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Winter or Hotoke is when New Zealanders hunker down at home and indulge in more warming sustaining foods. No the weather for barbie outside, so we cook long slow stews, roasts, casseroles and of course pies and soups..

We use the more hearty vegetables in season, like root vegetables - potatoes, kumara, carrots, pumpkin, parsnip and yams.Visit your local farmers market and check out many of the heirloom varieties  of these that are coming back - Maori kumara and potatoes - really tasty varieties.  .

And of course the many new greens like Kale (people love it or hate it), kohlrabi, and the old favourites of broccoli,cauliflower, cabbage and spinach. You can learn more about New Zealand vegetables in season here.

And for dessert, choose from the many fruits in abundance during winter months - grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, pears, tamarillos, late apples. Nothing like a warming crumble with custard on a  cold winters night. Use the indulgent Heilala Vanilla to make your custard extra special.

We make it easier for you to discover, buy and enjoy these and many other delicious artisan foods. At the same time we help the small artisan food producers across the country grow their business.

On Kai, you can learn more about the artisans themselves - the people with the passion behind the produce. And learn more about the places our great food comes from – the many and varied regions of NZ. Our country has some incredible natural advantages in being able to grow, breed, and harvest a huge array of foods from the land, rivers and sea. We support organic but many traditional foods in New Zealand are also quite OK (just  check that they are sustainably grown and produced).

We check our artisan suppliers to ensure that their food is grown, harvested and prepared as sustainably and ethically as possible. And we identify artisans and products that are Certified organic.

Artisan food producers are the small guys in a big world, but we are committed to help them…. and make it easy for you to support them. If there is an artisan food producer you would like us to get on Kai, let us know

Please tell your friends about us, and  thanks for visiting and shopping at Kai

Ka pai


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