Heirloomacy

After many years working in international fast moving consumer brands, in 2020 Gavin Pook turned his third-generation green fingers back to the family business growing heirloom tomatoes in west Auckland.…

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Chicories

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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Asparagus

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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Bananas

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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Radish

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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Avocado

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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