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW. LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

SWEDE TURNIPS & CELERIAC - SPRAYFREE

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

BEETROOT VARIETIES, AGRIA SPUDS, LARGE SPRAYFREE LEEKS, & YAMS are IN SEASON now

GREEN SUPERMARKET SQUASH Sprayfree - Delicious baked, Great flavour for soups, roasted, baked, stuffed.

SPRAYFREE BEETROOT ARE IN SEASON NOW! Candy, Gold, Round & Cylindra

CAVOLO NERO & CURLY KALE – All Sprayfree

LARGE SPRAYFREE GREEN & RED CABBAGE whole or halves

BRIGHTLIGHTS & GREEN SILVERBEET “SPRAYFREE”

CARROTS – ORANGE and THE HERITAGE PURPLE & YELLOW

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

SPRAYFEE RED ONIONS, ONIONS, GARLIC & SHALLOTS

CELERY and SPINACH are “IN SEASON NOW” SPRAYFREE AND DELICIOUS!

PACIFIC ROSE, PACIFIC BEAUTY, PINK LADY, COX’S ORANGE, ROYAL GALA, GRANNY SMITH, BALLERAT (Cookers) GOLDEN DELICIOUS, STURMER, FUJI, EVE & BRAEBURN APPLES

As we do not export our Apples and Pears, they are low spray, using organic or IFP (Environmentally Friendly) Sprays.

DOYENNE DU COMICE, 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

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Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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There are new seasonal, fermented vegetables this week: Carrot, ginger & parsley. Crunchy, tasty, and colourful. It feels like it is never enough! You are welcome to try a sample. 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 – $14 for 380g (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chili for the hot)

SEASONAL 

Cabbage, #carrots, celeriac, *brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed - $15 for 380g (almost finished)

*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

NEW: #Carrot, ginger, #parsley - $15 for 380g

                                  * organic               # spray free   

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Green split lentil, brown rice, and black sesame. 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 JAMS: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, peach, quince, nectarine, gooseberry & pear, white peach & vanilla, pear & vanilla, feijoa.

SWEET PANCAKES SANDWICHES: 

SPECIAL: Gooseberry & pear 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: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce; onion, plum & red wine, or mild chili 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. $10

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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Inspiration comes from the origin of intention. I love you all and wish you a great day.

Christophe 

JAM OF THE DAY: $6 PEAR AND GOOSEBERRY

THE 4WD: $7 Crunchy Peanut Butter and Butter scotch

SWEET CREPE: $10 APPLE & BLUEBERRY DELICACY. Butterscotch sauce, poached apples & blueberries with confectioner’s custard or whipped cream

SPECIALS -SAVOURY CREPE: $10

CAULIFLOWER WITH BLUE CHEESE AND ALMOND CREAM (VG)

MARINATED MUSHROOM AND ROCKET PESTO (VEGAN)

MANUKA SMOKED MACKEREL WITH HORSERADISH SAUCE

With cheese or hummus and salad & dressing or egg. 

 

Dunford Grove

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Olive oil straight from the press has a small amount of vegetable material suspended in it.  We let this settle then draw the oil off the top, repeating the process several times until the oil is completely clear.  Each varietals oil is kept separate until this weeks task of blending, we blend to taste as the oil from each varietal has a different flavour profile.  Then it’s off to the testing lab for analysis to confirm “Extra Virgin” status.

Now we’re completely out of 2020 EVOO, I’ll be on the platform this Saturday with all our infused oils, nuts, olives and more, if you’re after EVOO, bring along one of our bottles (clean and dry) and we’ll fill with this years new oil!

Did you know?

Over 1,000 varieties of olives grow throughout the world and each type imparts its unique flavour to the oil created from it.

 

Habitate Nursery

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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.

 

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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