Its not Christmas yet!!
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This is our last week of orders for 2019. We are taking a summer holiday break and will be back on Thursday 23 January. That means your first email for 2020 will be sent out about 18 January which is Wellington anniversary weekend.
As always orders need to be in before midday on Tuesday 17 December.
You can order now using this link foodtogether.co.nz...
Congratulations to last weeks winners of the five Food together bags-Esme, Joanna, Lucy, Jacque and Robyn
There will be a final draw for four Food Together bags this week-just place an order this week and you will be in the draw to win one of these great recycled material cloth bags (valued at $5)
This week there is a mixture of both summer and staple fruit and veges
$10 Gold orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, peaches and mango.
$15 Value orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum , strawberries, peaches and mango.
$15 Vege only orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions,
$26.50 Gourmet orders broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions, bananas, plums, strawberries, peaches and mango.
$36.50 Whanau Fiesta broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum,fancy lettuce, new season corn, new season beans, onions, bananas, plums, strawberries, peaches and mango- more volume than Gourmet
Deal of the week is avocado $1 each.
Just a reminder the hospital pick up is no longer operating and does not show on the website. We hope a new pick up can be found at the hospital end of town for 2020 so any one with any bright ideas please let us know. The new Te Tihi pick up is at 200 Broadway just opposite the Catholic church. St Matthews is still the main pick up with both lunchtime and after work pick up options.
I notice a post here to an article about Manna Milk and would like to share something with you all. In all my years of being in the food industry the milk I received from Manna Milk was the best quality I have ever seen, it is beautiful, thick and creamy with a buttery hue. It has made some outstanding cheese as well. Since MPI's over zealous shutdown I have no where to buy Cows milk from. I support local business and never fonterra who almost have a complete monopoly on the industry. The milk at the supermarket in comparison to the milk from Manna Milk is disgusting, watery and over priced crap.
MPI have shut them down based on possibility as it is possible to get some nasty "bugs"from raw milk. I have not been able to locate anyone that has become Ill from their product. At all. Vastly more people get sick from chicken every year that people that get sick from raw milk and I don't see Teagle being shut down regardless of the horrific conditions Chickens live their short lives in.
The shut down of Manna Milk can be viewed as an attack on our rights to be able to feed our self with our chosen products. It is most definitely an over reaction and it is completely unacceptable. It is our choice to be able to get raw milk and no one has the right to stop us.
MPI are not protecting anyone by doing this. It was barely 100 years ago that raw milk was more than common. Humans have been consuming it since we started consuming the milk of other species. If the biggest out break of campylobacter (Timaru) due to contaminated raw milk in NZ is only 7 people. That is not enough to warrant the type of behavior MPI have exhibited.
I ask you all to support Manna Milk in this situation, it is grossly unfair on them and their share holders and it is destruction of a local business forcing them to have to give their milk to fonterra, furthering their monopoly. The NZ dairy industry seems to have a corruption issue and it seems to be enforced in a way, by MPI. Support locals and their businesses and not multi billion dollar organizations that would have all competition shut down if they could.