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2018 Horowhenua Taste Trail

Last year, the third annual Horowhenua Taste Trail event was held, which showcases ten of Horowhenua’s specialist Producers.

To name a few, Genoese, Thoroughbread Foods, Turk’s, Woodhaven Gardens and Lewis Farms. The event attracted over 2,000 foodies throughout New Zealand, and our local schools, clubs, business and volunteers were huge supporters in helping make this event happen, including our team CS Law!

Our team thoroughly enjoyed the Taste Trail – especially the opportunity to have a stall to meet and talk with our clients and the taste trail followers in general.  We were stationed at Genoese Foods and the smell of pesto and fresh bread wafting across our stall was delicious.  Our general knowledge/legal quiz was hugely popular.  There is something about a quiz that brings out the competitiveness in people – it provided a few laughs and kept us entertained all day.  CS Law goodies were given as prizes.  The stickers proved very popular with the children and the adults were particularly pleased with the coffee cups.

Some of our team also had the chance to get out and see the trail.

Janice said:

Our second stop was Turks Poultry Farm at Foxton. 

On entering the factory we were greeted with some little chicks and an amazing smell of one of the impressive foods on display.  After a small sample of chicken curry (yum!) we had a tour of the factory and learnt the whole process of how they use 100% of the chicken in various ways. 

 On completion of the tour we then sampled more of the tasty morsels on offer they produced on site (more yum!).  Now that I have been introduced to Turks Poultry Farm I now buy a lot of their product as it is delicious!  This is the first time my husband and myself had done the Taste Trail and we had a really enjoyable day.”

Jo said:

Woodhaven Gardens was an awesome experience of other cultures and a very friendly atmosphere. You could watch the children’s cooking competition or browse the produce and plants for sale.

The food was a wonderful array of their produce presented in such a way to make your mouth water. Accommodating dietary needs was not a problem. As we ate the fabulous food in the sunshine we were able to enjoy Pacifica Cultural dances. I sat and chatted with other people about our wonderful experiences on the Taste Trail and like myself this was their first time.”

Cheryl said:

“Our final stop for the day was at Genoese Foods.

 The first thing we noticed was the amazing smells coming from the factory.  On entering the factory we were greeted with an array of pesto on crackers to try – absolutely delicious.

 We were then shown around the factory and were guided through the process of how pesto was made.  What was really impressive was the fact that the pesto was made from all natural products, a lot of which were sourced from New Zealand, together with the fact that a lot of the workers were from Levin.”