This Week at the Market - Market News and Updates

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This Week at the Market - Market News and Updates

7th November 2019

Hi there


November strides on and with it more seasonal vendors appearing at the market. This week we have Palmerston Asparagus back and who hasn’t been waiting for that to happen!  I think we are probably all hanging out for seasonal, spring delights to tantalise and enliven our taste buds.

Of course now that we are hearing how many sleeps it is to Christmas life seems to speed up and become a little manic. We are having an extra market this year so circle Tuesday 24th December in your diary. It will kick off at 6.30am so those of us still working can get in before work and it will finish at 10.30am so vendors and staff can get home and start to relax into Christmas eve.

If you have started thinking about Christmas presents or need to get gifts posted early consider our gorgeous market tea towels, beeswax wraps, keep cups, produce bags or shopping bags. All of these make excellent gift options and are light and easy to mail if required. Our produce bags make excellent Christmas  stockings  to stuff full of whatever takes your fancy! We also sell market vouchers – these are redeemable anywhere in the market and vendors will give change on them which means you don’t have to spend the whole voucher at one stall if you don’t want to. These are ideal for the person who has everything!

See you Saturday


General Manager




This Week in the kitchen

The Market Kitchen will be humming this Saturday with many delectable goodies to taste from our array of market vendors which Jamalia will whip up for us.  The menu highlights lighter summer dishes for those longer days, always with a healthier but flavoursome hit in mind.  She also has a monthly article & recipes in the 'Fresh' column in the ODT or you can follow her on Facebook or Instagram as jamaliarose.

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Wild Larder Venison & Horopito Biersticks + Wairuna Organics Spring Onions & Lettuce + Port Larder Tomato Kasundi  - Venison & Horopito Biersticks Pasta Salad w/Kasundi

Willowbrook Orchard Pacific Rose Apple + Holy Cow Butter & Unsweetened Yoghurt + Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs - Apple and Almond Cake

Otago Organics Salad Mix + Dunford Grove Vinaigrette - Salad with Edible Flowers & Vinaigrette

Gilbert’s Multigrain Loaf + Catlin’s Kitchen Chicken Liver Pate with French Brandy & Fresh Herbs - The Market Platter


Apple and Almond Cake

Produce from Willowbrook Orchard Holy Cow Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Venison and Horopito Bierstick Pasta Salad with Kasundi

Produce from The Port Larder

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Salad with Edible Flowers and Vinaigrette

Produce from Dunford Grove

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The Market Platter 9th November 2019

Produce from Catlins Kitchen

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Jacob's Dream

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Jacob's Dream now offers the same wonderful products in Glass Jars.  This is for customers who can return the empty jars to the stall in order to be reused.  Miri is also more than happy to take your own jar.

She will take your order, sterilise the jar and have it filled up with your choice of hummus or falafel the following week (or when you want it ready).  You can customise the size if you wish too :)

This is the chance to thank the caring customers who helped Miri come to this idea and bring it into practice. It's been on Miri's mind for a very long time but it was the wonderful advice and donations of jars that made it work out.

Don't be shy to talk to the vendors and share your thoughts. It makes a difference!! 


Otago Organics

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Our signature salad bags with edible flowers have proved very popular so far this spring. Remember we are happy to fill your own container, with or without flowers.

We now have enough edible flowers to offer small quantities of edible flowers separately.  These are popular for cake and other decorative uses, especially at Christmas time. However, these need to be ordered before the market preferably by Thursday or at the previous week’s market to give us time to pick them for you.  Pick up a card from us if you want to keep our contact details on hand.

We also provide compost Tiger Worms that need to be ordered in a similar way and are also happy for you to pre-order other items such as salads, sorrel, herbs, artichokes etc. This may be useful leading up to Christmas if you are planning something special. Real Christmas trees can also be ordered from us.


La Crepe Specials 9th November


Exceptionally Christophe is away, so Marie and her daughter Isa will serve you this Saturday, see you there.

New: Lemon Curd or Passion Fruit with Low Sugar Hazelnut Meringue and Whipped Cream $8

Jam of the Day:  Apple & Green Gage 

Sweet Crepe: Pear Delicacy
Butterscotch Sauce
Poached Pear
with Confectioner’s Custard $10.50
or with Whipped Cream $10

Savoury Crepe:

Organic Kale with Crunchy Peanut Butter Sauce (Vegan)

or Roasted Yam and Mushroom with Tomato Sauce (Vegan)

or Caramelized Havoc Pork with Vegetable

with Cheese or Hummus

and with Salad & Dressing or Egg  $10.50



-Blue Label: Red & green cabbage, fennel, cauliflower, onion, garlic,

Cumin & coriander seeds.

-Green Label:  Cabbage, Broccoli, broccoflower & ginger.

-Pink Label: Cabbage, Broccoli & Yams kimchi style. 

Made by Marie (from La Crepe stall) with Oamaru Organic’s certified organic vegetables.


Catlins Kitchen


Debs at the Catlins Kitchen up on the platform is doing a NEW pastry straw this weekend (homemade puff pastry from scratch of course) - cheddar and red onion to go with our other ones: blue cheese/ cheddar, herbs and garlic/ cheddar and caraway seeds.  They also have potato (with sea salt and black pepper), beetroot, parsnip and carrot chips/crisps.  I also know that some lucky folks who get to stay at the rustic eco escape on their little hamlet in the beautiful Catlins can get to see how they create their goodies & of course get to try everything!  It really is a true taste of the Catlins!  


Ettrick Gardens This Week

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Bunches of Beautiful Dutch Iris’s & Paeonies!!!

Purple Sprouting Broccoli / Broccoletto is In Season Now!! Frill Lettuce, Silverbeet, Coloured Carrots, Garlic, Carrots, Onions, Kale, Brightlights Silverbeet, Spring Onions.  Washed Potatoes. Potatoes, Beetroot, Elephant Garlic, Gourmet Carrots, Baby Beetroot, Walnuts.  Parsley.

Check out our ‘bring your bag’ to ‘bag your own’ section. Orange, Purple & Yellow Coloured Carrots, Gold & Red Beetroot and Washed Agria & Red Fantasy Potatoes.

Crunchy Royal Gala & Pacific Rose, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Cox’s Orange, Pink Lady Apples. 

Frozen Raspberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Tayberries, Blueberries and Mixed Berries. 

Check out our wide range of re-useable bags!!

Super Special’s this Week:

Washed Tiny Taties 1.5kg @ only $3

Tayberries free flow 500gm $10. A Raspberry / Blackberry cross, bred in Scotland. Very Sweet. Great with Yoghurt or Ice Cream, or stock up your Jam supply!! Delicious.

‘Red Fantasy’ Potatoes:  A smooth red skin, yellow flesh potato. Great flavour, roasting, boiling, mashing, baking, in stews and salads.  A great all round potato.

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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Dunford Grove

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Back from the birthday celebrations so we'll be at the Market this weekend.  Remember to bring your refill bottles.

Why not try this?  Wine and olive matching!  Generally, green olives go better with white and darker olives with red wine.  Add some cheese and you have a great pre-dinner experience

Did you know?  An olive is a great way to cleanse the palate after red wine.


Leckies Butchery Specials

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Shoulder Bacon $7 per pack

Lamb Shoulder Chops value packs $12 each

Bacon & Maple Breakfast sausages $12.95 kg


Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs

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Country Calendar will be filming in & around Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs at the market this weekend for a future episode. 


Gate Appeal - Rose Day - Red Cross


The New Zealand Red Cross will be at the gate selling roses for their Rose Day Appeal this weekend.

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