Artisan Stories

The Chamberlain Family Flowers

Monday, 9 November 2020

Imagine waking up on a warm spring morning to the smell of flowers and a meadow full of vibrant tulips and radiant yellow daffodils in your backyard. This has been the Chamberlain family’s way of life in Selwyn for six generations, nearly 150 years.

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Steve the Gardener

Friday, 25 September 2020

Steve is the Head Gardener at Selwyn’s luxury Otahuna Lodge. Learn more about what he gets up to during the day and his love for hosting garden tours.

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Martin & Nigel the Brewers

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Meet Martin and Nigel who are passionate about brewing beer and using local Selwyn ingredients.

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Henry the Smoked Salmon Producer

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Henry smokes delicious salmon at his farmlet in Hororata. Sustainability and being a family business is part of the culture that Sovereign Salmon wants to keep.

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Dom & Logan the Organic Vegetable Farmers

Friday, 20 March 2020

The Spring Collective is a joint effort by Dom, Logan and their friend Penny. They are passionate about growing quality organic vegetables for all to enjoy.

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Simonetta the Culinary Artist

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Simonetta crafts beautiful European country-style spreads, chutneys, oil products and liqueurs from her 100 year old organic orchid. 

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Barry the Beekeeper

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Barry Hantz produces delicious honey near the township of Leeston and his bees are responsible for a range of  pollination services around mid-Canterbury.

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Christo the Buffalo Herder

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Christo raises water buffalo in Wairiri Valley and produces buffalo cheese, milk and yoghurt.

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