Wrapping Up 2023: Christmas Closedown!

Kia Ora Koutou,
Well the end of the year is fast approaching with Christmas already just around the corner. It's been a big year of changes for us at Yum Jar, what with our move to Wellington, our kitchen build progress slowly but surely trucking along, welcoming some new staff and farewelling others off on their new journeys. We are so grateful for ALL of your support along the way and can't wait to get back into it, in our new space, in 2024, after a short, but much-needed break!

Christmas/New Year Closedown:
Yum Jar will be closing from December 23rd for 2 weeks, and reopening on January 8th 2024. Orders for the last deliveries of the year will close on Friday 16th December. We have limited extra slots for free jar pickup requests available too so please make your orders quick before we run out of room. If you can hold onto your jars over the break that is absolutely fine too.

Kitchen Build Update!
We are thrilled to announce that our kitchen is now well underway! The walls are built, the vinyl has been laid, stainless steel walls are up, and there's not too much left to do except the ventilation installation, plumbing, then bringing all the equipment back in and setting up! We will of course also have to get the council to sign off on the build, and to sign off on our food safety certificate for the new premises. But all going well, we will be able to start working in there from January 8th! The space itself is a lot bigger than our current temporary spot, and our old place in Porirua, so we look forward to being able to expand our numbers and our offerings next year. Stay tuned for more updates in 2024!

Looking for tasty dishes for your Christmas table?
For our last week of meal boxes of 2023 we have put together a mix of summery dishes from a variety of cuisines to add exciting flavours and bright colours to your Christmas lunch or dinner! Please note: our final week of deliveries runs from December 18th-22nd, so if you want to serve these at your Christmas table we recommend ordering for a delivery on the Thursday or Friday of that week, so your box contents are as fresh as possible.

Menu for Week 51 (18th-22nd December)

Recipe #1: Lemon & Garlic Asparagus Pasta Salad
with Basil & Rocket Pesto, Toasted Seeds & Parmesan Crumb

Recipe #2: Crispy Fried Tofu Noodle Salad (mild spice)
with Gochugaru Chili & Lime Dressing & Toasted Sesame Seeds

Recipe #3: Broccoli, Pea & Lentil Pilaf
with Turmeric Basmati Rice, Toasted Almonds & Dried Fruits

Recipe #4: Black Bean & Courgette Fritters
with Fresh Salad, Sweet Chili Sour Cream, & Smoky Toasted Coconut

Recipe #5: Bulghur Wheat Summer Salad
with Roasted Pumpkin & Cumin Hummus, Mixed Olives, Lemon Dressing & Walnut Hemp Seed Crumb

Looking for a last minute gift that doesn't cost the earth?
Get them a Yum Jar Voucher! Available in values of $30 up to $250, upon purchase vouchers are emailed directly to you, so there's no worrying about not getting them in time! You can also print or write them out on your own customized card before giving them as a gift for that extra personal touch! Vouchers can be used on any products in our store, and are active for 12 months from their purchase date. Instructions for how to redeem are emailed to you upon purchase. P.S. They're also a great way to support us while we are closed!

We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia
Ottilie & the team at Yum Jar!
Yum Jar Team at Ottilie and Sam's Wedding
Image: The Team at Ottilie and Sam's wedding, Staglands Wildlife Reserve, October 14th 2023!
We had a ball celebrating love and life, with delicious plant based & low waste catering by Taco Addicts. I found my dress at local small business Eco Bride, who rescue and sell preloved wedding dresses! While not an official team member, Sam has provided a lot of free tech support, taste testing, and delivery driving over the years! He's been an absolutely incredible support for us from day 1, through all inevitable twists and turns of running a small business, and I couldn't be more lucky to call him my husband. 💖
From left to right: Kermit, Tom, Ottilie, Sam, Em, Hannah. In absentia: Phoebe, Ari.