XMAS NEWSLETTER 2019

Hello to all our wonderful customers!

What a busy few months it has been for Emu Ridge…..

Lots of renovations, new Point of Sale / Inventory system, new staff plus so much more and – on top of all that – being advised that we are a finalist in this year’s South Australian Tourism Awards!

Below you’ll see what’s been happening at Emu Ridge plus be able to buy your favorite items in our amazing sale of 15% OFF EVERYTHING – just in time for Christmas!

As always, we thank all our customers for supporting our family-owned business and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season!

Happy reading,

Bev, Larry and the Emu Ridge Team


 

2019 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS FINALIST

We are proud to be finalist in this year’s South Australian Tourism Awards!

We look forward to the Gala Dinner on the 8th November where the winners will be announced and wish all fellow Kangaroo Island businesses all the best. Follow the link below for more information.

Read More Here →

 


Once again for all our wonderful customers, we would like to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Perfect time to get in early for Xmas gifts or top up on your favourite oils or creams.

Just use coupon code xmas19 at the cart page before it expires on 4/11/19.

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Renovations at Emu Ridge

It has been a busy winter at Emu Ridge with lots of renovations happening all around the shop. Check out what has changed!
See it all here →

 


Welcome to our new chef Lewis!

We are excited to have Lewis from the UK taking over our cafe and bringing delicious new food to our menu. His new menu starts 4th November with different specials every week. Find out the first new specials here.
Find more here →

 


Check out this handy blog to clean shoes or handbags!

 


Emu Ridge On The Road

Emu Ridge has been out and about at various shows around the state. We have recently been at Paskeville Field Days on Yorke Peninsula, Melrose and Jamestown Shows. See what happened when we were there.
See what we got up to →

 


Thank you very much for taking the time to read our newsletter and we wish to hear from you in the future!

Have a lovely, safe and fun Festive Season and New Year!

From the Emu Ridge Team

Welcome to Our New Chef Lewis!

NEW MENU STARTS 4th NOVEMBER!

We are happy to introduce our new Chef Lewis Middleton from the UK who will be bringing delicious and exciting new food to our Cafe. (Is he a Royal??)

Tristan, Bev and Larry’s son is heading out for the Crayfishing Season this November over Summer, so a great opportunity has arisen for Lewis and for us! Please make him feel welcome, we are thrilled to have him on board! He has already signed up for cricket season!

We are excited to see Lewis taking on his new role with pride, his skill and passion for creating some new and innovative dishes using our regions local and Australian native produce is exciting!  With years of Cooking experience he will bring a new dimension to Emu Ridge and a new dining experience for Kangaroo Island visitors and locals, so enjoy something new! Lewis is from the UK but is enjoying his time working around Australia. He is excited to be working and living on an Island and is looking forward to meeting the locals,  and looking forward to showcasing his culinary skills.

Lewis will be using Kangaroo Island and South Australian produce to showcase what our beautiful state has to offer. Each week he will have different specials to mix it up and we hope to have some special events so keep an eye on our Facebook and website!

LEWIS’ NEW MENU – starting 4th November

🍳 Chorizo Infused Patatas Bravas – Rich Smokey Garlic and Tomato Roasted Potatoes, Spicy Chorizo, Topped with Fryars Fried Free Range Egg.

🌮 Fresh Fish Tacos – Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods Whiting, Fresh Pineapple Chilli & Coriander Salsa, Sesame Soy Slaw, Pickled Red Onion, Chefs Own Tartare Sauce In a Soft Shell Tortilla.

🍱 Moroccan Spiced Falafel Flat Bread – Homemade Falafels, Lemon Scented Couscous, Fresh Cucumber & Garlic Tzatziki, Pickled Carrot & Beetroot, Toasted Almonds, Grilled Pita Flat Bread

Remember remember the 4th of November it all kicks off 🤙

The first of the specials – Patatas Bravas, Fresh Whiting Taco & Moroccan Spice Falafels

Our Cafe offers a great casual dining experience using our regions local produce.  We cater for all dietary requirements. To complement our dining areas we offer a fully licensed bar that has a good selection of local beer, ciders and wine.

We are also taking bookings for Christmas Parties or any other special events you may wish to hold here and we can cater any menu to your liking.

Christmas 2019 15% OFF SALE!

We are happy to offer all our wonderful customers 15% OFF EVERYTHING*  EARLYBIRD SALE! Just in time for Christmas, so now is the time to stock up on gifts or even buy for yourself.

Just simply use the coupon code xmas19 at the cart page and remember it expires 4/11/19. Happy shopping 🙂

 

*excludes sale items and postage.

Winter 2019 Renovations at Emu Ridge

We have been busy here at Emu Ridge over the low season with renovations in and around the shop.

Tristan and Larry with the help of a few people have transformed the look of Emu Ridge just in time for the peak tourism season on KI. Below is a gallery of images with all the improvements including the new brush fence around the bus parking area, which now frames the outdoor picnic area and makes it safer for families. The front deck being oiled, new plant boxes near car park, freshly painted MacGillivray Post Office the new entrance sign and automatic sliding doors.

We would like to thank Alice from Big Quince Print for the new sign at the front of the shop, it looks wonderful!

Thanks to Phil, Leanne and Daniel from Expression In Colour for re-painting the Post Office back to its original colour, just like it was over 100 years ago.

Also thanks to Spanners and Gavin Bates for laying down the marl in the bus parking area and on the paths around the still.


BRUSH FENCE

Larry & Tristan with a trailer load of broom bush.

Half way done along bus park.

Fence half done with the top still to be trimmed.

All completed – view from bus parking area.

View of new broom fence in picnic area which is now closed off from bus parking area making a great space for families.


NEW ENTRANCE SIGN

Thanks Alice & Stu of Big Quince Print we love our new sign 😍🍃


RESTORED MACGILLIVRAY POST OFFICE

See the short video below of Expression In Colour (Phil, Leanne and Daniel) painting the Post Office. They have recently come back to live on Kangaroo Island but many many years ago they painted our toilets and it’s great to have them back here again.


OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AROUND EMU RIDGE

New railing around the entrance.

Front deck freshly oiled by Tristan.

Great space for families with young children to hang out and enjoy some delicious food and coffee from the cafe.

The new plant boxes Tristan built around the reverse cycle unit.

Front deck freshly oiled by Tristan.

Larry loving the roller

Spanners hard at work!

Celebrate Xmas with us on Kangaroo Island

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery is open for Xmas bookings, and are excited to announce we have a new Chef who is confident he will make your Xmas Celebrations one to remember. 👨‍🍳

Book early to avoid disappointment. 🎉🥂🎄🎅🍻  Ph 08 8553 8228 Email: info@emuridge.com.au

Lewis

We are thrilled to have Lewis working with us this season. With years of Cooking experience our Chef Lewis will bring a new dimension to Emu Ridge and a new dining experience for Kangaroo Island visitors and locals. Lewis is from the UK but is enjoying his time working around Australia. He is excited to be working and living on an Island and is looking forward to meeting the locals,  and looking forward to showcasing his culinary skills.

Staff Training at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island

Emu Ridge would be nothing without great staff. They are such an important part of anyones business. My bosses whom I thank from the bottom of my heart for the training that I was offered many years ago from Kennetts M10 at Kadina, they gave me opportunities to have training in all areas of products we sold and customer service, which has helped mould me into the person I am today.

Meet Jess who has been a valuable member our team at Emu Ridge for 8 months now, she is really enjoying her Hospitality Trainee-ship with HITsa Training and Employment – RTO code 40200. Jess is multi skilled like all of us, but loves making a good coffee . Its great to have her back as an adult, Jess used to work for us during her school years many years ago 

#kangarooisland #stafftraining #ki_coffeeroasters #coffee #supportlocal   #customerservice  #HITsa

~Bev~

South Australian Shows and Events

Once again, we are headed up to Yorke Peninsula to sell our goods at the Field Days in Paskeville. Leah from AW Vater & Co always looks after us. We have been in their Marquee in the same place for the last 6 field days.

We thank everyone in the area for their continued support. Larry and I lived in Kadina for a while so its always great to catch-up with family and old friends!


Thanks to my sister Coralie and her partner Smillie who continued on selling our Eucalyptus and Emu oil at the Melrose and Jamestown show. Its always great to get your products out and about.

Coralie, Merino wool ambassador Catriona Rowntree and Smillie selling Kangaroo Island Marino Wool Garments

Melrose Show Display

 

Shemia my niece enjoyed being a model in at the fashion parade. Working for Nadia Stamp where she worked alongside the other Finesse Models. What a great job she did to!

Shemia my Niece in the fashion parade

It’s not just farm stuff. There is something for everyone at the field days my granddaughter Maggie got her hair braided by the Tafe team very cute!

 

 

South Australian Tourism Awards

⭐ We are proud to be a finalist in this years South Australian Tourism Awards ⭐

Our team prides itself to always deliver an excellent experience at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus on Kangaroo Island!

It’s the first time we have had the time to enter this prestigious awards for many years! We are very thrilled to get this far, there are some amazing SA Businesses.

Larry & Bev Turner & team

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS

Three other tourism businesses in Kangaroo Island have also been announced as finalists in the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards.

The other KI finalists are:

Most category winners go on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra in 2020.

Presented by TiCSA, together with the principal sponsor – South Australian Tourism Commission, the SA Tourism Awards celebrate tourism businesses that have demonstrated excellence and innovation throughout the year.

The award winners are announced accross more than 25 catagories at a Gala Dinner on Friday, 8 November, at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) Chief Executive Officer, Shaun de Bruyn said Kangaroo Island is home to many fantastic tourism experiences.

“The South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner is a premier industry event celebrating the tourism operators across the state that have gone over and above to achieve outstanding success,” said Mr de Bruyn.

“Kangaroo Island is a wonderful region and the unique experiences on offer for our visitors really help set South Australia apart amongst a highly competitive industry. I congratulate all finalists and wish them the best of luck.”

Acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Pisoni said the awards not only recognised excellence in tourism experiences, but also highlighted the world-class expertise offered by South Australian business operators.

“Our appeal as a destination has never been higher. We continue to deliver solid growth in bookings, outstanding events and amazing tourism offerings right across our state. It’s great to see our South Australian tourism businesses are constantly evolving, being bold and creating lasting impressions.

“I am very proud of the tourism businesses who call SA home. They have very high standards of creativity, innovation, resilience and passion.”

#southaustraliantourismawards  #sustainabletourism #kangarooisland #southaustralia @satourism_awards

source –  theislanderonline.com.au

Eucalyptus oil a great natural cleaner

Did you know? Eucalyptus Oil is great to clean scuff marks from shoes and handbags! Also the floor and so much more.

We had a lovely tourism student from Canada working with us at Emu Ridge and she said to me; look at my shoes they were so clean when I first arrived and now they have all these marks on them, what will clean them? Not a problem I said, I grabbed our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil and a cloth and said this will do the trick and it did, she was very surprised. This essential oil certainly is a natural versatile product that we all forget about sometimes. Lets get back to chemical free cleaning in the home, its so much better for us and the environment! ~Bev~

Another lady, Nyree had a similar experience with her handbag and this is what she said; “I used my beautiful new Coach bag yesterday and foolishly wore a new pair of jeans at the same time. By the time I got to my sister’s house I realised my hands and new bag had been stained blue! I was devastated.
When I got home I used Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil to clean my hands and used a few drops on a cloth to clean my bag. It all came off without damaging the bag! So freaking relieved.🍃 it’s great for removing scuff marks from shoes, handbags, floors etc”

 

 


MORE TIPS

We know the bowls ladies and men love our eucalyptus oil for getting scuff marks off of their beautiful white shoes, cleaning there bowls, handbags and bowls bags. It’s great for cleaning any kind of shoes!

Smelly Shoes

Shoes or sneakers can become musty or smelly quite quickly.  To refresh them place shoes outside in sunshine and wipe the inside with a cloth moistened with Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil.

Apparently tea bags work to! To make the teabags even more efficient add a few drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil, you can also wipe the insides of your shoes on a regular basis to kill the bacteria that causes the odour.

Here’s another tip, its an old wives tale but apparently it works. Stuff the shoes with newspaper. That’s right. Newspaper! Leave over night and your shoes should be “stink-free” come morning!

To help prevent shoe odours soak some cotton wool with a teaspoonful of Eucalyptus Oil.   Place the cotton wool wad into the toe of an old stocking and put in the toe of any shoe. Not only does this help prevent odours it also helps keeps the shape intact.

Baking soda is also awesome. Stuff some old cotton socks with stuffing, add some baking soda its great for absorbing odors, seal with a rubber band or stitch the top closed. I’ve heard kitty litter can be used the same way. Just leave these socks in your shoes when your not wearing them.

Dryer sheets with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil will absorb the odours. Tear them in half and leave in your shoes when you not wearing them.

If you can, wash them, pop them  in the washing machine add a teaspoon of Eucalyptus Oil with normal washing detergent and then dry them completely. From then on use the above tips and they will never stink again!!

Cheers, Bev

Proprietor of Emu Ridge on beautiful Kangaroo Island


Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

Below is a brief overview of Emu Ridge and our unique eucalyptus oil on Kangaroo Island, we are one of the last 100% Australian Grown Organic Eucalyptus Oil Distilleries!  Buy Australian produced today click here to order from Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery!

This unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of this essential oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries.
One company, F.H.Faulding & Co purchased Emu Ridge in 1923, establishing two plantations in 1938 for the purpose of systematically harvesting it on a rotational basis. (The Narrow Leaf responds well to pruning.) Most success, however, was achieved by individuals who set up stills as a seasonal sideline.
Our oil is distilled in the traditional method at Emu Ridge. The leaf is placed into a pot containing water, beneath which a fire is lit, steam carrying the oil is passed through a system of cooling pipes, the oil separates and is piped off into containers. The raw oil undergoes another refining process to produce the final product crystal clear oil.
Native farming is far better for our environment, no sprays and chemicals, a great renewable resource and natural product.

SOME USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodorizer, a spot & stain remover, e.g. soiled clothing, anything sticky, stickers, chewing gum, paint & ink marks.
Cleans bathroom tiles, brass, ovens, plastic & vinyl. For washing woollens & clothing.
The Body:
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
Animals:
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.

My Recipe book will help you with how to use our 100% pure Australian eucalyptus oil!