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Reuben Nicholas - Common Property

18 April 2019

Reuben is one of the many growers operating out of Common Property and he lives with his partner in a converted cow shed on the farm. He has built himself a tiny house in the back yard and transports his crates in an electric van...

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Alan Browne - Kapiti Organics

18 April 2019

Alan grows the best organic salad mix in the country containing up to 14 different salad varieties, especially in the summer. His business, Kapiti Organics, operates out of a large plot on Common Property which he runs with his wife, Gill...

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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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