On Sunday, November 17th the Grey Lynn Farmers Market will be held at Auckland Zoo as part of Auckland Zoo’s Orangutan Caring Week. This special market day at Auckland Zoo will celebrate and promote local, palm-oil-free foods. The market will be held in the entrance plaza to Auckland Zoo and as always there will be no charge for entry into the Grey Lynn Farmers Market. This is a change of location for one day only- regular Grey Lynn Farmers Market stallholders will be there selling 100% palm oil free foods, and market hours will be extended to 1:00pm.
If you’d like to visit Auckland Zoo in addition to shopping at the market, Auckland Zoo hours are from 9:30am to 5:30pm and regular admission fees apply.
There will also be a great palm-oil-free cooking demonstration using Grey Lynn Farmers Market ingredients by chef Kevin Blakeman of Como St. Cafe in Takapuna.
Ride your bike to the Grey Lynn Farmers Market at Auckland Zoo and receive $5 off zoo admission on the day! Secure bike parking will be available.
Currently about 85% of the world’s palm oil is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia. Rainforests are being logged and replanted as palm oil plantations, destroying vital orangutan habitat. At current deforestation rates orangutans could become extinct in the wild by 2022. Auckland Zoo supports orangutan conservation and preservation of habitat in Sumatra through the Sumantran Orangutan Conservation Programme. But the work starts here at home.
Many consumer products, including food, toothpaste, shampoos, and cosmetics contain palm oil and products derived from palm oil. By purchasing palm-oil-free products, and asking producers to eliminate palm oil in their products, you can reduce the demand for palm oil. However, it’s important to note that palm oil does not need to be labeled in New Zealand so you need to know what to look for. For more information check out Auckland Zoo’s palm-oil-free shopping guide and wallet card athttp://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/conservation/buy-palm-oil-free.aspx
The much-loved Grey Lynn Farmers Market has been operating for four years now and we’re celebrating this Sunday with an extra-festive market! Soul Samba Circus will be playing some fantastic music, we’ll have a birthday cake, and there will be a prize draw for some great prizes from our stallholders and our sponsor Ripe Deli. Come celebrate your local market with great food, music, and friends.
If you’re interested in attending the Grey Lynn Farmers Market’s AGM, come along after the market from 1-2pm in the balcony room at the Grey Lynn Community Centre this Sunday, October 6th 2013.
The GLFM winter community newsletter has been delivered to all households in the Greater Grey Lynn area. If you didn’t receive it please contact the market manager Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org
Great news! Two series of Indian Vegetarian Cooking Classes coming up with two fantastic Indian chefs.
Indian Vegetarian Cooking with Varsha Belwalkar
The first series of classes will take place in August, with Indian chef Varsha Belwalkar. She will be focusing on quick, easy, healthy meals. Especially for this season are Hot / Warm Tomato Soup, Dals, Different types of Vegetables, Salads, and more. Food cooked will be based on regional cuisine from Mumbai – Marathi food, which uses fresh coconut and coriander.
August 4, 11, and 18th 11am- 12:30pm
Indian Vegetarian Cooking with Indira Vallabh
The second series of classes will take place in October focus on Gujarati food from Western India and will be taught by popular stallholder and Indian chef Indira Vallabh of Indira’s Indian Food. Foods that you will learn to prepare will include dal, chutneys, vegetable rice, vegetable curries, and more, full of early spring vegetables.
October 6, 13, and 20th 11am-12:30pm
All classes cost $15 per class and you may sign up for a single class or the whole series. Spaces are limited so email email@example.com to sign up
Bra bin collection at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market
It is time to dig out your unwanted, useable bras and donate them to the Uplift Project where they are sent to women in Vanuatu and Tonga.
Large size bras, mastectomy and nursing bras are needed in all conditions, as they are difficult to obtain and they are expensive; other sizes need to be in good condition ie: no holes, with good elastic, hooks etc. New bras would be a generous donation too.
In the islands, rural and remote communities, woman often live on subsistence economies. A new bra can cost 10-30 hours wages and is beyond financial reach for most women. Often women will spread the money on family and children before purchasing something for themselves.
The consequences of not wearing a bra can include skin irritations, fungal infections, abscesses and rashes, particularly in hotter climates.
The Uplift Project has sent over 330,000 bras to women since 2005.
The Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away group have a bright pink wheelie bin located at the reuse depot at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market.
So, have a clearout and support the project by dropping bras off at the market on a Sunday morning (except the last Sunday of the month). Thank you!
For more info on the Uplift Project www.upliftbras.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairtrade Fortnight is from May 4-19 and there will be a range of events around New Zealand to raise awareness of Fairtrade products. From Fairtrade ANZ: “Every product carrying the Fairtrade Label has been independently checked against international standards, all the way from the field to the shelf, so you can trust that the products you choose really do make a difference.” For more information about Fairtrade Fortnight and Fairtrade products, or to get involved, visit the Fairtrade ANZ website.
This Sunday, All Good Bananas will have a stall selling their extraordinary bananas. You can find All Good Bananas at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market the first Sunday of every month.
Kurt the Coffee Guy will be at the market as usual, selling only organic Fairtrade coffee every week.
Rebekah from Hakanoa Handmade uses organic Fairtrade sugar in all of her products. She is currently selling her ginger beer, ginger syrup, and spicy chai syrup on the second and third Sunday of every month.