Our growers

We grow world class apples, tomatoes, citrus, blueberries and grapes, and partner with passionate independent growers around the world. Like us, they’re committed to growing high quality delicious produce in a sustainable way.

You can meet some of them here. And if you’re interested in joining us as a growing partner, we’d love to chat.

Apatu Farms

HAWKE’S BAY, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

“We’re passionate about surrounding ourselves with the best people and the right tools to grow and supply world-class produce.”

MARK APATU

Since 1966, the Apatu family has been committed to growing premium, quality produce on fertile land nestled across the Heretaunga Plains, next to the Ngaruroro River in the Hawke’s Bay of New Zealand.

In 2018, after years of growing a variety of produce, the Apatu Family planted their first apple crop with a focus on harnessing the very best intellectual property (IP) varieties and utilising innovative growing systems.

They have since grown to become the largest independent grower of Envy™ in the region.

Like us, Apatu Farms share a passion for the world’s best growing practices and utilising smart technology which enables them to grow the finest quality produce.

Sundale Farms

Pukekohe, Aotearoa New Zealand

“We’re both committed to growing healthier futures throughout Aotearoa.”

Peter Aarts

On the rich volcanic foothills of the Pukekawa hill, the Aarts family have been growing potatoes and broccoli since 1962 at Sundale Farms.

As third-generation growers, brothers Murray and Peter Aarts provide a year-round supply of nutritious produce, fresh from the field.

For over 50 years, they’ve partnered with us, united by our shared values to encourage nutritious eating and grow healthy futures.

Sundale Farms shares our commitment to reducing and eliminating waste. And as part of this, has partnered with our Fairgrow charity – harvesting surplus produce and donating it to food hubs throughout Aotearoa.

Allan Brothers

Naches, Washington, USA

“JAZZ™ is an extraordinary apple, with an exceptional taste and a sensational crunch.”

Travis Allan

The Allan Brothers were among the first to plant our premium apple, JAZZ™, in the soil of Washington, USA in the early 2000s. Today, they grow JAZZ™ on 140 acres spanning Washington’s Yakima Valley and Columbia Basin.

Travis Allan began managing the family orchards upon returning from college, continuing the lineage of growing expertise as a fourth-generation grower-owner.

The area’s rich soil, abundance of irrigated water, warm weather during the season and cool nights makes for the best spot to produce our sensational JAZZ™ apples.

Our growing agreements

If you currently grow with us, you can read our supply, post-harvest services and general agreement terms here.