The bitter lettuce family Chicories are a close relative of lettuce and come in many different forms, but what unites them is their bitter, earthy taste. Within the family there…

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Signalling spring is here, asparagus sprouts from the ground from September each year. The part we eat is the young shoots of the asparagus plant which, if left to grow,…

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Northland Banana Growers

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“This is my retirement fund, minus the ‘d’,” quips Hugh Rose as he shows us around his 40ha property near Parua Bay on Northland’s east coast. Hugh is the president…

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Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in New Zealand. In fact, Kiwis eat more bananas per capita than anywhere else in the world, getting through 18kg per person…

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Edible Flowers

Instantly add stunning good looks, vibrant colour, subtle texture and intriguing flavours to your dishes with edible flowers. Eat Scatter petals over dishes or through fresh salads. If you want…

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Radishes make rad dishes! A member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy texture. The most common variety are the small, cherry-sized with red…

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Southern Fresh

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Small is beautiful at Southern Fresh’s factory, near Cambridge. Crates of hand-harvested baby leeks and baby fennel are waiting to be trimmed, graded, washed and packed on this Friday morning.…

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The world’s most Instagrammed food! Demand for avocados world-wide continues to grow. These green gems with their luscious velvety flesh, sexy curves and gorgeous colour make not only beautiful dishes,…

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MasterClass Mondays

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  Kicking off on the 11th of October (at 3pm) our Masterclass Mondays are a great way to get some inspiration, find out how to make the most of in…

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