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
 

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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 3 different vege box options:

 

Option 1 - (1 Week trial box) ($45/box) to experience the quality, freshness and variety that we grow on our farm.

Option 2 - (5-10 Weeks) ($40/box) A discounted vege box for a multiple box purchase. You choose 5 - 10 weeks throughout the growing season to receive a vege box.

Option 3 - (11-24 Weeks) ($35/box) Our best deal for a multiple box purchase. You choose 11 - 24 weeks throughout the growing season to receive a vege box.

Note: You can choose any weeks within the 24 week period

What's in the box?

 

One box consists of 7-10 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, onions), a cooking green (eg. broccoli, beans), root vegetables (eg. carrots, beetroot) and lettuce.

 

One vegetable box is designed to provide enough veges for a family of 4, or for 2 people who eat a lot of vegetables.

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 recipe ideas 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
  • Lettuce

  • Spring Onions

  • Snap peas

  • Beetroot

  • Fennel

  • Zucchini

  • Silver-beet

  • Broccoli

  • Parsley

Summer
  • Beans

  • Capsicums

  • Cucumbers

  • Zucchini

  • Fresh Garlic

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Carrots

  • New Potatoes

  • Lettuce

  • Basil

Autumn
  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

  • Cabbage

  • Pumpkin

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Eggplant

  • Spinach

  • Lettuce

  • Potatoes

  • Storage Onions

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 Tuesdays from 3 pm till 6 pm

 

OR


At 1180 Hinemoa Street in Rotorua (beside city focus) on Wednesdays from 3pm till 6pm

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 cardboard 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 Love Soup Rotorua.

 

Keen?

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

2. You will receive a confirmation email with an invoice

3. Pay for the vege box option that you have chosen

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 please click here 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