Welcome to Producers Collective

Waikato Producers Collective are a subgroup of Waikato Food Inc representing all those that grow or produce food in the Waikato.

Like Waikato Food Inc the goal of the collective is to champion the Waikato as a world class food region by delivering excellence in food production through strengthening collaboration, promotion, support and passion.

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By using the power of collaboration, support and sharing, we believe we can all be better off.

With a focus on our growers, makers and producers of all sizes we can taylor activities and initiatives for their particular needs, from networking, mentoring and professional development to exhibitions and showcases.

Become a WFI Member

Want to be part of the collective?  Join Waikato Food Inc and help us serve up the best of the Waikato!

WFI membership is open to Producers, Growers, Breweries, Winemakers, Cafe, Restaurants, Food Trucks and any local artisan food/hospitality retailer of the Waikato, that are keen to connect with each other, and through our growing foodie’s membership.

Your membership gives allows you to be part of our Producers Collective as well as other WFI initiatives.

Membership is just $45 a year

Featured Producer

Donovan's Chocolate

Donovan’s are a New Zealand owned and operated chocolate company, making chocolate in the Waikato since 1991. They’re passionate about creating delicious chocolate treats with uniquely Kiwi flavours that New Zealanders know and love.

They create premium chocolate by combining the finest quality ingredients with a good dash of Kiwi ingenuity to deliver the most divine chocolate experience. Their chocolate owes its melt-in-the-mouthness to quality Ghanaian cocoa, creamy New Zealand milk (used in milk chocolate) and a unique refining process.

Producers Stories

Getting into the spirit of it

Denise Irvine meets a Hamilton man who has reinvented himself as a gin-maker Terry Rillstone likes creating things and nowadays his creative energy is channelled entirely into making craft gin. It started

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Rocket Coffee Roasters

They started small, they’ve built big reputations: Denise Irvine visits two much-loved Waikato artisan businesses marking their 25th anniversary, the first – Rocket Coffee ‘It’s what we do’ You wouldn’t read about

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