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Movie Making with Loren Taylor

28 February 2014

Did you know that Loren Taylor used to work at Commonsense Organics?  A few years before you enjoyed her performance in the sleeper hit Eagle vs Shark you could have come in and asked her where the maca powder was...

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Keeping Healthy Chickens

20 February 2014

Here is some great information about how to keep your chickens healthy and happy. Catherine Collins, our resident gardening and chook expert, has shared her knowledge with us...

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Dairy Free Pesto Recipe

14 February 2014

Ever wondered how we manage to put gorgeous green pesto in our vegan sandwiches and wraps?  We make our own dairy free, vegan pesto on site.  Try it at home with whatever herbs you've got (basil, parsley, coriander, mint, dill, etc)...

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Kay Baxter of the Koanga Institute on Edible Gardens & Saving New Zealand’s Heritage Plants

13 February 2014

Kay Baxter holds a lifetime of knowledge and experience, and lucky for us she shares it.  30 years ago Kay co-founded the Koanga Institute and to this day she works to help others grow their own food, save heritage seeds, and live sustainably.  She is a world-renowned expert in seed-saving.....

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Hemp Seed Food Products Illegal in New Zealand?

17 January 2014

Our Managing Director and co-founder Marion Wood addresses the current debate around hemp seed food products being sold in New Zealand...

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11 Ways to Use Surplus Fruit and Vegetables

17 January 2014

Do you have an awesome fruit tree or a garden surplus?  If your friends are in the same position and you are all wondering how much more lettuce you can eat.... have a look at our ideas for food sharing in your community...

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How to Make Coconut Butter (A.K.A. Your New Favourite Food)

13 January 2014

Coconut Butter is a beautiful thing.  It can be toast's best friend, a recipe's star player, or simply a quick and indulgent spoonful from the jar (we promise we won't tell anyone). ..

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Apple Sauce Recipe (& What to Do with Apple Sauce)

29 October 2013

Don't know what to do with apple sauce?  You're not alone: folks brought up in New Zealand have rarely used apple sauce, but it's a staple in many cultures around the world including North America and various European countries. ..

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

11 October 2013

New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world...

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How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

12 September 2013

Eating well before conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can have a long term positive effect on the health of your baby.  In addition to a wide variety of organic fresh produce and dry goods we also stock supplements, oils and herbal remedies designed specifically for use before and during.....

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