A taste of Southland delivered to your door

    COIN South chief activator Louise Evans prepares the first batch of Southland tasting boxes which will be delivered this week.

    SOUTHLAND produces a diverse variety of food and Invercargill residents will soon be able to taste it.

    After holding a successful virtual food festival, COIN South decided to bring into action what had been discussed during the event.

    COIN South chief activator Louise Evans created the Southland tasting box with a range of delicacies from producers across the region.

    “We hosted the Grow It festival and we realised that we were talking a lot about the food and products, but I found what we were missing was to have people trying them out. So this is a way to lead Southland or Murihiku to some of the amazing producers in our region.”

    Honey samples from Ruapuke Uncut, Miele Apiaries, Munro Honey Co, Leeland’s lamb prosciutto, Gathered Game venison salami, chilli jam from Gareth’s Garden at The Batch, local apple jelly from chef Ethan Flack, lavosh crackers from A Divine Dish and Stefane’s selection cheese from Windsor Wines were included in the Southland tasting box.

    The first lot would be delivered this week but, due to demand, she was planning to continue to provide the tasting boxes to the region.

    “There is clearly a demand for it and I know there a couple of people interested in creating gift packs for Christmas, it can be quite cool. In the summer, we could do something with the fruits and vegetables as we have delicious strawberries and blueberries.

    “This place and our people are what makes our food insanely good.”

    • For more information about the Southland tasting boxes, go to coinsouth.nz