Our Raw Kitchen | Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Organic - Paleo - Refined Sugar Free
Our Raw Kitchen
In true Canterbury fashion, we call a customised 40 foot shipping container our home. The beauty of having our own dedicated space means that we can 100% guarantee that there is no gluten, eggs, dairy or meat in the kitchen. The container is parked in a large garden in Fernside, North Canterbury with beautiful views out the windows of native bush, a Granny Smith apple tree and a pool for a welcome lunchtime dip on a hot summer's day.
Barb and Andrew Warren (Julia's parents-in-law) started the Ohoka Farmers' Market in 2009. Each and every Friday local artisan producers, growers and crafts people congregate at the Ohoka domain. The range of produce is seasonal and superb. In summer, there is an abundance of veges and fruit, complemented by breads, fish, organic chicken, plants and crafts, plus of course ready to eat food such as that which Make it Raw offers. The winter offering is a smaller affair but the brazier works wonders and there are people selling woollen hats and gloves in case you are caught out. We are so happy to be part of this market as we believe that where you spend you money is your vote for the kind of place you want the world to be. This means supporting local growers and producers who eliminate food miles, who can assure you the quality of their product and who care for the soil and the interconnectedness of organic systems. The Ohoka Farmers' Market's mission is to make a difference at a local level by creating an alternative and fair food system which encompasses the growers and the customers.
Make it Raw has been part of the Riverside Collective since its opening in September 2019. We love being surrounded by amazing Canterbury produce and artisan goods. The Collective is a great place to immerse yourself in the many locally made products on offer in our local area. It is designed to feel like a farmers market, it is so great to be able to get all of your groceries from the one central city location every day of the week. The quality and range is really exciting.