We stocked these authentic wooden garden trugs in our store for many years when they were made by Golden Bay artisan Brett Hutchinson and we're thrilled to be stocking them again.
Brett has hung up his tools but passed the business to young Golden Bay couple, Tony and Maddy. They have taken up the trade and continue to craft hand made wooden trugs from their workshop just across the valley.
Made from willow and poplar harvested at specific times of the year, the trug is a light but strong and durable basket. It is also a thing of beauty that can be used for gathering or displaying everything from vegetables to knitting.
My own trug has been in almost daily use for over a decade now. It lives in the kitchen and accompanies me to the garden to collect whatever I'm picking for the evening meal. It feels right in your hand and everything tastes better from a trug. I love it and treasure it.
They make a beautiful heirloom gift for any gardener or someone who appreciates the craftsmanship of traditional arts.