Tendertips Packhouse
747 State Highway 1, Levin
New Zealand
Ph: (+64) 06 368 3957


Foodie-fest as growers open their gatesPosted October 18, 2016

Food lovers, wine buffs and those who just have an interest in where their food comes from, now have another exciting event to add to their calendar, the Horowhenua Taste Trail.

On Saturday November 12 the inaugural event will see growers and producers in Horowhenua open their gates to the public, providing visitors with the chance to meet the growers, see how their businesses operate and perhaps more importantly sample some of their delicious produce.

Geoff Lewis, managing director of Tendertips Asparagus near Levin came up with the idea about four years ago. Today he and his daughter-in-law Catherine who has worked with him in creating the event, and the committee members Kristy McGregor (a rural community member who also works for Federated Farmers) and Kathy Mitchell (also on the local council) are about to see their hard work reach fruition.

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Horowhenua Taste TrailPosted September 21, 2016

The inaugural Horowhenua Taste Trail will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016. The Trail is an opportunity for you to visit packhouses, farms and sheds in the Horowhenua, and take a glimpse behind the farm gate to see how your produce is grown and produced. There is no admission charge, some sites will have free samples and some will have food for you to purchase. We are a family friendly event.

The Tendertips experience of the Trial will include Packhouse tours and talks, a pop up cafe selling Tendertips Asparagus nibbles supported by the Little White Rabbit Food Truck and asparagus for you to purchase and take home.

Please see the Facebook page for more information.

Kapiti Food Fair, 2016Posted August 3, 2016

We are supporting the Celebrity Kitchen at the Kapiti Food Fair again this year.  The celebrity chef is Jason van Dorsten, Executive Chef, Director of Cafe Hanoi and Auckland restaurant heavyweight.  He will be cooking with Tendertips asparagus, so make sure you get along and check it out! Saturday 3 December 2016, Mazengarb Reserve.

See their webiste for all you need to know.


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Kapiti Food Fair, 2015Posted July 20, 2015

Come along and join us again this year for a great day of all things food, at the Kapiti Food Fair! We will be sponsoring the Celebrity Kitchen, featuring celebrity chef Annabelle White, preparing Tendertips asparagus amongst other delicious local produce. Check out the website for further information www.kapitifoodfair.net



Taste of Asparagus at Tendertips, 2014 Art ExhibitionPosted October 25, 2014

Taste of Asparagus at Tendertips Art Exhibition 

The 2014 Tendertips Art Exhibition was held  31 October – 9 November, and featured a gala evening and open packhouse weekend.

Part of the packhouse was converted to a three-bay exhibition space for five local artists to showcase their works, while the packhouse continued to operate as normal.  This provided an opportunity for the public to purchase asparagus, view and purchase the art, as well as check out the asparagus grading and packing operation in action.

The event was very well supported by the public, with artists selling their work, as well as some commissioned.  Approximately $2700 was raised for the Arohanui Hospice.

Kapiti Food Fair, 2014Posted October 23, 2014

Tendertips sponsored the Celebrity Kitchen at the 2014 Kapiti Food Fair. The Masterchef Duo 2014 winners,Karena and Kasey cooked our Juicy Jumbo asparagus in their demonstration menu.


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