Lisa Osborne created a nut butter range, handmade and produced in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
The journey began just months before Cyclone Gabrielle hit the region. Devastation hit their doorstep and they experienced a real community uprising - something that spurred on the dream to complete this project. Months of persistence and hard work later, the jars of nut butter are a reality and a vibrant addition to anyone's pantry.
"I stood back and had a moment, where, it's hard to put into words the emotion... So many emotions- tears, doubts, fears, wanting to give up multiple times, feeling out of my depth.
I just wanted to say 'thanks'. I wouldn't be here (with a finished product) without your encouragement, your support and being that cheerleader I needed. "
Lisa, founder of Te Whanau Nut Butter.