Healthy Kitchen Nutrition and Cookery Course

If it’s inspiration, knowledge and skills you want in the kitchen – this course covers it all. Deborah, shares her wealth of knowledge on whole food nutrition and delivers it in an inspiring & delicous way! The Healthy Kitchen Nutrition & Cookery Course is designed to help you gain greater insight into traditional wholefoods, superfoods & ancestral eating, including some raw food nutrition while learning how to cook and prepare a wonderful repertoire of meals.  If you’d like healthy inspiration in the kitchen then this course will transform not only your kitchen but your health and life as well!   You’ll learn the foundations of eating well and the truth about food and nutrition that is not general public knowledge.  This course dispels the food myths multinational food companies have created. We currently only offer 20 places per year for this course, so join now and avoid missing out on this life changing opportunity!

Each class includes some theory, a range of recipes including breakfast, lunch / dinner, sweets, snacks and drinks.  The day starts at 9:30am, we share the food we’ve prepared together at 1:00pm, and finish the day at 2:00pm.

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The National Jazz Festival

The National Jazz Festival

Over Easter (17 – 21 April) the 52nd National Jazz festival offers ticketed concerts, a Downtown Carnival that runs for two days on the beautiful Tauranga waterfront and boasts five stages of free music and a slice of New Orleans at our family-friendly Jazz Village.
For information visit
Tickets available from 0800 842 538 or Baycourt Box Office 07 57 7718


Cheese Making Classes

Katherine Mowbray author of Cutting the Curd is hosting monthly cheese making classes at the Cheese Barn.

Call or email Cathy for more information on 07 868 1284
$55.00 per person.


Seriously Good Food Show

This is a great excuse for a day trip over the Kaimais.  The ASB Baypark Arena will come alive again with amazing sights, smells and tastes for the second Seriously Good Food Show, which show organisers say will be bigger and better than last year.
Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 June
ASB Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui
Tickets $10.00


Barista Classes

EXCELSO – Taurangaexcelso coffee

Basic barista training class takes you through the steps to making a great cup of coffee.  Classes are two hours and one-on-one or you could do a class with a friend/partner/spouse.

ROCKET – Hamilton

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 1pm
Cost: $70 – includes roastery tour, process origin to cup, espresso grinding, dosing, tamping, extraction, milk steaming / texturing, pouring to cup, machine cleaning, trouble shooting. All this and we will even send you home with a bag of fresh Rocket Coffee.
For more details email


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Let’s go shopping

Got your shop on? Imagine being shown around the designer shops with someone who knows where the best shops and the bargains are to be had.  Pauline offers fully escorted shopping tours to Los Angeles, California.  Visit their website  for dates.  Or if you have a group of friends together call Pauline 0211900226 and she can tailor a tour to your needs.




farmgate logoCookery Classes 

Wednesday May 7th  6.00 – 9.00pm – Italian Cooking
including pasta and gnocci making and a delectable tiramisu
$50 per participant. 

Saturday May 24th 2.00 – 5.00pm – Raw Foods
we have had a number of requests to do a raw foods class – not just vege dishes but smoothies and juices as well
$50 per participant. 

Wednesday June 25th 6.00 – 9.00pm – Seafood class
our ever popular basics class in which you will learn to fillet and prepare fish and make a host of easy dishes
$60 per participant. 

Saturday July 12th 2.00 – 5.00pm – Children’s Cake Cookery Class
budding Junior Masterchefs mark this one in your diary
$50 per participant. 

Wednesday July 16th 6.00 – 9.00pm – Curry Magic
a range of curries from India, Thailand and other parts of Asia
$50 per participant.

Saturday August 9th 2.00 – 5.00pm – Cakes
whip up a range of cakes large and small
$50 per participant.

Saturday August 23rd 10am – 4.00pm – Bread Making
get kneading and develop your bread making skills
$75 per participant.

Cooking for Health
Bring your body back into balance and regain Good Health.
Learn how to cook healthy meals using the seven principles of the Body Ecology
Diet with Naturopath Karen Niven. Each month Karen will cover a different topic from super foods to the role hormones play. For more information email