"A true example of regenerative agriculture" Curtis Stone, The Urban Farmer, Canada
" It's aways good to dig deeper and connect with educated and motivated individuals - Jodi and Tanya set the bar high. I always walk away inspired. Pioneers in the local food movement, Roebuck Farm workshops are an excellent resource for those wanting to upskill in market gardening, sustainability, restorative grazing and seed saving." Brittany Ryan, NZ
" Loved every minute of it and learnt a great deal. And what a treat to be able to do the course at Roebuck Farm. The pasture is so healthy there I could eat it myself. Thanks to the 'behind the sceners' too for the best lunches you could wish for.” Sue Marsh, AUS
"Thanks so much for an outstanding winter Home Gardener course. Both Graham and I were really impressed with the content, the hands on experience and the caliber of people who came and contributed to the day" Christine + Graham Haworth
'Pic's Peanut Butter founder 'inspired' by Taranaki produce grower'
Jane Matthew's article on Stuff.co.nz
'NZ Food Hero 2020'
NZ Food Awards
Powered by Massey University
'Can Small Farms Be Profitable?'
Farm to Plate Conference 2019
'From The Ground Up'
New Zealand Gardener Magazine
A compact market garden in Taranaki is championing a revolution in food production for both home gardeners and commercial growers.
Story: Renee Davies + Photos: Sally Tagg
The team @outstandingfoodproducers awarded our Rainbow Mix with GOLD
We are amongst very fine company again as an Earth Medal Winner in the 2020 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
The Country Calendar team came to visit us for a week
Small Wonder, Epsiode 14, 2018, TVNZ
A Taranaki family makes a living off just three hectares by making use of every square centimetre for their market garden and selling their produce direct to local people.
North & South contributing writer Anthony Burt and photographer Ken Downie paid the farm a visit in July.
'Roebuck is a huge believer in the potential of soil-carbon sequestration and its effects on healthy food production - it's a key factor in both in both hs gardening techniques and his sheep grazing. "I know farmers that are farming 5000 acres and sequestering carbon, with maybe one employee" he says. "Thats effective. Whereas if we look at feed lots and hard 'grazing', if we can even call it that, it doesnt look too good for the planet".
Outstanding Food Producer Awards Leaves + Shoots Mix goes Gold
These awards celebrating Kiwis who harvest, grow and make food and drinks – were first held in 2017. Over two years of the awards a team of specialist judges have assessed almost 350 products, awarding 130 products with an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Award which allows the products to wear a medal sticker as an independent endorsement of its quality.
We were delighted to learn that they love our Leaves + Shoots as much as we do.
Leaves + Shoots available @egmontseafoods, @vetrotaranaki, @tlcmeats + @hokoloko
Outstanding Sustainability Award
Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
"They are bringing innovative practices and know-how, focusing on soil health and importantly, sharing knowledge with hundreds of people around New Zealand and the world that visit. Roebuck Farm is not only producing high quality food, they are producing knowledge and transferring it, which has far wider implications for the sustainability of our food system.”
Emily King , SPIRA, NZ
Sustainability Award Judge
Ballance Farm Environmental Awards Finalist + People in Primary Sector Award.
It goes without saying that we don't use fertilisers such as these on our small farm but we love the network of conscious + sustainable farmers we have been introduced to through these awards. Excellent judging panel + insightful feedback.
Congratulations to Taranaki over-all winners @Mataratadownsfarm, multi-generational, 1200 acre sheep + beef farm in Tarata. Beautiful work guys.