Love Local


Love Local is a charitable trust sourcing and selling seasonal fruit and vegetables. These will be sourced locally wherever possible. Customers purchase from a range of boxes for a fixed price through an on-line ordering system. If you'd like to try us out, just visit our store!

A group of friends were wondering how to do something good for the community. Someone suggested a fruit and vegetable box scheme. We found there’s not a lot of fruit and vegetable-growing to supply the local market happens in Southland, and more diversity is needed. We decided to set up a delivered fruit and vegetable supply scheme. We hope it will stimulate local production by providing an alternative route to market for local growers.

Our primary charitable activity is our 'Health Whanau' scheme, which supports dozens of families a week with access to below cost fruit and veg.

By buying a box from our registered charity, you know that the money you're spending is going directly back into providing healthier outcomes for those in our community that most need it. This will grow in direct proportion to your support!

It is early days yet so much of the Love Local story has yet to be written. Will you be part of our story? We need customers, volunteers, and growers

If you'd like to support us financially, your donations are very welcome! Click here for how to donate: