WHO WE ARE
Durham Farms was founded by families with a passion for growing organic food as naturally as possible. We apply a mixed farming approach with crops and livestock grown together. Everything grown on the farm is complimentary to one another, using a smaller agricultural footprint than most farms. This allows us to create tasty food which is good for you, keeps our soil healthy and looks after nature.
We have set aside at least 25% of the land under our guardianship as a protected, natural habitat for New Zealand’s amazing wildlife. We regenerate the soil, protect the waterways and are well on our way to planting 30,000 native trees and plants on our farm.
Our goal is to make our way of growing and supplying healthy and tasty food the norm in New Zealand, creating a fair, profitable approach for all involved, providing education and a worthwhile career in food production, starting on the farm, whilst ensuring that our beautiful, natural environment thrives.
WHAT IT MEANS
The land we look after is certified organic to the highest global standards. These standards are audited by Asure Quality, an independent New Zealand Government Department. It takes up to 3 years for land to be certified organic and to earn the right to display the Asure Quality Organic Mark.
Being Certified Organic means we only apply inputs approved by Asure Quality and confirms we do not use nasty synthetic chemicals, animal growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides or other toxins. We are regularly audited by Asure Quality who assess the growing, processing and handling of our food products along the entire supply chain, from our farms to our processing and to our deliveries.
An Asure Quality Organic Certification Mark on a product gives consumers confidence that the product they are buying has been produced according to organic principles. Certified Organic equates to Healthy Food = Healthy People = Healthy Planet. At Durham Farms our unique Organic Certification number is 1140.