Abundant Backyard is a Certified Organic market garden that produces a wide range of seasonal vegetables. It promotes organic and nature-friendly farming systems and practices that are energy efficient, climate friendly and oriented towards the conservation of the environment. It also promotes awareness to sustainable farming. All planting, cultivating and harvesting is done with hand tools. There is no use of big machinery on the farm. Abundant Backyard has the purpose of producing organic food accessible to all people.
Pirongia Mountain Vegetables
Specialists in the field, that’s what the Cato’s family from the Waikato region are, in regard to potatoes and garlic. But now with the renaming of the enterprise to Pirongia Mountain Vegetables, the reflection now includes the wide range of vegetables that is grown year round on their paddocks. The potato varieties remain in strength and are many from the popular early variety of Jersey Bennie to the more usual varieties of the yellow fleshed Anuschka or the Pink Fir Apple that looks like a yam. All of the potato varieties are hand dug according to demand. The garlic varieties are their other specialist product. Ranging from the mild to the very full bodied traditional Spanish garlic.
As foundation members of the Market many of you will know John and Mary as Potato Power, but with Nick now helping they have rebranded to Garden Fresh. This reflects the year round range of fresh vegetables and fruits available. Following the seasons you will find potatoes, sweetcorn, beetroot, tender stem broccoli, broad beans, heritage pumpkin and so much more.
Greenfern – Les Asperges
A family business which specializes in fresh Certified Organic Asparagus grown in the Waikato. Bill and Irene’s daughter Kiely takes care of the stall site in the market. The common green asparagus as well as white asparagus are harvested from October onwards through till Christmas. Globe Artichokes are also available. Bio Grow NZ Certified Organic.
Welcome to Kaimai Lettuce. You can find me every Saturday at Tauranga Farmers Market in whatever weather. We have been supplying the Market now for over 9 years at Tauranga Primary School and just love it. We are up and about very early on a Saturday morning to ensure people get fresh produce which will last all week. We grow 8 different varieties of Fancy Lettuce but not all are taken to market. We have introduced 2 new red varieties this year. The red rose babyleaf type and a red cos. If you happen to miss out you can also buy my product at The Fresh Market, Gate Pa.
At a block of land in Katikati you will find Peter and Jasmin are busy growing vegetables. Following the seasons with Summer garlic, sugar snap peas, courgettes, radishes and baby spring onions. Looking for the unusual then go no further than them for the Asian specialties in vegetables.
Liberty Growers is a New Zealand family owned business that hydroponically grows and sells fine herbs, fresh vegetables, edible flowers, and some fruit. Some of this varies seasonally and we are growing new products all the time.
Linehan Farms – Tender Fresh Produce
Teresa and Phillip are well know for their summer sweetcorn harvests and new season potatoes. Every Summer, Teresa and her Mum bring the trailer load of sweetcorn to the Market. The corn is picked on the Friday afternoon to ensure the utmost freshness. They also bring seasonal vegetables to the market. This is a family affair with Teresa and Phillip’s children helping every week with the harvests. Dependent on the outcome of each summer, the corn is usually ready for harvest from approximately the 3rd week of January through till April. New season potatoes arrive in mid November.
Phone:07 871 1505
We have been commercial tomato growers in Te Puna for more than 20 years. We offer a range of tomatoes, as well as telegraph and lebanese cucumbers; eggplants; capsicums; and beans when in season. We are at the market every Saturday from November to June.
Southern Belle Orchard
A family business located in Matamata growing healthy products, the way nature shows us is their core business. The Capsicums, Sweetpoints and Chillies are grown under cover with the season starting in November through till May. The Feijoas in orchard are of export quality.
Phone:0 (064) 7888 6412
Mobile:0 (064) 2161 0703
Te Teko Vegetables
The paddocks of TE TEKO vegetables lie with the backdrop of Mount Edgcumbe, that magnificent shaped extinct volcano. Or is it just dormant? Allan has been in horticulture for many years, perfecting the growing technics of ground grown vegetables. Closely following the seasons, Allan plants to bring successive seasonal vegetables to the Market. All year round these plantings bring cauliflower, broccolli, red and green cabbage, silverbeet, and pumpkin. Winter sees the addition of kumara to the table. Summer brings the melon range of watermelons, rockmelons, and honey dew. Sweetcorn and kamokamo are another speciality. Harvested fresh each Friday for the Saturday Market.
Spring Valley Orchard
Located just outside the city of Tauranga in the country side of Whakamaramara you will find Spring Valley Orchards. Lyn and Neville grow a wide range of seasonal speciality ground crops. Rhubarb is always available at Lyn’s stall. Seasonal tree crops include avocados, a variety of apples, but only small quantities at this stage as the trees mature. Passionfruit and tamarillos are available in varying quantities according to mother natures season. Also available is their very own Avocado oil. If you have something specific you are after, do ask Lyn.
Riverside Growers – Vegetables
In a sheltered spot in the Katikati region Annette and her husband Peter grow Certified Organic flowers, vegetables and avocados. Annette follows the seasons with her plantings, so the variety is extensive. The two varieties of avocados are the round, smooth skinned Reeds and Hass. Follow the seasons with their changing range of vegetables and seasonal flowers.
“Marama’s Mushrooms” whilst predominantly a mushroom producer of gourmet nutrient dense culinary mushrooms also has a vision to see the power of fungi realized across many landscapes for regenerative purposes. Check out their oyster mushrooms at the Farmers Market and look out for new mushrooms coming soon… Search Marama’s Mushrooms on Facebook and Instagram to follow us or check out our website to learn more and purchase from our selection of mushroom products.
From the fertile soils of Matamata comes Gracie’s Garden. A family business who grow seasonal produce on half a hectare of land using minimal tillage with a focus on the health of their land. They have a special interest in the Brassica family, particularly Brussel Sprouts.
Mama Kali’s Farm
‘Food from the Heart’ is how Jiang Yu and her mother Kali describe their passion for growing Fresh & Living Micro Greens. Microgreens are natures gift for on the go health conscious eaters who want convenience, variety and deliciousness. They have a wide range of Microgreen varieties available as well as pre mixed Soil & Grow Kits. Included in their stall is a range of indoor plants.