Council supports local producers during lockdown
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Last modified: 31 Aug 2021 4:35pm
The Council has been working to connect food and produce businesses and Selwyn residents under Alert Level 4.
The Council's Selwyn.nz website has put together information on local farmers and food producers offering contactless essential deliveries to Selwyn homes during lockdown.
The idea is to connect residents and suppliers with the many options for fresh, healthy local produce in Selwyn. Untamed Earth Organic Farm Co-owner Ollie Platt has been supplying fresh fruit and vegetable boxes and says the support from Council has helped them provide healthy options to bubbles in Selwyn.
“Working with the Council has really helped us with exposure to new customers in Selwyn, as our main customer base is built around the Lyttleton and Opawa farmers markets. Through the support we’ve received from the Council we've had a great response from the local community for our home deliveries.”
Ollie says he’s looking forward to being able to show a lot of their new customers around the farm later this year when they run their annual open day through the Open Farms.
For the full list of delivery options during lockdown visit selwyn.nz/producers. If you want your business added to the list, contact Shay at firstname.lastname@example.org