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The Nelson-Tasman region covers the top of the west coast of the South Island. Horticulture has been an important part of the region for many years - apples, pears and kiwifruit in Motueka, hops in Upper Moutere, vines in Brightwater and tomatoes in Nelson CBD. This is a fiercely proud region with an immense food culture, the centre of which is the Saturday morning Nelson Market. It has been the incubator for many small food businesses and ideas. The warm and sunny climate creates great growing conditions for a multitude of products. German settlers in Upper Moutere discovered that the area's perfect sun/rain ratio grows the best hops. Upper Moutere hops are acclaimed the world over, and that supports a growing craft beer community. This enviable weather also creates the ideal home for booming horticulture. Apples, pears and kiwifruit are perfect for export but also complement the burgeoning cider manufacturers. 

Nelson has a simple food aesthetic - good-quality ingredients, cooked to perfection. Hospitality and tourism are experiencing huge growth as the beauty of the region cause thousands to flock to the area over the gorgeous summer months. Nelson-Tasman is a must visit for any food, wine and craft beer connoisseur. The regions chefs pride themselves on knowing who grew their fruit, the paddock that their vegetables came from and who caught their fish. It's a sense of close community that is unusual of a growing town and region of this size. 

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  • 8.00am – 1.30pm
The Wednesday Nelson Farmers market is based on supporting local, fresh and seasonal produce and…
  • 747 Motueka Valley Highway
  • Tasman
We are a small family run pear orchard in the Motueka Valley, committed to nurturing 4.5 hectares of
  • 32 Hau Road
  • Nelson
Are you looking for something refreshingly appealing and quenching to include on your drinks menu or
At the beginning of last year, we moved into our purpose built factory/tourist destination –…
  • 13 Beach Road
  • Nelson
The Tahuna Sprig & Fern is located just a stone's throw from the beautiful Tahunanui beach. It has a
  • 1259 State Highway 60
  • Takaka
Relaxed casual dining. Onsite brewery provides a variety of craft beers. Nelson area wines…
  • 502 High Street
  • Motueka
In our cafe, we choose to use the highest quality wild game and free range meats. We also grow and…
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