Chestnut Orchard

Our organic chestnuts are available mid-March until June. Fresh and hot chestnuts are available in season at our market stalls. Contact us for bulk purchases.

Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden

We are growing over 8,500 kg of food a season on a 1/4 acre of land since 2014 using no-till methods. We believe the future of food is in small scale-diverse and local production. We are very passionate about growing real food for our community, using regenerative practises. We specialize in growing fresh seasonal vegetables, salads and microgreens.

We are running on sunshine! Our chiller is powered by our solar system, and by charging an electric delivery car on our solar system, our vegetables are delivered 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

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Find us at the markets!
We are selling our produce at the Thames Saturday Market and Clevedon Farmers Market on Sundays September to April.

Our salads and microgreens are found at the Thames Organic Shop and Whangamata Food Market throughout the year.

Beyond Organic

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 water source, located 250 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.

Running On Sunshine

Our market gardens is off the grid, and is powered by a 5kwh solar system. The system runs our cool room and charges the electric delivery car so our vegetables will be delivered in the same way that they are grown – with care for the earth, sunshine and love.

For all inquiries, please contact us at

Check out our media page for articles, interviews and videos featuring our gardens


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