Bags for Good and UYOC ROCK

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Bags for Good and UYOC ROCK

4th October 2018

Hi there


Our bag library has arrived!  Thanks to Laura from UYOC who paid for it all and Bags for Good who did all the hard work making the bags, stand and signage we can now offer customers a gorgeous, handmade, large bag to use and return should you forget your shopping bags. We are so grateful for Laura’s generosity (she is the same donor who gave us our much loved coffee cup library) and the team of wonderful volunteers who have created the bags from recycled fabric. There is so much great work happening in our community that supports environmental and social sustainability and we couldn’t be more proud of our role in showcasing and using these wonderful initiatives.

I know you are all as excited as we are to see our new kitchen and site office at the market. Good things take time and the road works have slowed down our ability to work out the logistics of getting it to and from the market. The kind folks at the DCC have approved us to park it in the market carpark for a few weeks while we work on our storage options. Hopefully by the end of October it will be up and happening, albeit with a soft launch as the signage and “prettifying” will happen once we see how it looks in-situ.

I don’t know about you but when I start to see asparagus at the super market my mind goes to the upcoming joys of eating local asparagus. I know it is probably a month away but hey delayed gratification is good for the soul, right?

We had an article in the newspaper yesterday around the importance of primary produces at the market, pop over to the ODT for a read

See you Saturday





This Week in the kitchen

Kate in the kitchen has got some real exciting spring time recipes this week and what is bound to be a crowd favourite with her Dulce De Leche and hazelnut cheesecake. Dulce De Leche is a premium milk product that has been slowly carefully reduced to the point of caramelisation made by Holy Cow. Pair that with a sprinkle of Hazelnuts from Amazelnuts and you have a GF crowd pleaser!


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Roasted cauliflower, silverbeet and cous cous salad

Produce from Oamaru Organics

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Beef koftas with yoghurt dipping sauce

Produce from

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Dulce De Leche and hazelnut cheesecake

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Watercress and snowball turnip salad

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Holy Cow

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Finally we've produced enough milk to have a wee glut in supply. Which means that we have made a small quantity of butter.

At the market this weekend we will have:

  • Skim Milk
  • Full Fat Milk
  • Cream
  • Yoghurt
  • Flavoured yoghurt
  • Lassi
  • Butter
  • Dulce de leche

Alex & Tupten


Dunford Grove

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Done, Yay!  After pruning we trim off the boughs anything under 25mm in size and stack in windrows ready for mulching back into the soil.  The rest is firewood for next winter.

Did you know?

With a new grandchild in the family this caught our attention. Breast feeding is undoubtedly best but with sore or cracked nipples is hard to continue, and this reportedly happen with 96% of breast feeding mothers! Maternal nurses at the US Naval Hospital in Sigonella (Italy) have an ideal solution, offering new mothers Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a topical agent for sore nipples.  While little research has been undertaken on the topic, it makes sense given that EVOO:

  • is accessible and inexpensive.
  • has moisturizing and anti fungal properties, both of which promote healing.
  • is edible, so doesn't need to be cleaned off prior to breast feeding.
  • contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant commonly used to treat minor wounds.

More proof of ye olde addage, "the simple things are the best"


Waikouaiti Gardens


Certified Organic Eggs NZ Biogro certified.

Available in ½ or Dozen packs and prices range from $5.00 to $8.50/pack from Waikouaiti Gardens.


La Crepe


Jam Of The Day: Apricot $6

Sweet Crepe: Pear Delicacy, Butterscotch Sauce,  Poached  Pear, With Confectioner’s Custard $10.50, Or With Whipped Cream $10

Savoury Crepe: Organic Cauliflower With Lemon Zest, Tumeric & Almond White Cream (Vegan), Or Organic Kidney Beans , Root Vegetables & Wakame With Herbs Tomato Sauce & Smoked Paprika, Chilli?(Vegan), Or Free Range Chicken Grand’ma Style, With Cheese Or Hummus, And With Salad & Dressing Or Egg  $10.50



Otago Organics

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There will be Globe Artichokes, along with our ever popular “Taste Sensation” salad bags with Edible flowers. We will also have Fresh Herb Bunches including Mint and Parsley, as well as Dried Herb Packs and a selection of our Herbal Teas. We will also have, in limited supply,  $2.00 bunches of both Chard and Kale and $3.00 packs of Puha ( a new product for us).In limited supply also will be our Victoria Rhubarb. This is the small but beautiful, tasty variety, that keeps its colour and shape when cooked.

Over the winter our Tiger Worms in our worm farms have been flourishing. These are the ones suitable for all sorts of composting systems. These can be ordered ahead when you see us at the market and picked up the following week. You can also contact us to place your order through our Kanuka Organics Facebook page . We package these in recycled 2L ice-cream boxes, we figure these hold about 1000 worms, for a cost of $10.00 per pack. You can return those boxes to us for reuse and we also welcome donations of used ice-cream boxes. 


Ettrick Gardens


Royal Gala, Pacific Rose, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Granny Smith & Sturmer Apples.

Please Note, We Do Not Export, So We Use Less Sprays. We Have Reusable Net Produce Bags Available To Buy So You Do Not Have To Use Plastic Bags. 3 Sizes Available, Only $2 Each Check Out Our Reuseable “Strawberry” Shopping Bags They Make Great Gifts

Agria, Red Fantasy, Heather, Highlander, Jelly & Anushka Potatoes: “Red Fantasy” Is A Great General Purpose Potatoes. Little Bit Floury But  Won’t Break Up When You Boil Them, But Mash Beautifully Also Great For Baking, Roasting Or Chipping. Great Flavour. Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Celeriac (As Seen On Masterchef This Week) Broccoli, Cauliflower, Silverbeet, Beetroot, Coloured Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Brightlights Silverbeet, Carrots, Gourmet Washed Potatoes Jerusalem Artichokes, & Flowers

Super Special’s This Week

Potatoes 5kg @ $6 (7 Varieties), Tulips $3 “Or” 2 For $5, Cauliflower $2.50 Each, Sprouting Broccoli $2.50 “Or” 2 For $4

Please Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags Or Boxes With You. Thank You We Are Now Single Use Shopping Bag Free. Check Out Our Range Of Reusable Bags

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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Selwyn at the market this week sharpening.


Selwyn Shanks is back at the market this week sharpening all your pruning tools and firewood cutting tools, as well as scissors, knives and other everyday tools.

He will not be there in November so don't put it off!

Just visit his stall at the north end of the platform. Please be mindful how you transport your sharp objects.

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