• Funky Pumpkin Guide to Goodness

    Fruit and veg, as we all know, are the gift of Mother Nature. We also know they ride the wave of seasonal changes, and crops and orchards sometimes get on the ‘wrong side’ of Nature’s fickle ways. Here at Funky Pumpkin, the crew thought we’d do a regular update on the comings and goings of … Continued

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  • If pickles tickle your fancy, eat your heart out at Funky Pumpkin

    The team at Funky Pumpkin loves celebrating local, which is why we’re talking about one of our favourite suppliers – Kev’s Pickled. Based in Woodend, North Canterbury, Kev (otherwise known as Kevin Fayen) is a master pickler and sauce maker. In his kitchen by the sea, he produces delicious Tomato Relish, Beetroot Chutney (to die … Continued

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  • Funky Crunchy Carrot Chaos

    Crunch them, munch them, roast them, juice them, bake them…the list goes on – so many ways to cherish the crafty carrot. This time round, the Funky Pumpkin team decided to focus the love on the carrot. We’ve got some great pumpkin (of course) and tear-inspiring humble onion action going on at our Colombo Street … Continued

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  • May the power of the Pomegranate be with you!

    Funky Pumpkin has nominated the Pomegranate as our favourite fruit this week Here’s why: Pomegranate is super food, with style. Its magic seeds are full of goodness and antioxidants, with its list of benefits reported to include improving heart and mental health and even fighting cancer. The juice-filled arils from this quirky red fruit can … Continued

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  • Celebrating fresh, funky, local goodness

    The team at Funky Pumpkin is committed to supplying you with as much quality, fresh, local produce as possible. So we’ve decided to celebrate one of our wonderful local suppliers – Groovy Greens from North Canterbury. Groovy Greens provides us with amazing bok choy, kale, watercress, parsley, coriander and basil, when in season (which is … Continued

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  • The Funky Club is finally here

    It’s finally Here… The Funky Club has arrived and we want you to get funky! We want to reward our awesome loyal customers (some of whom drive across town and beyond to shop with us) with an easy to use loyalty programme that gives you great instore specials and the chance to win prizes. Its … Continued

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  • Meet the Manager

    Meet Carolyn The newest addition to the funky team. Caro has come to us with many years of experience in the produce industry. She is seriously a walking encyclopedia of knoweldge that she is itching to share with our funky team and our funky customers. No really, I challenge you to ask her a question … Continued

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  • Health Benefits of Butternut Pumpkins

    Butternut pumpkins or also known as Butternut Squash, are not just a delicious way to make a hearty winter soup but are also loaded with nutritional goodies that have many great health benefits and are low in calories. Just one cup of cooked cubed butternut squash (approximately 205 grams) contains 82 calories, 0 grams of … Continued

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  • Apple Crumble time!

    With Apples and Pears now in season, make the most of them with this yummy crumble recipe. You can use Apples or pears or a mixture of both. We are lucky to be getting some pears and apples direct from the orchard we have the most magnificent Granny Smith Apples and Angeleys Pears. Time to … Continued

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  • Have you tried kumara toast?

    If you’re one who is obsessed with kumara, and I know a handful who eat it as their main source of carbs, there’s a new trend that has started. People are loving it – have you tried it? Step 1: Slice sweet potato into toast like pieces (about 1/4 inch thick) and add to toaster. … Continued

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