Confession time... ...my mouth was watering while I was writing this blog post! There are some seriously delicious things to be found at Encraftment Market this year - I can't wait!
Gourmet Food Stalls
The Gingerbread Company sell delicious, locally made gingerbread house kits for Christmas! Perfect for kids of any ages.
Badass Brownies make gluten and nut free chocolate brownies in a range of delicious flavours: orange and chilli, cranberry and white chocolate, coffee, 'plain', Blondies in various flavours, and they will probably whip out the much requested Extra Spicy Orange and chilli, and Mexican. Also for sale will be BIY kits (Bake-it-Yourself) kits complete with brownie trays.
Friendly Fantail handmake a super yummy, organic turmeric spice mix for people to be able to make their own at home. Their products are gluten free, sugar free, caffeine free - or as they like to say - free of everything except goodness!
Henri's Still Fudge Handcrafted with Spirit continues to develop and deliver a traditional fudge infused with fine Scottish and New Zealand single malt whisky, and genuine spirits such as absinthe, rum and Cointreau. For the pure at heart, Russian fudge is always there, and is heat sealed and presented in a unique artisan style. A gift for all occasions - especially those 'hard to buy for' at Christmas.
Kakariki Kitchen produce a range of delicious chutneys which aren't afraid to be a little different. Think Moroccan Apricot with the fragrance of rosewater or Dark Beer chutney, with dried and fresh fruit cooked slowly in dark craft beer. They also make a range of aromatic and authentic fresh curry pastes. So easy to use and the result is delicious. Can't go to Asia? Bring Asia to you! And if you love Asian flavours you can join the ever increasing fans of their Chilli, Lime and Ginger sauce. Use it to dress a salad, dip your fresh spring rolls or splash into a pan with your favourite vege, seafood or meat.
Spicecraft design and create their very own BBQ rubs and seasonings. Gluten free, vegan - yet full flavoured and so easy to use. Be sure to check out the new flavours!
Sweet Ltd are creators of 100% hand crafted confectionery, specializing in the art of rock candy, they have the perfect flavour for you! From classic fruits to fizzy sherbet or chocolate filled rock. The Christmas range is super cute and makes the perfect sweetest gift which is locally made.
The Beekeepers Honey are proud to be a locally owned and operated family business based in Canterbury producing export quality pure, raw and natural honeys and honey products. Their range includes honeys, cut comb, pollen and other great range of products which are made with honey and/or beeswax including Manuka Honey Fudge, Honey Dew Drops, Blackcurrant & Honey products, Manuka honey soaps and balms, Beeswax, a great range of gift packs including their products and locally crafted recycled Rimu boards and coasters.
White Heart makes a delicious selection of hazelnut based treats - wheat free, low sugar, minimal ingredients. Hazelnuts are grown locally at Tai Tapu.
Coffee and Lunch Treats from the Food Trucks
A delicious variety of foods on offer this year from the list below:
Green Bear Coffee - coffee and other drinks (inside the venue)
Coffee Skills - coffee and other drinks (inside the venue)
Lil Orbits - mini donuts (Saturday only)
American Delights - mini donuts (Sunday only)
Arin Sushi - sushi and dumplings
Flips Pancakes - pancakes and homemade toppings
Gelatiamo - gelato and sorbet
Lettuce Eat Moroccan - Moroccan food
Kungfu Dumplings - dumplings and momo's
Smoke n Barrel - burgers and sides
Yummy Treats - authentic Spanish food (Saturday only)