This Week at the Market

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This Week at the Market

9th April 2020

Hi there

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With all of us on a staycation this Easter there will be no hippity hopping off to cribs and baches. Rather we will be in our bubbles giving us an ideal opportunity to cook together, laugh together and play together. The weather is promising to come to the party, at least for the first couple of days, and we will all be trying to make the long weekend an eggstra - special one.

Day light savings kicked in last weekend giving us a reminder that the days are getting shorter and the evenings’ cooler.  The air smells differently and I even foraged my first mushrooms a few days ago. It is a great time of year to be exploring our immediate neighbourhoods because nature really turns it on as the seasons change. We are also incredibly fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

So let’s count our blessings this Easter as we stay at home, enjoying those we are with and relishing the gloriousness of this time of year and the magic of our environment.

Take care


General Manager



This Week in the kitchen

We may not be in our market kitchen caravan but we are thinking of you in your kitchen at home.  Hopefully you are getting some time to get into baking & home cooking.  Jamalia has some ideas for you here in case you do have some chilli's in the garden or stockpiled from your last shop at the market.  The best ones are those big ones.  If you don't have brie then any cheese you can find in the fridge will be fine.  And if you happen to still have plums at home then she has a deliciously rustic stuffed plum recipe to try for pudding (or for breakfast with yoghurt, why the heck not!). 

Jalapeno Poppers

Produce from Kakanui Produce Evansdale Cheese Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Holy Cow

View Recipe
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Almond Stuffed Luisa Plums

Produce from Ettrick Gardens

View Recipe

Harbour Fish Online Deliveries

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We ship South Island-wide. Unfortunately not to RD or Po Box at this time.

Orders can be made via our website - or by calling 03 472 8768.


Gilbert's Fine Food Online & Home Deliveries

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Thanks to recent clarification from the Prime Minister, Gilbert’s Fine Food are now offering online ordering and home delivery for a limited range of our products. Take a look at our website While we’d love to be able to offer pies and pastries and all the other goodies, we’re keeping things simple for now, and have most of our breads, a range of gluten free, and flour and yeast available.

We can deliver as far afield as Port Chalmers, Portobello and Mosgiel, and pretty much anywhere in between.

Courier delivery $10 around Dunedin; $15 for further out (Ravensbourne Port Chalmers / Macandrew Bay Portobello / Mosgiel).

We are MPI approved as an essential business and operate in accordance with all Covid-19 Level 4 Lockdown regulations.

Thank you all for your support before, during and after Lockdown – see you soon.


Wild Dispensary can now do online deliveries again.

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Check out their website here to order:

Use the code: KEEPITLOCAL for FREE local delivery in the wider Dunedin area only please.

They also won an award last week - 'The Best of Natural Awards' - (put together by Healthpost and Good Magazine) in the Digestion category for their Liver Bitters. They are pretty chuffed to receive recognition for their local and wild take on a traditional bitter tonic.

From the Judges: “An amazing combination of ingredients for a nice-tasting bitter product. We love the wild-crafted herbs that are used by Wild Dispensary, and the mindful approach to its formulation. Excellent traditional tonic!”

With Dunedin grown globe artichoke and calendula, wild harvested manuka leaf as well as cardamom and orange peel this digestive bitters is a synergy of carefully selected organic herbs for your digestion, liver and hormonal support. Ideal for incorporating into your daily lifestyle for good health and digestion…especially after all this home baking!

Congrat's Wild Dispensary!


Another Wee Ditty from Toby - Catlins True Brew

Market Matters

"A wee ditty about the loudly, proudly beating heart of our oh so pretty city.

The bustling throng sauntering along to the rolling strolling soundtrack as a busker hums, strums and sings their song.

That friendly familiar face offering, profferring only the finest foodie fayre made with love and care to share in a one stop shop, a truly hallowed place.   

Come for a natter or just revel in the cheery chatter as we meet, greet and eat whatever the weather because for once it doesn't even matter.

Feast your eyes...on the fruit, veggies, flowers and pies...a treasure trove, Dunner's own orchard grove through which we loyally, royally rove.

For a while we will all mourn after dawn on a Saturday's not fair that we are not there for our much loved victual ritual in our locavore lair.

But we will meet again for our tootle, rootle and pootle through the epicurean sights and delights...we may not know when but we will never ever forget where."


Dunford Grove Home Deliveries

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Non contact drop off at the courier depot.  A big thank you to all who've ordered on line, it's a pity I can't put a face to these dispatches; maybe when we get through this we should start introducing ourselves!  Remember, if you'd like some of our deliciousness, see the Products page at
Did you know?
Ancient Romans used branches of Hazel Nut trees as torches at wedding ceremonies with the belief that the humble Hazel Nut ensures a long, happy and prosperous marriage.  Must say I'm enjoying this time with my beloved and this is surely helped by the nuts!

2020 Outstanding Food Producers Awards


Congratulations recently to our outstanding market vendors - Whitestone Cheese who won four golds, five silvers, and five bronze.  Abdal's Gourmet Foods for winning a bronze each for his shatta sauce & his za'atar spices at the 2020 Outstanding Food Producers Awards.  


Online & Home Deliveries for Market Vendors

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Otago Farmers Market - Covid Lockdown Vendor Online Deliveries 

Agreeable Nature Eggs 7 trays couriered to suburbs.  Pay online.   Free range eggs 

Blue Mountain Butchery Online Orders & Deliveries  Beef only this week till more stock in

Dunford Grove

While we're away from the market we are offering free post or courier within New Zealand on orders over $100.


All olive oil & olive products 
Ettrick Gardens

Can send orders out Monday to Thursday each week for overnight delivery.  Need order day before.  Payment by internet banking before dispatch.  


Various fruit & vegies
Evansdale Cheese

Also available in various supermarkets


Various soft & hard cheeses made locally


Fred Fred Organics

Online Orders & Deliveries 


Organic baby food


Gilberts Fine Foods Online Orders & Deliveries 

Bread, flour, yeast only for now


Harbour Fish

We ship South Island-wide. Unfortunately not to RD or Po Box at this time. Ph:  03 472 8768


Fresh fish 
Havoc Farm Pork

Havoc Farm Pork is available online & at some supermarket chains.  Update: Havoc is operating as an essential service in the retail food supply chain and following all operating procedures appropriate at this time.  Havoc pork, bacon, ham and sausage products are still available at good local retailers and online at Gourmet Direct any questions please feel free to call on 03 4881389. 


Local pork, bacon, ham & sausage products
Holy Cow

Online Orders & Deliveries.  Also available at Ravensbourne Diary if you live in Ravensbourne or if local to Holy Cow they have a temporary pickup spot in the Save Aramoana Shed on Blueskin Rd. 


Milk & cream  & yoghurt 
Kapowai Brewing Co  

Online Orders & Deliveries.  Also available usually in some supermarkets, eg Fresh Choice Rosyln. 


Locovore Boxes &

boxes of assorted local goods.


Oamaru Organics

The boxes are $50 including freight for urban deliveries and $55 for rural. Orders must be in by Monday morning, they will be dispatched on Wednesday with delivery probably Thursday but defo by Friday.


$50 organic vege boxes
Urbn Vino &  

Local wine 


Waikouaiti Gardens Online Orders & Deliveries 

Certified organic tomatoes & vegies


Whitestone Cheese Also available in various supermarkets

Various award winning cheeses


Who Ate All the Pies Also available in various supermarkets

Family & regular sized pies 


Keep checking on these websites for more market vendors selling online as they come to hand or are up & running again.  Things are of course being updated all the time. Deliver Eat Dunedin Online My Little Local App    

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