New Zealand's National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of all things organic - from food, farming, wine, beauty to textiles - we embrace it all.
We encourage everyone to get involved - that
includes producers, retailers, growers, chefs, restaurants and schools. If you'd like some inspiration, keep on scrolling.
New Zealand is enriched with organic producers providing with products as they should be. Delve into their stories and find out why they are so great for the nation.
How will you celebrate?
Farmers & Growers
Open your gates to the community and host guided tours
Share your knowledge of organic practices and host an organic workshop (canning for example)
Invite local schools or communities and provide a teaching experience using your expertise
Team up with other organic producers, retailers, manufacturers or farmers in your area to combine efforts and form an event
Chefs & Restaurants
Create an exclusive organic week menu using organic products from your local area
Source organic beverages, including fizzys, wine and beer
Create an organic cooking demonstration to show your customers what products you use and why you choose organic
Special promotions on the menu for organic options
Provide special offers and promotions for certified organic produce within stores
Divert customers to certified organic products. Ensure eligible signs are available to direct consumers to the products.
Offer tastings and trials of products within store, providing an educative display so your customers can interact with growers and producers.
Open your doors to the community and host an organic picnic or BBQ
School & Communities
Invite a farmer or grower in the community to share their knowledge of organic growing and why it's beneficial
Host and organic breakfast or picnic, inviting along the whole community in your area. Share stories and eat great food.
Have an excursion to an organic farm or garden to really introduce the children or community group to organic growing.
Sprout seeds and see how your produce grows organically
All events and promotions are posted on our events map, allowing the whole nation to see what you're up to and giving them the chance to sign up if they're in the area.
In 2019 we had a staggering 79 events across 9 regions -
help us to be bigger and better next year!
Why celebrate with us?
The world is becoming increasingly conscious about the effects our actions can have on the planet upon which we live. The term 'organic'
is often misunderstood and misconstrued - so we're here to tell you why you should go organic.
Organic works towards maintaining a clean green New Zealand by working with nature. Organic farming does not rely on synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, significantly reducing water and soil contamination.
Organic maintains the highest levels of animal welfare, this means happier and healthier animals. With plenty of space that reduces stress and disease, and fed a diet that is as natural as possible and free from genetically modified organisms.
Always know what's in your food and where it's derived from. Organic certification is the world's most widely-used, secure and impermeable traceability system. Every single certified product can be traced back to its origin.
Wildlife is crucial to a healthy planet. Organic farms create havens for wildlife including homes for the birds and the bees and has been proven to have more biodiversity.
Join the conversation
Follow along to be the first to know what's happening across Aotearoa
over the week. Be inspired to host an event of your own, and be sure to
tag #organicweeknz so everyone can see what you're up to!