Horowhenua is abundant with a variety of producers and growers, from eel to asparagus and pesto; market gardens to free-range farms.
The Horowhenua Taste Trail was established in 2016 to showcase produce, speciality food and beverage products of the region by connecting consumers with their local producers, and growing the region’s reputation for food excellence. The trail offers a series of innovative experiences for people to connect with producers and uncover more about the food that’s produced in this bountiful region.
Thousands attended the first event, with all visitors taken through an experience at each of the nine locations, showcasing the journey that food takes from the paddock to plate, or factory to supermarket.
Organiser Catherine Lewis says the support from both attendees and businesses has been amazing. “Participants are taken through an experience at each stop showcasing the produce, from factory tours to gourmet food trucks, tastings to farm tours. They learned about the journey and discovered the food story of Horowhenua, and we’re looking forward to another fantastic event in 2017.”