Local food growers & producers

Local food growers & producers

Whether you are buying food for yourself, your family or your business, it’s great to know where your food has come from and how it was grown. There are a great range of local growers and organizations here in Taranaki you can buy off directly and support, including:

  • Amadinah - New Plymouth. Amadinah sell a variety of mediterranean dips and spreads at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth and The Seaside Market.

  • Avojoa - Oakura. Avojoa is a 15 year old family avocado orchard. Their avocados are available at HokoLoko.

  • Beach Road Milk - New Plymouth. Supplying local raw/unpasteurized milk direct from the farm. Their farm store also stocks items from Loveys Free Range Eggs, The Blueberry Patch, Villa Bumblebee and Kaitake Farm.

  • Billow Bakery - New Plymouth. Billow are a New Plymouth Bakery that make artisan sourdough breads. Their bakery and cafe is in Quarter Bank, behind Kina on Devon St West. They also run and sell at HokoLoko.

  • Blueberry Patch - New Plymouth. Grow mostly blueberries, but also currants, gooseberries, all sorts of brambles. Some produce is sold fresh, some as preserves, together with traditional sourdough bread and gluten and dairy free baking. They sell at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth and at Beach Road Milk.

  • Carpe Diem Farms - North Taranaki. Carpe Diem Farms produce high quality 100% free range eggs. They sell at the Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth.

  • Dolly’s Milk - Stratford and Bell Block. Supplying local raw/unpasteurized milk direct from the farm.

  • Egmont Honey - New Plymouth. Egmont Honey produce and pack the finest New Zealand honey. Available in supermarkets and their New Plymouth store.

  • Egmont Seafoods - New Plymouth. Egmont Seafoods land fish from a number of small boats who fish out of port Taranaki. Available from their premise near the port and at HokoLoko.

  • Eltham Honey - Eltham. Local honey producers since 1965.

  • Fonterra Brands Cheese shop - Eltham, offering a range of locally made cheeses.

  • Freeman Farms - New Plymouth. Freeman Farms have productive urban market garden plots in New Plymouth, growing spray-free vegetables and fruit using organic practices. They sell at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth and at HokoLoko.

  • Goldbush Micro Farm - Hawera. Located a few minutes north of Hawera, Goldbush provides farm to table food and knowledge to the local community. You can find Goldbush produce at the Saturday market in the Hawera Square 9 am - 12 noon and at Someday Cafe on Princes Street, Hawera.

  • Harvest Coop - New Plymouth. Small scale producers of field grown veges, which are a mix of commercially grown and spray free. Available at HokoLoko.

  • Hurworth Mushrooms - local growers or gourmet mushrooms, including wine cap and oyster mushrooms,

  • Kaitake Farm - Oakura. Kaitake Farms’ goal is to provide quality organic produce to local people and businesses that tastes amazing. Produce can be purchased at Down to Earth Organics, Oakura Four Square, and Beach Road Milk. Kaitake also supply a range of local eateries.

  • Loveys Free Range Eggs - New Plymouth. Loveys produce free range eggs, Available at Beach Road Milk and HokoLoko.

  • Mac Snacks - Waitara. Mac Snacks macadamia products are locally grown and processed, with Bio-Gro certified. They sell these along with seasonal produce at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth.

  • Nashinui - Urenui. Nashinui is a organic nashi pear orchard selling produce at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth and from their property.

  • Natural Lea - New Plymouth. Natural Lea grows a wide range of seasonal vegetables and fruit. They sell at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth.

  • Proof & Stock. Local roasters of organic coffee, sold in compostable packaging or ground into your jar. Sold, along with fresh coffees, on Cutfield Road in New Plymouth.

  • Roebuck Farm - New Plymouth. Roebuck Farm are producers of organic seasonal vegetables. They also teach self-sufficiency through on-farm workshops. Available from a farm shop on Hurford Road, at Egmont Seafoods, at HokoLoko, and a number of restaurants.

  • Shamjo Gardens - Eltham. Shamjo Gardens farm a 1/4 acre section sustainably and without the use of herbicides or pesticides. They sell seasonal vegetables throughout South Taranaki and fresh cut herbs through HokoLoko.

  • Sid’s Sauce - New Plymouth. Sid’s Sauce use locally grown ingredients (where possible) to make a range of all-natural sauces, vinegars, mustards, rubs and vinaigrettes. They sell at the New Plymouth Farmers Market and various outlets around Taranaki.

  • Smart Organics - New Plymouth. Smart Organics sell homegrown vegetables and fruit at their gate.

  • The Green Shed Farm Shop - socialising in dried herbs, herbal vinegars and oils. Other produce grown on site is made into a range of jams, jellies, curds, & syrups, sold in their farm shop.

  • Thula Greens - New Plymouth. Thula Greens grow fresh, nutrient dense microgreens. They sell at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth and to a number of restaurants.

  • Villa Bumblebee - New Plymouth. Villa Bumblebee bake fresh organic artisan sourdough bread, available at Vetro, Beach Road Milk and at the Sunday Taranaki Farmers Market in New Plymouth.

  • Wildcat Coffee - New Plymouth. Wildcat are local coffee roasters. You can order their coffee at HokoLoko.

  • Zenian Organic - New Plymouth. Zenaian imports and distributes virgin coconut oil, coconut products and other organic goods. Available in stores around the country.

Local growers support

Local Food Consultancy, run by Ursula Bil-Teitink of Oakura, provides project management, consultancy, coaching and training to businesses in the specialty and niche food sectors, in the field of marketing, organic & food safety compliance, market development and sales.

Email: ursulabilteitink@gmail.com

If you know of other stockists/retailers/suppliers/services or all round fantastic sustainable sources please let us know so that we can include them.