OMshack at La Cigale French Markets in Parnell where we serve Probiotic OM Kombucha on tap, and a selection of raw, organic, superfood smoothies. Our beverages are made in a place of pure joy and presence, with each unique flavour being crafted specifically for individual areas of health and wellbeing.
Refill Stations OM Shack - Sat/Sun La Cigale French Markets Farro Fresh Grey Lynn Farro Fresh Constellation Drive Farro Fresh Mt Eden Farro Fresh Orakei Farro Fresh Lunn Ave Living Room Devonport Binn Inn Howick Huckleberry Browns Bay Huckleberry New Lynn
Daily Supply Palmerston North Huckleberry Mt Maunganui Raw Balance Taupo Okere Falls Store Rotorua
Keg/On Tap Francs Takapuna Fantail & Turtle Smales Farm Good Karma Kokako Cafe Grey Lynn Life Church NZ Mt Eden Saint Alice & Bang Bang China Viaduct Centrality CBD Charlie & George From the Heart Earthbound Honey Pig & Whistle Rotorua Morena Espresso Hawkes Bay
It is said that at this time of the Maramataka (Lunar Calendar) Rākaunui is exerting a powerful force on Papatūānuku (Mother Earth). This is most noticeably seen in her tides, her weather and the rising of her water table. It is during this time that Māori would plant kūmara, for the high water table would bring forth huge tubers. Interestingly though because of their water content this Kūmara wouldn't store well, so why grow it?
One word - hospitality. These large kūmara were first eaten by the whānau and then any visitors to the marae. Visitors would marvel at the size of these kūmara, traveling home with word of the incredible hospitality, spreading the mana of the iwi far and wide.
The day of this brew was nothing short of powerful. Stunning periods of bright sunshine, interrupted by sudden torrential downpours of rain and hail. The wind flexed the trees to their limit and hungry waves devoured beaches with their white claws. Papatūānuku was alive and ready to brew with us.
Knowing this, there was a tangible well of energy available for us to tap into as we entered the brewing space. Again it seemed like time almost stopped. Through each motion of wiping, weighing, stirring, lifting, sweeping there was a certain lightness a certain unwavering flow.
The brews water table or energy was brought to the service as a reservoir upon which we were able to grow our version of big, energy packed kūmara. On this night the brew wanted to be brewed. She wanted us to capture her in her divine glory as an offering to our people.
In doing so we have captured our mana to share with you - our mana is one of love and empowerment. As you partake of this brew you do so as a respected and honored guest, welcome anytime. As you travel back to your own experience you will feel drawn to share your experience of the great Rākaunui.
OM Kombucha Brewing Workshop | Organic Mechanic - YouTube
On the night we will provide all of the ingredients and equipment for your first brew - which we will be doing together. You will leave the event with your very own OM SCOBY, and a finished 3L brew in your own sealable glass brewing vessel.
By completing this evening course you will also become an honorary member of the OM Brew Whanau Facebook group, which is a buzzing network of 60+ other kombucha brewers who have also completed the course, providing support, feedback and ongoing inspiration for your brewing career.
Q&A time in workshop Step by step explanation and theory Lessons and tips we have learnt over the last 4 years of brewing Brewing vessel and SCOBY included
OM Kombucha on tap throughout the night
Banter from Organic Mechanic brewers Raj & Dylan Induction into the prive OM Brew Whanau Facebook group
Join us at the OM Stall for the "Bangers and Booch" Tonzu Vegan Sausages + OM Kombucha Combo.
This event is a proud supporter of the Key to Life Charitable Trust - a community peer support group, aiming to forever change the way New Zealanders think, act and feel about mental health and suicide.
We welcome the longer hours of sunlight and the summer transition with an open gathering of a like-minded community.
A great place to meet new friends and connect with the local community, this gathering is welcome to all who wish to join, we only ask you to contribute with a plate of plant-based food to share.
The location is at Tahaki Reserve (at the bottom of Mount Eden, entrance to the reserve off Mt Eden Road), there is plenty of roadside parking near the entrance.
- Please arrive by 6.50pm for a 7pm dinner commencement before the sunlight fades - BYO cutlery, plate, cushion and anything else you may need - There is a big open field for frisbee throwing or soccer ball playing etc. - Instruments/ jamming is also welcome - This is a zero waste event so please do not bring rubbish, and we will leave the area better than when we found it. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Arohanui, OM