Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where to get Quality food Locally

Wellington, NZ

Courtsey of DietNet - Places to shop NZ

Simply Good Food
~ A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programme designed to supply people in the Wellington & Wairarapa regions with a regular, year-round supply of quality fruit, vegetables, herbs and other seasonal foods. The Wairarapa Growing Company (WGC), a partnership of growers in the Wairarapa, is bringing New Zealand's first CSA inititaive to the region, supplying fresh, locally produced food to you and your family. All of the produce is grown organically in sustainable ways, using heritage seed varieties where available. The food is unique for its outstanding taste, high nutritional benefits and natural vitality.

Farmers/Produce Markets (# listed with the Farmers Market Assn):
~ Central City - Victoria Street Market, on the corners with Ghuznee and Vivian Streets. Fresh fruit and vegetable market, stocking produce, flowers, herbs, eggs and fish. Sunday 6am - 1.30pm
~ Waterfront - Waitangi Park Market – a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, eggs, herbs and arts and crafts. Sunday, 7am - 12.30pm.
~ Porirua Market, city centre carpark. Weekly market of a close-knit ethnic community selling everything from eggplants and pineapples to colorful clothing to woven basketry and beadwork. If you get hungry, there are lots of food stalls selling curry and roti, chop suey, banana pancakes, and more. Saturday, 53.0am - 10am.
~ # Moore Wilson's Farmers' Fresh Market - 65 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. Fresh Vegetables, pies, deli foods, cheeses, bakery sweets, olive oils, pickles and chutneys, spices & Artisan breads. Saturday, 8 am - 2 pm
~ # Lindale Farmers' Market - Lindale Complex, Main Rd North, Paraparaumu. 20 stalls including fresh bread, homemade pate, organic fruit, veges, meat, chicken and eggs, traditional pork pies, deli delights, fresh coffee. Saturday, 9am - 2.00pm

**Commonsense Organics, 260 Wakefield Street, Wellington, Ph: 04 384 3314, Fax: 04 385 3383, email:
& Kilbirnie shop, 7 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington, Ph: 04 387 1751, Fax: 04 387 1752, email:
& Hutt shop, 37 Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt, Ph: 04 566 4783, Fax: 04 566 4784, email:
& Kapiti shop, Shop 7A, Coastlands, Paraparaumu, Ph: 04 298 7205, Fax: 04 298 7215, email:
~ Organic meat, salmon, dairy, free range eggs, fruit, vegetables, beans, grains, dried fruit, nuts, flour, natural organic groceries, gluten free goods and food for people with other allergies, environmentally friendly household products, books and magazines, pet foods and products, seeds, seedlings and organic fertilizers and pest control products. Goods can be ordered online and delivered nationwide.

The Blueberry Farm, 1229 Akatarawa Valley Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph: 04 526 6788, Fax: 04526 6798, email:
~ Certified Organic. Open every day in January from 10:00 to 5:00, weekends during February and March. There are loads of things to do at The Blueberry Farm! - Eating (at the organic bakehouse), Picking, Swimming, Walking, Listening, Watching ... Fresh & frozen blueberries available from Commonsense Organics.

Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm
, 1301 Akatarawa Valley, Upper Hutt, Ph: 04 526 9540
~ Buy fresh blueberries fresh from the farm at good prices. Pesticide free.

Dixon Street Deli
, 45 Dixon Street, Wellington. Ph: 04 384 2436, Fax: 04 384 8692, email:
~ The usual deli products and sometimes has raw cheese

ecoseeds, 13 Awarua Street, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph: 04 976 4448, Fax: 04 475 7385, email:
~ Mail-order and retail seed supplier - vegetable seeds, herb seeds and flower seeds. Our Seeds are Non Hybrid and some are Demeter. We are endeavouring to maintain these earth seeds for future generations. Local retail outlets are found throughout New Zealand, or order online.

Homestead Health Food Shop, Cuba Mall, Wellington, Ph: 04 802 4425, Fax: 04 802 4426, email:
~ Homestead Health was established in 1973 to provide Wellington with a selection of natural health products including nutritional supplements, aromatherapy, cosmetics, homeopathics, whole foods (both organic and non organic) and sports nutritionals. Product diversification means that our range now meets the needs of more specalised diets such as the Zone and Aitkin’s. With allergies and intolerances increasing in the population we can also supply foods that are wheat, gluten, dairy, egg and sugar free.

Lifestyle Organics, 220 Jackson St, Petone. Ph: (04) 939 7804, email:
~ Organic products at an affordable price to everyone. We have organic fruit & veges, herbals, gluten free products, dairy, bulk foods including grains, nuts & flour, and Himalayan Salt Lamps. If we have not got what you are looking for we will endeavour to find it for you.

Lord of the Isles. Email:
~ Wholesaler of pomegranate juice and other goods. Some of their retailers are Moore Wilsons (Greater Wellington), Scheckters On Trays (Petone), Touch of Italy (East Tamaki), Ballantynes Pantry, and Leith Distributors (Dunedin). You can email them for a supplier in your area.

The Mediterranean Food Warehouse, 42 Constable St, Newtown, Wellington, Ph: 04 939 8100, Fax: 04 939 8105, email: Branches also in Nelson and Christchurch.
~ Wide range of wholesale priced foods like tinned tomatoes & beans, olive and other oils, dry legumes, nuts, herbs & spices, frozen berries, cheeses, asian foods. Mostly not organic. Online ordering available.

Moore Wilson Fresh Market, Lorne St, Wellington, Ph: 04 384 9906
~ A giant deli with organics, fish, meat, fruit & vegetables, breads, and other edibles. A good place for imported or hard to find foods.
& Porirua store, Kenepuru Drive, Ph: 04 237 8320
~ Porirua has a Farmers Fresh Market on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. High quality, regionally grown food: Fresh Vegetables, pies, deli foods, cheeses, bakery sweets, olive oils, pickles and chutneys, spices and Artisan breads

Nature Foods, Kilbirnie. Ph: 04 934 6366. Email:
~ Sourcing some of those hard-to-find foods for you, in premium quality- Green Pastures products (Blue Ice high vitamin cod liver oil, Butter oil), top quality coconut oil from Tahiland, coconut flour, traditional peanut butter, natural vitamin and minerals, amino acids, books such as Nourishing Traditions and Cooking With Coconut Flour. Mail order or pickup.

Nut Store, 38 Ghuznee St, Wellington City, Wellington, Ph: 04 801 5645
~ Wide range of fresh nuts and nut related products

The Organic Grocer, 15 Kaiwharawhara Road, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington. Ph: 04 499 7208. Fax: 04 499 7209. Email:
~ We are a specialist grocery store and café, with a wide selection of gourmet products and a well stocked cheese fridge. We cater for special dietary requirements and have the best gluten free range in Wellington. If you have children, keep them occupied in our secure play areas. Come and experience what everyone has been talking about. We are your healthy habit. Hours of business: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm

Welllington Halal Meat Ltd, 155A Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, Ph: 04 380 0900.
~ Sometimes has goat meat, if you want to vary your meats. It tastes like mutton, and is cheaper. They also stock reasonably priced lamb & chicken.

1 comment:

  1. Good info. Will bookmark this as a resource for when I am presenting in Welly.