Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Pete's Probiotics- Tauranga Farmers Market


Mum is not the only family member who has a regular stall at a market (as mentioned in the last blog post). David's son Peter has a stall at the Tauranga Farmers Market which is held every Saturday morning in the grounds of Tauranga Primary School on Cameron Road. Pete can be found there most market days selling his probiotic products and often with his little helper- our granddaughter Maddie (7), by his side. 

We called in to say goodbye last Saturday morning (with only my phone to take photos, so excuse the quality) and unfortunately Maddie had already been and gone for the day. You can see a photo of her on the stand in the Market's latest newsletter here. Pete was as busy as ever filling sample cups, talking to customers and replacing stock as fast as it was disappearing off the shelves. He has a large number of repeat customers who come each week to get their supplies and an ever growing group of probiotic convert-ees.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health and especially your digestive system. Usually we think of bacteria as something that causes diseases but your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. 

Probiotic products contain natural living strains of healthy bacteria as a result of the fermentation process, ie- sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, buttermilk, sourdough bread, along with many others, are all probiotic foods.    

So if you're in Tauranga and visit the Farmers Market, don't forget to say hi to Pete for us. Along with Pete's 'ProBio' range of probiotics, there are many other fantastic stalls selling fresh products and produce, straight from the grower or producer. But, as with any farmer's market, get there early if you don't want to be disappointed, many stalls sell out quickly.


  1. Hi Shellie How are you? I was thinking about you the other day when I was at Loch Katrine with Martin and was discussing when I had been there last and I realised it had been with you back in 2008? I see you are still travelling with your fifth wheeler. I hope all is well with you and David? x

    1. Lovely to hear from you Fiona and glad to see you're both well and happy. Yes, 2008 does seem a lifetime ago, yet just a few years. And look, I even have a photo in my Flickr albums of Loch Katrine, there's even a photo of you in that album! https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingkiwigirl/3028570901/in/album-72157609039093446/
      And yes, we're still living and travelling in the 5th-wheeler and still loving it- we still have much to see too. One day we'll make it back over to your side of the world. Take care and best regards to you both, Shellie xx


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