This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

4th June 2022

Hi there

Hoping to see everyone back out again in full force like last weekend, which was buzzy, happy & full of lots of shoppers & new faces!  This weekend is a long Queens Birthday for many a mini holiday with friends & family or meeting up at the Market for a catchup, coffee, or brunch for the first weekend of winter.  For others a quick dash in for supplies before work.  If you are visiting Dunedin– welcome!  The year is scooting by quickly again (I realized I’ve been working for the Market 3 years this week & what a privilege that is + I get the best choice of produce & products from Otago in my shopping bag most weekends – early bird gets the worm!).  Will be lovely to have Marie back up on the platform after her travels – I for one need to restock my kimchi & low sugar fruit jam supplies.  Be sure to check out Tartan Sari’s award-winning zucchini pickle – Danielle won silver at the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers Awards this week – it’s hot & spicy too!  Also, check out the delicious, soft sourdough pita pockets at Breads and More, I shared them around my family last week and we are all now hooked.

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, 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.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Lots of brunch options to dine in outside & some of our vendors have samples for you to try before you buy. 

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 & even bread.  Most vendors are more than happy to fill your containers.

We encourage MASK use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market please.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Wishing you well this week. And thanks for shopping with us.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Image: Ettrick Gardens


This Week in the kitchen

There is nothing easier for winter dinners that roast veggies. Now is the perfect time of the year to make the most of all the local parsnips, carrot, and pumpkin by making a range of salads, soups, and side dishes such as the salted caramel parsnip recipe I pulled from the archives. I am looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!  Bella (Assistant Manager)   

Beetroot, parsnip and coconut soup with horseradish

Produce from Caithness Farm Ltd NZ Nut Products Oamaru Organics Ettrick Gardens Rosedale Orchard

View Recipe

Salted caramel parsnips

Produce from Oamaru Organics Caithness Farm Ltd Ettrick Gardens

View Recipe

The Port Larder

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It's Quince time of the year!  I have a large supply of Central Otago quinces, the scent  and beautiful shade of yellow make them one of the most beautiful fruit, as well as the taste.  Quince paste will be a special Price this week of $8 jar.

People often say they have lots of jars of chutney or jam with only a  spoonful or two left in the jar, taking up fridge and pantry space add this to casseroles, soups or spread over chicken before roasting or chicken pieces and  chops before baking in oven.

Tomato Kasundi or Peri Peri sauce can be  stirred into a can of coconut cream/ milk and made into a curry.  It all saves waste and adds flavor to your cooking.  Then you can bring me the empty jars to recycle into more delectable treats!

Di, Port Larder


Tartan Sari


Hello Pickle lovers.

We already knew it was your favourite flavour at the market but can you believe our Spicy Zucchini Pickle has won an award??? 

We are so thrilled and grateful to have received a Silver Outstanding Food Producer medal.

Come and have a taste this Saturday and see what all the fuss is about, we’ll have plenty in stock!

Danielle x


Dunedin Craft Distillers

Come and visit us on the platform and try our Mulled Gin, the perfect warmer for a cool winters evening. We are trialing this as a seasonal gin which will be exclusive to the Farmers Market.

Come and be warmed.  Jenny and Sue


Ettrick Gardens Market Specials




Spray-free fennel for only $2.50 per head

Spray-free beetroot: round or cylindra, gold or candy, only $2.50 per kilo

Spray-free silverbeet & brightlights silverbeet are $2.50 per bunch😊

Spray-free pumpkins & squash

Spray-free Jerusalem artichokes 

New seasons apples:  Royal gala, cox’s orange, ballerat, co ambrosia,

Golden delicious, granny smith, pacific beauty apples, pacific rose, eve, braeburn, & fuji apples

New seasons pears:  Taylors gold, winter nelis, doyenne du comice and beurre bosc pears

Lots of chillies (soil grown)

Spray-free celery, spinach & fennel

Spray-free red & green cabbage

Potatoes agria, red fantasy, highlander, lily rose & jelly

Coloured carrots, carrots

Frost sweetened yams & parsnips

Daikon, shallots & garlic

Spray-free kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray-free 

Frozen freeflow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries

Blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants.

Blackcurrant special – 1 kg @ $15 “or” 2 kg for $20!!!

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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Marie's Plant Based Food Specials

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Dear Customers & friends, we are excited to be back at the market this Saturday with our usual products. We will welcome you at our stall, and also welcome recycling used jars, please bring them in! Nice to see you at the market again.  Marie   

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

Free Delivery for orders of $30 minimum in town 

Email or text 0225228599.



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

*Kimchi: Cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chilli. Mild, medium, or hot is available; please let me know which one would you like – $14 for 380g 


#Daikon: Medium/Hot Kimchi style$14.50 for 360g

*Red & green cabbage #carrots, *broccoli, #pakchoi, #celery, capsicum, onion, ginger, galangal, garlic, lemongrass,  Korean pepper: Medium Kimchi Style: $15 for 360g 

                                  * organic # spray free 

FRESH TEMPEH: Green split lentil, quinoa & sesame seeds 

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

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


270g jar for $6

Strawberry, Quince 

Gooseberry, pear and banana

Blueberry and quince 

310g/340g jar for $7: Peach, Plum, Apricot, Pear & vanilla, Feijoa, Rhubarb, Nectarine,

340g jar for $8: Strawberry, Rhubarb & Peach


SPECIAL: PLUM  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, curry pumpkin or tomato and olives sauce and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut or purple pickled vegetable.  They all have organic & fresh tempeh patty, green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.


Havoc Pork

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To celebrate the first week a winter we are doing a mixed roast special, including rolled roasts, bone in roasts and Boston Butts. This will be a combination of leg and shoulder roasts.  Havoc Pork


Earnscleugh Orchard

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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 


Plus a large PEAR range:  NASHI Pear, BOSC Pear, DDC "Ice Cream" Pear, WINTER NELLIS Pear, PACKHAM pear, CONCORD pear

PLUS final weeks of QUINCE.

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). NEW delicious Pear chips and our new NASHI chips. Come have a taste. 

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


NZ Nuts

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It is good to be past that really frantic harvest period with all of the nuts dried. Otto was a very clever engineer and his harvester makes the collection process very quick, so we got the benefit of a lot of sun drying of nuts and then finishing them off in the drying room. This rapid drying ensures we are able to get optimum quality in the nuts. The other piece of engineering genius is the shelling machine that Otto designed - it would be eligible for an international patent but we could never monitor that and settled for an NZ patent! The beauty of this machine is that it takes in shelled nuts by the bin load, and is able to crack them giving a significant proportion on entire halves and larger nut fragments. A real labour saver when it comes to sorting but also an advantage to customers who prefer a half for food presentation. This week Emma will have the full range of cultivars in both halves and pieces in 200g and 500g packs. For best keeping store these in the refrigerator or freezer ...nuts cannot be stored at room temperature - a bitter taste will develop. The chestnut supply has been replenished- but the last of the season... and of course almonds and in-shell walnuts. Pop by and wish Emma a good semester break from the university - and next week Tim will be back at the market.  Best wishes, Valda


La Crepe Market Specials

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Here comes the inspiration for Saturday.  Wishing you a great weekend.  Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY ($7): Blackcurrant 

THE 4 WD ($8): Hazelnut Butter and Butterscotch

PEAR DELICACY ($10): Butterscotch sauce, poached pear, with home custard or whipped cream


- marinated mushroom and rocket pesto (vegan)


- caramelized havoc pork and veggies japan style 

With cheese or hummus  

And with salad & dressing OR egg  


Dunford Grove

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This is our eighth harvest and over the years so many have offered us their wisdom and expertise. Now it’s our turn to pass on the “how-to” with the new owners of a property in Alexandra.

The olive community in NZ is like one big family with everyone pitching in where needed, it’s truly awesome. 

Did you know?  In Europe people queue outside the press for fresh “Olio Nuovo”- straight off the trees. I’ll have a fusti of this seasons days old oil, so bring along your bottle if you fancy some!

See you on the platform on Saturday.  Sandy


Willowbrook Orchard

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Last Saturday, John from Willowbrook Orchard (left) with Granddaughter, Marni enjoyed the music at the Market in the sunshine. What a wonderful market it is for young and old alike. This week John and Pete will have a delicious array of apples and pears.

Granny Smith🍏: (Green in colour great flavour for cooking particularly as it breaks down quickly). Pacific Rose🍎 and Pacific Queen: (bright colour sweet eating/ can be cooked, less added sugar required). NZ Sweetie🍎( bright colour and sweet eating). Fuji (large size eating/ cooking. An all rounder). Old favourites Golden Delicious (eating). Braeburn (good all rounder). Royal Gala🍎 (bright coloured. Lovely flavour cooked or fresh eating). 

PEARS 🍐: Winter Nelis (smaller but a long keeping cooking pear hence the name because it will sit in a cool place through colder months so you don't need to preserve them, although that is ok too). No introduction needed for the Icecream Pear (alias Doyenne du'Comice), they are so juicy for eating fresh but also if there's any left over they cook well also and need little added sugar🍐. We named them the Icecream Pear over 50yrs ago because a sliced ripe Doyenne du'Comice pear with a spoonful of Icecream was ALL one needed for a delicious easy dessert 🍐Remember that ALL of the Apples will juice well and can be mixed together for your juicing requirements 🌷✨

Remember too, it's true (the adage) of "An apple a day (will help) keep the Doctor away. Don't forget to juice some too, a favourite of ours is Apple + Carrot; simple but a great winter back-up. We enjoy date stuffed apples for easy & tasty dessert, no need to add processed sugar as the sweetness of the dates is in the middle of any Apple enough. If you're not sure if it is, then a sugar alternative is a trickle of honey before baking🍏🍯 Good health everyone, have a fruit-filled weekend 🚛🍎


No.8 Distillery

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I will be back on the platform with a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more!  



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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