• July School Holidays Colouring Competition

    Kids Corner is Back! We’re making your school holidays easier with the return of our Kids Colouring Corner. To celebrate we are running a competition Enter our School Holidays Colouring Competition  3 x Movie Vouchers to be won SImply pick up a sheet instore or download the pictures below. Put your name, age and phone … Continued

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  • Level 3 Update Your Personal shopper is here.

    Hey everyone, thanks for your continued support and patience throughout the Level 4 lockdown. Now that the country has moved into Level 3 this means we can add some other levels to our service. Although we cannot let you inside the store we can serve you from the door and allow click and collect. Here … Continued

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  • Spaghetti Squash

    If you ordered one of our Boxes of fresh fruit and veggies this week you would have gotten one of these wonderful locally grown specimens. The Spaghetti Squash! Spaghetti squash is a mild-tasting squash. And that’s a good thing. Because like its namesake pasta, spaghetti squash loves being matched up with flavorful sauces and such. … Continued

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  • Covid-19 Update

    Keeping our staff and customers in a healthy clean environment is an important priority for us as a small business. You will notice all staff wearing gloves, this is common with handling money and fresh produce. In fact it is something we have always practiced. We have placed hand sanitisers on entry to our store … Continued

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  • Free Mr Pumpkin Soft Toys

    Did you know that the Funky Pumpkin has been around in Christchurch for 20 years! That makes Mr Pumpkin virtually a Christchurch institution! This February-March we are giving away Mr Pumpkin Soft Toys to celebrate! Simply Be a Funky Club Member Shop 5 Times with us over Feb/March Easy as That!   Not a member? … Continued

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  • Back to School

    Well Christmas has come and gone and the holidays have flown by once again. With the return to school just around the corner we thought we would share some school lunchbox ideas to get the year off to a healthy start. Ways to get fruit and veg into the lunch box…. Carrot sticks with hummas … Continued

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  • The Twelve Funky Days of Christmas

    This Christmas the amazing Brad from Halswell Butchery has kindly supplied 6 x Xmas Hams to give away. We are matching this with 6 x Boxes of Fruit and Vege to bring you… The Twelve Funky Days of Christmas. Starting on Friday 13th December Every customer no matter the spend can go into the daily … Continued

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  • Our Journey to Reduce Plastic

    Here at the Funky Pumpkin we are working hard on reducing the amount of plastic in our store. NAKED STUFF! We have gone direct to the growers and are getting our products without plastic sleeves wherever we can.  This include most products from the lovely Fern from Groovy Greens (kale, bok choy, rocket, coriander, watercress). … Continued

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  • Creamier Than The Udders

    That’s the catch phrase of our new very local glass bottle milk provider.  Canterburys Choice milk comes to us from the Selwyn district and is the Freshest milk you’ll come by. Why Canterbury’s Choice? Their milk is processed and delivered in less than 24 hours! They operate SUSTAINABLE practices. The way their cows are farmed … Continued

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  • You Talked, We Listened

    After running our survey in store and online for a few weeks, we have now collected all the responses and collated them. A huge thank-you to all those people who responded. We really do value your feedback. There were many really useful comments, that we are now addressing. But there were definitely a few themes … Continued

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  • Time for some Funky Feedback

    Our team here at the Funky Pumpkin, are always striving to be the best we can be. We would love to hear your feedback on our store and on our service. In fact we would love it so much we will put you into the draw to win a $50 Voucher for our wonderful local … Continued

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  • I want to ride my Smoothie Bike

    This week we are putting the Fun back in Funky and have the Turners and Growers Smoothie Bike instore all week! Rach got right into it and even donned the banana costume for its first smoothie! We will have it going at random times over the week and will be making some delicious smoothies thanks … Continued

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  • Working with what you’ve got

    Sometimes I get the feeling that we are loosing the art of making do. That is, making the most out of whats in the fridge or pantry. Let me explain…with so many services out there now that package up your meals into convenient ready to cook packages complete with recipes, we are finding ourselves in … Continued

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  • Bacon and Egg Cups

    Need a quick but nutritious breakfast on the run, or looking for something different to put in the lunchboxes? You can’t go wrong with bacon and eggs right? Here’s how to make these super easy to go snacks. Ingredients 1 x packet of streaky bacon 1 x Dozen Free Range Eggs Salt and Pepper Method … Continued

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  • Kids Corner

    Shopping with Kids is never an easy feat, no matter how hard you try at least one of these things will inevitably happen They will scream They will fight They will ask for stuff you don’t want to buy They will always need to go to the toilet at the most inconvenience time   Here … Continued

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  • Pear Crumble

    We have the most delicious Taylors Gold pears direct form the grower at the moment at an incredible price so why not make the most of them with this warming Pear crumble recipe INGREDIENTS 5 Taylor’s Gold Pears 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 70 g butter … Continued

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  • Show Us Some Love

    We have been entered into the NZ Retail awards this year for the Customer Experience Award and the People’s Choice award. At the Funky Pumpkin, we have a huge focus on customer experience, we know that you guys choose to shop with us over the supermarket and we thank you for your choice. Seriously we … Continued

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  • Kumara, Potato & Leek Gratin

    With the weather getting colder and the price falling on your winter veg its a great opportunity to make some good old fashioned comfort food. What better way to do it than with this super easy recipie for Kumara, Leek and Potato Gratin.  Ingredients 2 Large Potatoes peeled and Thinly Sliced 2 Large Kumara peeled … Continued

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  • Pumpkin and Chicken Curry

    So you have a beautiful pumpkin from your friends at the funky pumpkin, the question is now what to do with it. Here a recipe the boss made earlier in the week using a Butternut pumpkin. Ingredients: 500g Skinless Chicken cut into chunks(breast or thigh) 3 cups Pumpkin peeled and cubed 1 onion peeled and … Continued

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  • Basil Pesto

    Basil pesto makes a perfect salad dressing, dip or pasta sauce and is super easy to make. Basil tends to grow fast at this time of year so making pesto is a great way to use up extra you might have in the garden or get the most out of a super Basil special at … Continued

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