Welcome to the December and Christmas issue of our monthly newsletter. The last few months have been difficult and even divisive for some, so we hope you will be able to enjoy a break over the holiday period. We wish you all the best for 2022 and we thank you all for your support in navigating new ways of trading.
Welcome to the November edition of our monthly newsletter. Staying well in these very challenging times is becoming more important than ever, and along with all the common sense things we are hopefully already doing including exercise, sunshine, rest and healthy eating, nutrients and herbs can be a supportive addition to your immune care.
Welcome to the August edition of our monthly newsletter. We are highlighting Fair Trade Fortnight for the next two weeks so I hope you will keep a look out for the Fair Trade logos on products, your support can change lives in developing countries! A reminder too that with Spring around the corner so too comes seasonal allergies, so a reminder of how to keep them at bay and to keep supporting your immunity!
Welcome to the July edition of our monthly newsletter and Plastic Free July! We have been promoting Plastic Free July for over 10 years now and most of our customers are pretty switched on when it comes to avoiding single use plastic. So this edition we thought we would focus on the compostable packaging we use in the shop, the products we sell in compostable packaging and how to shop waste free at Cornucopia!
Welcome to the May edition of our monthly newsletter. As we head into the colder months, it is important to look after our health in order to stay well through the winter and this month we are focusing on what we can all do simply to improve our digestion in order to support our immunity, especially focusing on herbal teas.
Welcome to the Autumn edition of our newsletter. The weather definitely feels quite Autumnal especially with the clocks going back and the evenings drawing in. This change of season can often bring sniffles and colds so we have some advice and top foods to support your immune system and stay well. Plus some information on Autumn seed saving to encourage you to save those seeds!
Welcome to the March edition of our monthly newsletter. With Summer officially over, but the weather still warm and sunny, now is the perfect time to sow your Autumn and winter garden if you haven’t already started. We have some Autumn gardening tips and also some suggestions for finding calm and coping with the uncertainties and changes in everyday life in this Covid world.
Welcome to the February edition of our monthly newsletter and the first one for the year. Most of us are in back to school and work routines again but we hope you are still enjoying this lovely summer weather . This is such a wonderful time of year for summer produce, and with the hot summer weather we have been having we thought we would focus on the importance of keeping well hydrated with organic vegetables and fruit, so read on for lots of tips and information.
Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter. Thank you so much to all our customers for supporting us through such a challenging year. It has been a hard year for many and we are certainly trying to do things simpler in our daily lives and live with more gratitude. So we encourage you to keep Christmas simple, to enjoy time with your family and friends and to find local and New Zealand made gifts to support our local economy and community.
Welcome to our November issue, this year is rolling along so fast, Spring is here with warmer weather, Spring greens are in the garden and as our thoughts start to turn to summer and the end of the year there is some sunscreen advice too.
Welcome to our September newsletter. This month with Spring in the air we are celebrating all things organic with a focus on Organic Week. Worldwide, organics is on the rise and this is no different in New Zealand, as we are all becoming more conscious of what we put into and onto our bodies.
Welcome to our March edition and the beginning of Autumn! With the change of season and slightly cooler weather can comes coughs and colds and sniffles, and with all that is in the news about the Corona virus, we thought it was a good time to remind everyone how to help keep ourselves and our families free from viruses in general and keep our immune systems well boosted naturally.
Welcome to the September edition of our Monthly Newsletter. Although the arrival of Spring means longer and lighter days, those beautiful blossoms can also mean runny noses and itchy eyes for some. Read on for a few tips to ease the season’s impact with simple dietary changes and get some info from our gardening gurus too!
Welcome to our May Newsletter , we had a great week at the beginning of this month celebrating National Organic Week and profiling all the fabulous local organic businesses with in-store tastings and specials. Thank you to you all for supporting them and supporting us too.
Welcome to our April newsletter. The end of this month is the start of National Organic Week, so keep a look out for all things organic happening here in Hawke’s Bay and read on for more information. Easter will soon be upon us and we wanted to remind you that being an ethical consumer is important too when buying chocolate!
Welcome to Autumn! Yes it has definitely arrived, with cooler mornings and shorter days, but still some lovely warm weather. Check out the gardening advice from Jo Duff of Kahikatea Farms who grows our lovely perennial plants and herbs and learn more about our packaging too.
Welcome back to our monthly newsletters for 2019. I hope you have all managed to get a break over January and to enjoy the hot weather we have been having. As the year starts to run away with us again we hope you are all set for another year with all that it may bring, and we wish you all the very best for 2019, and thank you for your custom and support.
Last month we focused on Spring allergies and Spring gardening and now that the warmer weather is finally here, many of you may be thinking of doing a bit of a detox. Spring cleaning is great for our homes and can be for beneficial for our bodies and minds too!
Welcome to Spring! It is officially here and with the warmer weather comes pollen, sneezing and runny noses if you have a susceptibility to hay fever and airborne allergens. Well we have some good advice for those allergy sufferers and also some tips from our two awesome gardening gurus who deliver our wonderful seedlings.
This month is Plastic Free July. And while the idea of not buying any single use plastic for a month might seem daunting, we've made it easier by compiling a list of everyday staples and their non- plastic substitutes. Also specials on Shopping bags, Stainless steel straws, Beeswax wraps and more!
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.
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