Covid 19 and our harvest.

We’re very sorry to say- No fresh cranberries available this year.

Like everyone we have had to rethink our lives in the face of Covid 19 and make decisions that are safest for all.
Our cranberries are now ready to harvest. Normally we work with a gorgeous team of friends and neighbors for a few weeks, dodging the rain, harvesting and sorting cranberries and rushing to meet orders for fresh berries.
At the end of harvest we planned an open day and gathering for friends and neighbours at the farm. A wee party before we put the cranberries to bed for the winter. It is a busy and important time of the year and its one that we enjoy greatly.
This year it will be different. Kevin and I will harvest and sort the cranberries together.  All the fruit will go straight to the freezer and be held for processing later in the year.
At every stage  we will take the greatest care and of course,  we are adhering to all level 4 guidelines.
This means that we will not have fresh cranberries for sale in 2020.  We expect to supply frozen berries and our cranberry products as usual at the end of the year.
Thank you for understanding our decisions on this- we think its the safest and wisest way to keep everything for now.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can help with.
Aroha tetahi ki tetahi!  Love and care for each other!
K& K

Waiting for Harvest 2020

When is a cranberry ripe?

Our cranberries are slowly turning from cream to crimson… But redness does not indicate ripeness. Though it does help.

Cranberries are naturally tart. Gooseberry,  sour apple kind,  make a strange face kind of tart, to be honest. So sweetness is not a good indicator.

The seeds tell us when the berries are ripe.        cranberry ripe seeds                          At the moment those little brown seeds are white… we’re waiting for them to turn toasty brown and then we will start to harvest.

Fingers crossed we’ll have a lovely sunny March here in Hokitika – we could do with a drop of sunshine!

And of course- get in touch if you’d like to pre-order or to be on our mailing list

cranberriesnz@gmail.com

ripening 2 2020

Ripening Cranberries Cranberries NZ

 

Cranberries for sale!

We’re busy in the kitchen and on the farm at the moment.

No irrigation needed for this year’s crop-mother nature is most definitely taking care of that – its one of the wettest November’s ever here on the coast.

Our products are out and about- hanging out on shelves in stores around the country- just waiting to be taken home for end of year celebrations.

                     Interested in buying direct-  click here: Buy Cranberries direct

Check out our supplier’s page if you’d like to know where to find us:

In stores around NZ

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest 2019

If mother nature continues to send sunshine and rain in the right amounts then we will begin the 2019 harvest in early April and fresh cranberries will be available for sale until sometime around the end of May.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be on our mailing list- we’ll won’t bug you with emails- but we will let you know about the beginning and end of the fresh season.

And- you can pre-order!

We’re at:   cranberriesnz@gmail.com

Harvest plans for 2019

If mother nature continues to send sunshine and rain in the right amounts then we will begin the 2019 harvest in early April and fresh cranberries will be available for sale until sometime around the end of May.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be on our mailing list- we

won’t bug you with emails- but we will let you know about the beginning and end of the fresh season.

And- you can pre-order!

We’re at:   cranberriesnz@gmail.com

crop.  jan 19