Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden
We are currently growing over 10,000 kg of food a season on a 1/3 acre of land, using organic regenerative no-till practices since 2014. We believe the future of food is in small scale-diverse and local production, we are very passionate about growing nourishing food for our community. We specialize in growing fresh seasonal vegetables, salads, microgreens and cut flowers.
We are running on sunshine! Our chiller is powered by our solar system, and by charging our electric delivery car on our solar system, we strive to deliver our vegetables in the same way that they are grown – with care for the earth, sunshine and love.
Want to learn how we grow? Check out our workshop page here
Chefs! If you want to receive our fresh produce lists, or you have any questions, please flick us an email to Hello@pakarakafarm.co.nz
Find us at the markets! We are selling our produce at the Thames Saturday Market November to May.
You can find our salads at the Thames Organic Shop, The Green Grocer in Thames and Whangamata Food Market throughout the year.
Our gardens are certified organic by Organic Farms New Zealand #1009. We are located within Pakaraka Farm, which has been organic since 1991. We are a heap stricter than what the organic code allows, and we don’t use any commercial herbicides, pesticides or fungicides at all.
The gardens are spring fed from a few water sources, located a few hundred meters above the gardens, coming from the bush with no uphill residence.
By implementing a sustainable soil fertility program and using no-till cultivation methods, we are increasing the life in the soil, building organic matter in the soil and mineralizing the soil with natural macro and micro nutrients. Along with implementing Permaculture design and regenerative soil practices, we are aspiring to grow nutrient dense food. We are extremely excited to see how we can grow so intensively, while improving the soil's health on all parameters!
For all inquiries, please contact us at Hello@pakarakafarm.co.nz
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