First Fresh New Zealand

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Our Growers

Our family of local growers invest passion into every piece of First Fresh goodness they grow. From nurturing young saplings through to harvest, they harness the Tāirawhiti Gisborne sun, rain and soil to deliver premium, fresh produce to you and your family. And hey, horticulturalists: we are always looking to recruit great growers. Get in touch to discover what’s in it for you.

  • Galloway Meyer Lemons

    “There’s the enjoyment of actually producing something. There’s always that challenge of producing premium quality.”

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  • Thurston Mandarins

    “It’s good knowing our satsumas are all around the country – a healthy product that’s feeding Kiwis from all walks of life.”

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  • Tietjen Mandarins

    “They’re popular because they’re healthy, and great for kids’ school lunches and the like.”

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  • Burgess Grapefruit

    “I get a buzz out of planting something small, watching it grow and develop to a fully productive tree.”

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  • Holden Limes

    “I love the smell of the produce. We were picking limes recently, and I said: ‘These smell so much better than sheep!”

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  • McHardy Oranges

    “We love that we’re growing healthy, nutritious produce for people.”

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  • Robinson Tangelos

    “We reckon we’re growing the best fruit in the world, in the best place in the world”

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  • Wi Pere Persimmons

    “It’s a fresh, sweet taste. The first one you taste every new season is always refreshing.”

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  • Want to become a grower?

    Take the first step to joining the First Fresh family: tell us who you are and what you grow and we’ll be in touch.

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Join the First Fresh Family

With a passion for produce, our growers are the best in the industry. And we provide them with the best support: including world-class packing, distribution and marketing, a loyalty programme delivering ongoing rewards, and leading R&D so we can develop the orchards of the future, together.

Our Tree to Trolley philosophy ensures our growers’ premium produce gets to the consumer with utmost care: First Fresh produce is guaranteed fresh, delicious, nutritious and perfect.

First Fresh Grower Benefits

  • Holistic support

    Get access to exclusive First Fresh members-only online resources, technical support from our orchard monitoring team, enjoy free pre-harvest evaluations, join workshops and field days, and benefit from our investments into R&D.

  • Be rewarded

    Our Loyalty Recognition Agreement is a commitment between you and First Fresh, promising exclusive supply and rewarding you with great rebates for volume and quality. Plus, you could win a Freshie Award!

  • Packing and distribution

    Our packing partner Seeka is Tairāwhiti Gisborne’s leading and most versatile post-harvest facility with a system that provides product traceability and quality assurance.

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