Why are our priorities so askew?

Do you ever line up at the supermarket checkout and have a sticky beak at what other people are buying? I do. All the time. I also loiter around the fruit and vegetable section, just observing how people go about choosing what they'll buy. Call it a farmer's wife occupational hazard. What often irks me is how much processed, high-sugar, pre-packaged, 'convenience' … [Read more...]

Landline celebrates the mighty carrot

We've just hosted our third Kalfresh Carrot Field Day, an event which started as a bit of experiment to see if carrot eaters were interested in coming to see how the orange veg is grown, picked, washed and packed. The first year we held the open day, as part of our local Council's Eat Local Week activities, we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout. The following year … [Read more...]

Susan’s passionate about her meat

When Susan McDonald’s younger brother Zanda was killed in a farm accident in April 2013 he knew what she must do. The working mum of three quit her job as chief-of-staff to Natural Resources Minster Andrew Cripps and took the reins of the family’s recently acquired Super Butcher business. Equipped with her background in accountancy she set out to realise her brother’s dream … [Read more...]