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Another Illawarra business discovered via Vanessa from South Coast Imag is Witch's Teas

All our teas are blended using leaves, flowers, peel, berries and roots that have been organically grown and hand picked at La Luna. They are then dried and processed in the Witch’s Kitchen, blended and packaged in a variety of combinations. All our teas are loose leaf tea – no tea bags! – so they need to be served in a pot and poured using a tea strainer, or brewed in a cup or mug using an infuser. For the best tea... (Read more)

Tea Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Green Tea

Prepared in a traditional chinese style for a mild, floral, green tea. When you finish a pot of green tea you can pour more hot water over the leaves for a fresh pot, or continue to add water to the tea pot as you drink the tea. You can usually get a lot of cups from one pot of green tea.
Tea Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Nettle Tea

A bright green, herbaceous tea with a mellow flavour. Soothing and calming.
Tea Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Lemon Tea

A blend of green tea and lemon scented herbs, including lemon grass, Melissa balm, lemon verbena and lemon zest.
Tea Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Lavender Tea

A blend of green tea, English lavender flowers and orange zest yields an intensely fragrant tea.
Aromatic Black Tea Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Aromatic Black Tea

A hand-processed, Chinese-style black tea with a delicate flavour and spicy aroma.
WInter Witch’s Kitchen
celestial Winter Tea

The last harvest of the growing season, these leaves have been wok-fired as part of their processing. The resulting golden-coloured tea has a slightly sweet green tea flavour and a 'toasted' aroma.
Kirsten from Witch's Kitchen
Phone: 0410 289 539
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One of the great resources you'll find at a Tourist Information Centre is the iMag. A tourism magazine with fun things to see and do, a directory of local businesses and a Whats On calendar of events. Several of my photos have been included in the Imag over the years including a photo taken at wineries in Gerringong and Coolangatta, Shellharbour Village, etc for the South Coast iMag.  Recently I added Vanessa Moss from iMag as a friend on Facebook and South Coast iMag on Twitter and have been keeping up to date with some of the local foodie events and new companies that she has featured. Today the feature was on South Coast Providores and the special foodie day held at Berry today (15th October, 2010).

Vanessa Moss

Vanessa Moss just been at south coast providors in berry- special 'foodie' day with local jams, oysters, bread, mushroom kits, fruit/ve, cheese, teas & more- open till 4pm! All local produce, they are in main street in berry near petrol station, tell em we sent ya!

 Vanessa has uploaded some photos which has made me determined to find out more about the South Coast Providores range. I love tomato relish and dukkah and it is nice to know that it is a local company sourcing with local ingredients.

Founded in 2002  by Carole Ruta and Ian Grey who were frustrated that they could not find a quality conserve.  South Coast Providores are committed to creating the finest quality preserves and conserves made from local produce. They make a range of conserves and preserves including mixed berry conserve, three fruit marmalade, chilli plum sauce and  beetroot relish! (Source: South Coast Providores Facebook Fan Page)
Photos by South Coast iMag

You can find South Coast Providores at the monthly Kiama Blackbeach Markets and other foodie events.

Some research finds a page on Berry's tourism page and their listing: 

South Coast Providores - artisan producers of conserves and condiments:-

Plums/peaches/figs/rhubarb/grapes/strawberries/blackberries/wildlimes/oranges/mandarins/lemons/limes/Clementine’s/pommel’s/macadamia nuts/pecan nuts/walnuts/quince/chestnuts/wild olives/beetroot/cumquats/feijoas/tomatoes.
We are proud to work with local growers with 85% of our produce all sourced within the Shoalhaven region.
All our products are hand cut and hand made in small batches to ensure the integrity of product.
Open 10am – 5pm Thursday to Sunday during winter and extended during spring/summer Also available wholesale

I found a link to an article in about how Carole and Ian's business started. In short they met a need for great conserves and it flourished from there. Read it here

South Coast Providores

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Ian Gray - Carole Ruta
Phone:  0418 690 866   Mobile:  0418 22 3464
78 Queen Street
Berry NSW 2535,6EHzhoZF_nn7DEiQZqjvfCWOPojGFK9UVylkj99lA4mMIYcK2MBrL6ysHa5HAKVLAvuyifpOY1hzq4-dxa2iccYy5sMVCM86dZ9DpRQdLL9dQPv-ByEPcuU

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Vanessa from South Coast iMag on Facebook

Article: How Carole was Jarred into Action

Berry listing for South Coast Providores 

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Last week I was shopping at Stocklands Shellharbour and feeling peckish. I stopped at Gloria Jeans and spotted their gluten-free friands made with almond meal. The last time I had enjoyed a friand was from Out For Lunch at the University of Wollongong. It is great to see more cafes and retail outlets offering gluten-free options!

Do you know of a cafe or restaurant that offers gluten-free options? Please let me know.

Regards, Vanessa

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