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Raw milk: the road gets longer

I’m sad to report that we picked up the last delivery of raw milk today. We’ve been happily drinking Right Choice Live Milk for the last couple of years. We’ve paid for it in advance and it has been delivered once a week to our local Gouda Cheese Shop.

However, this weekend the new Food Safety regulations come into force. This means that the current delivery arrangement is no longer legal.

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Perfect beets


For the last few weeks there’s been plenty of beetroot at Hamilton Farmers Market. So it must be in season. 

A couple of the things I especially like about beetroot: that amazing colour.

And, I can get two or three different vegetable dishes out of one bundle of beets. How thrifty is that?

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Real food in real time

One of the interesting food events in Hamilton this weekend is the local Weston A Price group’s monthly Saturday afternoon meeting. This month’s theme is “Real Food on a Budget”. Group organiser Marea Smith says, “If you have decided to limit junk and processed food or want to take responsibility for your family’s health while not breaking the bank, this meeting may be for you.”

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Beer and cheese to celebrate

Craft beer and superb artisan cheeses are riding a wave of popularity in the Waikato local food scene.

This Saturday October 1st there’s a chance to check out some award-winning cheeses, and the burgeoning range of local craft beers, at Hamilton's first ever FermentFest, at SkyCity Hamilton, from 11am to 5pm.

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