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Boomerangs and Borrow Bags - Our pledge to eliminate single-use shopping bags in our stores.

6 November 2017

As we look around us we see that plastic is choking our oceans, littering our world and finding its way into the air we breathe and the food we eat. Our shopping bags have been plastic free for over 10 years and we’re always thinking about what more we could.....

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Cameron Family Farms

5 November 2017

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of South Wairarapa sits Cameron Family Farms, an extensive organic farming operation set up by Filmmaker James Cameron and Author Suzy Cameron, both keen environmental advocates. Their growing principles are directed by their values - ethical, organic, sustainable plant-based farming and they’re constantly working hard.....

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Going Vegan with Commonsense

5 November 2017

At Commonsense, we know it can feel a little daunting to step into the world of veganism. That’s why we supply a variety of alternatives so that you never feel like you’re missing out, no matter what your dietary requirements are...

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A fresh new look! It’s just Commonsense.

2 October 2017

Commonsense Organics has been providing fresh organic food since 1991 (way back before organics was cool!). We’re a family business and our values are right at the heart of what we do. This is not going to change. What IS changing? Our name! We’re shortening our name to ‘Commonsense’ and we.....

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Mediterranean inspired veggie burger with a mint yogurt dressing

29 September 2017

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we made these delicious sun-dried tomato chickpea burgers. So simple and filling, a great dinner to share with friends. ..

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NZ Cheese Month: 3 Steps to cheese board perfection with Teva

6 September 2017

October is Cheese Month in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s a GOUDA time to try some of the GRATE options made here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Don’t know where to start? No need to be BLUE! We GRILLED our resident cheese connoisseur Teva Stewart for his top tips on creating cheeseboard perfection. ..

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Bee Aware Month: The Dark Side of Nutter Butter

23 August 2017

Almonds? We’re nuts about them! You may have heard about the relationship between almonds & water shortages in California, but have you heard about how the Californian almond industry is affecting the bees? We took a closer look at both for Bee Aware Month 2017...

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Recipe: Olivia’s Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls

14 August 2017

Looking for a low-carb snack that gives you the nutrition you need? Olivia Richardson has just the thing: these Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls are high in fat & protein and low in carbs & sugar. So tasty, so satisfying...

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Health & wellbeing: what services do our Health Practitioners offer?

9 August 2017

Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we provide here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and our experienced Health Practitioners offer advice on a range of health issues.  Want to know more about what we offer? Read on!  ..

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Fair Trade & Organics: What's the Connection?

7 August 2017

Fair trade and organics are part of our core values here at Commonsense. They both acknowledge the interconnection between people, food and the environment. For Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017),  we decided to look a little closer at the relationship between fair trade and organics. ..

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