This Week at the Farmers Market

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This Week at the Farmers Market

May 28th 2022

Hi there

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Perfect top picks right now.  We have the plumpest of pumpkins, the crunchiest of apples & the brightest of coloured carrots currently!

Our Market has lots of success stories dotted around the carpark & platform, many husband & wife/partner teams - Janine & Roger at Hazelnut Estate – check out their delicious local healthier version of a Nutella, John & Heather at Ettrick Gardens, Fyfe & Bronwen at Juiced Up, Kevin & Esther at Gilbert’s, Vaughn & Shelley (& their kids) at Blue Mountain Butchery, generational orchardists (Willowbrook), mother & daughter teams – Petra & Anika at Ronia & Pippi, son & mother teams – Simon & Jude at Rosedale Orchard, Debs & Toby at Catlins Truebrew & Kitchen and so many other family combo’s at our stalls & often including the children helping & working in the businesses like La Crepe.  By buying directly from our vendors you are supporting local family livelihoods in our wider community & helping keep land from being gobbled up into housing!  

John at Willowbrook Orchard promises to be there this week, after deciding last minute not to drive in the strong gales in his small truck last weekend (especially as he leaves home before 3am & is in his early 80’s!), but he will have the full array of apples & pears from the family orchard in Roxburgh I am assured. 

For those of you who maybe isolating or homebound we have a few vendors that can deliver to your door during the weekBrightside Microgreens, Gilberts 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, Princes St Butchery & others.  All their contact details you can find on our website under vendors. 

Lots of brunch options to dine in outside (up on the platform undercover) & some of our vendors have samples for you to try before you buy. 

Bring CASH as some of our vendors are cash only. 

To see where all our vendors come from in the wider Otago region, we have our wonderful Market Map range of merchandise (gift cards, tea towels, jumbo beeswax wraps) to choose from in the Market caravan each week.  A great local gift great prices ($20 tea towels, $5 cards, $25 wraps) made right here in Ōtepoti with a watercolour illustration we  commissioned with a South Island artist.  

Remember your keep cup, return jars & containers to keep the ReUse cycle loop working & bags for vegies, fruit & even bread.  Most vendors are more than happy to fill your containers.

We encourage MASK use & respecting everyone’s space within the Market please.

Shop your way around Otago this weekend…. at the Market!  Wishing you well.

Ngā mihi


Market Manager

Image: Waewae Permaculture & our Market MAP of vendors



This Week in the kitchen

Exams are coming up for the students, and winter sports have started consuming the better part of the evenings, so this week I have searched for quick, and warm recipes from the archives. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week and keeps warm!  Bella (Assistant Manager)   


Produce from Waewae Permaculture Agreeable Nature Free Range Eggs Hazelnut Estate

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Produce from Oamaru Organics Ettrick Gardens Caithness Farm Ltd Dunford Grove Holy Cow

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Earnscleugh Orchard


Hi, we will be at the market this Saturday and we hope to see you there. Come up onto the platform and look for our RED VAN. We bring a huge variety of fruit from ALEXANDRA on the EARNSCLEUGH.

FREE TASTING AT OUR STALL.... please come and try before you buy.


Plus SPRAY FREE Granny Smith Apples



PLUS QUINCE (Final weeks)

Remember you can MIX the SAME PRICED fruit in one paper bag and get a wee taste on Central.

We have Stan's ORGANIC (non-sulphur) and Apple chips (Plain and Cinnamon). NEW delicious Pear chips and new this week NASHI chips. Come have a taste. 

HONEY AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: Thyme, Honeycomb, Clover (runny and creamed), Manuka.

If you want to order any fruit to collect please let me know and we will pack to order. 

TXT Sher 021 455341 for orders or questions. We will bag your order so you don"t miss out. Please collect any orders BY 12:30pm.

Many thanks for your support. 

Sher and Rob 


Waewae Permaculture


We will be back at the market this Saturday! But it's looking like it will be our last, before we come back in spring.  Loads of carrots and coriander again. Also, plenty of Parsnips with a frost on them getting them nice and sweet. We harvested all of our pumpkins a few weeks ago and will bring in 2 kinds. Also, more watermelon radish, rhubarb, dill, salad and a few others.  Regenerative & Diverse farming, local & agri-chemical free. Organically grown (non-certified-talk to us!).



Ettrick Gardens Market Specials

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Buy direct from the grower!!!

Better quality at a better price!!!

Spray free beetroot - round or cylindra, gold or candy only $2.50 per kilo

Spray free cauliflower

Spray free silverbeet & bright lights silverbeet

Only $2.50 per bunch 😊

Spray free pumpkins & squash

Spray free Jerusalem artichokes 

New seasons apples & pears

Royal gala, cox’s orange, ballerat, co ambrosia, golden delicious, granny smith and pacific beauty apples

Pacific rose, eve, braeburn & fuji apples

Taylors gold, winter nelis, doyenne du comice and beurre bosc pears

Lots of chillies (soil grown)

Spray free celery, spinach & fennel

Spray free red & green cabbage

Potatoes agria, red fantasy, highlander, lily rose & jelly

Coloured carrots, carrots & parsnips

Daikon, shallots & garlic

Spray free kale & cavolo nero

Most of our vegetables are spray free 

Frozen free-flow raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries

Blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants.

Blackcurrant special – 1 kg @ $15 “or” 2 kg for $20!!!

Our courier to your door service is still available anytime.

Email 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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La Crepe Market Specials

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Here comes the inspiration for Saturday.  Wishing you a great day.  Christophe

Jam of the day: Apricot $7  

The Winner: $9:  Lemon curd or passion fruit with low sugar hazelnut meringue and whipped cream. 

Apple & blueberry delicacy: $10  Poached apple, blueberry, and butterscotch

with home custard or whipped cream 

Special Savoury Crepe:  

Azuki bean n’ broccoli in tomato sauce with karengo

Chilly sauce optional vegan $11.00


Wild venison & vegetable stew with red wine, dark cocoa and a touch of chilly $12

with cheese or hummus  

and with salad & dressing or egg 


No.8 Distillery

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I will be back on the platform with a fresh batch of Limoncello, Peach liqueur, Pineapple Rum and the world's best contemporary Horopito Gin & so much more!  Julien

Tartan Sari


Hello Picklelovers, 

We are back at the market and have a very small amount of our special reserve home-grown Chilli Pickle. This will be the last lot until next year. It’s a bit spicier than the last, but the good news is you can try before you buy…if you dare. $10 a jar for 100g.

I got a bit over zealous with it in the week and got a severe bout of the hiccups!

All your other favourites will be available too, and our delicious buckwheat seed crackers to try them on.

See you there.  Danielle x


Marie's Plant Based Food

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I am back in Dunedin, feeling revived and rested from travelling around New Zealand's beautiful south island.  I am getting ready to welcome you back to our stall starting Saturday 4th June.  See you soon.  Marie



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.


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