While the paint work on Pinks Mitre 10 is quite new, there’s good old fashioned values and service to be had inside.

Clare is one of South Australia’s oldest and best known mid north towns. Established in 1842, it’s full of interest and history.

Speaking of Clare history, this farming community has been supporting a very special business nearly as old as the town.

Established in 1861, Pink’s is still owned and operated by the same family 154 years on and currently in its 6th generation. A member of the Mitre 10 group since the early 70’s. Owner, Greg and his wife Mel are still looking after some of the same families his grandfather was looking after 40 years ago.

While there have obviously been a lot of changes in that time, the store continues to be neat and tidy, well stocked and well laid out.

Supporting the local community is a hallmark of Mitre 10 and Pink’s is no different supporting the Clare district in all facets, sponsoring and donating to everyone, from sporting clubs to schools, charities, service clubs and community projects, such as playgrounds and the famous Riesling Trail.

The staff are all local, involved in the community and love looking after their customers. Ali Nicholls is the Garden Centre manager and has a real passion for gardening, currently studying a horticulture degree, and is happy to discuss all things gardening with her customers.

Ali is also a trained chef and happy to pass on a recipe using fresh, home grown ingredients

Ali’s Basil Aioli

1 clove garlic
10-20 Basil leaves
Pinch sea salt
Pinch ground pepper
Juice of half a lemon
1 egg
Extra virgin olive oil or canola oil (approx. 1 cup)

Add ingredients (except Olive Oil) to blender.
Blend until a smooth paste
Run blender and add a continuous drizzle of olive oil
Keep in fridge. Up to 2 weeks.

Ideal with chicken, lamb, ham, salmon, salads & hot chips!!



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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.