Vegetable Boxes

At Grow Together Farm we supply fresh vege boxes throughout the growing season (early November through till mid April).

 

Why sign up for a vege box?

By signing up for our organic vege boxes you will be supporting your local organic market garden here in Ngakuru, Rotorua. By doing so you will ensure that you have continued access to locally grown, quality, fresh organic veges! As a vege box customer you’ll get first priority to all the vegetables we grow (best quality and greatest diversity). No need to worry that produce may sell out at the market or roadside stall before you get there! You’ll get to try a wide range of seasonal vegetables and also learn how to prepare/ cook them as each week a recipe (or two) will be provided to give you inspiration. Last but not least purchasing our vege boxes is a fantastic way to eat more vegetables :)

We offer 2 sizes of vege box

Full Vege box ($35/ box)

(Minimum sign up of 20 weeks)

What's in the box?

 

The Full Vege box consists of 8-10 different vegetable types each week which will change depending on what is in season and available on the farm.

 

We aim to always include at least one member of the onion family (eg. spring onions, garlic), a cooking green (eg. broccoli, beans), root vegetables (eg. carrots, beetroot), a herb, cucumbers, zucchini and lettuce.

The full vege box will also include the some of the following vegetables throughout the season that are not available with the half vege box:

Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Eggplants, Rock melons, Watermelons, Pumpkins and Sweet corn.

 

The Full Vege box is designed to provide enough veges each week for a family of 4-6, or for 2 people who eat a lot of vegetables.
 

 Half Vege Box ($20/ box)

(Minimum sign up of 20 weeks)

What's in the box?

 

The Half Vege box has less variety and consists of 5-6 set vegetable types each week. We aim to always include:

  - one member of the onion family (eg. spring onions or garlic)

  - a cooking green (eg. broccoli or silverbeet)

  - a bunch of root vegetables (eg. carrots or beetroot)

  - a herb (eg. parsley or basil)

  - and a lettuce

  - and when available either cucumbers or zucchini

The half vege box is designed to provide enough veges each week for a couple.

 


 

At Grow Together Farm we grow a range of vegetables from rare heirlooms to standard favourites. We aim to choose vegetable varieties with the best flavour and nutritional quality. Each week our customers will be emailed in advance with what can be expected in their weekly vege box and a recipe idea will be provided to give some inspiration! Customers will therefore have a chance to shop for any extra ingredients in advance that may be needed to make the suggested dishes.

Here is an example of a vegetable box in each season:

Spring

Full Vege Box
  • Lettuce

  • Spring Onions

  • Snap peas

  • Beetroot

  • Fennel

  • Zucchini

  • Silver-beet

  • Broccoli

  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

Half Vege Box
  • Lettuce

  • Spring Onions

  • Beetroot

  • Fennel

  • Broccoli

  • Zucchini

Summer

Full Vege Box
  • Beans

  • Capsicums

  • Cucumbers

  • Zucchini

  • Fresh Garlic

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Carrots

  • New Potatoes

  • Lettuce

  • Basil

Half Vege Box
  • Lettuce

  • Fresh Garlic

  • Carrots

  • Basil
  • Silver-beet

  • Cucumber

Autumn

Full Vege Box
  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

  • Cabbage

  • Pumpkin

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Eggplant

  • Spinach

  • Lettuce

  • Potatoes

  • Storage Onions

Half Vege Box
  • Lettuce

  • Onions

  • Potatoes

  • Parsley

  • Spinach

  • Zucchini

 

 

Sign Up Information

There is a minimum sign up of 20 weeks over the 25 week growing season.

We have a limited number of spaces available so please sign up ASAP to secure your vegetables for the season.

 

Payment

   

   There are two payment options:

1. Bulk payment at the start of the season

2. Weekly payments paid 1 week in advance of pick up

   You can pay by either:

  • Internet banking or cash



Pickup


At our farm (755 Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru, Rotorua) on Fridays from 3.30pm till 5.30pm

 

OR


At 1180 Hinemoa Street in Rotorua (beside city focus) on Wednesdays from 3.30pm till 5.30pm

We do not pre-pack the weekly vege boxes but rather allow you to choose your own veges based on a list provided at each pick-up point. This allows choice when it comes to size and colour of some items.

We can provide you with one box to pack your veges into. This is to be brought along each week. Alternatively you can bring your own boxes, produce bags, baskets or containers to take your produce home in.

Change pick up week


If you would like to change the week in which you will be picking up your vege box you will need to contact us a minimum of 1 week before you are scheduled to pick it up (subject to availability).

If no one picks up your box we will donate that vegetable box on your behalf to Rotorua Whakaora (Love Soup).

 

Keen?

1. Fill out a vege box sign up form and send it to us.

2. You will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions.

3. Pay for the vege box option that you have chosen (at least one week in advance).

4. Come pick up your vege box at your chosen location on your selected week(s).

5. Enjoy your fresh tasty organic vegetables!


Sign me up please!


For a sign up form or if you have any further questions please contact us
 

Vege Box Testimonials

"I always thought organic produce was bug-infested and not at all appealing. I signed up with Grow Together Farm not really knowing what sort of quality I was going to get. Well, I got a lovely surprise every week. All the produce was beautiful. It was always fresh and luscious with not a bug to be seen. I loved getting new veges I had never seen before and Simon always knew how best to use them. I will definitely be signing up for another season of deliciousness."

Ruth

"We love the vege boxes! I don't need to think about which veges to buy, the quantity or the quality. It is always spot on! It's also taught me to try different veges, learn new recipes (thanks to the recipe cards) and be receptive to new ideas. On top of all of that, I know I'm contributing to a great initiative, eating the healthiest of foods and know that the world would be in good hands if it was full of people like Simon and Jordyn."

Angie and Dick

OUR FARM

Address: 755 Whirinaki Valley Road RD1

Ngakuru, Rotorua

Phone: 027 361 5898

Email:  info@growtogetherfarm.co.nz

Current Open Hours

Wednesday: 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm

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