Fruit & vegetables to your door, with pride

The business started as The Onion Vegie Place,

with a loyal “drop-in” customer base. 

The Noble family are wanting to move strategically to providing delivered vegetables

directly to the consumer, whether this be a commercial operation

or to an individual consumer in their local region.

We are upgrading our current marketing format,

& building an online presence under the new brand “Growlink”

We wish to embrace the essence of our business in this brand.

It is one of which many years of cultivation has gone into,

we plant, grow & harvest our crops as well as distributing crops

from other reputable growers, across fruit & vegetables.

The business has a home-grown family feel to it.

It is one of soil & toil, of machinery both old & new, of animals,

particularly cats, as welcome as the stream of customers.

We are offering our loyal customers real grower direct pricing. 

Once you have tried our produce there’s no going back.

It’s the freshest, tastiest, & most crisp you will ever have,

you will be a loyal customer!

Buying direct from local growers gives you access to truly fresh,

high quality produce at competitive prices & in turn,

you can strengthen the interconnectedness with the farming community

which helps make local people who are passionate

about the important role food plays in a healthy, functioning society.

Why source your food from a long way away, when you can get local food,

of better quality & freshness?


Local food systems empower people to make informed choices

with full confidence in where there food has come from.

Growlink's enduring theme of Zero Harm across our many activities

is not just a slogan, it is a bottom line & a way of life.

We keep other people safe through our expertise

& we will keep our people safe at

all times - safety is not expensive, it is priceless & not negotiable. 

 

Email: growlink@kinect.co.nz

Phone: 07 549 0232 (between 7.30am- 4.00pm)

 

GROWLINK'S VALUES - Nga Uara

Integrity & Trust - Pono me te Tika

We are honest, transparent & ethical. We respect the culture, values, law, regulations & we operate safely without harm to people or our environment.

 

Communication - Te Reo Whakawhitiwhiti

We foster active collaboration & understanding of others.

We are open, transparent & listen. 

 

People & Passion - Tangata Auaha

We are inclusive, act with consistency & respect the opinions or others. We encourage, care for & motivate each other. We have fun & work with passion & pride.

 

Commercial Focus - Arumoni Hangai

We actively seek out & deliver on opportunities. We develop mutually beneficial relationships.

 

Eat fresh. Eat local. Eat better.

The team at Growlink feel good about our produce –

we know that we are growing & selling nice, honest food! 

Our food philosophy has always been to grow & where need be

use local, quality suppliers to reduce our food miles & increase the yum factor.

The team at Growlink enjoy the diversity of truly fresh produce,
according to the season.

This is important for a healthy lifestyle. 
 
You only need to look at recently released data on growing waistlines
 
to see that something isn’t working! 

The old advice of “would my grandmother make it, or eat it?” is a good one. 
 
This will get us away from highly processed, hollow calories,
 
& back to more nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables. 
 
Parents need to teach their children the lifelong attributes of a good diet
 
packed with plenty of fruit & vegetables. 
 
Parents need to lead by example. 
 
Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice, enjoy the benefits! 
 
We have seen campaigns against smoking, & to lower alcohol consumption.
 
Is it time for a better food equivalent? 
 
Be protective of yourself when hearing media messages around what
 
constitutes healthy food – a lot of them are dated or quite simply untrue!
 
 
The Cost of Low Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables
 
Vegetables & fruit have been shown to protect against heart disease, strokes
 
& high blood pressure (World Health Organisation 2003a).
 
 
There is evidence that fresh produce protects against cancers
 
of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, oesophagus & stomach.
 
These studies have also cited fruit as an effective protector from lung cancer
 
(World Cancer Research Fund & American Institute for Cancer Research 2007).
 
 
In 2003 the Ministry of Health released a report on
 
‘Nutrition and the Burden of Disease’, which revealed that if
 
all New Zealanders ate 5  serves of fruit & vegetables daily,
 
there would be ~1550 fewer deaths in the country each year.
 
The report showed that a diet containing too little fruit & vegetables
 
can contribute to about 6% of all deaths.
 
 

 


MEDIA ARTICLES

We have had stories about/featuring us in several publications, here are some of them:
 

Weekend Sun September 2016

Weekend Sun December 2015

Bay Sun July 2015

Katikati Advertiser March 2015

Katikati Advertiser

Bay of Plenty Times

Grey Power Magazine