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Producers

Passionate Permies

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Just outside Tuatapere, Evita and Dylan aim to grow nutritionally dense, poison free produce. We minimise use of plastics, compost using worms, and add biochar to improve the soil.

Aparima College

The Aparima School and Community Gardens are vegetable gardens and foragable spaces for students and the community. The gardens are located behind Aparima College just at the edge of the Estuary mouth. Everything you purchase from us goes to support our aims to get students outside, growing food for themselves and their community, and eating healthy, fresh, nutritious food! Thanks for your support.

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Gardens for Life

 Our goal is to connect people and plants. We want to only have a positive impact on our environment.

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Wild South Honey

We run 400 beehives in the western Southland region. Since founding in 1996, Wild South Honey has remained at Bluecliffs Beach Road in Tuatapere where we process our honey; from the hive to the jar!

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Tasty Veg @Holt Cottage

A half acre garden shared by Mike (vegetables) and Faimie (fruit, flowers, habitat and design decisions, admin). We try to grow as much of our own food as possible while trying to have a light footprint on the planet and use as few chemicals as possible. We compost as much of our garden waste as possible but do bring in potting mix and weeping wall dairy farm solids. We love encouraging birds, bees and other small creatures and try to offer an interesting habitat which is a mix of natives and exotics. We are starting to experiment with companion planting and rotting undesirable weeds in water. We grow all our vegetables from seed and buy our seeds from both Kings and Egmont catalogues. We have three small glasshouses and additionally grow a range of fruit trees, heritage apples along with decorative flower areas. Our aim is to feed ourselves and sell any surplus. Faimie endeavors to record mostly her garden activities, though the tidy gardener Mike does get a look in sometimes.
Blog https://holtcottagegarden.blogspot.com/

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Fresh, naturally grown produce, plants, herbs and eggs from South Hillend, Southland. Using permaculture growing methods that help provide a mini eco system to local wildlife, while producing delicious food! 

Ellwood Farm

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Guyton's Forest Garden

Our forest garden has been grown up over 28 years and is very diverse. As well as fruit and nut trees and berries we have a wide range of wild foods and perennial vegetables that can be foraged.

We have worked using organic methods from the beginning and the established microbiology will ensure their produce is packed with nutrients!

We enjoy sharing our produce especially the tastes of less known food sources which you can learn to source elsewhere.

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Nicky is fairly new to the area, and has been busy creating The Shepherds Hut garden in Ohai. She trys to be as spray free as possible and has built her garden using layering methods and some permaculture principles. The vege garden is also planted with flowers and plants to attract bees and other beneficial insects. You might find the odd hole in a cabbage leaf, or a slug in your lettuce....yup, this is real fresh! 

Nicky hopes you enjoy her home grown veges as much as she does.

The Shepherd's Hut

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Heather's Hazels

Hazelnuts grown near Drummond by Heather and sold as raw or raosted nuts or other value added products such as granola made to order.

Nuts are cracked by a hand powered machine and then picked out one by one.

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Imbizi Farm

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Imbizi farm is a small farmlet on the outskirts of Otautau on the flood plains of the Aparima river. Edwin is a retired dairy farmer with a horticultural background, Fungai is a teacher at Takitimu with green fingers and has a passion for gardening. Mako is a high school student and the muscle of the operations. While studying horticulture in college Edwin did a paper on mushrooms and that ignited the passion for growing mushrooms and when he retired from dairying   he built a mushroom farm in a disused sheep woolshed. We use wheat straw obtained from a local grain farmer as our growing medium. In the spring we raise calves in a purpose-built calf shed and that provides the manure for the garden as well as compost from the garden waste.  The potatoes are grown on virgin ground in rotation with pasture. Our produce is spray free.

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Last Light Lodge

Last Light Lodge, in Tuatapere, created its first vegetable gardens in 2011, and we began to plant heritage fruit trees as well. First, it was to provide our restaurant with fresh produce, but then we use more and more space and we can sell what we have as extras. We don't use any pesticides or chemicals, only natural help.
We use also our produce to make jams, jellies, chutneys, relishes, sauces, unique exceptional flavours concocted by our Chef Craig. If you wish to have them shipped contact us by email lastlightlodge@gmail.com and we will figure the cost.

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MooDew

We produce Paneer, Queso Fresco and variations from the very fresh real raw milk from our own dairy cows. 

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Ohai Eggs

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Home grown free range eggs

Packed with Goodness

We are a manufacturer of gluten-free, lactose-free, vege mini meals.

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