Wow who can believe that we are almost in August! We should be down in Melbourne at the August trade fairs and preparing for the coming busy season but this year has had other plans for us.
The best news of the week is that our new shipment will be here by mid September and we will have our full range of baskets back in stock! It is always so hard when the full collection becomes reduced and so great when we get the new delivery. I will keep you updated of the shipments progress! Happy dancing!!
In the mean time we still have plenty of baskets available. Check out this month’s basket. As I write today is the last day of plastic free July but lets keep up the good work and use the baskets and other sustainable products to help reduce our plastic use.
Basket of the Month
The rustic weave oval baskets are lovely. The palm leaf is a wonderful warm golden colour. As you use the basket it just naturally expands to carry all your shopping. This basket is available in medium and large sizes both with the short palm leaf handle. Pop into the links for either basket. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-oval-basket/ https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/large-oval-basket-with-palm-handle/
Great to be able to say we are now back at Cambridge market EQ every Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter in the showing from 8am to 2pm. See you there.
Also brilliant to say that Carriageworks Farmers market is restarting on the 8th August. We will be there for the reopening market. 8am to 1pm. We are planning a warehouse sale for the reopening. Yippee.
At 2 duck trading co we are a doing our best to be Covid Safe. We offer contactless payment, have hand sanitiser available, will maintain required social distancing and undertake not to come to the market if we are feeling unwell. Lets all keep safe.
The Bastille Market after being forced to postpone has rescheduled to the weekend 12/13 September as a 2 day event celebrating all things French. More info about this market or pop on to facebook for all the info. https://www.facebook.com/Bastille-Market-Australia-237692973632277
All the best and stay safe from 2 duck
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.
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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/
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.
2 duck xx
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
2 duck xx
Wishing every one a very happy first of May! A day to wish happiness to all. The tradition is to bring a lovely little bouquet to your nearest and dearest. It’s one of our favourite French traditions.
We are also getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day and the place of Mothers in our lives. Whilst our great baskets are not the only for woman, they do make up the largest part of our client base. A basket is just the most perfect accessory in every womens life. From our classic baskets, round and rectangle baskets to the blings we have got you covered.
More French inspired fun – if you want to prepare for a French inspired Mothers Day join us at the La Belle Vie French market Sunday 5th May for all things French. Details below.
Basket of the Month
Silver sequins in stripes on our classic double handle basket – a fun touch of bling on a great classic basket. $65 for the month of May. See this and all our other baskets over on the shop page.
Markets for May
Find us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm. Saturday 11 May
Cambridge market is putting on a super special Mother’s Day event which we are delighted to be part of – there will Golden ticket giveaways and lots of extra fun.
We attend Carriageworks market the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Bringing baskets and full range of sustainable bags to the market. In May it is Saturdays 11th and 25th, from 8am to 1pm.
For May we will be at Northside on Saturday 18th from 8am to 12 midday.
Join us at Taren Point school Sunday 5th May to celebrate all things French with their now annual French school market. Food, wine, shopping, cheese, bread and so much more to share. from 9am to 3pm. This is a school fundraising event so come and enjoy.
Merci from 2 duck.
With autumn on it way, baskets just are perfect for foliage, harvesting and storing fruit and vegetables. This is one of our wonderful open weave baskets seen in Cedar Cicada Mudgee looking beautiful – merci Lucy. Find this basket and many more over on the shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/
We have a busy month ahead with many of our favourite weekly and annual markets. The highlight is the annual Burrawang Easter market which is alway a fantastic day for 2 duck trading. Burrawang is such a picturesque little village in the Southern highlands and we enjoy the fun of fair.
We have been really busy with wholesales in the last few week as everyone prepares for Easter and Mother Day. For all the info just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cute little baskets for Easter
We have these at the markets!
As well as the baskets we have a great selection of sustainable jute bags and produce bags. Pop over to our Say No to Plastic Bags shop and make your selection.
Markets for April
Cambridge markets EQ on every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Open from 8 am to 2pm this is the perfect destination for fruit and vegetables, flowers, great bread and much more. We are there every through the month. Away Saturday 20th April. For market baskets, linens, raffia hats and fine French food.
Find us at the Carriageworks in April on Saturdays 13th and 27th from 8am to 1p. For baskets and sustainable bags.
On every 1st and 3rd Saturday on Miller Street North Sydney find us in April on Saturday 6th April for the market and Sustainable Future. From 8am to midday.
Sunday 7th April: Cambridge Markets Sydney: Cronulla Easter market 10-4pm Don Lucas reserve Wanda Beach.
Burrawang Easter market Saturday 20th April Easter Saturday in the main street of the Burrawang Village. From 9am to 4pm. Such a lovely day in the Highlands.
Love from 2 duck
We have finally unpacked the new container and have all our baskets now updated and back in stock on the My Shop page. It is so great to have all our favourites back in stock plus some new ones as well.
Fete de l’amour
We have the perfect baskets to celebrate. Silver, gold and the red heart baskets or any of the other options.
Markets for February
Cambridge market EQ – we are there every Wednesday and Saturday (except weekend of 23rd February)
Carriageworks Farmers market – find us Saturday 9th February from 8-1pm.
Northside Produce market – we will be there Saturday 16th from 8 – midday in our usual spot.
We have had a few glitches with our website this week but everything is back to normal now – happy shopping!
We can’t believe that it is January 2019 already. Summer is finally here and so happy that our wait for baskets is almost over.
I had a quick swim at our local beach the other day and it was 2 duck baskets everywhere – such a great sight to see.
While we wait for the final few weeks for the container here is a sneak peek of some of the new styles coming!!
The cute pom pom basket and a cherry basket. These two and more will be available very soon. Plus plenty of other styles and all our favourites too.
In the mean time we still have many great baskets on our site – just pop over to My Shop to see what is in stock.
Markets for January
After a little pause we are back at:
Wednesday 16th January and will be there every Wednesday and Saturday through January.
First market for 2019 is Saturday Jan 19th and we will be there 8am to midday.
Carriageworks Farmer market back 19th January but our first market will be 26th January from 8-1pm.
See you at the markets and I will be shouting from the roof tops when the new baskets come in!!!!
Happy New Year