Farmhouse Kitchen


Next Course:  Regret to say we no longer do this course. The good news is that much of the information we taught is now well and truly in the public domain and it is easy to find expertise in making fermented foods, cheese, sourdough bread etc!


We offered 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.”