Incredible that we are almost at Easter and Autumn has well and truly arrived. Sadly, our most favourite Easter market the Burrawang Village Fair had to be cancelled due to the heavy rains making the roads and parking area in the village unusable. We had been so looking forward to this event. On the very bright side for us, at 2 duck, we will shortly be off to France and our little house for a much anticipated reunion.
We are away for an extended period and will be back early July. We hope our new shipment of baskets won’t be too much after us in August. Follow our instagram or facebook page for tidbits of our travels. We have a full unpack of the house after the renovations and mountains of indoors and outdoor jobs to do.
Our online store will be operating while we are away, but we won’t be able to process wholesale orders.
For wholesales and our stockists. We will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July.
We are at Carriageworks Farmer Markets Saturday 9th July. To celebrate our trip to France we are having another warehouse sale. There will be great reductions on all baskets. We will return to the market 23rd July.
Find us Saturday 9th April at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm. We will return Saturday 16th July.
Le Marche – Willoughby will be our last market until July will be on Sunday 10th April. We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.
A date for the diary
Thrilled to be writing that 2 duck will be at the Melbourne trade fair and we will be returning to the wonderful Royal Exhibition building. Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July. We will be at Stand 2126. With our latest collection of baskets.
Enjoy the sun, it is beaming as I write. See you when we return from France.
Well what can we say, now more than half the country is in lockdown. Here in Sydney all of July will be spent that way. We are staying confined as best as we can and popping out every couple of day to post online and wholesale orders. So posting days will vary but there won’t be more than a 2 day delay. Please keep safe everyone. I have recently had a young family member in the UK have Covid and this is a terrible illness.
Thanks to everyone who bought a basket during our small EOFY / lockdown sale. Every online sale made such a difference during the beginning of the lock down when we weren’t able to trade at our regular markets. When you visit the shop, we still have a few baskets reduced as we start to get ready to welcome new stock. Fingers crossed it will be early September. The baskets are almost in Singapore at the moment.
Our wholesales are still available at this time, just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section. Whilst we are looking forward to our next shipment we still have plenty styles in stock.
Plastic Free July
A reminder too that this is Plastic Free July! While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets (there is nothing better), we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/
Reminder: We are not at the markets during the stay at home orders but if you need anything – table lines, tea towels or any of our great range not online just contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/
As Sydney is in lockdown for the next two weeks we are unlikely to be doing any markets. While we do think baskets are essential, we appreciate that people need to limited their outings to just the main 4 reasons. All of our fantastic markets are still open with an excellent range of food items etc. So they are the perfect Covid safe way to shop.
Please remember too, that this is Plastic Free July! While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets (there is nothing better), we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/
We are open online and happy to be contacted about for any requests.
Mother’s day is almost upon us and we just love to celebrate this most important day (even though every day should be Mother’s Day)
To cement the deal we are offering FREE UPGRADES TO EXPRESS shipping from 28th April to 6th May as well! At our markets we will be ready for Mother’s day and will be celebrating on the actual day at Le Marche-Willoughby.
Baskets of the Month
On top of this, our basket of the month, is the classic basket with buckle and long comfy handles. This is every woman’s dream – a perfect every day tote for all the things we have to carry around. We are taking $10 off this basket until 6th of May too. Pop on to our shop for this and other great baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/
We are at Cambridge Markets EQ every Wednesday and Saturday in May, except Saturday 1st May. We are there from 8am to 2pm on market days.
Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 8th and 22nd May. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Sunday 9th and 23rd May. Please note we are now trading in the new location at Laurelbank Cottage – corner Penshurst and Laurel Street, Willoughby.
The 1st of May is one of my favourite French traditions Fete des Muguets. Everywhere we go in France we find people selling bunch of “lily of the valley”. Perfect with a basket. I know I have posted this photo before but it is my favourite and we need favourites at this time. They bring good luck!!
As social distancing restriction are in place there are still no reputable markets operating at the moment. More news coming.
Express Post offer: With Mothers day fast approaching I am upgrading all my online orders to express post. Things have been pretty haywire with the post in these past few weeks so if you need an urgent gift we will do our best!
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.
At all our markets in March we are going to be offering discounts on our baskets. We have a pile of 2nd baskets and discontinued styles and they are taking space in the warehouse so it is time to move them on!!
Pop in a visit us at the markets this month for a great bargain.
Whilst baskets are the perfect way to shop environmentally. We do need additional bags for our fruit and veg. After our recent trip to New Zealand we came across Helen and her business The Rubbish Whisperer. We bought a load of her great and colourful bags and they have been selling like hotcakes. The beauty of these bags is they are all made in NZ and are very strong.
The Rubbish Whisperer Reusable Rubbish pack of 5.
Each bag can hold over 1.5kg of fruit or vegetables. Packs of 5 $25 at the markets.
Markets for March
The Market @EQ
2 duck trading co is there every Wednesday and Saturday for March (Except Easter Saturday 31st March) The market open 8am til 2pm.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
You will us there on Saturday 10th and 24th March. The market starts at 8am until 1pm and you can find us at the Carriageworks Precinct Wilson Street.
Northside Produce Market
Whilst the market trade twice a month you can find us on the 3rd Saturday of the month 17th March from 8am to midday.
Burrawang Easter Market
Easter has come around quickly this year so you can find us at our usual spot just across from the pub on Saturday 31st March in the main street of Burrawang Village, Southern Highlands. The market gets underway by 9am until 3pm.
Wow it is already June – where does the year go!!!!
With the fantastic autumn days of late, the markets have been so wonderful to visit. Hoping for these beautiful days to continue. Soon the harvest of the date palm will begin in Morocco and the cycle of basket making begins again. We are currently working on our new collection to be unveiled later in the year. Some surprises coming! Here is sneak peak. Love the X details. This baskets has it’s origins in Tunisia.
Basket of the Month
Celebrating our buckle basket this month! We are doubly excited about this basket as it also features in this months Country Style market ready feature! This is a great basket – strong and durable with the leather trim and handles but with the added security of the leather strap and buckle. See this basket and all our others over on Our Shop. June sale on this basket too – special treat for you.
Markets for June
Every Wednesday and Saturday 3rd, 10th, and 24th June you can find us @mooreparkproducemarket in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8am to 2pm.
Visit us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (10th and 24th) at the Carriageworks Farmers market from 8am to 1pm. Baskets only at this market.
Northside Produce market is on on the first and 3rd Saturday of the month. You can find us at the 3rd Saturday 17th June from 8am to midday.
Last minute pressie for Mother’s Day?? We have some fantastic baskets for you!!
We have some great classic baskets on our $5 off sale – until Friday 12th May.
Visit our shop, we will be posting all week to get the baskets out to you!!
Markets for May
We can be found every Wednesday and most Saturdays at Moore Park Produce market in May. This market is on in the showering at the Entertainment Quarter from 8am to 2pm. Join us for the Mothers Day market 13th May – there will be raffles, prizes and giveaways.
2 duck will be at Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 13th and 27th May from 8am tip 1pm for baskets only. We have lots of specials for the May 13th market too.
Rose Bay Farmers market Tuesday 30th May Pannerong Reserve from 8am to 2pm.