Farming practices

We are able to provide the weekly Farm Boxes to you by working with a collection of small farms in the Wairarapa who all farm using organic principles. Most of these farms are certified organic, with only the smaller ones not being certified (their scale makes the cost of certification uneconomic). Check out our "Farm" page for more info on this. 

The Little Farms Market Garden

At the Little Farms market garden we are regenerative organic farmers, which means we do not use any chemicals/synthetic sprays or till our soil. We build soil on top of the existing ground using natural organic matter.

​This way of farming protects our top soil and the soil biology. It also replenishes the soil with nutrients healing our existing soil.

We are in the process of getting certification for the new leased land which we will hopefully have an abundance growing in spring 2024. 

Rest assured we hold ourselves to the strictest organic principles. 

​The best certification is being fully transparent. Therefore, we welcome any questions and are always happy to show you the farm in person. We also try to show you everything that is happening on farm on Alex's Instagram, @growing._goodness



We use home compostable packaging for our Farm Boxes.

​You are welcome to return your box and any packaging inside the box to us.

We will reuse the boxes where possible, and compost the boxes and packaging that are at the end of their life. 

If you pick up your box then please return your box to your pick up point. If you receive your box by delivery, please leave your old box on your doorstep for collection on your delivery day. 


For a farm to be sustainable it also needs to be resilient so that it can keep operating into the future.  We find that with the change of seasons our orders yo-yo up and down, making it hard for us to cover costs in the low times and meet demand in the ups. Therefore, it is really helpful for us, if you subscribe to our Farm Boxes. This helps us plan how much to grow and gives us  financial stability so that we can invest in our farm long term with the security that we will be able to sell the food we grow.

Follow along

We show you exactly what is happening on farm regularly on our instagram @growing._goodness and @wearelittlefarms as well as giving you tips for your own garden.