You have our assurance that all fruit packed and dispatched will meet approved quality standards.
Both First Fresh and NZ Fruits pride themselves on the level of compliance that both the packhouse and the marketer have attained as well as their dedication to assisting growers in attaining and maintaining NZGAP and / or GlobalG.A.P accreditation.
NZ Fruits accreditation:
First Fresh accreditation:
First Fresh growers accreditation:
Please contact the Compliance Co-ordinator Mathew Bannister for further information.
Top award goes to Ormond citrus growers The Galloways of Ormond won the supreme honour on top of two category titles at the “Freshies” growers awards for 2020.... read more > 1/15
Pick and Pack Persimmon crop numbers in the district are down this year due to the wet weather in May but the quality has been impressive, says First Fresh NZ managing director Ian Albers.... read more > 2/15
A taste of Gizzy in Aussie bikkies Australia might have claimed as its own the pavlova, manuka honey and the band Crowded House, but the oranges that flavour Arnott's new line of Tim Tam biscuits are officially ours.... read more > 3/15
Top Freshies gong for Hika grower "GO-to guy” and outstanding grower John MacPherson was crowned supreme winner at the annual First Fresh “Freshies” awards.... read more > 4/15
Izzy Elmers awarded First Fresh & Bill Thorpe Scholarship It was great to be able to announce on the night of the Freshies that we have awarded the First Fresh / Bill Thorpe Scholarship to Izzy Ellmers. Izzy is heading to Massey this year to study Horticultural Science... read more > 5/15
‘Statesman of the industry’ Gisborne’s Bill Thorpe and wife Margaret with the Bledisloe Cup, the top accolade presented at the Horticulture New Zealand annual conference in Hamilton last night. Mr Thorpe received the trophy in recognition of 40 years of “meritorious” service to the industry.... read more > 6/15
Citrus crop quality leaves a sweet taste The quality of lemons, mandarins and oranges coming off Gisborne trees in the annual citrus harvest has been “very good”, says First Fresh managing director Ian Albers.... read more > 7/15
First Fresh wins export award The room was filled with excitement and celebration at the Napier Conference Centre as the winners of the 2018 ExportNZ ASB Hawke's Bay Export Awards were announced.... read more > 8/15
Red carpet flavour at annual Freshies First Fresh held its second "Freshies" grower awards on Thursday 23rd February at the Dome Room and John and Irene Honey of Patutahi won the Supreme Award - The Freshies Trophy.... read more > 9/15
Law changes for use of Organophosphate insecticides LEMON, LIME, GRAPEFRUIT AND TANGELO GROWERS... read more > 10/15
Recipe of the month Summer and ice cream go together like … well, summer and ice cream. Add Encore Mandarins into the mix and you’ve got the recipe for a delicious hot day treat. This Rippled Mandarin Curd Ice Cream is delicious with a capital D, so give it a go, you don’t even...... read more > 11/15
First Fresh NZGAP Group Scheme A number of our growers have already taken up the opportunity to become members of the First Fresh Group Scheme for NZGAP. ... read more > 12/15
First Fresh Management Calendar and Checklist Access our latest Citrus Fruit Size - Management Calendar and Checklist... read more > 13/15
First Fresh Weather Station You can view the “First Fresh” weather station on line by using the following link:... read more > 14/15
Good persimmon season with increased exports to US One of New Zealand's leading persimmon exporters is expecting a good increase in volumes this season, due to additional plantings and existing growers increasing their acreage.... read more > 15/15