Find out more about what we've been up to here at The Fresh Grower. We love meeting new people and talking about fresh veges!
Drive, Bite, Chat.
A relaxing day on The Fresh Grower farm with a refreshing lunch by Ryan's Kitchen's (chef Ryan Fong).
This included delicious food and a down to earth informative tour from The Fresh Grower himself which included salad picking, tractor fun and farm activities.
Fresh from the Market: Asian Greens by Farro Fresh
"Last year we introduced Allan Fong to you all as a market gardener with a difference... Allan is trying to make people think more about where their produce comes from and we really appreciate his work."
Allan gives some tips on how to cook with some of the Asian Greens grown at The Fresh Grower.
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We supply to My Food Bag!
Find some of our fresh veges inside a Food Bag, packed with fresh goodness and healthy & delicious recipes delivered to your door! Check them out at www.myfoodbag.co.nz
RadioNZ: Allan Fong - third-generation
Pukekohe vegetable grower
Originally aired on Nine To Noon, Monday 7 October 2013.
Allan Fong is a third generation vegetable grower from Pukekohe. His family business The Fresh Grower now specialises in Asian greens such as the sweet stem broccoli and specialty lettuces, like baby cos.
Duration: 16′ 49″
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Auckland Food Show
At The Auckland Food Show this year we had Caesar salads and fresh kale smoothies. Both were a popular hit and provided plenty of nutrition and energy for everyone to zoom around the show.
Pop up stand at Nosh Ponsonby demonstrating how to cook Bellaverde Stems.
Franklin Country News ( April 1997 )
NZ Grower, Vol.69 No.1
Feature in NZ Grower magazine - pages 36-37Click here to read full article
NZ Grower, Vol.69 No.1
Feature in NZ Grower magazine - pages 38-39Click here to read full article
Toast NZ: Asian Winter Greens at Cook The Books
Beautiful photographs and excellent overview of Allan's cooking at Cook the Books - Allan's mission to "...bring fresh bright greens to our dinner tables that look & taste delicious."
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The Food Truck - Return to China, Series 3 Ep. 6
Allan Fong talks fresh veges with Chef Michael Van de Elzen on The Food Truck where Michael tries yet again win over the Chinese with his vege packed Chinese takeaways at the Auckland Lantern Festival.
TVNZ Hyundai Country Calendar - Green Fingers, ep. 5
"Allan has a strong entrepreneurial streak. His dream has been to bring vertical integration into the business: raising plants from seed in a large nursery, growing crops, processing and packaging them, brokering and delivering the produce to wholesalers and retailers, and marketing and promoting his brand directly to consumers.
His advertising has a cheeky quality to attract young people to fresh vegetables, with slogans such as "Just be Cos" to sell his cos lettuces and "Bok Choice" for his bok choy."
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