Our Growers: Terawhiti Farm
Name: Martin Berryman
Job Title: The Boss
Time in role: Since birth
Favourite part of the Job:
I love every aspect of growing veg from planting, to cutting, to packing ... even eating it!
A roast dinner with plenty of my own veg, followed by my own strawberries.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
The summer because its frantically busy!
Why I like V&M:
I like working with Veggies & More because they are always keen for me to grow new produce and have helped me to grow my business.
Favourite produce to grow and why:
Cauliflowers, because that was how it all started three generations ago.
I seem to be the only farmer left who enjoys cutting veg!
What would you do differently?
I would have branched out and grown a wider range of produce from the outset.
What can you share about your practices?
I largely use cow dung as a fertilizer, which reduces the artificial nitrogen required, therefore enhancing the flavour of our produce.
COVID 19 specific question – what’s the most positive thing you will take away from this time?
I taught my wife and children how to cut cauliflower during lockdown.