Lux Organics is a small family farm in Ngongotaha providing fresh, certified organic vegetables, microgreens and herbs to the local market. Produce is available through Brown Owl Organics, at the Rotorua Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings, and via direct sales. We deliver by 100% electric van. Please note, you can only visit the farm by appointment, and we do not have a shop on site.
Only 10km (15 minute drive) from Rotorua's central business district, Lux Organics farm produce is grown about as close as is possible to Rotorua on a commercial scale.This level of freshness cannot be beaten!
We grow a wide range of crops (over 30 in fact!) including salad greens, lettuce, spinach, silverbeet, kale, collards, herbs, microgreens, beetroot, turnips, radishes, carrots, cabbages, broccoli, tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, celery, fennel, beans, peas, cucumbers, gherkins, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, garlic, onions, cut flowers and seedlings. In choosing what to grow our focus is on nutritional quality, colour and flavour. We’re quite keen to try new things and we love to work with chefs who are looking for us to grow speciality produce by agreement.
“Organic” means crops are grown without artificial fertilisers and chemicals, and all inputs are uncontaminated and completely free of genetic modification. Successful organic gardens rely on working with nature, adapting natural processes and patterns (such as crop rotation and companion planting), using natural inputs (such as compost, seaweed and slow-release minerals) and making use of biological controls when necessary (for example predatory wasps to eat aphids).
Some businesses use the word “organic” without really substantiating it, but we have taken the extra step of joining an organic certification programme that underpins our promise to customers. As a member of OrganicFarmNZ since July 2016 we have been adhering to the Biogro Organic Standards and we are now fully certified organic.