Twins Carter and Harriet Were are behind Were Bros, a brand built on ideals of self sufficiency that date back to their great-great-great grandfather, Charles.

He was a butcher who started Were Bros Christchurch in the mid-1880s as an all natural soft drink label, producing the likes of homemade lemonade and ginger beer with the help of his 13 children.

Carter began making her own bread as a hobby while working at Bourke Street Bakery in Sydney before moving back to New Zealand.

Now, 150 years later after their grandfather started the brand, Were Bros is being reappropriated by the twins into sustainably grown food.

The Organic Sprouted Buckwheat Loaf is handmade in small batches. The loaf is gluten free, but is made in a kitchen where flour is also used. Ingredients include sprouted buckwheat, coconut oil, linseed and salt.

Also available is Carter’s Organic Sprouted Bread and Organic Seeded Sourdough, available by the slice and loaf, as well as Toasted House Made Muesli, House Made Chilli Sauce, House Made Zucchini and Lemon Pickle, House Made Preserved Black Doris Plums, House Made Sauerkraut, House Made Pickled Beans, House Made Honey Spiced Apricots and Organic Mixed Sprouts.

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