This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

5th March 2022

Hi there

How are you all going?  Autumn has quietly turned up here amongst a week of disquiet & disruptions here & abroad.  Hopefully we will see you this weekend if you are up & about.  Looks like we are finally getting a Sunny Saturday after at least the last 3x Markets having to wear a raincoat, not a big deal in the big picture I know, but it will make your shop a more pleasant experience & we can all do with that right now. You will find our Market stalls bursting with variety & colour right now as autumn crops kick in.  Heck, Rosedale Orchard even had pumpkins making an appearance last week (& at $4.50 each that’s a cheap big pot of soup waiting for someone to cook up!).  Earnscleugh Orchard have the most gorgeous, elegant baby Honey Pears, I’m planning on poaching & bottling some of these whole this week. I saw cox orange apples last weekend & plums galore!  Strawberries were still around last weekend & lots of berries of all varieties for that matter.  If Nigel at Oamaru Organics has kamo kamo this week again then I’m grabbing one or two, they just mop up all the flavours of whatever you cook it with, and are so sweet, add a good glug of Sandy’s Dunford Grove extra virgin olive oil with it & some carraway seeds & it’s a lovely comforting meal.  Another little flavour hit to add to your dishes is the Oyster Mushroom Ketchup at Stonehurst up on the platform (I’ve added it to salads & dishes this week & it gives any savoury dish a fresh zing).  Hmm, what else?  Well, there are still so many gorgeous flowers around right now & a nice thing to drop off (with some stone fruit which I’m sure will be appreciated) to someone isolating at home this week.  And check out Ronia & Pippi’s fig & coffee almond mylk (my weekly Market fix) & their new mango turmeric, amazing!!!  The flavour combo's Anika & Petra come up with are very clever.  

It’s great to have good premium big cuts of fresh local lamb again at the Market – Dave at Princes St Butchery is collaborating with Catlin’s Coast Premium Meats to bring lamb to our customers.  There is full traceability back to the farm in Owaka & I know Dave is excited to have this quality of meat to work with at the butchery for all your favourite cuts of fresh lamb.  It’s always good to meet the farmers & Carey & Tracey were at the Market last weekend. 

I'd just like to formally welcome back Richard from Whitestone Cheese even though he has settled back a month or few back,  it's good to have his colourful personality up there to match Henry's!  Wishing Henry all the best in his new job, we will miss his cheek & I know he was alway popular with many customers & vendors.  Richard has a great knowledge of his products & what to match what with!

Please stay home if you are unwell or are a positive case.  Please wear your masks (unless exempt). Please keep your distance. 

Food & beverages are to be taken OUT of the Market to be consumed, as masks should be kept ON at all times.  Do your shop & then grab a coffee & brunch on the way out to takeaway.  Shop & go will also avoid any queuing & keep distancing safer in our outdoor Market so everyone can shop easily.

Remember, that only all our authenticated, verified Otago Farmers Market vendors are all within our gates, who have our tick of approval.  Make sure you support them inside the Market carpark & platform & you will get a quality product while you all respect 1mt distancing between each other & Market stalls. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Take care of each other & thanks for supporting local where you can. 

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

I have been getting menu inspiration from all the great recipes in our website archives this week and have found these lamb and zucchini skewers, which are the perfect thing to quickly whip up in the kitchen. The fennel and potato salad makes a great addition to this meal, using fennel from Oamaru Organics or Ettrick Gardens. I will definitely be picking up the key ingredients for my night cooking at home this week. I have loved having a look around the markets and getting to know everyone, and can't wait to stock up this weekend! Bella

Marinated Lamb and Zucchini Skewers

Produce from Blue Mountain Butchery Kakanui Produce Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics

View Recipe
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Fennel and baby potato salad

Produce from Caithness Farm Ltd Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Waewae Permaculture Dunford Grove Whitestone Cheese

View Recipe
 

STONEHURST GOURMET

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Wild mushroom season is here! 

Dried mushrooms are a great store cupboard ingredient - perfect for risotto or pasta dishes, adding to warming soups & casseroles, meatloaves and even pizza toppings! 

Where wild mushrooms add an earthy depth to dishes and sauces the oyster mushrooms tend to have a lighter taste (also well suited as a substitute for button mushrooms in recipes).

 

Whitestone Cheese

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Changing faces at the Whitestone stall.
Everyone will notice the older version of Henry at the Market. A note to inform all that Henry has now moved to take up a chef position in Wanaka. Henry has run and improved the stall since taking it over in 2014.
We will endeavour to bring him back from time to time to run the market if he is available.
I will endeavour to maintain the high standards that Henry achieved. I am sure many will wish Henry well and all will miss his cheerful disposition and willingness to please. His technical knowledge Is very helpful that he gathered as an employee of Whitestone Cheese Co.
I ran restaurants and catered from 1993 through 2008. I have worked with. Whitestone Cheese during those days, and came to the market in 2009 and left for overseas in 2014, I have returned to carry on the stall. Traveling extensively and sampling many foreign cheeses, I appreciate what a great product Whitestone produces. It is my aim to bring our product range to you and following the end of Covid restrictions an opportunity to try before you buy.
Thank you for your support and it has been fun reconnecting with old and new customers since my return.  Richard

 

Ettrick Garden's Weekly Specials

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BERRY TIME!!!

STRAWBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES

BLUEBERRIES & RASPBERRIES

GREENGAGES & PLUMS

FRESHLY PICKED NEW SEASONS APPLES & PEARS

COX’S ORANGE, FIESTA and D ESTIVALE APPLES

PEASGOOD NON-SUCH COOKING APPLES

BON CRETIAN AND STAR CRIMSON PEARS

TOMATOES, CHERRY TOMATOES (Soil Grown & super tasty) 

CHILLIES & PEPPERS (Soil Grown)

SUPER SWEET SWEETCORN 

SPRAYFREE CELERY & FENNEL

RED & GREEN CABBAGE

NEW POTATOES & POTATOES

COLOURED CARROTS, & CARROTS

SHALLOTS & GARLIC

SPRAYFREE SILVERBEET

SPRAYFREE KALE & CAVOLO NERO

SPRAYFREE BEETROOT - ROUND OR CYLINDRA, GOLD OR CANDY

MOST OF OUR VEGETABLES ARE SPRAY FREE 

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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La Crepe Specials

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I could really feel the change in season this week, and life goes on...

The specials are this week in limited edition.

Wishing you all a great and safe weekend.

Christophe

LA CREPE SPECIAL MARCH 5th, 2022   

JAM OF THE DAY: APRICOT $ 7 

THE WINNER: $ 9  LEMON CURD OR PASSION FRUIT WITH LOW SUGAR HAZELNUT MERINGUE AND WHIPPED CREAM 

STRAWBERRY DREAM: $11

Strawberry jam

Fresh market strawberries

With custard Or whipped cream

BOOST YOUR SPIRIT WITH COVISET $3 Injected Grand Marnier with any sweet crepe (Adult Only) 

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE: $11.00  

- FRESH TOMATOES WITH ROCKET PESTO, CRACK PEPPER (VEGAN)

OR

- BRAISED BEEF WITH VEGGIES AND BLACK OLIVES ITALIAN STYLE 

With cheese or hummus. With salad & dressing or egg.

 

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 from the EARNSCLEUGH.

We have a fantastic range including, CHERRIES, GREENGAGES, SPRAYFREE plums, APRICOTS, PEACHES, NECTARINES, BLUEBERRIES, and our ORGANIC new season APPLES are back. Yay.

We still have cherries this Saturday, we will bring LAPIN cherries. LAST week. 

Our Stone fruit is amazing, sweet, tree-ripened, and juicy. Remember you can mix the same-priced fruit in one paper bag and get a wee taste on Central. 

Our ORGANIC APPLES are back. This week we have:  ROYAL GALA 

SPRAY FREE fruit at the markets this week…

  • Golden Delicious apples 
  • Omega plums... LAST WEEK
  • Hawera plums

We have a huge variety of ASURE QUALITY Stone fruit. Outstanding tree-ripened fruit ready to eat now. 

LAPIN CHERRIES

GREENGAGES, yummo

PEACHES

APRICOTS

NECTARINES 

BLACK DIAMOND PLUM

FORTUNE PLUM

If you want bulk jam apricots or bottling nectarines, please text and order some. These are HALF PRICE.

A great deal on BLUEBERRIES. 1 punnet for just $6 or 2 for $10.... hurry they sell fast. LAST FEW WEEKS SO STOCK UP FOR THE FREEZER. They freeze-free flow so freezer to bring out in the heart of winter. 

Honey available this week:

  • Thyme
  • Honeycomb
  • Clover
  • Manuka

If you want to order any fruit to collect, please let me know and we will pack to order.  TXT Sher 021 455341. Just collect before the market closes at 12:30pm.  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 from the EARNSCLEUGH.

 

 

Blue Mountain Butchery!

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Wild NZ Venison, From Alpine Deer NZ

Now available to order from our shop direct, or soon to be loaded onto the website. Also available at the Otago Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. 

We have • Striploins •Tenderloins • Steak • Diced • Schnitzel• Racks • Mince

And we make all our Venison Salami and Bier sticks, Pastrami and Sausages with NZ Alpine Deer Wild Venison. 

Venison Salami flavours available this week are:

  • Venison Pepperoni
  • Venison Garlic

 

 

Dunford Grove

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Love the tranquillity of Central after last night’s scenes in Wellington!

On another topic, listening to the media on their latest hobby horse berating the supermarket “duopoly”, no one has mentioned the obvious- support your food producers at the Farmers Market! See you on Saturday. Sandy

 

Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE 

(May contain traces of gluten) 

Free Delivery for orders of $25 minimum. Email chocolatchaud009@hotmail.com or text 0225228599.

Kimchi is very popular, our regular recipe made of organic green cabbage has 3 different spice levels (mild, medium, and hot). We also have seasonal kimchi which is medium with a mix of seasonal vegetables from the farmer's market and/or our garden. This one has more texture and more depth as I put some other spices on it. See you at the market.  Marie

FERMENTED VEGETABLES  

ALL YEAR ROUND 

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

*Kimchi - mild, medium or hot is available, please let me know which one you would like – $14 for 380g (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & Korean red pepper & chili)

 SEASONAL 

  • #Daikon, #Fennel, #Carrot, #Turnip, #Runner bean, #Spring onion, #Horseradish, #Wild fennel -$14.50 for 360g*Cabbage, #daikon, #carrots, #Jerusalem artichoke, pumpkin, #yams, turmeric & star anise - $14 for 360g  
  • Sweet potato, #cauliflower, beetroot & lemon grass - $14 for 360g 
  • *Cabbage, #Jerusalem artichoke, #yams, #silver beet, onion, ginger, galangal, garlic, lemongrass, Korean pepper, - MEDIUM KIMCHI STYLE -$15 for 360g 

                                  * organic # spray free 

FRESH TEMPEHBuckwheat, chickpea, and black sesame seeds. Freshly made every week from different beans, cereal, and seeds. 

1 packet (225g) for $8 / 2 packets for $15

GOURMET LOW SUGAR JAM:  

270g jar for $6: Strawberry, Quince, 1 mix: Gooseberry, pear, and banana, 1 mix: Blueberry and quince

310g/340g jar for $7: Peach, Plum, Apricot, Pear & vanilla, Feijoa, Rhubarb, Nectarine, 1 mix: Strawberry, Rhubarb & Peach $8 

SWEET PANCAKES SANDWICHES: 

SPECIALGooseberry and 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 $10: choose between Crunchy peanut sauce, Curry pumpkin or tomato, and olives sauce, and add some of my popular kimchi, sauerkraut, or purple pickled vegetable.

There is an organic & fresh tempeh patty, and green salad, sprout, and mayonnaise.

 

RED TRAFFIC LIGHT

Scanning In & Masking Up helps us keep open. 

Everyone welcome but PLEASE STAY AWAY IF UNWELL (vendors & customers).

EVERYONE to SCAN in at the entrances (manual slips provided as well).

We ask that everyone including our vendors please wear a MASK CORRECTLY to enter the Market (unless you have an exemption or are a child).

Please sanitize your hands upon arrival.

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 take away ALL food & drinks to consume offsite.  No eating or drinking inside the Market. 

Please sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please be PATIENT & respect each other’s space.

There will be no tables, chairs, cup library, water fountain or Market Kitchen available this weekend.

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

 

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