Artisan Stories

A Little Red Farm in Hororata

Monday, 24 May 2021

What comes first, the chicken or the egg? For Dee Oliver and Brendon Albon, their chickens come first. Their small Hororata chicken farm, Little Red Farm is free-range and pasture-raised, meaning every week the sheds and chickens are moved and put on fresh grass.

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Unearthing Selwyn’s white gold

Monday, 17 May 2021

After living in West Melton for 15 years, Lisa and Stephen were ready to explore more of what Selwyn had to offer. They never expected that their next step would be unearthing Selwyn’s white gold.

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A passion for raw milk

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Mark is focused on being as sustainable as possible, limiting the amount of spray used and selling their raw milk in reusable glass bottles instead of plastic, saving over 240,000 one-litre plastic bottles.

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Selwyn’s cherry on top

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Fancy some ripe juicy cherries for an upcoming summer barbeque?

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Cameron and Elysse the local grocers

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The love Cameron and Elysse Renouf have for Leeston sparked the idea to leave their jobs behind and venture into something entirely new and different: a grocery store.

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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 and Logan the Organic Vegetable Farmers

Friday, 20 March 2020

Streamside Organics is a joint effort by Dom and Logan. They are passionate about growing quality organic vegetables for all to enjoy.

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