Roebuck Farm Newsletter

Experience activities formed within the actual market garden production cycle.

Apply business concepts + practical applications to develop your site with it’s specific aspect. Leave with confidence to implement design, bed preparation, innovative tool selection, make crop choices, understand efficient propagation, harvesting + beyond to restaurant, retail, or market.

We are with you all the way.

upcoming workshops at Roebuck Farm
All workshops are held on our farm in Taranaki.
They are all fully catered + resourced.
We keep workshops small with limited places and advise booking early.
Introduction to Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher
22-26 April 2024
Advanced Natural Cheesemaking Workshop with David Asher
29 April - 3 May 2024
hear it from others
'If you think growing food for others is a life for you, a course with Jodi is a must do. His generous sharing will see anyone off to a great start no matter what their endeavor or scale of food production'
Jules Matthews
Integrity Soils + Mangaroa Farm
Wellington
2022
'The challenge for us has been to find a way past our home delivery sales model. We adopted this during Covid when we lost all our wholesale accounts, and needed to pivot quickly to stay in business. Whilst it turned into a runaway success it was also burning us both out! Growing far to many crops to provide the website with variety and and delivery day sometimes turned into a 10hr ordeal
Our online consult followed by time spent at Roebuck Farm showed us how to zero in on our most profitable crops and then where to sell them for the best return. This new focus has also shown us how Soul Food Farm can support our family and allow me to leave my 30hr/wk farming job and focus solely on our business.'
Eddie + Kylie
Soul Food Farm, Raglan
Oct 2022
'I have just finished the two day market garden weekend workshop with Jodi and Tanya. I cannot recommend this course enough! It was an incredibly inspiring, informative and entertaining experience. Jodi's wealth of knowledge and the level of detail he can go into crunching numbers and sharing his personal experiences of the many trials over decades that have failed or been successful is gold. His knowledge of the best gardening tools and machinery is next level. The food also that Tanya provided was five star! Awesome people sharing vitally important information. THANK YOU'
Zoe Mitchel
Toad Hall, Motueka
June 2023
FAQ's
Will there be food provided as part of the workshop?
We fully cater all workshops taught on our own farm with locally grown. We do our best to meet dietary requirements + will ask you specifically about this on enrolment.
May I leave the workshop early?
All workshops at Roebuck Farm run from 9 am to 5 pm, but we understand if you need to leave early for transport home.
Will there resources and ongoing support post workshop?
You will receive course notes + our resources, with the opportunity to connect with us + other participants via our FB group for long-term support.
Can I take public transport onto the farm?
We are only 10 min south of town, however there is no public transport directly to the farm. Most people coming from the airport hire a car there.
What if I need to cancel my enrolment?
We like to run these events with small numbers, so it is important you read our cancellation policy prior to booking.
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