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.
Wow what a difference a day makes – after sweltering through some unbelievable temperatures over the weekend I am finally getting some time at my computer to take stock and prepare for December!!
Since the baskets have arrived we have been inundated with orders and we are doing very best to get all wholesale and online orders out as fast as we can. For December we will be sending all the online basket orders express to make sure they arrive in time.
Remember for wholesales just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section.
Find us at Cambridge marketEQ, every Wednesday and Saturday until Wednesday 23rd December. We will have plenty of baskets, plus fabulous table cloths, French food and much more. We are under the canopy in the showing at the Entertainment Quarter. 8am to 2pm.
For the month of December we will be at the Carriageworks Farmers Market every Saturday – 5th, 12th and 19th December for plenty of basket cheer! (Please note we won’t be there for the Christmas market)
The last regular Le Marche will be the 13th December. At Club Willoughby from 8am to 1pm. We will have baskets, table linen and our great pates and foie gras – everything for the festive season.
We will closing from Wednesday 23rd to 4th January – although our onlines will still be open on days that we can post parcels.
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.
In May we celebrate Mothers. At 2 duck we feel supporting Mothers is our number 1 activity!!
We have a wonderful selection of baskets that are perfect for all the pursuits of the mothers in our lives.
Please pop over to the shop and make your selection. We are running our $10 off special until Mother’s Day – 13th may.
Basket of the Month
The medium lace trim basket is my personal favourite. Featuring the fine delicate weaving to make the lace trim. It comes in 2 sizes small and medium – both with thick long comfy leather handles and the beautiful fine lace work border. See this basket and many more on the My Shop page.
Markets for May
The Market at the Entertainment Quarter is on every Wednesday and every Saturday and we are there from 8am to 2pm. Find us in the Showring. Please note that we are away Wednesday 23rd May for family reasons.
Carriageworks Farmers Market is on every Saturday. We can be found there on 12th and 26th May this month.
Northside Produce market is on from 8am til midday. The market is on the 1st and 3rd of every month. You can find us there on 19th May.
Mother’s Day is coming in early May – we have the perfect Mother’s Day presents which are beautiful, practical for many Mother’s daily lives and ethical too. What better place to get a pressie for your Mum.
As the Autumn days come on us we notice we are selling more baskets for harvesting and gathering fruit and vegetables. We love hearing how you are using the baskets. So do send us your photos. We think our baskets are perfect for loads of autumn goodness. Especially the newly uploaded rush baskets – see this basket pictured plus the whole range over on the shop.
Basket of the Month
Our fantastic jute basket is our feature basket and also on special for the month of April!! Pictured is the long handle leather trim basket with the added strength and style of the jute covering. A charming rustic delight. Also available in short handle style too. See this and all our other great baskets over on our shop page.
Markets in April
EQ market at Moore Park is on every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Market closed ANZAC day.
Carriageworks Farmers market is on every Saturday you can find us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. This month that is 14th and 28th April. The market is open from 8am to 1pm sharp.
Northside Market is on 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month in Miller Street, North Sydney. We are there on the 3rd Saturday 21st April. From 8am to midday.
Upcoming events May
We are participating in the Argyle Affair – a curated shopping event in Camden. Every day from 9-3pm.
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.