Welcome to the mid-winter edition of our monthly newsletters. We are certainly having a good deal of cold, wet and wintry weather and it’s not even the shortest day yet! This month we are focusing on immunity and support for those winter coughs and colds with ideas for delicious and therapeutic herbal teas.
Last Month from 9th -15th April, New Zealand celebrated its first ever Organic Week. The idea was to showcase to the wider public the diverse and wide ranging organic products, producers, growers and suppliers here in Aotearoa. At Cornucopia we wanted to highlight and showcase what is happening locally, with the abundant number of organic suppliers.
Autumn is officially here! The mornings are cooler but our Hawkes Bay days are still warm and sunny. This year the Autumn equinox falls on March the 21st, the equinox is the halfway point between the summer and winter solstices when the light and dark or day and night are close to equal duration. It is also a time when our immune systems can be challenged with changing weather, and the transition to cooler nights and lower temperatures.
Winter is definitely here, along with runny noses, sore throats and coughs. When the weather outside is rainy and cold it is important to keep warm. Our bodies naturally want a quieter pace in the winter months and a cold may be nature’s way of saying “slow down” It can also provide an opportunity to naturally detox as it is also a way our body gets rid of dead cells and an opportunity to recharge our immune system. So being sick isn’t all bad, and nurturing ourselves with natural remedies, immune boosting herbs and nourishing foods can recharge our immune system and help us to bounce back even healthier.
Spring seems to have taken a while to arrive this year, but the blossoms are out and the weather is now getting warmer. In this edition we are looking at seasonal allergies as well as those suppliers who focus on garden products, growing and saving seeds.
Well we are now past the shortest day and the days are definitely lengthening. However once the solstice is past it usually seems to get colder and wetter! Matariki is shining in our winter skies and we hope you have enjoyed your own Matariki celebrations whatever they may be and with all the colds and flus around we wish you warmth and wellness this winter.
Hello to you all. Thankyou for reading our newsletters and for giving us your feedback, we really appreciate it. This newsletter is full of things you may need to know for deliveries over the Christmas and holiday period, so do read it carefully. We also have many gift ideas, from delicious organic foods and drinks and organic beer and wine to gardening products, skin care, cosmetics and baby clothing and a great range of books all with 20% off for Christmas. I am sure you will be shopping wisely, ethically and. sustainably this Christmas and remember to buy local to support your local economy and New Zealand made and Fair Trade too where you can!
Spring is traditionally the time to do a cleanse or a detox and this issue we are focusing on products to cleanse the body and support allergies. Although Spring is warmly welcomed by us all, for some it means the ￼allergy season, with higher levels of pollen and increased wind causing sneezing and other unpleasant symptoms! So we hope you will find something of interest to support your health this Spring, as we profile ￼a few different NZ companies who are making a difference. ￼
It is hard to imagine that winter is just around the corner as we continue to enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather. In this issue we want to bring your attention to what you are putting on your skin and also profile several of our local suppliers.
As it is such a busy time of year, this newsletter will be much shorter as I am sure you don’t have time for much reading as the countdown for Christmas continues. Do note our opening hours, bread deliveries, and raw milk deliveries over the festive season and try to shop wisely, ethically and locally this Christmas!
We have very much appreciated the feedback we have had from our first newsletter and hope you enjoy this spring edition. The daylight hours are getting longer and the cycle of growth is beginning once again. Spring is the perfect time for getting into shape, and doing a natural and healthy detox to help strengthen and cleanse our bodies and improve our immune system, especially if we are prone to allergies. The ground is getting warmer and it’s also time to get in the garden, so read on.
Impossible, we hear you say, finally a Cornucopia newsletter?! We’ve come up with plenty of excuses over the years…we don’t have the computer skills, we don’t have the time, we’ve been busy looking after our valued customers. BUT we’ve run out of excuses, so here it is – our first newsletter, 20 years in the making!
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