Our Growers

  1. redcurrants

    Tavendale Farms, Redcurrants

    Meet James – Tavendale FarmsRedcurrants may not be commonplace throughout New Zealand yet grower James Tavendale harvests 25 tonne of these delicious berries each year from his 3 hectare planting in Ashburton, Mid Canterbury.Tavendale Farms have been growing redcurrants and blackcurrants for Barker’s for some 35 years and James has been a major part ofRead more

  2. Yen Ben Lemons

    T&G’s Redcliffs Orchard, Lemons

    Meet Pieter – Redcliffs OrchardPieter Traas is a Yen Ben specialist, the varietal of lemons grown by T&G on 54 hectares in Kerikeri , Northland (three hours north of Auckland). Sort after for their thin skins and high juice content, Yen Ben lemons are a popular choice for drink manufacturers and the perfect hero forRead more

  3. Boysenberries

    Wai-West Horticulture

    Meet the GrowerMeet Julian Raine from Wai-West Horticulture. He knows a thing or two about boysenberries and has grown them in the Nelson region in New Zealand, for more than 30 years.  Nelson is the ‘world capital’ of boysenberries, producing more than 50% of the globe’s boysenberries!We use locally grown boysenberries for Barker’s Boysenberry Jam.WhyRead more

  4. mcfarlane farm

    McFarlanes Blackcurrants

    The McFarlane’s have been growing blackcurrants for decadesMeet Hamish. He’s our local blackcurrant grower you will have clocked in our video. The McFarlane’s have been growing blackcurrants for generations and supplying Barker’s for decades. Their farm comprises more than 100 hectares of delicious blackcurrants destined for our delicious Squeezed NZ Blackcurrants fruit cordial. Hamish’s parents,Read more

  5. BLOG citrified orchard

    Citrified Orchard

    Meet Andrew EllmersHe’s been growing Yen Ben lemons, amongst many other citrus varieties, in his expansive Gisborne orchard in New Zealand, since ages ago.  You may be familiar with Meyer lemons, but perhaps not so much the Yen Ben variety, which we use for our delicious Barker’s Lemon Curd sold in Australia– a pale yellowRead more

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