First permanent crop – berries
In the process of gaining the Demeter certification (the certification given to approved organic farms using biodynamics) they started with their first permanent crop – berries. That was the beginning, and there was much to come.
Over the years, Greg and Joanne learned the art of organic farming, battling the weeds and bugs, to now be the proud owners of a farm that is producing raspberries, boysenberries and black currants. They also have a mixed orchard and a small vegetable block, with poultry and cattle free ranging on multi-species pastures.
The humble beginnings
It all started with five acres of land in the beautiful Manawatu, idly waiting for its higher calling in life. That came when Greg and Joanne bought that land and turned it into what is now known as Woodhouse Farm Organics in Kairanga.
We love organic food and we love being able to provide it as fresh as possible for our customers.
Biodynamic farming builds on regular organic farm practices. By considering the emotional and spiritual aspects of farming, we add another dimension to the work we do on our land and the produce we deliver to customers.
Fresh is best! This saying has stood the test of time and it’s what we strive for at Woodhouse Farm Organics. Of course for those who need berries out of season, we also freeze some at their peak for continued enjoyment throughout the year.
Once you’ve switched to eating higher quality, delicious biodynamic produce you’ll never want to go back. It’s not just the flavour, it’s the feeling you get knowing that your food is GE free and grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers.
Wood House Farm Organics
– The Family
Greg and Joanne both grew up on farms and have a strong interest in farming and horticulture. They first became interested in organic and biodynamic growing in the mid 1990s. When they took over this property in 1998, they were determined to pursue their vision of a beautiful balanced farm environment. The dream was to rebuild and regenerate their soils following the principle that healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy people and animals.
They chose Demeter certification because it is the highest standard available. Demeter farmers must also hold an organic certification to the BioGro standard. It’s organics plus!