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Te Horo Harvest

17 April 2019

Barbara Harford and Lawrence Silas have been developing their OFNZ certified property, Treehut Farm in Te Horo since 2011, planting a new orchard including almonds and berryfruit and developing a forest garden. The chicken barn (built in 1904) is now a commercial kitchen where Barbara makes a wide range of.....

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Pasture Poultry - Organic Eggs

17 April 2019

Pasture Poultry was established over 20 years ago by Pauline and John Blaikie in Rewa, Rangitikei; after two decades of hard work Pauline and John decided to take a well-deserved rest - enter Sentry Hill Organics, a like-minded outfit based on a 200 hectare, 6th generation family farm near Takapau,.....

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Organic - the best the earth can get!

17 April 2019

As a values-based business it is important to us to ensure that every claim we make is genuine. Throughout Organic Week you’ll see in store signs popping up to let you know why we think organics are the better for you, and our planet! Set out below is the basis.....

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True Earth - Commitment to Quality

16 April 2019

True Earth is an organic family farm run by Scott Lawson and Vicki Meech, situated in the sunny Hawkes Bay province. Described as ‘the fruit bowl of New Zealand’ the area is known for its highly productive soils and clean water in the rivers and aquifers...

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our wahine toa: marion wood

4 March 2019

This International Women’s Day we celebrate our founder Marion Wood who, despite being well past the official retirement age, seems to have boundless energy for campaigning on issues that promote real change in the world!..

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Hemp is Here!

4 March 2019

Hemp seeds are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. Technically a nut, they have a mild, nutty flavour and are often referred to as hemp hearts...

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Holistic Hair

1 March 2019

Holistic Hair is a brand truly putting the “care” back into haircare. With their science-based approach to healthy hair and a goal to be the leading natural haircare brand of choice we thought it was time to catch up with owner Nicky James-Baird to discuss their plans to turn us.....

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Easy Organic Plum Chutney

22 February 2019

There is something very satisfying about making preserves. It connects us to the earth’s rhythms and changing seasons when produce is plentiful. And it evokes nostalgia for our tupuna or grandparents who planned ahead to ensure adequate provisions were in place for the winter...

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Meet Lex from @allergyfreetummynz

5 February 2019

Lex caught our eye when we noticed her delicious, inspiring, allergy-aware recipes on her Instagram @allergyfreetummynz (anyone for vegan cheesy broccoli bites or gluten free dinosaur cookies?!). And we were even more delighted when we saw that she was a regular shopper at Commonsense!..

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SUMMER BBQ RECIPES

4 February 2019

Barbecue season is well and truly upon us and we've got some great ideas to jazz up your char-grill. The Miso Ginger Marinade is divine on your choice of organic protein such as slabs of tofu, chicken drumsticks or salmon...

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Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Snacks

8 January 2019

At Commonsense, we know that you want your children to eat a natural, wholesome diet while still ensuring they eat what’s in their lunchbox. And you might even want to add a little treat for them each day without adding too much sugar or additives to their diet...

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Keeping our Kids Clean without chemicals

7 January 2019

The good news is that children’s bodies are really good at taking care of themselves – just add water! Soap can dry out young skin and should be limited to hand washing. Their hair doesn’t need washing often – once a fortnight is plenty – and the rest can generally.....

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