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April update from 2 duck trading co

 

A big hello from 2 duck trading co authentic market baskets.   Well life has certainly changed for us all in the last few weeks!  That is probably an understatement. I hope you all are keeping safe, well and saying home. It is a short April update as we prepare to hunker down in Paddo.

 

Market update

We are now no longer participating in any weekly markets.

Cambridge markets EQ will be conducting their last market Wednesday 1 April.  As yet we are uncertain about Carriageworks Farmers market for this coming Saturday.  Northside Produce market is also closed for the foreseeable future. It has been so difficult for all the market managers to make these decisions but in the long term they seek to offer a safe and healthy space for people to shop.

In addition all of our special events and markets have now all been postponed or cancelled.   It is very sad to not be attending Burrawang Easter fair as we always do on Easter Saturday.

 

Online Store still open

We do still have our online store open (yay)  to buy market baskets  and we will be posting orders twice a week to minimise our trips out to the post office.

Of course our wholesales are still available too but we understand that, shortly, almost all retail shops will be closed. We look forward to supporting and supplying again to all our wonderful stockists when we are through this incredible experience.

 

Basket of the Month

This is our classic trim basket. A medium size basket with long thick comfy leather handles. A genuine original basket that is perfect for  those small daily shopping excursions we can still take. Fits easy some bread, vegetables, a few cleaning products and a bottle of milk. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-leather-trim-basket-with-long-handles/

 

Wishing everyone a safe time. Stay at home, take care, be healthy.

 

2 duck

 

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March for harvesting with your market basket!

 

This is truely the perfect time for a French market basket. It can be a harvest basket,  a shopping basket for all the wonderful produce, a going to the market basket or collecting flowers basket.

We are already in March and the beginning of Autumn – isn’t it amazing how time flies.  This is now the best time to use your French market basket from 2 duck to gather your autumnal abondance.

A beautiful bucket of roses collected from May Farms Flowers at  Cambridge markets EQ.  The perfect market buy.

 

In addition to our market baskets we also offered a range of sustainable produce bags and other reusable shopping bags to use alongside your market baskets.  It is a simple but practical step to take to cut out those unnecessary plastic bags by having some products bags in your basket.  See these over on My Shop  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our most enduring and classic market baskets  – the thick short handle basket is a shopping essential.  With an extra strong woven base and a doubled woven rim this is a sturdy market shopper. The short thick leather handle is so comfy for carrying a market or harvest load.  Feel like a real French market shopper!

See this and all our baskets on the My Shop page – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-market-basket-with-short-handles/

 

Markets for March

Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. All set up and ready to go from  8am until 2pm.

 This month we will be at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 14th only From 8am to 1pm.

 

 

 

Merci

2 duck trading co

 

 

 

 

 

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February

Back to school mode is here and slowly our year moves into the normal work a day life. We have the perfect tote for you!

Basket of the Month

 Here is our beautiful rustic weave basket with leather trim and long comfy handles. A large basket with the narrow oval base it is the perfect carry all. The right basket for the shops, beach market or for every day use.

See this on our shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/rustic-weave-trim-basket/

 

Markets

We are having a slow start to markets due to family matters we should be on track by February 15th!

Cambridge market EQ:  we will be back from Saturday 15th onwards.And then every Wednesday and Saturday there after.

Carriageworks Farmers market:  Find us there  8th February and 22nd Feb. From 8am to 1pm.

 

Merci

2 duck xx

 

 

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January

We are slowly getting the year underway here at 2 duck, very difficult not to be glued to the news outlets watching the awful devastation unfold on our beloved south coast. The scene of so many wonderful holidays. Bon courage to everyone facing so much devastation.

 

Our online sales are all open but we are not back to the markets just yet.

 

Basket of the Month

 The fun palm handle large oval basket – cute summer tote! Perfect for summer days.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/oval-baskets-with-palm-handle/

See this basket and everything else over on  the My Shop page.

 

Markets for January

  We will be back at Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturday 11th January and plan a monster 2nds sale! We will also be there Saturday 25th January.

 

First Cambridge market EQ will be Saturday 18th January  then we will be there every Saturday til February.

 

Merci

2 duck

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December

News Flash: all online orders will be automatically upgraded to express post from now until Monday 23rd!! News Flash

 

As we head into December and the final trading month of the year we still have so many great events and markets to come! See our list of market and event below.

Online orders: We are regularly posting baskets most days so have a very quick turn around. If you have any special requests please don’t hesitate to contact us info@2ducktrading.com.au

 

 

Basket of the Month 

 Our silver heart baskets bring so much festive cheer! Perfect for the beach, shopping and everyday living this is the one! Find this basket and all our other baskets

on the My Shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/silver-heart/

 

Where to find us in December!!

 

 Wahroonga Village Fair  Sunday 1st December 9.30-4pm

 We are at Cambridge Markets EQ every Wednesday and Saturday during December until Saturday 21st Dec (except Saturday 14th Dec special friends birthday sorry)

 We will be there Saturday 7th December from 8am to midday.

 We have two markets in December at Carriageworks. Saturday 14th Dec and then the grand finale for the Carriageworks Christmas market on the 21st December.

 The last special French fair before Xmas in the grounds at Club Willoughby from 9am to 2pm. Sunday 8th Dec. We will have all our St James tee shirts, table linens and plenty of baskets.

 

Finally we will be having our own  Pop up Shop again at frenchclass in Paddington. Starting Friday 20th to 24th December for baskets, French vintage linens, St James tops table linens and more.

 

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Count down to the festive season!

Wow now it’s November – we have been to France and are now into the busy season! We have some many markets coming up – some with a French flavour or just good old fashioned local community events. Springs feel more like summer and this means lots of great trips to beaches, parks and pool are just around the corner. Perfect time for a new basket!

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our top selling baskets and a perfect baskets for one! https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/

Great for a trip to the shops or the market if you need a small shop for just for one trip to the beach! For this basket and the rest of our range pop onto the Our Shop page.

 

Markets in November

Find us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter  from 8am to 2pm. Exceptionally away Wednesday 20th Nov as I am going to Gundagai (sorry).

  We will be back at Carriageworks Saturday 9th and 23rd November from 8am to 1pm.

 This month we are at Northside 2nd and 16th Nov from 8am to 12pm.

 

 

Special events we are attending in November!

French market at Killarney Height School  – Sunday 10 November.

  Fun in Rose Bay Sunday 17th November 10-3pm.

Pop Up Market at Kimo Estate – Gundagai.

 

Cambridge Xmas market at EQ – The Ultimate Xmas market Sunday 24th November 10-3pm in the Showring at EQ.

 

Wahroonga Street Fair – Sunday  1st December – Wahroonga Village.

 

Something for everyone!

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Off to France!

Here is our little update for September and October.

We are lucky enough to have a trip to France mid September to mid October this year so please find all the details of our markets before we go and after we return.

If you want to catch up on our travels remember to follow 2 duck on Instagram @2ducktradingco  for our latest adventures.

 

 

Basket of the Month 

We have a fantastic range of  these basket/ tote bags. This one is the medium oval rustic palm leaf basket with a short sisal handle. Perfect for a day out, trip to the beach or popping to the farmers market.  See this and the other round and oval styles on the Shop page.

 

 

Markets

September and October

 Find us at Cambridge market EQ – 4th, 7th, 11th and 14th September.  We return the 23rd October every Wednesday and Saturday there after.

 Our only time at the market in September is the 7th. We return 9th November.

 We will not be at Northside Produce market at all in September or October back on 2nd  November. Apologies.

 

Upcoming Events

American Tea at Shore school – Friday 13th September – 9-2pm. Find us on the Chapel Lawn.

Spring Fair at Wenona School – Saturday 14th September – 9-3pm. We will be in the Undercroft area.

William Street festival  – Saturday 19th October William Street, Paddington.

CMRI  Christmas fair Wagga Wagga – 25th and 26th October at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.

 

 

All the best

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August

August is here and Spring almost around the corner. We are just back from our annual trip to Melbourne and the Life Instyle trade show. Another great fair completed.

Coming up this month is the start of the Spring fair season we have a few great events. We are looking forward to a trip to France in Sept/October too.

Once again the baskets were so well received at the Melbourne trade fair.  It is alway so wonderful to think that they will be off around the country spreading their magic. With so many alternative carrying bags on the market I am heartened that people are still returning to our great baskets.  They are truely made in a sustainable way and by traditional artisans. So much of what is available now is not – masquerading as eco friendly but in fact not made from sustainable materials and or genuinely handmade.

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our newer baskets and a great tote for the market, school sport or soon enough the beach – our Reinforced Single Strap basket.  With a simple long strap handle  that swings easily onto the shoulder, strengthened by additional reinforcing,  this large basket is a perfect everyday carry all.  In addition this basket has a woven base for additional support so it stands very well.  Pop onto The Shop page for this and all our baskets.

 

Markets for August

 Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ in the Showring. For all our great French gourmet foods, baskets, table linens and wonderful Made in Mada hats and St James tee shirts. Open from 8am to 2pm.

 

  We will be at the market the 10 and 24th August.  For all our baskets and sustainable bags. Open from 8am to 1pm.

 

 For the moth of August we can be found at the  North Sydney market  17th August. From 8am to midday.

 

Spring fairs

Sunday 25th August we are joining SCEGGS Darlinghurst for the Fabulous Green Festival on Forbes school event.  Open from 10 to 3pm Forbes Street Darlinghurst.

Friday 13th September – American Tea at Shore School. 9-2pm

Saturday 14th September – Wenona Spring Spring fair at Wenona School.

 

Merci

2 duck xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Vive la France! It’s July.

 

 

So many events in Sydney to celebrate the National Day of France!  We call it Bastille Day in Australia, but in France it’s the 14th July. What ever it is called we get to celebrate all things French!! Find us at these great events!

Bastille Market Australia

 

First up in the Bastille Market Australia Sunday 7th at Club Willoughby from 9am to 2pm – a real celebration of everything French with excellent food, entertainment, French shopping and much more!

Le French Rose Bay market

For a 2 day celebration of everything French in Rose Bay at the Pannerong Reserve on 13/14 July from 9am to 5pm. Food, entertainment, music, shopping and more..

Bastille Day La Perouse Sydney

Come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day with historical re-enactments, food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family being held at the La Perouse Museum and grounds. At La Perouse on 14th July from 9.30-2pm.

 

Basket of the Month

 

It is time to celebrate our top selling basket – the double handled market basket. This basket comes with short and long strap handles and is the perfect shopper for the markets. Designed to be loaded up with the vegetables, baguettes and other produce and then easily carried over the shoulder or in the hand. It come in 2 sizes. Medium or large (pictured) for all your shopping. Pop on to the Shop page to buy this or any of our great baskets.

 

Markets

  Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ – Moore park. We are there from 8am to 2pm. Please Note: We are exceptionally away Wednesday 24th, Wednesday 31st July and Saturday 3rd August. 

 

 We are here every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. For July this is the 13th and 27th July.

 We will be there the 3rd Saturday of the month – 20th July in our usual spot on Millar Street.

 

Upcoming events for August.

We will be heading to Melbourne for Life Instyle in the lovely Royal Exhibition building. From 1st to 4th August we are once again an exhibitor in the exquisite boutique wholesale event. For more info regarding our wholesale collection please contact us. Find us at Stand 1494.

 

Have a great July.

 

 

 

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June

The winter weather has arrived and you might think that baskets are just for summer. But the baskets make great storage around the house, are useful for harvesting vegetables and are perfect to head to the market for the winter comfort food we will all be needing.

 

Basket of the Month – harvest basket

 

Our rush baskets are strong and perfect for strong fresh autumn produce.  Totally hand crafted from rushes – pictured is the medium basket. Pop on to the  shop page to see this and all other baskets.

 

 

About the baskets

Frequently asked questions about the baskets: 

Are they very strong?  The palm leaf as a fibre is naturally strong and quite elastic which is why it is used to weave baskets and other items. The Moroccans and French have used these baskets for many generations to carry their shopping. In my experience they can carry more than we can.

Can they get wet? Yes they can, in fact from time to time it is good for the basket to become damp or wet. As a natural fibre they can dry out over time and crack. Using them for your beach bag or the washing is a great way to rehumidify the palm leaf for a longer life. Just don’t forget those swimmers though!

What do I do if my basket gets dirty? The baskets wash quite easily. Mix up some warm water with a gentle soap and gently scrub with a soft brush.
Air dry immediately in the sun if possible. Good as new.

 

Markets for June

 Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge market EQ in the Showring from 8am to 2pm.  For our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, our wonderful selection of French pates, duck rilles and confit, French mustards and so much more.

 

   Please note that there is NO Market Saturday 8th June (due to a event on the whole site).  We will be at the market Saturday 22nd and 29th  June with a stack of EOFY sales.  Some great baskets hugely reduced.

We are back on Saturday 15th June. With baskets, sustainable bags and some of our great table linens. From 8am to midday.

 

On for the diary

 Bastille Market –  Club Willoughby Sunday 7th July for EVERYTHING French!! More to come.

 

Merci