This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

7th November 2020

Hi there

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I have had a wonderful week away exploring the mighty West Coast and tramping part of the new Paparoa Great Walk. I am going to go back and mountain bike the whole trail in the new year. It is spectacular and when the Pkye River Memorial track that comes off this great walk is open it will really be another jewel in our wonderful national parks and great walks crown.

I do miss the market when I am away, especially all the wonderful fresh produce. It is wonderful to see new produce coming in and I am sure many of you would have feasted on Jersey Benne potatoes and fresh asparagus through the week.

Esther Bosshard is the talented young woman behind In the Company of Flowers and the gorgeous bouquets of old fashioned and heritage blooms that she grows on urban plots dotted around the city. She supplements what she grows with foraged beauties and brings her artistic eye to create harmony and interest within her bouquets.

Esther is a graduate from the Dunedin School of Art. After graduating she spent a couple of years working before reading Erin Benzakein’s wonderful book, Floret Farm which inspired her and gave her confidence to begin her urban flower growing venture.

She has adopted Curtis Stone’s model of urban farming whereby people with unwanted lawns or disused vegetable gardens allow others without land to use it productively. She has found people to be exceptionally generous and she currently has 4 plots that she actively gardens.

Esther grew up with family that had gardens and she is accustomed to fresh flowers and vegetables in her life. However it has still been a steep learning curve with lots of trial and error and tons of really hard work. Not only has she had to learn about what plants will grow well, but she also needed to acquaint her self with floristry techniques and how to condition cut flowers so that they last well in the vase.

Esther is also a painter. Her two worlds obviously dovetail but it is the farmers market where she gets a sense of connection. She loves the exposure it offers her and has many repeat customers. Esther has a stunning website and will happily undertake wedding flowers or flowers for other special occasions.

Esther spends Friday at first light picking flowers and foliage and then creates her bouquets later that day. You will find Esther at the northern end of the carpark beside Cardrona Merino. Go check her out!

See you Saturday.

Kate

General Manager

 

 

This Week in the kitchen

Summertime feels..... Chef Andrea is back in the kitchen with great meal ideas.  

Amazing Vendors This Week:

Caithness Farm Carrot & Daikon Radish & Frozen Strawberries - Thai Salad & Strawberry Compote

Harbour Fish Gurnard - Thai Fish Cakes

Jia He Asian Mung Bean Sprouts - Thai Salad

Oamaru Organics Jersey Benne Potatoes - Jersey Benne and Asparagus Salad

Palmerston Asparagus - Jersey Benne and Asparagus Salad

Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs - Brown Sugar Meringues, Lemon Curd, Thai Fish Cakes, Jersey Benne and Asparagus Salad

Janefield Hydroponics Mint, Coriander, Lettuce, Spring Onion - Thai Salad

Thai Fish Cakes

Produce from Harbour Fish Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics Caithness Farm Ltd Jia He Asian Food Manufacturer

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Brown Sugar Meringues with Lemon Curd & Strawberry Compote

Produce from Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Caithness Farm Ltd

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Jersey Benne and Asparagus Salad

Produce from Oamaru Organics Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Palmerston Asparagus

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.

 

Waewae Permaculture

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Its great to be back!

This market we will have stacks of beautiful spring Pak-Choi (aka Bok-choi).  Also our popular salad mix in home compostable bags, spinach, radishes & rhubarb.

Waewae Permaculture

Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & Agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!) Home compostable packaging.

 

Palmerston Asparagus at the Market

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Rod from Palmerston Asparagus will be back at the market this week in the Rosedale Orchard spot again, but top tip, get there early as they do sell out fast! 

 

Marie's

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Seeing customers coming back is the best feed-back I can have.  

There will be lots of samples, please don’t be shy, come for a try!

ALL VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE 

SWEET PANCAKE SANDWICHES 

PANCAKE SANDWICHES $4

ADD YOUR CHOICE OF +$1 EACH 

DATE BUTTERSCOTCH 

CHOCOLATE                            

 LEMON JUICE & SUGAR 

 ROASTED HAZELNUT 

 ORANGE MARMALADE 

TEMPEH BURGER $9

EVERY BURGER COMES WITH:

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH  PATTY

MIXED SPROUT AND GREEN SALAD 

MAYONNAISE  

ADD YOUR CHOICE OF:

CRUNCHY  PEANUT  SAUCE   OR  TERYAKI  SAUCE                                           

AND 

PICKELED VEGETABLES OR SAUERKRAUT OR KIMCHI                               

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 hot)

*Cabbage, #carrot, #beetroot, #radish, #new onion, basil & mustard seed

*Cabbage, #Jerusalem artichoke, Pumpkin, #Beetroot, onion, garlic, Turmeric, Cumin & mustard seed (I also made some jar without onion and garlic)

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

                * organic   # spray free 

ORGANIC FRESH TEMPEH: Adzuki Bean, White Rice and Sunflower. 

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE 

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

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

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

 

Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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 FRESH IN SEASON NOW.

LOTS OF PAEONIES:

“SHALLOTS – 500GM only $5”.

RADISH & PARSLEY.

PURPLE, YELLOW AND ORANGE COLOURED CARROTS.

4 VARIETIES OF BEETROOT, PURPLE ROUND & CYLINDRA also

CANDY & GOLD BEETROOT, SHALLOTS, SPRING ONIONS.

SILVERBEET, BRIGHTLIGHTS SILVERBEET.

CARROTS, ONIONS, BABY BEETROOT, BABY CARROTS.

WALNUTS – WHOLE OR SHELLED.

5 VARIETIES OF POTATOES.

ALL POTATOES “5KG ONLY $5”.

5 VARIETIES OF CRISP & CRUNCHY APPLES.

THE PERFECT EASY AND TASTY SPRING DESSERT.

FROZEN FREEFLOW BERRIES!!!!

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

RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES &TAYBERRIES.

BLACKCURRANTS are Sooo good for you, High in Vitamin C and Antioxidents!!

This weekend 500gm $8 or 2 for $14.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

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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Deal from Henry - Whitestone Cheese

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As a treat from all of us here up at Whitestone cheese, Henry has decided that for all of November Halloumi fries are on special for bargain price of $5.50. 

Also as Christmas nears don’t forget to put in your orders for your Christmas cheeses!  I will be taking orders up until the first market of December (December 5th).

 

La Crepe Market Specials

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Below comes the inspiration for a beautiful Saturday under the blue sky.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY:  RHUBARB $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 

APPLE & BLUEBERRY DELICACY $10.00 

Butterscotch sauce
Poached apple & blueberry
with confectioner’s custard
Or with whipped cream 

SPECIALS SAVOURY CREPE:  $10.00  

BROCOFLOWER, PUMPKIN AND ONION, DRIED SULTANA WITH ASIAN CURRY NUT CREAM (VEGAN)

OR

PUMPKIN AND ORGANIC BROCOFLOWER WITH BLUE CHEESE SAUCE (VEGETARIAN)

OR

FAREGAME BRAISED WILD VENISON WITH TOUCH OF CHILLY AND DARK COCOA 

With Cheese or Hummus 

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg 

 

Dunford Grove

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Apologies, I haven't talked to you for the last few weeks, been away a bit with my "day" job!

The last step in our pruning is picking up and cutting up the fire wood, this is about half of it.  All sorted for next winter, just need to find the staff to light the fire of a morning? 

Did you know:

Fewer than 24 hours between harvesting and processing produces the highest grade Extra Virgin Olive Oil, ideally less time.  Our processor is just over the road from us so we get picked and processed in under 6 hours.

Sandy

 

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.

Contact tracking is at all the gates, please scan yourself in on the official govt Covid QR code.  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.

covid19.govt.nz

 

Locavore Boxes to your Door!

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If Saturday morning is already crowded with work, or sport and music for the kids, or just sleeping in and reading the newspaper over a leisurely breakfast, you can still support local growers and producers.

Locavore Boxes gather together locally grown herbs, vegetables and fruit, locally produced eggs, honey and dairy produce, as well as other treats, and they deliver them to your door in a truly sustainable wooden or woven box that you simply return to Locavore Boxes next time they call.

Locavore Boxes work with Farmers Market stalwarts Oamaru Organics, Janefield Hydroponics, Holy Cow, Wairuna Organics, Caithness Farm, Kapowai Kombucha as well as other local growers Mihiwaka Organics, BL beekeeping and others.

Check out their website for more information: www.locavoreboxes.co.nz

 

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