THEME OF THE MONTH?
Local Food Month is upon us, and with the changing season comes an abundance of wonderful food ready for harvest. We are fortunate to have native and bountiful food right here in New Zealand, and if this past year has taught us anything, it is the importance of food resilience and supporting local. New Zealander’s are inherently connected to the earth, and the food that we pride ourselves on producing. We are creative and innovative with our food, but also respect and honour traditions. Let’s continue to honour our land and celebrate the incredible food-producing community in our country by choosing to grow and buy local.
Tradition & Innovation Fuse
Modern Māori Cuisine
We are so pleased to be stocking Monique Fiso's innovative and delectable take on Māori cuisine, Hiakai. New Zealand is rich with native plants, seafood and birds, and it is about time we all learned to take advantage of and incorporate local kai. The book explores history, tradition and tikanga, as well as Monique’s personal journey of self-discovery. It tells the story of kai Māori, provides foraging and usage notes, an illustrated ingredient directory, and over 30 breathtaking recipes that give this ancient knowledge new life. Book available in-store and online
Your Complete Guide To
Foraging in Aotearoa
A New Zealand guide to the art of foraging – the ultimate guide to finding sustainable, free and fascinating plants. In New Zealand’s urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered, if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable, but the best part about it is the fun you will have finding wild food. This book is guaranteed to make you look at the plants around you in a different light. A Forager’s Treasury features profiles of many edible plants commonly found in New Zealand, including advice on where to find them, how to harvest them and how best to use them. Shop book now
Family Owned and Operated
Branch Creek Honey
Branch Creek Honey is made right up the road in the Cardrona Valley by beekeeper Jess Curtis. Jess is a young local beekeeper who tends to her hives up in the iconic Cardrona Valley at Branch Creek, a high country sheep and beef station. The hives were started by Jess’s grandfather in 1998 and now Jess, freshly out of high school at Mount Aspiring College in Wānaka, is taking over. Bees are hugely important in our delicate ecosystem. They help pollinate plants we need to eat and for our environment to thrive. Jess takes this role seriously and her vision is to continue to expand the beehives to cater for the pollination demand – creating on the way beautiful honey that we can enjoy! We love local, we love looking after the bees and we love to support young entrepreneurs. All the reasons why we love Jess. Shop honey now
Kopuwai Delta Olive Oil
This month's staff pick is from Revology's marketing guru, Jana. Jana loves the smooth, peppery flavour of the oil, drizzled generously over her evening salad. Kopuwai Delta olive oil is made here in Wānaka from a single grove planted on a slope by the Clutha River. They let the trees grow slowly and organically on lean stony soils, and apply minimal water. We love Kopuwai Delta's ethos, that as kaitiaki of the land we must respect the environment and be committed to regeneration. They believe in connecting and creating with nature, sharing the beauty and bounty of Kopuwai Delta. Shop product now