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NaturKidz Fruit Crispz

NaturKidz Fruit Crispz

April 24, 2024

And the winner is! A few weeks ago I wrote about the Nelson medal winners at the annual Outstanding Food Producer Awards and said a new Nelson business, NaturKidz, was awarded four gold medals. Bonnie Slade, the founder of NaturKidz,…

 
Rata Farm will spice up your life

Rata Farm will spice up your life

February 28, 2024

Do you like a little spice in your life? If you do, then Rata Farms has something to really light up your tastebuds. Located on Lansdowne Road Troy Dando and his team not only grow juicy strawberries but they also…

 
Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

December 27, 2023

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and for some, including me, the end can’t come soon enough as we look forward to much better and happier 2024. 2023 was a challenging year for many reasons, but the key driver…

 
Heke Homemade Herbals

Heke Homemade Herbals

October 4, 2023

It’s been several years since I caught up with Emme Heke from Heke Homemade Herbals so we sat down and chatted over a coffee (and tea!) a couple of weeks ago to find out what’s been happening in her world.…

 
Lip-smacking food from down under the hood

Lip-smacking food from down under the hood

September 29, 2023

The Under The Hood BBQ business is a fantastic success story I have been following for some time, and Michelle and Dave King’s story has taken another turn – or should I say, has taken on a life of its…

 
Wildwood

Wildwood

April 5, 2023

Last week I talked about The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards medal winners that were announced on Tuesday 20th and I told you about the outstanding Tin’s Thai Chilli Sauces, this week I have a look at another medal winner –…

 
Gelato Roma

Gelato Roma

January 11, 2023

I wrote about Gelato Roma January 2020 just before the first covid lockdown created havoc right across New Zealand, in fact, the world. Gelato Roma, at the time, was a reasonably young business going through a growth phase and the…

 
Food and Beverage Award winners

Food and Beverage Award winners

September 21, 2022

Nelson food and beverage producers make some of the finest product in New Zealand, as proven by the results achieved at various competitions including local, national and international events. Be it cheese, soft drinks, beer, wine or ice cream, to…

 
Mad Melon – part 1

Mad Melon – part 1

July 20, 2022

I recently discovered a very cool, very smart Nelson business that has made such an impact in a very short time I can’t cover everything I like about the people and the business in one column; so here’s part 1…

 
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