We love our Coast and are passionate about the fantastic products made by the people here, which is why we only source from our region.
Here are some of our Collaborators:
Adri’s Gingerbread is an award-winning family business located on The Central Coast of NSW manufacturing European Style Gingerbreads that are lovingly hand crafted and hand iced with royal icing.
Adriana (Adri) started the business on the kitchen table, taking some Gingerbreads to the school markets, she soon approached a few local cafes and before she knew it, word spread and Adri was being asked to make Gingerbreads for Birthdays, Weddings, Christmas events and an ever growing number of coffee shops. Chris tossed in his corporate job and 3hr daily commute to try his hand at baking, and now Adri’s Gingerbread can be found in coffee shops, grocers and department stores Australia wide.
With Zoe at the helm, made in little amounts and often, like food used to be, her recipes are family tried and tested and ingredients are premium so, as the packet is opened, aromas whet your appetite. Crooked Creek directly delivers their freshly baked biscuits straight to the shops, no wholesalers or warehousing, so no unnecessary shipping or trucking and that’s less pollution too.
The goodies are simply packaged, sealing in their goodness – it’s always the contents that counts. They speak for themselves and their neat packaging minimises Crooked Creek’s ecological footprint.
Maf and Brad spent years sourcing and blending their teas with a focus on quality, transparency and sustainability. Therefore, all of their specialty teas, tea blends and tisanes/herbal infusions, undergo a meticulous and comprehensive cupping and tasting process, in order to make the final cut. They do this, not only to ensure their products are kept to a high-standard, but also to evaluate and determine flavour characteristics, and/or changes in them.
Ducks Nuts Co is a fresh new grassroots brand with a simple range of body care products for Dukes and Dames who love nostalgic remedies that are Aussie made and owned.
Ducks Nuts Co was inspired by tradie and co-founder ‘Muzz’ who had a practical need to relieve sore muscles and clean up after a big day on the job site. It was a simple Aussie statement, "That bath was the Ducks Nuts!" after a long soak in their signature blend HOLY CRAP I’M SORE that sparked the creation of home-made magnesium soak and scrub range that quickly gained fans online and with their growing stockist’s list.
Gifty Gerondis is the enterprising woman behind Gifty's Ghana Kitchen - a Central Coast based business that creates handcrafted, small-batch West African spice blends.
"My inspiration came from growing up in Accra and visiting the local markets that are some of the most vibrant and fragrant markets in the world. They are absolutely intoxicating. That, combined with missing one of my favourite foods from my home country."
We are very proud to stock Gifty's Chai Tea and Suya Gold Spice Rub.
GI Gourmet Nuts are an Australian family-owned business with over 15 years of experience producing high quality products.
GI Gourmet take pride in being an Australian brand and creating quality products using premium nuts which are carefully slow roasted to bring out their delicate bouquet of flavours. They offer a variety of World-inspired sensational flavours which are roasted weekly.
The quality of the raw materials is one of the cornerstones of their business. The colour, fragrance and vibrancy of the varied herbs and spices are inseparable from the fact they're being grown and processed organically.
Gourmet Organic Herbs grew from a market business into one that now supplies health food/grocers/independent supermarket stores in all states of Australia. The range of products has also grown from just herbs and spices to incorporate salad dressings, mustards and vinegars. Providing high quality organic raw materials for food manufacturers in bulk has also become another aspect of the business.
Grandma Bee started with a table selling honey in the Gosford Markets after her friend who owns the market begged her to come. She took a couple of her homemade chutneys as a gift to him…and as they say, the rest is history!
Her lifelong hobby turned into a business which is so enjoyable for everyone.
A major influence was her maternal grandma who taught her so much about cooking, making a use for everything and being inventive. In the words of Grandma Bee, "I as a very small child crawling around under an apple tree in my Nanna’s backyard collecting all the windfalls. We took them inside in a big basket & she showed me how to create the most beautiful clear red apple jelly. She taught me all the methods to make all kinds of preserves. I am still making the apple jelly!"
Why make just a typical kombucha health drink when you could make something that tastes incredibly awesome?
So… Kombucha Zest made the best tasting kombucha… Ever! Hand crafted by our super kombucha brewing team based on the central coast.
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Their carefully selected coffee is a delicious full flavoured blend, roasted here in Sydney, Australia. LooLoos other half, Instaurator, is a World Barista Championship head judge with over 30 years of specialty coffee roasting experience. The beans themselves are sustainably sourced from Brazil, Ethiopia and India.
Low-allergy handmade cosmetic, bath & body products for the whole family. Vegan options. No nuts, peanuts, or palm oil. Keeping it simple, for our skin & the environment!
Nikki started her business when she was prepping meals for friends and family who were time poor or simply had no interest in the cooking process but still valued great, wholesome fresh food. She has a real passion for vegan food and it shows in the lovely creations she makes.
Her delicious bliss balls are just one of the delicious items that she makes, and you can find these in many of our boxes, as well as add ons to any box you choose. As Nikki so perfectly says “This is Nourished Herbivore and Nourished Herbivore is me”.
Mia is a watercolour artist from the Central Coast with a showroom in Ettalong. She takes inspiration from the coastline, and its marine life. She has adapted her style and techniques to create whimsical oceanic scenes with three-dimensional detail. Enamoured by all sea life and its fragile beauty, she paints from her travels, deriving passion from experience.
Studio Ark Media is a video production firm based in the Central Coast, Australia. Specialising in creating dynamic, cost-effective videos that tell captivating stories.
Telopea's soaps are kind to your skin and smell great. Handcrafted soap made naturally with certified organic ingredients. Sue only uses sustainably produced ingredients, mostly grown in Australia with a low mileage footprint. Sue does not use Palm Oil or products that are harmful to the environment and does not test on animals. All oils are certified essential oils, she does not use perfumes.
Indulge in the ultimate culinary experience, when Josh and Renée MacLucas of VIP Private Chef step into your home to help host an unforgettable occasion. Handcrafted recipes by Executive Chef Josh MacLucas showcase his flair for combining fresh flavours, exquisite produce from local suppliers and homegrown native herbs from the family property.
Specialising in sophisticated degustation, gourmet goods and customisable menus, their clients design their dream dining experience from their signature dishes whilst also being allowed to take a part of them home.
Distillery Botanica is the first and only Australian distillery to win a gold medal for gin at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, the world’s most prestigious spirits show and the home of gin. Plants in bottles definitely taste better than plants in pots. The international award winning drinks are created from many hours of handcrafting and hundreds of trials.
The gardens which surround the distillery allow the Distler, Philip to indulge his passion for plants, supply plants for the drinks and create a tranquil oasis which is only minutes from the madding crowd.
Only a stones throw from Terrigal beach, the relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place to go if you’re over the different Terrigal pub(s). Home Ground Central Coast's entire range of pre-mixed cocktails are exclusively mixed and bottled directly in house.
Central Coast born and bred, SSBC are a proudly locally owned and independent craft brewery, brewing & packaging all their beer onsite in Erina. They are all about great beer and great music, a combination they think is the ultimate collaboration.
Upstairs Wines is a boutique online wine store curated by husband and wife wine people, Dave and Michelle. Whilst Upstairs Wines have many a collective to choose from, The "From Sunday" collection is a the creative output of Dave, grapes that are grown in Orange and wine that is then produced in Kincumber.
Their philosophy is simple. They use science to try and understand nature, not control it. Generally this means they farm sustainably, try not to add anything that's not fruit and try to remove as little as possible.
Bensville & Sydney
Tactician provide gutsy people solutions to help your business succeed. From workshops people rave about, to a different kind of coaching that creates real change. From HR support with the minimum of fluff, to clever tactics to grow constructive cultures. Tactician do things differently.
Mandy's purpose is to make wellbeing accessible for both businesses and their people. She have unstoppable enthusiasm for being part of the process, bringing out the best in people and driving results. Mandy runs a consultancy that helps businesses grow without compromising on wellbeing.