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.
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.
Millers Flat, Central Otago
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.
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.
Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
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.
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.
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.