Welcome to Fresh Connection

We bring paddock and plate even closer together.

In a world of ‘be all, do all’ generalists, we specialise in bringing together the food service industry and quality fresh produce straight from the growers. We’re also well known for our value-add foods.

We’re ‘the little big guys’ - large enough to reliably supply and distribute across New Zealand, yet small enough to be flexible and nimble in delivering ‘hands on’ service and innovative custom solutions.

Over the last 25+ years, we’ve grown into the largest produce wholesaler specialising in the food service industry throughout New Zealand, partnering with businesses such as:

  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Caterers
  • Hotel chains
  • Schools
  • Healthcare providers
  • Aged care providers
  • QSR

Expertise and reliability are always in season with us.

We know freshness and quality because we’re growers ourselves, with 70 productive hectares right outside our processing plant. It also means we know how to pick the best when it comes to selecting other growers to partner with.

Being growers as well as manufacturers and suppliers, our vertically integrated business model offers certainty and continuity of supply. From local cafés to large national contracts, we have a proven track record of meeting demand and quality specifications for customers of all sizes. Our seamless distribution and logistics ensure orders are received on time and in excellent condition.

Don’t expect garden variety solutions – we custom innovate.

We’re not here to tell you what you need; we ask what would work better. By listening, innovating and adapting to our customers’ needs, and investing in R&D and technology, we’ve developed cost effective solutions for specific customer challenges that ultimately help grow their businesses. For instance, our convenient, pre-prepared 'no knife' solutions for kitchens and cafés reduce prep times and ultimately deliver better economies…not to mention the fresh and delicious meals they help create.

You’ll even find some of our products on retail shelves too. With our advanced systems and technology, we’ve created a cold pressed juice range, avocado spread and guacamole that is raw and natural, with an extended shelf-life without the need for preservatives or traditional heat pasteurisation.

Whatever your needs, we have you covered root and branch. So connect with us and let’s grow something great.