27 Jul

Stallholder Spotlight- Jo Busby Leather

JEB Leather

Jo Busby specialises in hand made, practical embossed leather goods. Selecting only the finest quality hides, these leather goods are produced to last for many years. 

As modern, mass-production techniques become the norm, traditional artisan methods of embossing and dying leather are becoming rare skills. 

At the Packhouse market the refillable journal covers, belts and guitar straps are some of the unique works on sale.

You can see more beautiful work @  www.jebleather.com

20 Jul

Stallholder Spotlight- Rixt’s Herbals & Natural Beauty

Rixt’s Herbals & Natural Beauty

For all Your Health Needs

* Chair Massage by professional Therapists for neck, shoulders and back to help release tension, stress & discomfort – fully clothed.

* Come see our Medicinal Herbal “Pharmacy” and Natural Beauty Products all locally made by us.Rixt’s Herbals & Natural Beauty 5

12 Jul

Stallholder Spotlight- Sunshine Orchards

stallholder spotlight sunshine orchards

We moved from Germany to NZ. In Germany I had no idea where my daily fruits and veggies come from or when is the season for what. We bought an Orchard in Kerikeri (Puketotara Road) and started growing nearly everything what you can grow for every season. Off course as we were “Green horns” we had a lot to learn and made some mistakes. But now after nearly 25 years I can say that we made a lot of progress. We try to keep our products spray free. But sometime we have to take actions before we would loose our crop to the insects. We are using organic sprays as much as we can. We love working outside and enjoying the nature and it is every time fantastic to see things growing just from a little seed. As you can’t grow everything in your own garden we are supplying our customers also with products from other growers in this area.
As Germans we love Sauerkraut and I make it from an old recipe of my grandmother. I am selling it at the market and my customers always asking how to cook it. Now they can also buy “precooked Sauerkraut” from us. (Of course raw Sauerkraut is healthier) But in Germany we eat it cooed with mashed potatoes and sausages.Just yummy.
We are at the Old Packhouse market since the opening and we are happy to be a part of it. But the most important thing is that we love our customers and all there little story’s. So just let me give them a big thank you. Thank you for your support even on rainy days. And last but not least we like to thank Judy and Warwick who made all this possible. There are doing a very good job.
Looking forward to see you on Saturday
Birgit, Roger, Marc and the team from the Sunshine orchard.
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