Morgan grew up in Taranaki where, like most Kiwi kids, she spent her days mucking around at the beach, baking through Ladies, A Plate and the Edmonds cookbook, as well as generally tinkering around her Dad’s workshop making things. And, like most kiwi kids, Morgan did not grow up eating oatcakes. Instead, she had an active mind that leaned towards crafting and an entrepreneurial streak that got her making jewelry. After leaving school, she began working with Craig Macfarlane at one of his Ozone cafes in New Plymouth. Morgan was inspired by Craig’s energy and innovation and went on to Uni in Wellington to study communication and marketing.
When Morgan returned home to help cater for her brother’s 21st, she decided to buy some oatcakes and couldn’t find any. Hmmm. She made some herself and found her family both bemused and pleased at this foreign fare. Hmmm. She didn’t like the jobs she was getting along the way and it came down to making a decision. Morgan thought back to her time with Craig (who now mentors the couple) working at the New Plymouth cafe and how since childhood, she really wanted to run her own business. And so, like many of our amazing producers at Raeward Fresh, Morgan and Nic decided to risk ‘the secure life’ and become entrepreneurial bakers.
...is to check out the deli counters of our Raeward Fresh markets and pair Bonnie Oatcakes with your favourite Stilton and Zoe's garden relish. Or, a creamy French Camembert and Provisions Cherry Almond preserves. You can go sweet or savoury with these hearty healthy oatcakes which me and my neighbours have been thoroughly enjoying.