Our Gourmet Hamper News

Another Year Older and More Fabulous Hampers!! March 27 2015, 1 Comment

A whole year has passed since our last post. I suspect we have fallen off the radar for any serious blog watcher, but we are keen to post when we can to keep a journal of the adventure as much as keep our loyal fans up to speed on what is going on inside Urban Providore and the Hamper Bazaar.

So March is here again and today we donated one of our new Hampers, the OBDM Bounty to the Canberra Grammar 2015 Fete for their Silent Auction. This year we have increased our support of the school and community donating our queen of the Old Bus Depot Market Gourmet Hamper Bazaar (yes, new name for this pop-up stall overflowing with our Gourmet Hampers, it has been in operation 9 months now).


The OBDM Bounty or Old Bus Depot Market Bounty, showcases the marvelous talents of our artisan producers in Canberra and the Capital Region. These producers bring their produce to the Old Bus Depot Market every Sunday and personally chat to customers at the Market about how, where, why and what their produce is all about. By producing a specific Hamper to showcase the produce we are able to market their talents more widely and show the strength of the culinary capabilities of Canberran producers. 

If you have a fund raising activity that you are involved in and would love to use our Gourmet Tapas hamper just let us know via email; urbanprovidore@gmail.com or phone 0414 729 370. You could also check out our full range of Hampers, if you want to be more creative.

Donations Donations Donations March Madness March 07 2014, 4 Comments

Our Hampers have been in demand in March by those magnificent people raising funds for good causes! We have been asked to donate Gourmet Hampers to fetes, quizes and ute muster!

We have one soldier who is always ready and able to step up to this job. The Gourmet Tapas is our man on the ground for all sponsorship calls to duty.

The Gourmet Tapas is perfect for the gift to hand your host as you step inside for a gorgeous home cooked meal with friends, or to grab for you and your partner to enjoy a weekend away by a fire somewhere in the country this Autumn. We have even heard its been used regularly in the kitchens of some fine Canberra cooks who serve tapas with it daily.

The Gourmet Tapas includes the infamous Bad Sally balsamic reduction from Matchett Production's, their fine zesty Dukkah and a gorgeous shaped bottle of their Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil all huddled up close with an Acacia wood paddle from Nova and a Maxwell and Williams Duo Dipping Dish! All you need is your favourite Krusty Warm Bread.

So find our Gourmet Tapas hamper and make your bid at the Raffle on Saturday 15th March at the Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster or head into the Canberra Grammar Annual Fete on Saturday the 5th April and put a bid in to the Silent Auction. If you are lucky enough to be attending the Canberra Grammar Girls Rowing Trivia night on Friday March 7th you can make a bid on our uniquely designed Hedonism Hamper for Canberra Girls Rowing which was kindly donated by the magnificent Caudle Family.

If you have a fund raising activity that you are involved in and would love to use our Gourmet Tapas hamper just let us know via email; urbanprovidore@gmail.com or phone 0414 729 370. You could also check out our full range of Hampers, if you want to be more creative.

In return for our donation we only ask you promote our hamper and our company like mad.....telling all your friends!!!

Lets generate some funds for good causes!!

Hampers Everywhere January 26 2014, 0 Comments

Apparently you love our gourmet hampers!!

We have kept a range of our hampers on display during January at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets and the Old Bus Depot Market and asked people for feedback on the look, design, price and range.

Here are some quotes:

"they are so clever"

"i love how you don't use baskets"

"they look so great"

"its clear you have put a lot of thought into these Hampers"

"great price range, the cheaper ones are really attractive"

THANK YOU,  this sort of feedback makes it all so worthwhile.

We have also received really great feedback on improvements to our labeling, and we are looking at ways to repackage our hampers so our hampers shine without the cello reflection!

Any feedback is always welcome....check our shopify site and tell us what you think, you can send us an email at urbanprovidore@gmail.com. All feedback good and bad will receive 20% off for their next hamper purchase.


Our First Christmas December 31 2013, 0 Comments

That was a very very busy Christmas for our first year....THANK YOU everyone for making us really busy.

We sold at least one of every Hamper and 20+ of the more popular ones.

We hope you have had a very Merry Christmas period and are putting your goals to paper to celebrate the arrival of 2014....remember you can be totally hedonistic for one night this year! TONIGHT!!! so enjoy.

HELLO WORLD November 20 2013, 1 Comment

Hello world, this is our first blog post to announce day one of online trading for Urban Providore. We have started with what we hope will be a big hit for December some "cooky, cheeky, functional" Gourmet Hampers all tied up in red, green, gold and silver Christmas bows. We have relied heavily on the magnificent artisan crafted gourmet range from Matchett Productions to provide everything your taste buds desire for this holiday season. Enjoy!