CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM
Ben and Shane both have educational backgrounds in the sciences (biology, ecology, botany) and a keen interest in growing food.
Started the second CSA in New Zealand when in Auckland, near Bethells Beach, called Seven Springs Farm which ran or three years. Here they experimented growing a wide range of vegetables to see what worked, what didn’t and what people like to eat.
They relocated to Golden Bay in 2014. Puramahoi Fields is now in it’s tenth season. They continue to refine growing methodologies and varieties of vegetables that meet the needs of the local community. In addition to the vegetables they have a flock of chickens that dutifully lay eggs whilst being treated to the paddock that the cows were just in. The property also has over 3 hectares of fenced off riparian and wetland areas that are slowly being planed up with appropriate nurse tree species and native species, providing habitat and food sources for an array of birds and insects.