Great treats for Good Sorts
To celebrate the spirit of Christmas, we wanted to recognise to the selfless people who do so much for our communities. So we talked to a few good friends, and put together six bumper hampers to give away to some generous good sorts.
Each hamper is quite literally filled to the brim with treats to share. Check out this lovely swag:
- Pantry staples from Chantal Organics, like coconut oil, apple syrup, almond butter, tomato sauce and more
- Homemade marmite from Daily Bread and Orphan’s Kitchen
- A chocolate chip cookie mix and a seedy bread jar from GoodFor
- Kokako Aotea blend coffee in a Meri Kirihimete box
- Four thirst-quenching bottles of Hakanoa Handmade dry ginger beer
- Fine and Dandy tea and a handmade brass strainer
- A precious jar of 1000+ MGO Mānuka honey from The True Honey Co.
- Two packs of seriously good Serious Popcorn
- Some refreshing Phoenix Organics switchel drinks
- The Unbakery cookbook and Little Bird Organics cookies
- Three bars of Trade Aid organic, fair trade chocolate
- A Huckleberry reusable bag
- An assortment of waste-free gear including a Keepcup, S'well water bottle, Caliwoods metal straws, Rethink reusable produce bags, and Honeywraps
- Some great ecostore products, naturally.
Altogether, each hamper is worth a bumper $600.
Read on to discover more about the sources of all this goodness. Or visit our Facebook page to enter the draw – by tagging a good sort in your community and sharing their story. You could win a hamper for them and a hamper for you. Nice.
Chantal Organics believes organic and natural whole foods care for our families, our environment and future generations. It all started in Hawke’s Bay, with a group of like-minded people who shared a vision of healthier food and a better life for their families. They formed a co-op to source organic and natural wholefoods, which evolved into a trusted range of delicious, quality certified organic foods.
People have always been at the heart of the Huckleberry dream: a dream of making organic and natural wholefoods accessible to everyone in New Zealand. The Huckleberry commitment is about working and living the dream of feeding ourselves, our families and the people of New Zealand with food that is better for us, and the planet.
Kokako Organic Coffee Roasters source their organic, Fairtrade coffee beans from carefully selected origins to ensure the best quality and a reliable supply. They are strong advocates for ethical procurement of their green beans as well as cocoa and sugar, and work closely with growers to promote quality, support better working conditions and look after the environment.
GoodFor exists to help clean up our beautiful planet that we call earth. The founders decided to make sustainable shopping easier for the everyday consumer: creating a plastic free shopping experience where people can fill their pantry without creating wasteful packaging. They also sell reusable products that help Kiwis live a waste free life. They also plant a tree for every purchase – with trees for the future.
Hakanoa Handmade is dedicated to crafting ginger beer the way it used to be made back in the day. Brewed with a ‘bug’, it has a unique taste, super-quenchiness, and a tendency to explode if left for too long… Making it ‘the hard way’ in New Zealand, Hakanoa creates fresh ginger beer while supporting sustainable business practices.
Daily Bread was created through an ethical restaurant model with a commitment to recycling and sustainability. The bakery uses age-old techniques for bread baking, pickling, curing and smoking. Creating an environmentally conscious bakery means there are huge commercial compost bins behind the site which is designed to serve a future garden and vege plot at the local primary school in Pt Chevalier.
Fine and Dandy sources single estate teas with refreshing flavour and first-rate character produced following organic practices and Fairtrade principles. So you, the planet and tea growers all feel fine.
The founders of Phoenix wanted Phoenix to be something new, something different. Starting up in 1986, in 2001 they became a fully-certified organic drinks company. They continue to do what comes naturally. Still making great drinks beverages in Henderson and providing Kiwis with their famous Organic Cola and other fizzy sodas, to thirst quenching organic juices and sparkling infused waters. Nothing artificial, no preservatives and no GE ingredients.
For Megan May, growing up in a family that helped pioneer the organic movement in New Zealand, food and nutrition were always going to play a big part in her life. Diagnosed with a number of food allergies at a young age, she was raised on a gluten, dairy, sugar-free diet. With Little Bird, Megan is realising her dream of sharing the potential of high quality, organic, raw foods.
From the farm to the bag, Serious Popcorn’s organic products are 100% traceable, and free from chemical nasties. Snacks that are sustainable for your body and sustainable for the world.
Trade Aid is committed to championing an alternative way of trade – a fair way. It sources handmade, fair trade products from more than 65 trading partner organisations, which represent thousands of small-scale farmers, growers and artisans throughout the world. Trade Aid’s new chocolate range lets you embark on a flavour adventure while feeding your soul.
The True Honey Co. philosophy is dedicated to looking after everybody (and every bee) with each jar of high MGO rated Mānuka honey. They don't just make honey, they make a set of promises to honey lovers – from a high beekeeper to hive ratio, to a supply chain that lets them keep an eye on this precious honey from bee to you – this is honey with nothing to hide.