This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

9th April 2022

Hi there

How is everyone doing this week?  Hopefully there are good moments amongst it all.

Autumn is well & truly kicking in now that daylight savings has finished & we can hunker down when we need too, feels like soup weather!  Oamaru Organics have lovely leeks right now & you will find pumpkins at Rosedale Orchard.  Ettrick Gardens won’t be there this week but there will still be plenty of fresh produce & Waewae Permaculture are back – with Lian only this week as Fiona will be home with new bubba Arne.  Congrat’s, we do love a brand-new Market baby!  It’s the last weekend for figs up on the platform.  We are allowed to eat & drink again within the Market. And samples are back at some vendors for you to try.  We encourage mask use within the Market & it’s heartening to see most people wearing them especially while we are still in the thick of it here so most of us can still get on with our business & keep the wheels running. And for those of you already asking – YES we will be open Easter weekend (yes, next weekend!). 

Get any of your winter veg plants into the garden now before the soil gets too cold.  Youth Grow, Waikouaiti Gardens & Kakanui have all your favourites.  Now is good to plant the brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauli, leeks, garlic, kale, rocket, spinach, silverbeet, etc. 

For those of you who are stuck at home we have a few vendors that can deliver to your doorGilberts Fine Foods, Ettrick Gardens, Waewae, Ronia & Pippi, Agreeable Nature Eggs, Blue Mountain Butchery, Tartan Sari, Dunford Grove, Evansdale Cheese, Oamaru Organics, Harbour Fish, Havoc Pork, Blueskin Bay Honey, Wild Dispensary, Judge Rock Wines, Hazelnut Estate, Matheson & Roberts, Whitestone Cheese, Breads & More, Dunedin Craft Distillery, Waitaki Orchard, Princes St Butchery & others.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working & bags for vegies & fruit.  All of our Ready-to-Eats are more than happy to fill your containers.

Vote for your favourite farmers market & vendor below if you haven’t already to go into the nationwide drawer to find the best in NZ!

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  And please respect everyone’s space.   The weather forecast is looking good, AGAIN Take care of each other & thanks for supporting local where you can.  And I hope you are doing ok this week. 

Ngā mihi


Market Manager



This Week in the kitchen

The weather has taken a turn for the worst this week, so I searched the recipe archives on our website for something to fix the rainy day blues. Figs made their highly anticipated return last week and did not disappoint! Fingers crossed for clear weather on Saturday, I look forward to seeing you all there! - Bella (Assistant Manager)


Produce from Rosedale Orchard Oamaru Organics

View Recipe
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Fig and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Produce from Whitestone Cheese Evansdale Cheese Bennie's Honey

View Recipe

Oamaru Organics Ready 2 Eat Meals

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We will have a limited amount of Ready 2 Eat meals available for sale this week at a special price of $12.50. Make sure you get your orders in this Saturday for delivery next week to ensure you get your favourite meals.

We are running a competition this week with the winner receiving a box of 9 meals. All you have to do is enter your details into the form provided at the Oamaru Organics stall on Saturday and the winner will be contacted at the end of the market.


Dunedin Craft Distillers

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It has been a busy week at the distillery, with the processing of 330kg of bread, which is now destined for gin rather than landfill. We will have our lovely new 500mil bottles of gin at our stall on the platform

Looking forward to seeing you.  Jenny and Sue


Hazelnut Estate


Lately we have had a lot of people showing interest and asking questions about our very tasty Hazelnut Chocolate spread.  The exciting news is that we can now offer you a taste!  As well as that we will have some tasty morsels made from our very adaptable hazelnut flour.  So stop by our stall at the southern end of the market as you make your way around the market. Janine & Roger 


Waewae Permaculture is back at this weekend's market!

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Our baby boy, Arne Peter Collings was born on the 25th of March and is happy and robust. We are settling into life with less sleep! Fiona is busy being a proud mum, so you won't see her until spring but Lian will be back at the market this Saturday. After a few weeks away the garden is bursting with spinach, radishes, chard, pakchoi, kohlrabi and carrots to name a few, so expect some crispy fresh autumn produce on our tables.!

Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!).  Lian


La Crepe Market Specials

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And so, it's been a year now that our trailer has served us. It's still like new and we love it. I've finally finished the new logo which will be displayed this week. It is a co-creation at its best with my two brothers.

Below are the specials, this is the last fresh tomato special of the season. It's getting cold, and only a few more weeks of the strawberry dream...

Wishing you a great day to all.  Christophe

JAM OF THE DAY: Pear and Gooseberry $7  

THE NEW 4 WD: Crunchy Hazelnut Butter and Butterscotch $8 

STRAWBERRY DREAM: Strawberry jam, Fresh market strawberries, With custard Or whipped cream $11

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


- fresh tomatoes with rocket pesto, crack pepper (vegan)


- braised beef with vegies and black olives Italian style

With Cheese or Hummus  

And with Salad & Dressing OR Egg  


No.8 Distillery


Your distiller Julien, from No.8 Distillery will be up on the platform with the world’s best contemporary No8 Hibiscus Gin, Limoncello, and repertoire of other spirits.



Ronia & Pippa Cold Pressed Juice and Plant Based Mylks

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Strawberry Mylk is back for a little while to make the transition into winter just a little easier! Also, a Nettle Infusion and the much loved Mango Turmeric Smoothie will be making an appearance this weekend. Plus the rest of the rainbow, as usual, 🌈 Thank you SO much for the amazing bottle return last week, you're usually all amazing anyway but this was next level! 

Delivery is still available, see our Instagram or Facebook for the weekly menu or get in touch at 020 406 57909 See you Saturday! X


The Port Larder

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At last, the quince have ripened, and we have quince paste this week for those of you, who have been looking for it in recent weeks.

We also have Walnut/ Pear Chutney another favourite. We have Ceylon Sauce which is a tomato, zucchini based with herbs and spices including tamarind, making the sauce sweet and slightly hot.

Regards Port Larder


Willowbrook Orchard

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The Fruit legacy at Willowbrook Orchard continues to run deep over many generations. In the picture, John's youngest Grandson and son Adam's son Jacob Gilchrist (7) already has a natural interest to work hard and help his Grandad sort fruit.. he loves eating it too 😊
This week John and Pete will have lots of freshly picked varieties of delicious apples to eat fresh or cook at the Market. Good time to make loads of Apple pulp or sauce for Sweet or Savoury purposes. The old adage that "An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away" has a fundamental truth in there.
One medium APPLE offers the following:
Calories: 104
Carbs: 28 grams
Fibre: 5 grams
Vitamin C: 10% of the Daily Value (DV)
Copper: 6% of the DV
Potassium: 5% of the DV
Vitamin K: 4% of the DV
The same serving also provides 2–5% of the DV for vitamins E, B1, and B6.
Vitamin E serves as a fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin B1 also known as thiamine is needed for growth and development, and vitamin B6 is essential for protein metabolism. Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols, an important group of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect your cells from free radicals — harmful molecules that contribute to the development of chronic conditions, like heart disease and cancer.
Also this week the delicious juicy Ice Cream pears and late lovely Yellow Peaches 🍏🍎🍐🍑🌞 Enjoy a Fruitful Weekend!




We encourage MASK USE at the Market currently.

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

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 sneeze into your elbow.

Cash still accepted.

Please be PATIENT & RESPECT each other’s space.

Please bring your coffee keep cups, etc with you & bottle / jar returns, etc, these are always accepted & encouraged.


Vote for your Favourite Farmers Market

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Support local business by showing your favourite New Zealand food producer and farmers' market you love their work by voting for them in Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Awards 2022.

Every vote in Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Food Producer or Coast Kiwis’ Favourite Farmers' Market goes into the draw to win one of two Homegrown Farm Fresh Meats Mixed Boxes – Beef and Lamb, valued at $320. Homegrown Farm Fresh Meats Mixed Box was Supreme Champion of the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.

If you have a special favourite vendor at Otago Farmers Market we have all our vendors listed on our website if you need a reminder!



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