This week at the Market

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This week at the Market

February 14th 2019

Hi there


A most happy Valentine's Day to all of you from the Otago Farmers Market! Hopefully you're able to spend a bit of time with people you love today, in spite of the cloudy weather (walks in the rain can be nice, right?).

It sure was a bustling market last week and although it's going to be a bit blustery, this Saturday looks like it will be a great day as well. Our lovely Kate is away on holiday this week, so I have the happy task of writing in her little section here. 

I have only had the opportunity of living in this gorgeous place for about 6 months, and I find it so exciting to see the tremendous variety of produce grown in our beautiful region! Nothing tastes as good as food produced right where you live, and I am constantly amazed at the abundance here. What a wonderful place to call 'home'.

Something else that I've been enjoying tremendously is the opportunity of getting to know our hard-working vendors and their stories!  If you haven't taken the time recently, do stop and chat with some of them during your market visit and learn more about the time and process that goes into the food you are buying. They are a wealth of knowledge and I'm always inspired by their passion for what they do. Plus, food tastes even better when you know who grew/made it!

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday



This Week in the kitchen

Kate Woodhouse is in the kitchen again this week, and what a delicious-looking assortment of dishes she has created! Pop by and chat with her for a bit, try a bite, and maybe grab one of the recipe pages to take home and try. As always, you can find these and many many more recipes at


Goats Milk Smoothie Bowl with Crunchy Sesame and Buckwheat Granola

Produce from Butler's Fruit Farm

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Fig and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Produce from Whitestone Cheese Evansdale Cheese Bennie's Honey

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Baked Lamb Shoulder Chops with warm Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Produce from Waikouaiti Gardens Ettrick Gardens

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Spicy Roasted Broccoli, Brown Rice & Black Beans with Poached Eggs

Produce from Ettrick Gardens

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Dunford Grove

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Well it's a strange sort of summer; We're irrigating at the same rate as last year but the olives are no where near the size they were this time last year? It has been warm but not like the day after day of 30 degrees plus last January, here's hoping for a long warm autumn.

Did you know?
As the world begins to confront the sheer scale of toxic plastic waste, a replacement could come from an unlikely but tasty source. Millions of tonnes of waste plastic finds its way into waterways and oceans every year, getting mixed up in the food chain, trapping pollutants, and choking animal life. But three Turkish researchers believe they may have created a product which could help take the place of disposable plastic. And it comes from a sustainable, renewable source –olive stones.


Kapowai Brewing Co.

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Farmers Market Special - Fig & Ginger Kombucha
For the special this week, we've infused an Oolong tea kombucha with fresh Pauley Family Figs* and ginger. Fresh figs are always such a treat! This kombucha is earthy and sweet with a wee ginger kick. You can find the recipe on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Kombucha on Tap
This week, the flavour options are:
- Green Tea Kombucha with Kawakawa & Thyme (Tonic from Wild Dispensary)
- Cherry Vanilla (Cherries from Rosedale Orchard)
- Tulsi & Lemongrass

Heidi & Dave
*not organic


Otago Organics

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It’s Definitely Heritage Apple time at Otago Organics this Week

There are four different varieties on offer. Firstly the ever popular giant Peasgood Nonsuch cooking apples. These cannot be beaten for producing a delicious fluffy puree when cooked. Choose the smaller ones for individual baked apples. A really classic dessert.

Both Akane and Fryberg are great kids' lunch box apples as they are smaller varieties. While Akane is an appealing rosy red apple, Freyberg, a true New Zealand variety, is not so stunning to look at, but its flavour is out of this world, having qualities of both its parents Cox Orange and Golden Delicious.

We also have the first of the Czechoslovakian Hetlina Apples. These are a bright Rosy red eating apple with the highest bioflavonoids of any apple. Scientists claim that these bioflavonoids protect against cancer, so it’s really true that, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.


La Crepe


Dear customer,
We are thrilled to announce that our new product, Vegan Butterscotch(gluten,dairy, & egg free) was sold out last week! So we will bring more this following market with our popular and delicious Coconut whipped cream (vegan).

La crepe special

Jam of the day: Rhubarb $6

Sweet Crepe: Nectarine & Blueberry Dream
nectarine jam
poached market nectarines & fresh market blueberries
with confectioner’s custard $11
or with whipped cream $10.50

Savoury Crepe: vegan pesto with fresh organic market tomatoes from Waikouati Gardens (vegan)
Or organic kale with crunchy peanut butter sauce (vegan)
Or free range chicken grand’ma style
With cheese or hummus
And with salad & dressing or egg $10.50


Ettrick Gardens

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New products this week
Blackberries, Broccoli, Fennel, Spinach, Fresh-picked Sweet Apples and Fiesta Apples

Fresh “in new seasons” now
Blackberries & Raspberries, Strawberries & Blueberries, Apples, Plums & Cherries, sprayfree New Potatoes, Parsley & Capsicums, Daikon, Shallots, Spring Onions, Kale, Cavolo Nero, Red Cabbage, Courgettes, Tomatoes, Spring Carrots, Beetroot, Silverbeet, Walnuts, Broccoli & Cabbage.

Check out our strawberry shaped reusable shopping bags only $2 each
Or calico tote bags @ only $4 each, paper carry bags 50 cents

Super special’s this week
Sprayfree Broccoli $2 each
Cherry Tomatoes $2.50 a pottle
Strawberries $16/kg

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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