Nestled in Greta Valley, Olivia’s fermentary is where she blends locally sourced ingredients producing small batches of sauerkraut.

Growing up in a foodie family, Olivia’s passion for food has always been ingrained in her. Every jar is made by hand on their family farm, following traditional methods of fermentation without pasteurization to preserve the natural flavours.

Q&A with Olivia Barnes from Wild Child Ferments

Why North Canterbury? I love North Canterbury for its amazing community and the diversity of people I meet. There’s always the chance to meet new faces. I’m so lucky to be close to the sea, mountains, and rivers for plenty of outdoor adventures.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? Trail running in North Canterbury is pretty epic, especially at Mt. Grey. We love to hang out on the tractor and having farm picnics in Greta Valley. I like visiting Little Vintage in Amberley for their great café, we love to go to the Hanmer Springs hot pools, and ending the day with a beer and burger at Brew Moon.

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own!): Hard to say as there is too many to choose from but if I had to pick I would say Brew Moon brewery in Amberley, Waipara Honey and Wholey Dough.

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