Local food producers & retailers, farm gate sales, food swaps and more
Dante’s Fine Food
Dante’s stock the best foods from virtually every far-flung corner of the planet, with a range diverse enough to satisfy every appetite. The finest foods on earth — all in Cambridge, New Zealand. Shelves are brimming with mouth-watering foods carefully selected from New Zealand and over 30 countries around the world, making this the cornucopia of the finest flavours.
Phone: 07 827 3354
Address: 61-63 Duke Street, Cambridge
Dedicated to lowering waste, Fill Good stocks all your pantry essentials in easily accessible bulk bins. The highest quality organic products are on offer to suit a variety of diets.
Products include flour alternatives, natural cleaning options, and low waste accessories.
Phone: 027 263 0276
Address: 29a Victoria Street, Cambridge
Cold pressed juices, smoothies, raw treats and salads to go. Home of the 2 or 3 day Juice Cleanse. Also stocking health & wellness products, over 70 teas, refilleries and eco products.
Phone: 021 185 6530
Address: 21 Empire Street, Cambridge
Karapiro Berry Box
Open every day from December through Summer 11:00am-5:30pm
Closed over Winter
Ice Cream Shop with real fruit ice cream made from locally grown fruit.
They have outdoor seating and plenty of parking. Eftpos available.
Come out on the weekends and enjoy an ice cream with the family or a cheeky one by yourself. Ideal for people biking out to Karapiro from Cambridge as it is adjacent to the Te Awa River Ride path.
Phone: 027 334 9680
Address: 459 Maungatautari Road, Cambridge
FB: Karapiro Berry Box
Over The Moon Deli
What began as a passion project and small team in 2007 has become one of the local areas most loved and recognised brands. Making New Zealand’s widest range specialty cheeses from four different types of milk.
Over the Moon’s products are on the menu in many top restaurants and found in quality delicatessens all over the country. The Deli stocks a range of foods as well as Duck Island Ice cream by the cone.
Phone:07 827 5968
Address: 70B Victoria Street, Cambridge
Tuesday – Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-3:00pm
A gourmet grocery store located on Duke Street. Specialising in artisan produce from the thriving Waikato foodie scene.
The Store stockists include Goodbugs sauerkraut, Gutsy kombucha, Piu Blu pasta, Cambridge Picklery, Quarter Acre Kitchen jams, Red Kitchen, Magills Butchery, and local honey.
Phone: 07 823 2587
Address: 41 Duke Street
FB: The Store
Wholly Cow believe in producing prime quality meat in an ethical way.
An artisan butchery bringing you quality meat that’s part of a whole system where care and respect is given to the land, animals + community. They offer their customers Beef, Lamb and Goat from their own on farm, along with free farmed Pork and Chicken.
The farmed meat is solely for retail sale in the local community.
Phone: 07 827 6651
Address: 47 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Volare specialises in baking quality handcrafted sourdough breads which are sold fresh in their stores daily.
Visit their bakery in Cambridge or their stall at the Farmers’ Market to try their wide range of breads and pastries, including award winning sausage rolls and croissants.
Phone: 07 444 5142
Address: 27 Empire Street, Cambridge
FARM GATE - SEASONAL
Boyds Asparagus is washed, trimmed, graded, and packed within hours of harvesting.
This guarantees the superior flavours and freshness of Boyds Asparagus
They provide fresh, green, size graded asparagus.
Phone: 07 823 3446
Address: 108 Hautapu Road, Cambridge
Cambridge Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm
The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is a great community market with a large range of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, honey, coffee and more. Buy direct from the growers and producers.
Free on-road parking, Eftpos service and public toilets are located nearby.
Take the opportunity to enjoy the unique connection between producers and consumers only found at farmers’ markets.
Phone: 022 639 1995
Address: Victoria Square, Victoria Street, Cambridge CBD
Kaipaki Nursery and Orchard
A small apple and plum orchard just 3km from Cambridge that has fruit available November to May.
Other fruit may be available including feijoas, figs, pears and medlars.
Phone: 07 827 9562
Address: 1309 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge
Labour weekend to Mid-January
Shop Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Sat & Sun 8:30am-4:00pm
Buy Strawberries straight from the grower! Picked for flavour and deliciously ripe and sweet. Strawberries sold mid-September to mid-January.
Kanes’ pride themselves on producing exceptional quality, great tasting, chemical free strawberries that their customers love. Nashi pears also available in season.
Phone: 07 8276390
Address: 9 Pukerimu Lane, Cambridge
FB: Kanes Strawberries
Monavale Blueberries and Café Irresistiblue
Monday-Sunday, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fresh organic blueberries and raspberries available from the Orchard Shop at Café Irresistiblue October through to May. Frozen organic blueberries and raspberries available all year round. Organic blueberry products including juice, wine, jam, chutney and more available all year. PYO organic blueberries available December through to February.
The Lettuce Man
Ian the Lettuce Man brings the Waikato fresh and delicious lettuces of all varieties. Fresh, spray free lettuces, herbs, and other seasonal produce grown next to lake Karapiro in the mighty Waikato.
You will find them at the Cambridge Farmers Market and the Waikato Farmers Market every weekend. Gate sales of lettuce, and other fresh herbs & greens also available.
Phone: 027 324 6025
Address: 9 Karapiro Road, Cambridge
FB: The Lettuce Man
1 October-31 January
Fresh local strawberries picked every day in the season!
Gate sales of fresh ripe berries for a healthy, nutritious, and naturally sweet snack!
Fresh fruit ice cream available
Phone: 027 552 2783
Address: 25 Hogan Road, RD1 Cambridge
FB: Fencourt Gardens
Cambridge Community Garden
Cambridge Community Garden is a not-for-profit organisation that is run entirely by volunteers. Fresh produce can be picked up for a gold coin donation or swapped for something from your own garden.
Freshly picked spray free vegetables and fruit. Volunteers can also pick their own feast.
Phone: 021 138 3341
Address: Vogel Street, Cambridge
FB: CCG Cambridge Community Gardens
Cambridge Crop Swap
Crop Swap Cambridge brings together backyard gardeners, home bakers and food foragers for swapping and sharing high quality local food on a regular basis.
The variety on offer is huge: vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, seedlings, herbs, eggs, preserves, jams, baking and more.
Check their Facebook page for dates and how they operate.
Held monthly at Senior Citizens Hall.
Phone: 027 333 6678
Address: Fencourt Hall, Fencourt Road, Cambridge
FB: Crop Swap – Cambridge, Waikato
Community House Food Pantry (PĀTAKA KAI)
The (Pātaka Kai) Open Street Pantry is a resident led, grassroots, crowd sourced solution to immediate and local need, rescuing food and encouraging the co-sharing between neighbours to strengthen communities.
The pātaka is stocked organically. Those who wish to contribute do so at their own convenience.
Phone: 07 827 5402
Address: 193 Shakespeare Street Roadside