Building the bridge back to in-season + local food systems.
Roebuck Farm is a sustainable & profitable small scale working farm offering the highest quality education, consul & expertise for customers from NZ & across the world, who are interested in sustainable food production on limited land space & often with limited resources. We encourage & teach the principles of independence & self-sufficiency through highly interactive on-farm activities based around our agrarian & market garden production.
Independence - Expertise - Sustainability
Upcoming Workshops at Roebuck Farm
All workshops are fully catered with local + organic produce to keep you sustained for hands-on,
intensive days in the garden .
Find our produce here
"A true example of regenerative agriculture" Curtis Stone, The Urban Farmer, Canada
Roebuck Farm are working alongside chefs and restaurants from around the mountain in a local culinary celebration.
Two winter weeks devoted to feasting and celebration across multiple local restaurants with multiple local producers!
June 5 - 16, 2019.
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.
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".
" 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, January 2018
“Amazing Shepherding Workshop in March. How lucky were we to have the legends of Matt and Jodi together to teach us about sheep and grazing. 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.”