The history of Essene bread - The Essenes were a Jewish religious group that flourished from the second century BC to the first century AD and are credited with the technique and basic recipes for Essene Bread.

After more than 30 years of making Essene bread in New Zealand, the Thomson family have decided it is time to pass this on to someone else.  Rory & LeeAnn Hamilton from Health Support Naturally are now carrying on this ancient tradition and have started the Essene Bakery on their rural property in the small town of Kaiwaka.

Due to demand Kelly has decided to stock the Venerdi range of Organic Gluten-Free Paleo, Sourdough & Keto Breads, Bagels, Burger Buns & Pizza Bases. Below is a short blurb about Venerdi & what they try to deliver with their products.  They truly believe that 'BEING HEALTHY IS A CHOICE' which is something we here at the Amore Food Market & Cafe & MORE2U online totally agree with. 

Hello! We’re Venerdi…and we’re here to make it a whole lot easier to treat your body to some nourishing goodness every day!

We spend our days studying, researching and testing the world’s finest and most powerful ingredients. If they pass the test, we use them to make awesome health foods for our fans. So, let us earn your trust; we’ve learnt and felt the benefits and strength of an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-rich diet and we’re on a crusade to bring delicious, nourishing foods packed with levels of nutrition that exceed all expectations to help you be the healthiest you.

Our approach is based on a simple family-proven belief of utilising“nourishing whole foods & ingredients for healthy, thriving outcomes”. Health and nutrition is at the epicentre of everything we do. Each and every product is designed to deliver on taste, texture and most importantly; making you feel great! See; we’re innovators at heart. It’s in our nature to strive to achieve the seemingly unachievable, push the boundaries of baking and challenge the status quo. We’re on a crusade against inflammation; join us for the ride! We’ll help you be the healthiest you!

A tasty & nutritious addition to your organic wholefood lifestyle. 

Venerdi recommends that retailers refrigerate or freeze these breads because they have no preservatives added so need to be kept cool to keep them as fresh as possible.  Supermarkets are having problems with them going mouldy in a few days in the hotter weather.

NEXT BATCH of Fresh Venerdi Breads are DUE INTO Amore Food Wholefoods Market & MORE2U online weekly including the Newer Venerdi Sourdough Buns(great for burgers, sliders & bacon butties), Bagels & BRAND NEW Keto Bread!



The Vegery: Food made the way nature intended.

As we rush about our lives, doing the best we can with the time we’ve got, spare a thought for real food. Not the stuff in tins or with added everything. Real, good, living food that nourishes both the mind and the body.

You see, there are foodies. Then there are mindful foodies. And they know that eating something made with love nourishes and grows the soul.

And the easiest way to get there? With The Vegery. We perfectly prepare all our food so you can instantly enjoy the great taste, texture and deliciously different flavours we‘ve created. It’s a zen-like moment in a busy life. But one that will have you ‘get up and glow’ all day long.

There’s never been a better time to be a mindful foodie — and feel the difference within a day.

Tastes better than it looks (no, seriously!)
OK – our wraps might not win first prize in a beauty contest, but they’re made with the best and freshest of ingredients, in fascinating flavour combinations like Apple & Coffee (don’t knock it ‘til you try it!). They wrap without cracking, and the texture is more-ishly delish. But the best thing? An instant connection with nature that tastes invigoratingly fresh, pure and wholesome.

The goodness starts as soon as you eat them.

Our insides need just as much care as our outsides, and everything from The Vegery has live microbiomes and lots of natural fibre to keep the raw enzymes doing their thing. We dry at low temperatures and keep everything 100% natural at every step. So what you’re putting in to your body, you’ll get the benefit straight out of. We’re allergy friendly. Gluten free. Dairy free. Egg free…almost everything. Except taste free, of course!

Pick them up and go you good thing! 

Even our packaging has been carefully considered. So they’ll keep everything fresh in the pack for a longer shelf-life – even longer when you keep in the fridge. You can eat them ‘straight up’, with your favourite dips, part of the cheese board, or as a traditional wrap with just about limitless flavour combinations. It’s the one thing you can buy every day and feel the 100% nutritious hit.