• Fancy Asparagus

    Here’s another gem from our manager Caro FANCY ASPARAGUS This delicious concoction is made using Chopped Bacon, Fresh Asparagus and Panko Breadcrumbs   Quantities are pretty loose, you can pretty much use as much or as little as you please. Cook the bacon in a little olive oil in a fry pan Chuck the Asparagus … Continued

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  • Spring Update

    Wow we are already a month into spring! Already those seasonal gems that we look forward to are starting to become more avaliable. We now have a steady supply of Asparagus and Radishes.   Spring Carrots and New Potatoes now instore!   NEW POTATOES New Potatoes should be kept in the fridge where its cold … Continued

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  • Organic Seedlings

    The planting season is starting and we have a great local bio certified organic grower Debbie.  Debbie is based in Tai tapu and is growing some amazing plants for your vege garden These sell like hot cakes and varieties change every week. This week we have an assortment of Herbs, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, kale, strawberries, … Continued

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  • Farewell to a Funky Legend

    This week we take a moment to reflect on the loss of a great man and original Funkster Jim Fairlie Many of you will remember him from the old store and some might know him from his days selling produce on the West Coast. He is often remembered for having a parrot named Jasper that … Continued

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  • Avocado Prawn Salad

    This recipe comes to you straight from our manager Caro who whipped this up last night. In light of our recent streak of having Avocados at great prices here is a delicious and easy recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner. Avocado Prawn Salad. 1  large or 2 small Avocados cut into into … Continued

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  • I yam what I yam

    Yams – those beautifully coloured winter vegetable that look so lovely on the shelf but many people know very little about them or how to cook them. So here’s a few yamtastic facts… Yams grown in New Zealand originate from the South American Andes where they are known as oca. New Zealand yams are different … Continued

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  • – Staff Pick – Cara Cara Oranges

    Without a doubt these are the sweetest oranges we have ever eaten! They are a navel orange with pink flesh. These seedless beauties are full of juice and sweet sweet flavour. Our customers have been raving about them and coming back for seconds and thirds and the kids are loving them. They have been flying … Continued

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  • Purple is the new orange

    Over the last couple of weeks purple carrots have been making waves in our store. These are available throughout the year but are often quite expensive. We have been lucky enough to be able to get these and yellow carrots at the same price as orange carrots for a short time. Did you know that … Continued

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  • Meet the Owner

    This is one of our amazing owners Laura . She grew up on this side of town and moved out to North Canterbury 10 years ago to start up a fruit and vege shop out there which she ran with her husband for ten years. Her nick name is Pocket Rocket . Mother of two … Continued

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  • Banana Pikelets

    These banana pikelets are a great way to feed the kids after school and use up excess bananas. Ingredients: 2 cups self-raising flour 1 pinch salt 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 tbs butter melted 2 eggs beaten 1 1/2 cups milk 2 bananas mashed pinch of cinnamon Method: Sift self-raising flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl. Whisk in sugar, butter, eggs … Continued

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