This weekend sees the return of the GIANT PUMPKIN COMPETITION!

This weekend sees the return of the GIANT PUMPKIN COMPETITION!

There is still time to enter if you have either a giant, small or even an ugly looking pumpkin (although all pumpkins are created equally beautiful we think). Maybe you are a budding artist and want to enter the Arty Farty Pumpkin group.

Great prizes to be won - you may enter at the store or even on the day if you wish.

Why not make an afternoon of it and come and join the fun.
 From 1pm Sunday 26th March.

Dale's Beer - Tasting 3-5pm 17th March

Dale's Beer - Tasting 3-5pm 17th March

Richmond based Dale began brewing commercially in 2011 after he won the Supreme Award at New Zealand’s largest home brew competition, for a beer he brewed in his garage. 

Dale’s Beer has grown a bit from the garage and he would love you to join him this Friday to come and try his beers.

Be Nourished - Tasting Friday 24th February - 2.30-4.30pm

Be Nourished - Tasting Friday 24th February - 2.30-4.30pm

Founder Joanna Nolan, wanting to nourish her family to be in the best health possible, came across the benefits of an organic, raw sauerkraut. With this knowledge and using local ingredients, inspired to “give it a go,” she began to make her own kraut.

Come along and see how you can introduce deliciousfermented, organic vegetables into your family’s daily diet.

All About Chocolate - Tasting for Valentine's

All About Chocolate - Tasting for Valentine's

In store tomorrow, Saturday 11th February - CHOCOLATE TASTING 12-3pm

Do drop in and try some moreish samplings from local company All About Chocolate. Lauren will be doing the tasting just in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you love chocolate or know someone who does, pop in and give your taste buds a real treat.

Love CHOCOLATE - Love shopping locally - Love Valentine’s Day

Happy New Year - First Tasting - Cheese from ViaVio!

Happy New Year - First Tasting - Cheese from ViaVio!

We are kicking off the first tasting of the year with local cheese company ViaVio - previously known as MilkDrop. Change of name but still the most amazing cheese. Italian style cheese made with traditional Italian know-how and the very best natural local NZ ingredients.

Come and join us from 2.30pm to 5pm and try some of the range from ViaVio.  

Tibby's Christmas Tasting - Friday 16th 2-5pm

Tibby's Christmas Tasting - Friday 16th 2-5pm

A special tasting for Christmas. If you have left it too late to get all that baking done for guests as they pop in - why not simply buy one of our delicious handmade Christmas cakes made by Chef, Joanne Anson of the Paradise Christmas Cake Ltd.

If you would like to try, join us on Friday for a fun afternoon, as Tibby will be tasting the Paradise Christmas cakes, cookies and other little treats. Browse our wonderful variety of goodies which will make pressie buying or stocking filler ideas a breeze. We even have MCS Hampers to sell (see  Shop Hampers), Christmas trees and stands.

All About Chocolate - Tasting Saturday 10th 2.30-4.30pm

All About Chocolate - Tasting Saturday 10th 2.30-4.30pm

Do drop in and try some moreish samplings from local company All About Chocolate.

Holly and Tony (who also own the great local Ruby Bay Kitchen) will be holding this tasting just in time for Christmas. If you love chocolate or know someone who would appreciate it as a pressie, pop in and give your tastebuds a real treat.

Shop locally - browse our new Christmas products.

3 Wine Men - Proscecco Tasting - Friday 2nd 3.30pm

3 Wine Men - Proscecco Tasting - Friday 2nd 3.30pm

3 Wine Men Prosecco Tasting from 3.30pm

3 Wine Men are International distributors of quality award winning wines from the world's best wine regions. Try the Prosecco 365, elegant and crisp with a fruity bouquet, bubbles created by a family for over 100 years in Veneto, North Italy. We will have tasty nibbles available too!

If you would like to read up and learn a few facts before Friday: http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-prosecco/

 

 

 

Pomeroy's Coffee and Tea - Tasting Friday 2nd December 11am-1pm

Pomeroy's Coffee and Tea - Tasting Friday 2nd December 11am-1pm

This Friday 2nd December from 11am, come browse the store and enjoy a coffee or tea as local company Pomeroy's share their passion for all things tea and coffee.

Founded in 1989 Pomeroy’s Coffee and Tea Company are an industry leader in the development and roasting of the highest grades of Arabica coffee beans from all over the world.

Pomeroy’s has one the widest array of tea selections in New Zealand. They have gained a relationship with one of the oldest tea farms in Sri Lanka, where their knowledge and passion for their traditions and processes allows Pomeroy's to bring world class teas to New Zealand.

Free Special Christmas Demonstration - 25th November 1-3pm

Free Special Christmas Demonstration - 25th November 1-3pm

With only one month to go are you looking for some pressy ideas? Join us for a fun filled afternoon of Christmas cooking with Sue Judd who will be demonstrating some delicious and easy to prepare treats and present ideas. 

Sue is a highly experienced cook and is passionate about food. Sue ran a very successful café/restaurant on their working farm, along with teaching cooking classes through the Rural Adult Education Programme.

Sign up in store for this free event or email info@mapuacountrystore.co.nz to reserve a seat. You will go home with lots of Christmas ideas and even a free goodie or two. Seats are limited - so book now!

Peckham's Cider - Tasting

Peckham's Cider - Tasting

Tasting - Saturday, 19th November 3-5pm Peckham’s Cidery and Orchard are based in Neudorf Road. Their ciders are made from 100% fresh juice with autumnal tree ripened fruit. They slow ferment and age the ciders for at least six months - and the results are stunning and available for you to try at the tasting. https://peckhams.co.nz/

Why not buy a bottle to go along with a local cheese from our selection - we will also be tasting the new sheep cheese from Thorvald.

What better way to spend some of your Saturday afternoon? 

 

Spencer Hill Wine - Tasting

Spencer Hill Wine - Tasting

This Friday 18th November 2.30-4.30 - join us for a tasting from local winery Spencer Hill. 

Located in the Upper Moutere Hills and along the Coastal Ridge area of Tasman Bay, Spencer Hill are known for specialising in Burgundian styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as unique styles of Sauvignon Blanc. http://www.spencerhillwine.com

Please join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and nibbles - we will be tasting the delicious new sheep cheese from Thorvald. We already stock the very popular and delicious Thorvald Yoghurt. http://www.thorvald.co.nz/