Farmhouse Kitchen


Next Course:  To be determined – probably September 2017


offers a hands-on weekend workshop covering the making and using of:


  • Yoghurt, kefir, clabbered milk
  • Cheese making (feta and mozzarella types)
  • Sourdough bread
  • and low carb/gluten-free bread options

  • Traditional bone broths
  • Flavoured vinegars
  • Chutney, relish, pickle and sauce
  • Fruit bottling – overflow and oven methods. Low-sugar options.
  • Jam alternatives
  • Ghee/good fats
  • Sprouting, soaking grains and nuts
  • Smoothies
  • Lacto fermented vegetables (eg sauerkraut) and drinks like kombucha, kvass
  • Use of dehydrators (or oven) to make delicious snacks like Crispy Nuts, Chia Crackers, Coconut Chews, Kale Chips etc
  • Garden salads including edible flowers
  • . Make simple handsalves, and beeswax food covers


☼Lots of tasting opportunities as we make these!  Also try some other homemade products like pickled walnuts, nocino, pate. Sample seasonal fruit/vegetable juices and egg nog smoothies for a fast morning start.

☼Take home your own starters for yoghurt, kefir, kombucha and sourdough

☼Take home samples of the products you will make and recipes

☼We will discuss nutrient-dense food including healthy fats and the importance of good food and water


Cost, covering tuition, ingredients (organic/local as much as possible), folder of recipes, starters and samples is $290. Numbers are limited to 12 participants. (Minimum 8 people.) Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be at no extra charge

Saturday night:An optional extra is to enjoy a meal with the other course participants at a local restaurant

Farmstay accommodation is available at Gary and Emily Williams’ organic farmstay  (bring own linen and breakfast) $25/night. Pip also has some accommodation.

Both days run from 9.30am – 4.30pm


For information on course dates please contact:

Phillippa Martin     06 362 6826 kohutu

Emily Williams     06 362 6684


People said such things as:

“Thanks heaps to you and Emily for the fantastic and fun weekend. I loved being able to bring home a goodie bag, too!”

“It was a wonderful weekend…”

“It was a great weekend … just what I needed to recharge my batteries!”

“loved the course over the weekend… really enjoyable and I learnt heaps.”