Our Growers


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UNDERGLASS NZ

Auckland

Tomato Grower

The beautiful Karaka countryside is home to Underglass NZ, the supplier of delicious red and green tomatoes from which Anathoth Farm creates our batch-made relishes: Tomato Relish, Sweet Chilli Relish, Hot Chilli Relish and Spicy Green Tomato Relish.

Underglass NZ is just that, completely under glass, with 15 hectares of growing space dedicated to growing tomatoes. To produce world-class fruit and vegetables 365 days a year, Underglass relies upon green fingered, knowledgeable growers and technology.

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Stephen Jeffrey, Fairview Orchards

Central Otago

Apricot Grower

Think ‘apricots’ and your mind may instinctively wander to the Central Otago region of Roxburgh. With its extreme daily temperature variation and high sunshine hours, the area boasts an ideal growing climate. Roxburgh is world-renown for its apricots and other summer stone fruit such as cherries, peaches, nectarines and plums.

Meet one of our growers in the Roxburgh region, providing delicious apricots for Anathoth Farm Apricot Jam, Stephen Jeffery from Fairview Orchards. 

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Wes Reichel, Te Mahanga Orchards

Millers Flat, Central Otago

Plum Grower

Farming since 1971, and with particularly green thumbs, Wes Reichel believes that growing is “in the blood”. He’s third generation on Te Mahanga Orchard located in Millers Flat, just out of Roxburgh. His grandfather bought the land around 1916-18 and it has stayed in the family ever since.

Wes grows just about everything: stone fruit, apple, sweetcorn, pumpkin, garlic, courgettes, marrow, onions, silver beet, peas, beetroot, gladioli for local farmers’ markets – and plums, destined for our Anathoth Farm Plum Jam.

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Robert Harrison-Jones, Garlico Marlborough

Blenheim, Marlborough

Garlic Grower

Nestled amongst world-renowned wineries, Garlico Marlborough is testament that Blenheim has ideal growing conditions for more than just grapes. In fact, garlic has been grown in Marlborough for the past 30-40 years. Second generation growers, Robert Harrison-Jones and his brother Alan, dedicate 60 acres of land to growing garlic.

New Zealand garlic is proudly used in our Anathoth Farm Sweet Chilli Relish, Hot Chilli Relish and Fruit Chutney.

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Clive Lewis

Gisborne

Grapefruit Grower

Sweet yet tart, grapefruit are a great source of vitamin C. They are also an essential ingredient in our Breakfast Marmalade and Marmalade & Ginger blends, where we use Gisborne-grown Morrison and Golden Special varietals.

Meet Clive Lewis. Clive has been growing grapefruit since 1986, having picked it all his life (his father used to be a citrus orchardist too). He knows a thing or two about grapefruit, naturally.

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ViBeri NZ

Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

Blackcurrant Grower

Picture this: leafy-green blackcurrant bush rows stretch in all directions; the birds chirp synchronously; 200 fallow deer peacefully graze in the neighbouring paddock; the sky is blue; you can feel the crisp air from the Southern Alps wash over your cheek bones.

Welcome to ViBeri NZ Ltd - Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand. ViBeri is one of Anathoth Farm’s main blackcurrant suppliers, providing berries for our delicious Blackcurrant Jam and Three Berry Jam.

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FRANCIE PERRY, PERRYS BERRYS

Auckland

Strawberry Grower

Perrys Berrys Ltd is a second generation strawberry farm run by Francie Perry, her daughter Katie and son-in-law, Grant. Their gardens are just a few minutes from Auckland Airport on a 30 hectare farm.

Francie started growing strawberries more than 30 years ago and her commitment to quality and innovation has resulted in Perrys Berrys being the only New Zealand strawberry grower that actually grows its own plants. 

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Julian Raine, Wai-West Horticulture

Nelson

Boysenberry Grower

Meet Julian Raine from Wai-West Horticulture. He knows a thing or two about boysenberries and has grown them in the Nelson region for more than 30 years. 

Nelson is the ‘world capital’ of boysenberries, producing more than 50% of the globe’s boysenberries!

Derived by a Swedish immigrant to California, Rudolf Boysen, back in the early 1900s, boysenberries are a cross between a raspberry, loganberry and blackberry. They were brought to New Zealand in the 1930s.

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Andrew & Delise Ellmers, Citrified Orchard

Gisborne

Lemon Grower

Andrew’s been growing Yen Ben lemons, amongst many other citrus varieties, in his expansive Gisborne orchard since ages ago. You may be familiar with Meyer lemons, but perhaps not so much the Yen Ben variety, which we use for our award winning Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd – a pale yellow lemon with thin skin, high juice and minimal seeds.

His New Zealand grown lemons are proudly used in our Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd

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First Fresh

Gisborne

Citrus

Citrus growers from Tologa Bay to Nuhaka join forces to produce some of the best tasting citrus in the world. Regardless of size, local growers can contribute to overall citrus production thanks to First Fresh who represent more than 100 local growers: overseeing rigorous NZGAP certification requirements, guiding growers to self-manage crop protection programmes, co-ordinating multiple harvesting  -- all to bring us delicious lemon, lime and grapefruit for Anathoth Farm jams, curds and marmalades!

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