Expanding Our Kai Basket - November Newsletter

Expanding Our Kai Basket - November Newsletter

Kia ora,

Welcome to the Mangaroa Farms Newsletter, featuring updates from our local ecosystem.

As the seasons have well and truly shifted to Spring, we are finding the soil is getting drier, and the longer days make for more daylight hours caring for our above & underground livestock (mycelium).

At the gardens, we've finally planted out our 6th 25m bed (see photo above), after the "chopped and dropped" cover crop had first been covered for a period of time with the black sheets.

With all the extra produce coming through, we're stoked to open the Farm Shop Kete Kai for extended hours over the Summer - see more below.

Top left in photo - there's now a new bed full of growing pumpkins for harvest next Autumn (with black mats) and a small grove of natives planted along the cottage fenceline.

We're enjoying watching growth of new trees and seedlings that have been planted in Aug - Oct, especially in riparian areas (along rivers) and to extend significant natural areas.

Big thanks to our team who have been working around the clock to keep the wheels turning of the Mangaroa Farms Food Hub & Education Centre vision.

Please find a list of our latest updates below,

In Gratitude,

The Mangaroa Farms Team




Β New Summer Hours at the
Farm Shop / Kete Kai

Since our opening in July 2023, we have steadily been adding more quality Mangaroa products and local suppliers to the farm shop shelves.

A new produce fridge has enabled us to expand our offerings from the garden, and a large freezer has meant we've been able to supply more of our organically raised meat from our happy sheep and cows.

You can now visit the shop:

Wednesdays 11am - 6pm
Fridays 11am - 6pm*
(Friday 5pm close this week for staff function)
Saturdays 9am - 5pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm

We look forward to seeing you soon !



Find us at the Brewtown Farmers Markets

You can find Cam (our new Market Gardens Manager) and his Wife Di, and the fabulous Jules on Sundays down at the market from 8am - 2pm.

More info: Brewtown Farmers Market

Come by and check us out !




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