‘Find something you’re passionate about and stay tremendously interested in it’ – Julia Child
I owe my passion for good food and the love of cooking to my Grandparents and my Great Aunt, they were amazing teachers and incredibly inspiring. I hope they know how much of an impact they’ve had on my life.
In 97’ I started a small organic veggie co-op, packing 15 boxes for members of our family, friends and a few neighbours and of course for ourselves.
Within a couple of years we had found many wonderful growers right across the North Island from Kaitaia to Foxton & Hastings to our very own back-yard in Oratia. It was a great feeling being surrounded by such down to earth, tough & hard working people who were only too happy to share their wealth of knowledge with us...it really was a privilege.
As the years went by, we noticed it was getting more difficult & more expensive to buy certain organic items & with our boxes being a set price, we simply couldn't afford to put those items in.
In 2016 we shifted our business from being only organic to spray-free & organic where possible. We also made the decision to only buy from local growers (which by the way is very evident today during lockdown as many of our earlier growers wouldn't be able to get their produce to us now).
It is still a privilege for us today to be surrounded by our growers, knowing that they've got our back & that we have theirs.
Without them we wouldn't have as.many happy customers as we do and I know that a big part of that is because of our commitment to only use growers who are passionate about their produce…and that makes a world of difference.
Thanks for reading & whatever your passion is...Share it :)
Tania & Gerry