Horowhenua Taste Trail 2017 - Our Producers

Horowhenua Taste Trail is back for another year and we are excited to announce the producers on the trail this year which includes some of last years favourite stops plus a couple of new ones to try out along the way.

Producers on the 2017 Horowhenua Taste Trail include Woodys Free Range Farm, Turks Poultry, Woodhaven Gardens, Levin Eels, Thoroughbread Foods, Tendertips Asparagus, Genoese Pesto, RJ's Licorice, and Bagrie Dairy Farm. 

Ms Lewis says each stop is working to improve the offering to ensure the event is even more tastier. “It will definitely be an adventure not to be missed. 

“Horowhenua offers some of the best produce in the country and we want to share it - and show it off! Make sure you save the date and tell your friends that the Taste Trail is back!"

The event welcomes people of all ages, and is family friendly. Tickets will be on sale late September. Anyone wishing to join in the Trail can find out more information at our website www.tastetrail.o.nz or on our Facebook Page @horowhenuatastetrail


Woodys Free Range Farm - Produce free range heritage breed pork, bacon, sausages and ham from Large Black and Berkshire pigs. Their pigs are grown on the farm, and their pork products are made locally. 

Turks Poultry- a family business which has been in operation for over 40 years. Turks free range chickens are corn-fed which means they produce healthy chickens with delicious flavour and goodness and their products are enjoyed throughout New Zealand. 

Woodhaven Gardens- a family run commercial growing operation. They have production in excess of 1000 acres, producing and distributing vegetables both nationally and internationally. Woodhaven is recognised as one of the leaders in the industry. Levin Eels: a family owned eel processing and eel export business based in Levin. They export live and processed eel to various international markets throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Thoroughbread Foods- Thoroughbread is a family owned gluten free company. Through the love of food and their passion for health, they strive to make the best products possible .Their range includes a variety of breads, a Paleo range, a Gluten Free Range, Pizza Bases and Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Tendertips Asparagus - One of the largest asparagus growers in New Zealand whose produce is enjoyed in New Zealand and Japan, a family run operation located between Levin and Foxton.  

Genoese Pesto- A family owned and operated local business, manufacturing premium pestos from herbs and all natural ingredients.  

RJ's Licorice - A well known local organisation whose locally made licorice is known and enjoyed throughout New Zealand and the world.

Bagrie Dairy Farm- G J Bagrie Farms is a large dairy operation based in Waitarere, with a modern 54 bale rotary milking shed packed full of technology. They also operate an earthmoving, roading and agricultural contracting business which has been running in the Horowhenua since 1986. 

Event information:

  • Ticketed event
  • Date: 25 November 2017
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Experience: A self drive adventure through Horowhenua specialist food producers . Go at your own pace and choose how many places you stop at along the way. Food and merchandise will be available for sale at each stop.
  • Producers: Woodys Free Range Farm, Turks Poultry, Woodhaven Gardens, Levin Eels, Thoroughbread Foods, Tendertips Asparagus, Genoese Pesto, RJ's Licorice, and Bagrie Dairy Farm.
  • Website: www.tastetrail.co.nz
  • Facebook page: @horowhenuatastetrail