There are 3 main wholesalers of organic produce in New Zealand. These wholesalers in-turn supply retail outlets and supermarkets. Click on them below to access their contact details.
Purefresh specialise in supplying supermarkets but also supply organic retailers. Can take produce from anywhere in the country. They have both North and South Island collection and distribution points. A BioGro and Agriquality certified distributor. Contact them and ask to speak to Rob.
Established 20 years ago, Ceres buys produce from around the country and specialise in supplying organic retailers. They also specialise in supplying dry goods to retailers. A BioGro certified distributor since 2001. Contact John Hammond.
Based in the Hawkes Bay, Chantal specialise in supplying organic retailers and consumers directly. Contact Peter Alexander.
Advice 1: In the short term, selling your produce through the organic wholesalers may be the easiest means of securing an outlet for your produce and earning from it.
Advice 2: Alternatively you may want to develop a direct relationship with a retail outlet in your local area. Please see a list of retailers (by no means exhaustive) who may be interested in buying your produce.
Here is a small selection of retailers stocking produce from OFNZ members.
Naturally Organic – North Shore
It’s Healthy – Kaitaia
Organic Living Healthfoods – Palmerston North
Piko Wholefoods – Christchurch
Seven Fields Organic – Christchurch