Food and Farmers Markets

Tuahiwi Organics
496 Tuahiwi Road

Our Philosophy

Chris Ashwell of Tuahiwi Organic Gardens has been growing organic produce since 1995. Our vegetables are lovingly grown without sprays and pesticides in fabulous Paparoa and Temuka silt loam soil in Tuahiwi, North Canterbury.
Chris has a natural connection with his beloved soil and there’s nothing more he loves to do than to walk through his freshly worked soil. He has a natural affinity with the soil and he has the ability to work out what the soil is lacking by smelling it and clasping it in his hand. For him, growing beautiful vegetables starts with the soil.

At Tuahiwi Organic Garden we grow a wide variety of vegetables from everyday staples to more difficult to source vegetables such as celeriac, kohlrabi, turnips, daikon radish and fennel bulb. These vegetables are grown in great soil and irrigated and washed clean in Tuahiwi’s pure artesian water.

Tuahiwi Organic Gardens have now moved with the times and are offering an online vegetable delivery service. More of the same great fruit and vegetables but delivered to your door weekly or whenever you choose.

Get a hand picked, hand delivered box of fresh produce weekly

Tuahiwi Organics
Kath Ashwell – 027 213 1782 Phone Number – 03 313 3847
Coffee A la Cart

Our truck can come to your function, fair, market or gathering
0275 318002
Tuahiwi Herbs – home grown and hand made
Tuahiwi Rd, Tuahiwi 7691, New Zealand

We are a small company passionate about growing high quality, organic herbs which we handcraft into herbal teas, herbal blends and herbal skin products.

Hi, I’m Cathy, I founded Tuahiwi Herbs because I am passionate about growing herbs and using them in ways that enhance their healing properties. I particularly like blending herbal teas as there is such a wide range of flavours and medicinal benefits to be gained from a well blended tea.

I have always been interested in growing and using herbs and starting growing my first herb garden when I was a teenager. I completed an apprenticeship in herbal medicine and since then have been growing herbs for herbal teas and products.

I believe that the healing properties of herbs can only be harnessed by using herbs grown in the best conditions for each plant without using toxic chemicals. If you are using herbs for their medicinal benefits, then it is very important to know how and where the herbs were grown. My herbal teas and herbal products use only herbs that I have grown on my own property in Tuahiwi, North Canterbury, or wild crafted locally.

Tuahiwi Herbs
021 066 8364
First Light Soy Candles

Beautiful home made Soy Wax Candles. A variety of fragrances and sizes.
Based in Kaiapoi and I attend the regular Markets on a Sat morning.

Admin note:

Lisa is so lovely… she is a wonderful lady and so kind and welcoming…plus she makes some lovely candles… pop along to see her at the markets in Kaiapoi, give her a call or visit her Facebook page

First Light Soy Candles
027 4261896
Kung Fu Dumplings
4 Charles St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Food Stand · Restaurant in Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Himalayan/Nepalese and tapas bars
Kathmandu style dumplings served with delicious peanut or tomato chilli sauce

021 239 3731
Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Morgan Williams Reserve,
Charles Street (opp New World)

The Kaiapoi Farmers Market is a not-for-profit community market established in 2005 that focusses on local producers and products.  All profits are put back into the market and the wider community.

We believe in bringing fresh produce and value for money to our community.  We support stalls that are bringing artistan products that a created or grown locally.  We support education about organics, compositing and other related topics.

Our stallholders are all knowledgable and enjoy answering questions and meeting the community.

Becoming a stall holder is easy.   The costs are minimal and we like to support newcomers to the market.   If you are interested in having a stall please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.

ATMs are located at Kiwibank & Post Officek and inside New World on Charles Street;  Toilets available just along the road at Morgan Williams Reserve;
Fishing rod and mountain bike hire available at Kaiapoi i-Site.

Every Saturday
10 am – 2 pm (rain or shine!)
Morgan Williams Reserve,
Charles Street (opp New World)
Come visit us
Support local fruit, vegetable and craft producers
021 057 6636