This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

7th August 2021

Hi there

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We won gold this week!!  Not the Olympics but.... I had the pleasure of accepting this magnificent (& very heavy) trophy on Tuesday night at the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards.  The Otago Farmers Market won the Taylor Community Pride Shield for dedication to waste minimization, sustainable practice and anti-litter.  We were nominated for our sustainable practice at the market and our role of making local produce accessible to members of the public and as a space we have made for the community to fundraise, public engagement and spread awareness.  I will give the trophy a 'pride of place' spot in the caravan I think. 

It was so encouraging hearing all the other nominations & winners of the other categories on really great initiatives happening locally, especially within the schools, which fills me with great hope for the future.  Congrat’s to them all.  I feel that winning this means we have to prove ourselves even more now!  

Thank you Dunedin City Council / Keep Dunedin Beautiful for helping support these initiatives in our great little city.  

The Otago Farmers Market as a charitable trust has always had a strong vision of sustainability from the ones who set it up over 18 years ago, all the thousands of voluntary hours put into it from the board of trustees current & past, the waste minimization volunteers, the staff (shout out to Kate Vercoe the manager before me in helping roll out our recycling systems & encouraging vendors on more sustainable packaging).  Cath Gledhill at the DCC for her support, Laura at UYO for our well utilized cup library, Doubt Not Compost (& Youthgrow before them) in managing our waste into compost, our hard-working vendors many of whom run low waste sustainable businesses & so many others. And thank you to you our customers for helping enable us to keep functioning & improving as a community.  

We still have improvements in the education of reducing waste & single use packaging, but we have made great strides in leading the way in our city & helping educate the public at what is a vibrant Saturday morning community event…. EVERY weekend.  And we are proud of having a welcoming space for everyone & providing a platform for local community fundraising & importantly feeding the community fresh, healthy & LOCAL food. 

Thank you everyone for helping support the Otago Farmers Market, the pressure is on us all now to get us to the next phase of sustainability. 

Good news from the government in bringing in recognised seasonal workers from some Pacific nations later in the year to help with picking, packing, etc around the country after a very tough year or two for many growers, ours included.  So much good fruit & veg has gone to waste in that time.  Hopefully this might help out some of our growers here in Otago this coming season.  In the meantime there are winter vegies galore to choose from Saturday morning.

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

Remember to scan in at the cones at any of the entrances, see you Saturday. 

Ngā mihi

Michele

Market Manager

 

This Week in the kitchen

Amy is baaaaaaaaaaaack yay! Her wing is still a tad clipped but that hasn't stopped her from whipping up some great hearty winter recipe idea's from our amazing vendors produce. She's got two vegan dishes, of soup & greens and a delicious sounding slow cooked beef shin pasta... yummers!

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Ettrick Gardens Onions, Carrots, Parsnips & Brussels Sprouts - Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Pappardelle + Parsnip & Peanut Butter Soup + Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Dunford Grove Olive Oil & Garlic Infused Olive Oil - Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Pappardelle + Parsnip & Peanut Butter Soup + Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Tartan Sari Coriander & Coconut Green Chutney - Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Pappardelle

Oamaru Organics Broccoli & Potatoes - Parsnip & Peanut Butter Soup

+ Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Abdal’s Catering Abdal’s Shatta - Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli

Bay RD Peanut Butter - Parsnip & Peanut Butter Soup

Princes St Butchery Hereford Shin on the Bone (Osso buco) - Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Pappardelle

Slow Cooked Osso Buco with Pappardelle

Produce from Princes St Butcher Dunford Grove Ettrick Gardens Tartan Sari

View Recipe
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Parsnip & Peanut Butter Soup (VG)

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove BAY Rd Peanut Butter

View Recipe
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli (VG)

Produce from Ettrick Gardens Oamaru Organics Dunford Grove Abdal's Gourmet Catering

View Recipe
 

Blue Mountain Butchery

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Blue Mountain Butchery will have a full selection of Salamis, small sticks $15 large $25, Including our new flavor Wild Venison and Garlic. 

 

Dunford Grove

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The culmination of the year’s work (well some of it!).  We’re awaiting test results from Australia so we may affix the “certified” marks to this year’s oil.  I’ll be on the platform this weekend with refills of Olive Oil, infused oils, Hazelnuts and much more!  See you Saturday. Sandy

Did you know?

Arthritis superfoods.  Osteoarthritis, painkillers or lifestyle change?  If you choose the latter, consider these changes to your diet:

Superfood number 1: Salmon- Oily fish like salmon are rich in inflammation fighting omega-3 fatty acids.

Superfood number 2: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Not a lot of omega-3 but lots of other unsaturated fats, that similarly quiet inflammation and slow the deterioration of cartilage.

Superfood number 3: Cherries- Packed with anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that help minimise oxidative stress that adds to inflammation.

Superfood number 4: Garlic- Garlic’s diallyl disulfide compound combats inflammatory cytokines that otherwise threaten cartilage damage.

Superfood number 5: Spinach and kale- Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and importantly Vitamin K, excellent for cartilage health.

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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FRESH IN SEASON NOW. LOTS & LOTS OF PRODUCE

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

COLOURED CARROTS, BEETROOT VARIETIES, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & AGRIA POTATOES ETC.

LARGE LEEKS, SWEDE TURNIPS & CELERIAC - SPRAYFREE

GREEN SUPERMARKET SQUASH Spray free - Delicious baked, Great flavor for soups, roasted, baked, stuffed.

SPRAYFREE BEETROOT ARE IN SEASON NOW! Gold, Round & Baby Gourmet

SPINACH, CAVOLO NERO & CURLY KALE, BRIGHTLIGHTS & GREEN SILVERBEET “SPRAY FREE”

LARGE SPRAY FREE GREEN & RED CABBAGE whole or halves

CARROTS – ORANGE and THE HERITAGE PURPLE & YELLOW

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

SPRAYFEE RED ONIONS, ONIONS, GARLIC & SHALLOTS

PACIFIC ROSE, PINK LADY, COX’S ORANGE, ROYAL GALA, GRANNY SMITH, BALLERAT (Cookers) GOLDEN DELICIOUS, STURMER, FUJI & BRAEBURN APPLES As we do not export our Apples and Pears, they are low spray, using organic or IFP (Environmentally Friendly) Sprays.

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 VEGETABLES 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 Follow us on Instagram & Facebook

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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As the week unfolded, I was in awe to see the first flower on our plum tree, and the chickens beginning to lay eggs. Yet we still have few feijoa's left on our tree! Isn't it amazing?!

On another matter, I have noticed a serious rise in cost for food, services, and admin.  After measured reflection, our price must evolve. Last year I decreased them, and now they have to go up.

Also, from now on, Galettes and Crepes will be the same price, so regardless of diet requirements, there won't be extra charge.

May the Sun be with us, wishing you a great day.

Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY: $7 FEIJOA

THE 4WD: $8 Crunchy peanut butter and butterscotch  

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

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE: $11

-SPINACH COMBINED WITH PAPRIKA VEGAN SAUCE  

-FRENCH STYLE SLOW COOKED LAMB WITH VEGIES AND HERBS

With cheese or hummus, with salad & dressing or egg 

 

Marie's Plant Based Food Specials:

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The picture is of our tempeh before the 40 hours of incubation. Over that time, it grows binding everything together. Originating from the Indonesian island of Java, this fermented “cake” is nutty, savoury, and a great source of protein. Now a staple for many vegetarians and vegans, it can be marinated, fried, steamed, baked, added to sandwiches, salads, stews, stir fry’s and much more. Every week, it’s a different mix of organic beans, cereals, and seeds and it is made fresh, which is very different from the supermarket. You can buy our tempeh in packet of 225g to cook at home or you can try one of our tempeh burgers, the best food ever! We also have samples to try.  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 (cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic & red pepper & chilli for the hot) $14 for 380g          

SEASONAL 

*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

#Carrot, ginger, #parsley - $14.50 for 360g

                                  * organic               # spray free   

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Adzuki bean, quinoa, and black sesame seeds 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 JAM: Plum, apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, peach, quince, nectarine, gooseberry & pear, 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 $10: choose between crunchy peanut sauce; onion, plum &red wine; or mild chilli 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.

 

Ronia & Pippa

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Just to let you know we are going to take this week off the market.

Thank you!

Petra & Anika 

 

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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