How are you going with the lockdown times?
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!
Basket of the Month
We are offering our wonderful red heart basket on special for Mothers Day https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/heart-basket/
Pop Up shop for Mother’s Day
We are having a small pop up shop for baskets, linen and St James tops in Paddington. Find us at frenchclass 32 Glenmore Road.
We are open by appointment Wednesday and Thursday, then all day Friday and Saturday. To make an appointment call 0404259986.
As most of the market are still closed many of my markets are operating virtual shopping platforms.
Cambridge markets: https://cambridgemarkets.com.au Cambridge market is planning on reopening for the limited food/ essentials only trade from 13th May then every Friday and Saturday thereafter.
Carriageworks Farmers market: https://carriageworks.com.au/journal/carriageworks-farmers-market-online-ordering-directory/
Northside Produce market: https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/master/2113/northside-produce-virtual-market
Stay safe and well xx
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.
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.
Have a great month of May.
Miriam and Martine 2 duck trading co xx
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.
All the best from 2 duck
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.
See you at the markets!!
I know it is cheesy, but how cool is a love heart basket – practical and pretty, ethical and lovely!!
For 2 weeks our love heart baskets are on special!!! Ready for the festival of love Valentines Day!!
We have our famous red heart basket or silver bling heart basket to choose from. Pop on to our shopping page and let the love flow…
Markets For February
The Market @ EQ – Moore Park every Wednesday and Saturday (away Saturday 24th February only) from 8-2pm in the Showring Entertainment Quarter.
Saturday 10th February from 8-1pm @the Carriageworks Precinct
Northside Produce Market on Miller Street North Sydney Saturday 17th from 8-12pm midday.
from 2 duck.
Flash sale from today until COB Friday 30th June.
Selected styles reduced by $10 in our EOFY sale. Visit our store.
Love 2 duck.
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.
Hope to see you at the market.
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.
Love 2 duck xx
As I write the rain is pelting down and I am thinking of friends and stockists living and working on the East Coast – wow it is wet. This is from Sydney and I am sure it is much worse elsewhere. Seems like we have had unprecedented rains of late. This is giving new meaning to being wet ducks!! My thoughts are with those with roofs blown off and gardens and homes in turmoil!!
We will be away for part of April visiting Cambodia but our onlines will still be processed as normal. See the dates for all our April markets below. Of course it is Easter and we will definitely be at the Burrawang Easter Fair. Rain or shine for this favourite market.
Remember too Mothers Day is coming and there isn’t anything better to get a busy Mum than a French market basket! So many options to choose from on the Our Shop page. http://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/market-basket/
Basket of the Month
A classic basket with leather trim and long handles. This basket is an variation on the original classic basket with leather trim as it has an extra woven rim and base for extra strength and stability. A medium size basket with long thick comfy leather handles it is perfect for all the carrying we do!! It is on special until the end of April for the fête des mêre.
Markets for April
We will be at Moore Park produce market Wednesday 5th and 26th and Saturday 1st, 8th and 29th of April. For baskets, fine French food, St James tee shirts and all our great table linens.
For Goodness Sake – Fair Farmers market at the Royal Randwick Racecourse Sunday 9th April. 8 am to 3pm. With our baskets, St James Tee shirts and a selection of table linens.
We will be at the market only on Saturday 8th April. For baskets.
Burrawang Easter market
Saturday April 15th from 8am to 3pm in the main street of the historic Burrawang Village. We are in our same spot as last year just across the road from the Burrawang Pub. We will have a big piles or 2 of baskets, our great St James tee shirts and plenty of lovely linens. See you there. Check the website for all the info there are some changes for parking and traffic.
http://www.burrawangeastermarket.com or check their Facebook page @burrawangeastermarket