The Stadium Markets, Dunedin every Sunday
I go to the markets every Sunday to sell Quail Eggs and other Quail Products, have a laugh and a chat to fellow stallholders and meet friendly Dunedinites. I love the people and the products, mostly grown, cooked or made by the stall holders, with other interesting stuff in between. I intend blogging about what I have seen on the markets. So, hopefully you will be able to read all about it here next week.
This week I sold out of my Quail eggs early during the day but do not intend selling out again! I also got a large container of ripe, luscious cherries from Michael and Glenys Roche of COAL CREEK GARDENS, a farmer/stallholder, which I carted home and spent the best part of afternoon and night sorting and preserving. The biggest and best that did not get gobbled up I preserved in cognac, some are now fermenting to distill Grappa from at a later stage and the rest I am making into jams. I like all things lemony and added some lemon peel and juice to a batch of cherry and a batch of blueberry jam, the rest I made in the traditional way. If I add the apricot jam I made last week and the plum jam of the week before I nearly have enough jams to last until next season, with some spare to give away and also taking into consideration that the apple and tomato seasons are still to come. I make the most wonderful Tomato, Basil and Chili Jam!
Another stallholder, THE NAKED SCOTSMAN by Sandy Stoddard who claims to make Otago’s Cheekiest Preserves (I do agree with him on that), asked me to bring in some quail eggs next week as he would like to try and include pickled quail eggs into his range of wonderful products. I cannot wait to see how his trial with this is going to pan out.
A picture of my jam making operation, with the espresso pot on standby to keep me awake.