ORGANIC GROWERS IN TASMAN
WHERE TO GET ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGGIES TO EAT HEALTHY AND SUPPORT LOCAL GROWERS
When we started our business Rainbow Kitchen we decided to make our pies not only vegan and gluten free, but also 100% organic.
First it seemed like quite a challenge, but then after a bit of research we found a supplier for every single ingredient that goes into our organic pies.
Now we are proud to say that we source most of our fresh ingredients locally from organic growers in the Tasman Region.
Are you wondering where to buy organic veggies and fruit locally?
There are great growers with market gardens and small scale organic growers with honesty boxes as well. We thought of making it easy for you and put them all together. These are our suppliers and could be yours as well :)
All these people have green fingers, dirt behind their nails and total love for the land they are looking after. They are 100% committed to organic principles and best of all they all are beautiful people as well :)
Vedic Organics is a large-scale certified organic market garden supplying fresh organic produce to the Nelson-Tasman region. This is an amazing one family business, run by truly beautiful people producing a great range of vegetables. For us Balarama and Rati are the potato family :D because this is where all our potatoes come from. And lovely Peter is always happy to deliver them. You can buy veggies from them on Wednesdays at the Farmers Market and every Saturday at The Nelson Market. You can also buy directly from a stall at their property in Woodstock or order online.
Small scale organic market garden based in Riwaka. Goran and Rose are passionate about healthy eating and growing. You can find them at the Nelson Farmers Market or in their farm shop or order a veggie box.
Little Shaggery farm
An established Certified Organic edible landscape with diverse fruit trees. Luke and Rozmeri are growing healthy, fresh, tasty and affordable produce and also making beautiful quality juices and vinegars. You can find them at the Nelson Farmers Market, The Nelson Market, Free Marketeers Market or buy directly from the stall at the border of their property in Motueka Valley.
Tasman Organics Te Awanui
Roadside stall at 121 Cotterel Rd, Appleby, Nelson. Open 7 days 8am until dusk to supply you with fresh certified organic fruit, veggies and free range eggs. Lovely freshly harvested organic treats.
100% spray free growers in Woodstock focusing on vegetables and microgreens. You can find Zoe and Keaton at the Free Marketeers Market or order a freshly harvested produce box and have it delivered to your doors :)
Lovely Certified organic growers based in Brightwater, practicing regenerative agriculture, organic, and biodynamic principles. Passionate about soil health, Dom and Jeanette love growing healthy, nutrient dense food, for the local community. They used to be regulars at the Nelson Markets, however, the lockdown had changed their directions and now you can buy veggies directly from their farm shop or order a Veg Box.
Jeremy was among the earlier growers in New Zealand to be organically certified and achieved this in 1982. His farm east of Brightwater produces a wide variety of seasonal fruits - including apples, kiwifruit, pipfruit, citrus, feijoas as well as walnuts, hazelnuts, salad greens and herbs. You can find him on Wednesdays at the Nelson Farmers Market.
Grown in Hope
Brent Ferretti is a well known local grower & stallholder at the Nelson Market with a loyal following who queue weekly for his produce.
He grows a wide range of seasonal fruit & veges including turmeric, persimmons, rock melons & celeriac amongst the more exotic alongside broccoli, pumpkin, onions, greens & herbs. Note: even though he brings big amounts of varied veggies every week, his stall is often sold out by 9am.
He has been producing on his property in Hope organically since 1986. The health and quality of his soil is his passion and priority.
Golden Bay based Ben and Shane are passionate organic food growers with a community vision. You can buy their veggies from a fantastic roadside stall daily 8am to sunset at 23 Patons Rock Rd. The Puramahoi Fields is set up as a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that you can become a member of and get weekly veggie boxes.
Jennie and Bob have been selling Biogro Certified organic fruit since 1986. They currently grow over 20 varieties of plums, 7 varieties of blueberries, table grapes, kiwifruit and 3 kinds of feijoas on their 2.5 hectare Windsong Orchard in Renwick. You can find them in season at the Nelson Farmers Market and The Nelson Market.
Fruit and Veggie Stall
Ever changing variety of organically grown seasonal fruit and veggies, homemade apple cider vinegar etc. at the stall on Greenhill Rd in Ngatimoti. Grown with love by an inspirational homesteading family.
Honesty box with seasonal organic fruit, kiwi etc. at Chamberlain Street a few meters left of College street in Motueka.
Organic food delivery service providing fresh organic fruit, vegetables and more to the top of the South Island. The box contains fresh seasonal produce sourced primarily from local organic growers.
Do you know of a local organic grower that we haven’t mentioned? Please let us know to update our list :)
Buy local. Support organic producers. LIVE ORGANIC.