Who we are
Chantal Organics is located in Napier, Hawke’s Bay. We are a national business, growing, manufacturing, wholesaling and celebrating over 40 years of organics. We aim to bring certified organic food to people across the world. We want quality organic and whole food to be affordable and believe this food should fill every Kiwi pantry.
Our vision is to be Stewards of Organics, working in harmony with our environment, our planet and its people, through sustainable business practices and respect for how our food is produced and consumed.
How we started
We began in 1978 as a group of like-minded people who shared a vision of healthier food and a better life for their families. They formed a co-operative to buy organic and natural wholefoods. One of the families had a daughter named Chantal, so the name Chantal Organics is a permanent reminder that organic and whole foods care for our families, our environment and future generations.
In 1983, the doors opened to Napier’s first natural foods store called “Chantal” on Hastings Street. It mainly stocked bulk wholefoods and produce. In 1998 the shop expanded and moved 2 doors down, to its current location. As the need for wholefoods grew throughout New Zealand, a wholesale business started in the back of the shop. Within a year it outgrew its location and in 1999, Chantal Wholesalers opened its first warehouse near the hill in Napier. Chantal Wholesalers first supplied NZ grains and local, fresh produce nationally. To accommodate further expansion, in October 2010, Chantal Wholesalers moved into a larger, purpose built facility in Onekawa, Napier, which is the current home to Chantal Organics.
In 2010, the first Chantal Garden grew in Bay View, with 5 acres of organically grown vegetables and fruit. Today, Chantal Organics farms over 25 acres in Hawke’s Bay to meet the increasing demand for fresh organic vegetables. Chantal Organics also offers Vegebox, a weekly box of seasonal fruits and vegetables that is delivered throughout the North Island.
Our commitment to organics
Chantal Organics is committed to helping find solutions to concerns we all share about the health of our planet and its people.
We have a bold aspiration to deliver a 100% organic range to every dining table, everywhere. We have a commitment to Kiwis, families, communities and future generations to provide sustainable, natural, organic food that supports the wellbeing of everyone. We aim to lead organics in New Zealand with a new, innovative product range that supports this vision.
We continually strive for a full circle of sustainability, with our current focus on: renewable energy, sustainable packaging and distribution practices, organic farming, public education and building relationships within our company and with our suppliers.