The Herb Farm in the Manawatu is a company for whom sustainability is a core focus. Their award-winning initiatives include extensive power-saving measures, affiliations and business relationships with like-minded companies, and community investment. The farm itself was established by Lynn Kirkland in 1993 as a place where people could come to experience the wonderful world of herbs. Her daughter, Sarah Cowan, now manages the business leaving Lynn in charge of research and development. There is now a cafe on site, specialising in local, free-range and organic produce, as well as the herbs from the garden. All products are 100% natural.
And, hey, they also make amazing chutney!
The Apple and Onion Chutney is brilliant with cold meats, most cheeses, and also great in a quiche or frittata. The Tomato Chilli Jam is a relish with real chilis, quite a kicker. They serve it on their chicken sandwiches, but this can be used at home in pasta sauces, on meat pre-cooking, or in stir fries. The Tomato and Rosemary Relish is really lovely, and uber versatile.
There’s a pack too, should you be tempted by all three.
Preserves / Chutney /
The Herb Farm's herbs and chutney