28 Sep

Stallholder Spotlight- Hokianga Hand drums & Michelle Tappenden

hokianga hand drums

Hokianga hand drums creates unique hand crafted drums made by master craftsman David Rapley using rawhide drum skins and native and exotic timbers for the frames. They come in a range of sizes , including  large POW WOW drums which can be played by eight people.
Michelle Tappenden works with both animals and people to give guidance and healing so they can gain clarity in the healing of physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Chat with Michelle about Animal Communication, NZ Homeopathics or book a personal reading with her.

20 Sep

Stallholder Spotlight- “Kraka”- Homemade Fudge & Chocolates

stallholderspotlight kraka

We are a husband and wife team that started creating a range of chocolates for a charity several years ago –
leading on from this we are both working in the business fulltime – now also making a range of fudges and brittles –
we can usually be found at local markets and events – our latest new product is a salted caramel fudge ball coated in dark chocolate – just delicious
13 Sep

Stallholder Spotlight- Cicada Symphony Designer Jewellery

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Cicada Symphony Designer Jewellery has already made its mark on the local scene with its distinctive glass jewellery.

We are always looking for something different and unusual, and this season have introduced a fascinating new line using very fine titanium wire mesh, combined with beads, crystals, freshwater pearls and lampworked glass pendants.

Visit our stall at the Packhouse on Saturday.

06 Sep

Stallholder Spotlight-Goodfellows Arts & Crafts

stallholder Spotlight- Goodfellows

I love making items using recycled vintage jewellery and vintage buttons, I also use polished Paua Shell and off cuts of Greenstone.
I do photo frames, mirrors, hearts, cross’s,  I also do knitting and quilting
At the moment I have made a new range of Photo Frames using
 Paua and World War 1 coins 1914-1918 into which I have also included the 2015 Silver ANZAC Commenatrive Coin that came out to commemerate the 100 years of ANZAC
Paua and World War 2 coins, 1939-1945
Leading up to Christmas I will also have done some Wooden Christmas trees which I paint and then decorate with vintage jewellery and vintage buttons
…….note for you but will not be at the market this week the 10th but will be there the following week……
Ethel and Archie Goodfellow
16 Aug

Stallholder Spotlight- Burnt Earth Clay Studio

Birnt clay studio

“See my new range of high fired glazes for domestic ware, earthy with a touch of colour. Also bowls cut in to native bird forms and a sales table of seconds and old stock.”  Nicky Jolly

09 Aug

Stallholder Spotlight – Taste Bud, Malaysian and Indian Food.

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Malaysia is a melting pot with various beautiful cultures . The
food prepared by Taste Bud is “everyday” street food full of beautiful flavours.
The aim is to introduce these flavours to the people of Kerikeri.  The food is prepared
with respect and love. Enjoy it.
02 Aug

Cooking Demonstration



Brussel-Sproutscooking demo

Exciting News! Cooking Demonstration at the Market this Saturday
Many of our stallholders have wonderful recipes and knowledge about how to cook
the produce they grow. This week Birgit Priebs of Sunshine Orchards will be
demonstrating how to cook a special German recipe using Brussel Sprouts.

Saturday – 3 sessions – 10am, 11am and 12 noon.

With wine matching and free wine tasting from Byrne Vineyard
“Bed of Roses” is a traditional German dish Birfit’s granny used to make
incorporating Brussel Sprouts, parsley potatoes and mince sticks in a delicious

All products used in the demo have been sourced, and can be found at the Market.
Look out for the RED DOTS on the stalls involved – these stallholders will also have
specials available!!!
Brussels sprouts are now in season. They are surprisingly high in protein for a green
vegetable, and just one serving would meet your needs for vitamin C and vitamin K
for the day.

Brussels sprouts are a part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes
the nutritional powerhouses kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and collard greens,
all of which supply loads of nutrients for a small amount calories. If you are trying to
improve your diet, cruciferous vegetables should be at the very top of your grocery

For more information about this power veggie please

visit http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284765.php


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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