Our Suppliers

We are pretty lucky in the Waikato to have some amazing farmers and producers right on our doorstep. Here are some of the great people we regularly get our produce from.

Name: Smokey
Produce: Fish
Location: Katikati

Using time proven recipe, the delicious and tender fillets are hot smoked using natural Manuka woodchips. Our product has no artificial additives, no sugar and is gluten free. They fillet their locally sourced fish before smoking providing a very convenient end product.


Name: Southern Fresh Group
Produce: Baby vegetables, Salads, Fresh Herbs, Large specialty vegetables
Location: Tamahere

Using time proven recipe, the delicious and tender fillets are hot smoked using natural Manuka woodchips. Our product has no artificial additives, no sugar and is gluten free. They fillet their locally sourced fish before smoking providing a very convenient end product.


Name: Magills Butchery
Produce: Meat
Location Te Awamutu

Magills Butchery are an artisan butchery in third generation, family owned and operated. They specialise in superior New Zealand meats since 1939. Magills are suppliers of NZ Hereford Prime Beef, renown for high quality and superior flavour. Hereford Prime is locally sourced from grass fed NZ Hereford Beef & aged for 21 days. Their passion for this breed extends to Mike’s very own Hereford herd, that graze on the foothills of Mt. Pirongia.


Name: Passionvale
Produce: Citrus, Green Leafy Vegetables
Location Morrinsville

Located outside of Morrinsville, Passionvale have been supplying EFB with beautiful spray-free citrus since day one, as well as the occasional green leafy vegetables. Husband and wife team Debra and Steve Briscoe tend to their gardens with great love and care, and you can really taste it in the produce!

Name: Sunset Free Range Produce: Eggs Location Pukekohe Sunset Free Range Farms is one of New Zealand’s leading free range egg and poultry companies, supplying both Foodstuffs and Progressive supermarkets as well as numerous cafes, butchers, dairies and fruit & vegetable shops. All of our eggs are laid by hens that REALLY are free range – meaning they have access to fresh grass 24/7 if they want to.

Name: Frank’s Sausages
Produce: Meat
Location Te Aroha

Frank’s are developed with a passion for producing only the finest tasting sausages, and like the name suggests, are simple, honest and made exclusively from premium cuts of free range meats. Using only the freshest ingredients, Frank’s sausages contain no preservatives, no additives and definitely none of those nasty fillers.


Name: Meyer Cheese
Produce: Cheese
Location Hamilton

Meyer Gouda Cheese is one of the most significantly awarded companies in New Zealand, picking up Supreme Champion at the first New Zealand Cheese Awards in 1994 and a string of awards since. In 2011, their yougest son Miel was awarded the Cheesemaker of the Year Award – the youngest cheesemaker in the history of the competition to scoop the prize.


Name: Raglan Fisheries
Produce: Fish
Location Raglan

Based at the beautiful Whaingaroa Harbour, it doesn’t get much fresher than buying fish from Raglan fisheries. They also smoke fish for their customers to make it extra delicious!

Name: Bella Pane Bakery
Produce: Bakery Products
Location Cambridge

A ‘from scratch’ bakery based in the Waikato region supplying the local markets most weekends. All dough’s are made from long cold fermented biga’s, to work out the minimal amount of commercial yeast used to rise our bread range, ending with a wholesome and delicious product.


Name: Southern Belle Orchard
Produce: Capsicum, Chillies, Feijoas
Location Matamata

Southern Belle Orchard produces biological sustainable capsicum, chillies and feijoas just out of Matamata.


Name: Grinning Gecko
Produce: Cheese
Location Whangarei

James and Catherine McNamara started the organic artisan factory, Grinning Gecko, based on a mutual love of nature and cheese. The fresh organic milk is batch pasteurised, which is a very gentle method of pasteurisation. All the cheese is handmade on site using non-animal rennet.


Name: Lifestyle Meats
Produce: Meat
Location Hamilton

Lifestyle Meats is our traditional Hamilton butcher supplying delicious beef, chicken and lamb cuts and smallgoods. They produce traditional small goods made the old fashioned way using real, natural ingredients. That means real beef, real pork and real chicken!


Name: Clif’s Gardens
Produce: Spray-free Vegetables
Location Ngaruawahia

Clif is one of the most passionate foodies you will ever come across. He is a fantastic vegetable grower, supplying us with fantastic, seasonal, spray-free produce such as outdoor tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, pumpkins, cabbages and more. He is a permanent feature at the Waikato and Parnell Farmers’ Markets.

Name: Jersey Girl Organic Milk
Produce: Milk
Location Matamata

Jersey Girl supplies us with the most amazing milk. It tastes just like milk used to! Jersey Girl milk is audited to strict organic standards. You can be sure that the milk is free of antibiotic, herbicide and pesticide residues. We sometimes use it in our cooking and it can also be bought as an extra item with your Emma’s Food Bag.