This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

5th December 2020

Hi there

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Summer is here! And with it all those glorious summer foods, cherries, berries, stone fruit, produce a plenty, BBQs, long evenings, and holidays! What is not to like about all of that!

Alysan Willocks will be back this week with her gorgeous bunches of flowers. Alysan has been selling flowers at the farmers market from the very first day the market started. She began with daffodils in the spring and daffodil bulbs in the autumn and has progressed on to mixed bouquets, dahlias and sweet-smelling sweet peas.

Alysan grew up in Balclutha and lives there to this day. She began growing flowers at Inch Clutha on an acre of river silt that she swears is the best soil in the country. No need to add compost or fertiliser here the flowers just loved it.

Alysan has since moved back to Balclutha where she has a compact but incredibly productive flower garden that her Uncle Ray looks after mostly.

The whole flower growing enterprise is a family affair and has now become inter-generational with Alysan’s daughter growing dahlias in Sawyers Bay. Alysan has two  granddaughters  who are now showing an interest in flowers as well.

When Alysan moved form Inch Clutha she took massive amounts of cuttings that she held in pots until she bought her new property two years later. Uncle Ray lives just along the street and he does all the sowing of seed and takes cuttings of roses etc. Uncle Ray is 83 and keeps a very orderly, tidy garden.

Alysan picks first thing Thursday morning, Thursday evening and Friday morning. She then conditions all the flowers so they will last well in the vase before packing up her old station wagon and getting the travelling road show on the road to Sawyers Bay where  Alysan and her daughter stay up half the night arranging the bouquets. Many cups of tea later and with Radio Live keeping them going they load up the station wagon again with bunches of flowers that give people so much pleasure at the market.

Alysan works as a Service Co-Ordinator for Pact and she finds working with flowers compliments the work she is so passionate about. She loves the farmers market and the memories it has for her. Customers adore her bunches of flowers and her willing smile and happy demeanour.

We have a new vendor starting as well. No. 8 Distillery will be debuting up on the platform with their spiritous beverages, definitely worth checking out. More on them at a later date!  And we look forward to the Mosgiel Brass Band this weekend as well.  

See you Saturday.

Kate

General Manager

 

 

This Week in the kitchen

We try to keep things real at the Market & the kitchen is no exception.  Our home cook Elizabeth likes to create healthy options where possible including gluten free recipes but; only if they taste good!  Feel free to have a nosey on your way in the gate after 8 to see if she has something for you to sample....

Amazing Vendors This Week:

NZ Nuts Walnuts - Strawberry, Spinach, Walnut, Chicken Salad

Ettrick Gardens Strawberries & Blueberries - Baked Blueberry Cheesecake & Strawberry, Spinach, Walnut, Chicken Salad

Hazelnut Estate Hazelnuts & Hazelnut Flour - Blue Cheese Hazelnut Shortbread

Whitestone Cheese Windsor Blue - Blue Cheese Hazelnut Shortbread

Oamaru Organics Broccoli - Broccoli Bites

Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs - Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

Janefield Hydroponics Spinach - Strawberry, Spinach, Walnut, Chicken Salad

Dunford Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Strawberry, Spinach, Walnut, Chicken Salad

Blue Cheese Hazelnut Shortbread (GF)

Produce from Hazelnut Estate Whitestone Cheese

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Strawberry, Spinach, Walnut, Chicken Salad

Produce from NZ Nut Products Ettrick Gardens Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics Dunford Grove

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Baked Blueberry Cheesecake (GF)

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Ettrick Gardens

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Broccoli Bites

Produce from Oamaru Organics Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Evansdale Cheese Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics

View Recipe
 

Holiday Markets 2020/2021

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This year we are making a few changes to our market schedule over the holiday period.

This is primarily because of how the statutory holidays fall this year and to avoid vendors having to pay staff to pick on Christmas Day and New Years Day. So markets will be happening on the following days and times.

Saturday 19th Dec , usual time, 8am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 23rd December, 6.30am - 11am (customers will be restricted access until 6.30am when all vendors will be in place)

Wednesday 30th December, 8am - 11am

Saturday 9th January 2021, usual time 8am - 12.30pm

NB: NO Saturday markets on 26th December 2020 or 2nd January 2021

Markets as per every Saturday after this.

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW:

STRAWBERRIES

GOOSEBERRIES

NEW POTATOES

SPRING CARROTS

LOTS OF PAEONIES

RED & GREEN FRILL LETTUCE, RADISH, KALE

SPRING CABBAGE, BEETROOT, ONIONS, WALNUTS

JERSEY BENNE & MARIS ANCHOR NEW POTATOES

4 VARIETIES OF OLD POTATOES

ALL POTATOES “5KG ONLY $5”

CRISP & CRUNCHY APPLES

THE PERFECT EASY XMAS PRESENT IDEA

HOMEMADE BERRY JAMS OR SAUCES

FROZEN FREEFLOW BERRIES!!!!

BOYSENBERRIES 1kg Free Flow @ $15 OR 2 @ $25

RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES

BLACKCURRANTS & TAYBERRIES.

OUR COURIER 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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La Crepe Market Specials

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Here comes the inspiration for Saturday, wishing you a great weekend.

Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY:  PEAR AND VANILLA $6 

WITH WHITE CHOC BRITTLE AND SLICED ALMOND $8  

THE CREATION: LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM $8  

STRAWBERRY DREAM: $11  Strawberry jam, fresh market strawberries, with confectioner’s custard
Or with whipped cream
SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE:
$10.00  FRESH TOMATOES WITH ROCKET PESTO CRACKED PEPPER OPTIONAL (VEGAN) OR

CARIBBEAN STYLE BRAISED PORK WITH YAM AND J. ARTICHOKE (CHILLY SAUCE OPTIONAL) With Cheese or Hummus 

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg 

 

 

 

Marie’s Specials this Week :

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I will be off from market next Saturday, so make sure you have plenty of what you need this week.

Sauerkraut and kimchi are available all year round, and I use the same recipe, but the other fermented vegetables are seasonal and when my batch is finished, there will be another one totally different so you are welcome to try them each time you come.

I will be at every market during the Christmas season, holiday break and all of January.

Have you tried my tempeh burger? It is very unique!   

FERMENTED VEGETABLES 

*Organic Sauerkraut (onion & garlic or just cabbage)

*Organic Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available –

           (*cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot)

*Cabbage, #Jerusalem artichoke, pumpkin, #Beetroot, onion, garlic, turmeric, cumin & mustard seed .

*Cabbage, #daikon, *yams, ginger, red Korean pepper, Galangal – Kimch style (medium) 

*Cabbage, carrots, celeriac, brocoflower, lemongrass, fennel & mustard seed 

                * organic   # spray free 

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH:  Mung beans, buckwheat and linseed 

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE 

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

1 packet (225gm) for $8 or 2 packet for $15 

I use this same organic fresh tempeh in my BURGERS 

LOW SUGAR JAM: Plum, Peach, Pear & Vanilla, Apricot, Strawberry, Blueberry

SWEET PANCAKE SANDWICHES AND TEMPEH BURGERS

ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE

The highlight for a sweet pancake sandwiches is a combination of chocolate sauce, orange marmalade and roasted hazelnut (Hazelnut Estate from our market) named Halzest’choc $7. 

Tempeh Burger $9: Choose between crunchy peanut sauce or teriyaki and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut or pickled vege.

They all have green salad, sprouts and mayonnaise.

 

Dunford Grove

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La Nina?  No, La Cabbage Tree!  Last time we ha​d a flowering like this was 2017 and what a summer that was.  Our Olive Oil is Central Otago's summer captured in a bottle and in 2017 we won a Gold award and best in class for our Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Looks like another ripper summer on the way!

I'm off to the Cromwell Christmas Fete this week but Zander will be on the platform with our lovely products, you can let me know the following week if he behaves himself?  Sorry, no EFT-POS this week.

Did you know?

Extra virgin olive oil is high in oleocanthal, a natural compound that has the same anti-inflammatory properties as ibuprofen. Both ibuprofen and oleocanthal suppress the production of inflammatory prostaglandin.

 

Otago Farmers Market Pure Linen Tea Towels For Christmas!

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Made with gorgeous 100% pure linen, these super-sized tea towels are handmade & hand printed right here in Dunedin with rustic contrasting stitching.  

Give them a couple of washes & they’ll be drying those dishes for you!  

$17 each.  CASH ONLY.  You will find them at the Market caravan awaiting your arrival!  

 

Get Your Christmas Cheese Orders to Henry this Week! Last Chance!

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As Christmas nears don’t forget to put in your orders for your Christmas cheeses! Henry from Whitestone Cheese will be taking orders up until the first market of December (December 5th) so get in quick!  Yes, that's this weekend already!!

 

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 (and CASH IS KING AT THE MARKET!).  

Contact tracking is at all the gates, please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  (You will find them attached to the fence 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 so & to sanitize hands at entrances please.

If you can please make sure you have downloaded a Govt Covid diary tracker QR app on your smart phone to be prepared if you haven’t already done so.  https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app

Remember your charged mobile phones for contact tracing! 

Please sneeze into your elbow.

REMEMBER TO SCAN YOURSELF IN!  

covid19.govt.nz

 

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