Handmade local produce

Timaru district has a strong community of world-class producers making high quality, handmade goods for markets at home and overseas.

Here’s a snapshot of who’s in our neighbourhood.

Denheath famous desserts

You can’t go past a Denheath custard square for a much-needed sweet treat. Ask for them in cafes throughout the district or drop in to their Timaru headquarters on Mill Street and grab a couple for the road.

Barkers of Geraldine

Barkers of Geraldine make chutneys and jellies, fruit syrups, jams and curds, as well as a range of savoury sauces. Their products are crafted from high-quality ingredients, local wherever possible, and are free of preservatives, colouring and flavouring.

Drop in and see them at the shop on Talbot Street to get your fill.

Clearwater’s Organic Dairy

Clearwater’s Organic Dairy produce high-quality cream-top yoghurt from milk produced on their organic dairy farm. All their produce is totally natural – just organic milk and probiotic cultures. Nothing is added or removed. Their range includes cream-top yoghurt with a touch of organic clover honey, rice pudding and clotted cream.

Look for their brand in local supermarkets and dairies throughout the region.

Talbot Forest Cheese

Talbot Forest Cheese in Geraldine produce a delicious range of specialty cheeses, including the award-winning Mt Peel Blue.

They have deli on Talbot Street. Drop in to make your selection – then head to one of our local wineries for a delicious bottle of pinot to complete the picture.