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The Waikato region is one of New Zealand's main horticultural producers, with a wide range of fruits and vegetables being grown for domestic and international markets.

Main crops in the area include kiwifruit, blueberries, strawberries, apples, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, asparagus and onions.

horticulture cambridge-isiteVisitors to Cambridge will see fields of asparagus, blueberries and strawberries, in particular, with a number of well-established producers based close to town.

The area also grows maize as stock food (about a quarter of the national crop is grown in the Waikato).

Cambridge asparagus includes white and purple varieties, as well as organically-grown. In summer, you can buy freshly-picked berries straight from the farms or from mobile vendors who are quick to sell excess produce.

New Zealand's largest BioGro certified organic blueberry orchard, Monavale Blueberries at 790 Wallace Road, Monavale (12kms, 20 mins drive from Cambridge), is open to the public with a cafe and a shop selling blueberry products ranging from pies to wines and liqueurs.

Berry farms provide work for more than a third of the Waikato's horticultural workers.

A number of local growers sell their produce at markets in Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Tamahere.


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