About Pākaraka Farm

Established by Harry Parke and Jeanette Fitzsimons in 1991, and joined by Niva, Yotam, Lily and Dina Kay in 2014.

On the farm you will find sheep, cows, chickens, worms, bees, silvopasture, an olive orchard, a pecan orchard, a chestnut orchard, a vegetable market garden, establishing food forests, a home fruit orchard, home vegetable garden,
hardwood timber plantations, regenerating wetlands and native bush.

The farm is off-grid, powered by solar and micro-hydro systems, and has multiple springs that flow from the native bush which we use as our water supply.

We harvest over 1,500 kg of fresh chestnuts which are available from mid-March until June. Fresh and hot chestnuts are available in season at our market stalls.


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