Learn more about our organic produce grown overseas

Imported Produce

We build long term relationships with small sustainable growers located overseas. This supports their livelihoods, as well as, provides New Zealanders with organically grown tropical produce. 

For example we work closely with a small family-run pineapple farm in Fiji. We are able to assist them in transitioning from ‘growing organically’ to gaining ‘organic certification’. Often they are following many organic practices, but it’s the paperwork that hinders certification. 

We also utilise this overseas opportunity when we cannot source organic produce within NZ.

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Eggplant
Eggplant

Eggplants grow well in warmer climates and are plentiful in fiji. Fijian eggplant looks slightly different to a common eggplant. It is long and slender and has a light purple colour. The flesh of eggplants absorb the flavour of spices and oils used in cooking, making this a very versatile ingredient. In Fiji, traditionally eggplants are grilled over open fire. Alternatively, try one of our delicoius recipes below.

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Bananas
Bananas

Bananas are the most widely consumed crop in the world. Fairtrade and organically grown bananas support safe working conditions, a living wage, and human rights, while promoting sustainability. Learn more here. Bananas are a tasty and convenient snack and are commonly used in baking and smoothies, although are also delicious in savoury dishes.

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Brown Onions
Brown Onions

Brown onions are a versatile ingredient, store well and add a depth of flavour to savoury dishes, making them a pantry staple. Onions are used in everything from stir fries and tacos to curries, soups, and sauces. They can also be caramelised and used as a topping for burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. As onions are a household staple, we source organic onions overseas when NZ grown organic onions are unavailable,