There’s just something about locally grown honey that feels like you are literally tasting the flavours of the land. The sweet taste of Tairāwhiti honey can be used in so many different ways during your roadie – perfect in that cup of tea for breakfast or spread onto sliced bread for a quick bite, or on a makeshift cheese platter.
Pauariki Honey comes from a seventh generation family farm at Pauariki Station in the East Coast. Enjoy some of delicious and highly nutritious unique flavours such as rewarewa honey, multi-flora manuka honey and even pumpkin honey. You can stock up on Pauariki Honey at Pak n Save, Horouta Pharmacy, the Wainui Store or their online shop.
Wild Cape Honey is another local favourite grown throughout the beautiful East Cape coast with more than 100 honey hives stretching from Te Araroa to Mahia.
Fresh local produce
Tairāwhiti Gisborne is a paradise for foodies with so much fresh local produce grown here. Sun-kissed citrus, apples, kiwifruit, and strawberries are ripe and ready to bite into during the summer season. Stock up for fresh local produce at the weekly Gisborne Farmers Market every Saturday morning. Located on the corner of Stout Street and Tairāwhiti Museum – there are plenty of food trucks, local produce and seasonal harvest you can buy for the tastiest treats to take with you on the road. Keep an eye out for PYO strawberries along the way.