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Our mission

In 2013 we decided to do something good for our community. 8 years on, over twelve thousand fruit and vegetable bags have been delivered across Southland.

At Love Local we are passionate about improving the health and well-being of our community. We do this by encouraging local residents to eat more fruit and vegetables and less processed food. We make great quality fruit and vegetables easily accessible with our convenient delivery service and support our customers with meal plans and recipes that utilise the produce provided. Proceeds from our delivery service makes quality fresh produce attainable for all, through our Healthy Whanau scheme, providing those in need with access to low cost fruit and vegetables.

A focus on community and environment guides us. We support local growers, where possible, which minimises our carbon footprint and creates a more sustainable food system. As we grow, we hope to support growth in the number of sustainable producers in our local region.

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Our Vision

To provide wholesome, fresh, and local food to all levels of the Southland community.

Our Voluntary Board

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Murray Heath

Having been involved with supporting the community in many ways when working for Westpac I thought Love Local was an ideal way in continuing my work in supporting the people of Southland.

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Carla Harper

We are proud to offer this unique fruit and vegetable option to the community. What makes us unique is that every standard fruit and vegetable order goes towards subsidising a healthy whanau bag so everyone in the community can have affordable access to fresh, healthy produce.

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Laura Todd

I love that we are supporting local farmers and producers to share their goods with the wider community encouraging healthy eating along the way.