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Primary Produce Innovation
An abundance of natural riches coupled with many innovative producers has made South Canterbury a food bowl to New Zealand and the world. Producers grow a diverse range of essential food crops, in addition to significant dairying, meat production and aquaculture. Their quality and scale is matched by the value-added processors whose passion and innovation see them manufacture world-class products that are enjoyed around the globe.

Learn more:
 - New Zealand Food Innovation Network and FoodSouth an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of New Zealand food and beverage business of all sizes or providing facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and process from idea to commercial success. Talk to SC Chamber of Commerce for introduction.
 - Regions of Opportunity - Canterbury (NZTE)
 - The Food and Beverage Information Project (MBIE)

Find out more about local producers who are adding value and manufacturing their products locally on the invest page

South Canterbury Primary Produce Innovation Cluster (PPIC)

A cluster of businesses joined by a common drive, the PPIC's purpose is the enhancement, development and support of primary production adding innovation and value to the chain. This is a wide brief that has led to a number of specific initiatives ranging from the food & beverage sector, to the biotech market. The cluster provides the platform for businesses to share information and works collectively to deal with the barriers to growth, and provide guidance for new ventures. A current focus is on overcoming medium and long-term skill shortages in primary and manufacturing sectors.  The cluster is facilitated by the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

The PPIC is proudly sponsored by: 

Leading Producers

Taste sensations abound in this region. We invite you to sample our delicious and nourishing food products, manufactured to top international standards by our leading producers:
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Farmers Mill
Farmers Mill Farmers Mill is a manufacturer and marketer of high quality flour and speciality grains. All our flours are proudly 100% grown and 100% milled in South Canterbury, New Zealand.

Heartland Potato Chips
Heartland Potato Chips Locally grown. Locally made. Locally owned. - You can't get more South Canterbury made than that!

100% Pure New Zealand Honey
100% Pure New Zealand Honey At 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Ltd, we take great care to source the land’s highest export-quality honey while maintaining its maximum nutritional value.

Barker’s of Geraldine
Barker’s of Geraldine Barker's of Geraldine is a Kiwi success story. We’ve been providing tasty treats to New Zealand and the world since 1969, and invite you to visit our shop in Geraldine to sample our range of...

DB Draught Brewery
DB Draught Brewery At DB Draught Brewery, we brew and package some of New Zealand’s most iconic beer brands including DB Draught, Export Gold, Tui and the Monteith’s range of craft beers. Join one of our tours...

Fairlie Bakehouse/ Lieber Pies
Fairlie Bakehouse/ Lieber Pies Head to the Fairlie Bakehouse, any day of the week from 7.30am until 4.30pm (except Christmas), where Franz Lieber and his team create gourmet pies and an array of amazing baked goods made with love. Liebe means ‘love’ in German.

High Country Salmon
High Country Salmon High Country Salmon is a boutique, family-owned fresh water Chinook (King) salmon farm located on State Highway 8 just South of Twizel in the majestic Mackenzie area of South Canterbury.

Brewery Cafe & Valley Brewing Co.
Brewery Cafe & Valley Brewing Co. Located on the Geraldine-Fairlie Highway (approximately 7 minutes drive from Geraldine) you will discover a little Gem! The Brewery Café is surrounded by the beauty of Gapes Valley farmland with inside and outside dining that gives you the opportunity to sample award winning hand-crafted beers brewed on site in a relaxing environment.

Butlers Fruit  Farm & Cafe
Butlers Fruit Farm & Cafe Easily found on SH1 just south of Timaru, the wagon load of huge strawberries at the entrance is a pretty clear message you’ve arrived at the iconic Butlers Fruit Farm & café. Butlers backpacker accommodation is open to all.

Geraldine Orchard Farmshop and Cafe
Geraldine Orchard Farmshop and Cafe Fresh fruit & vege grown on site, meats, condiments, gluten –free products, fresh fruit ice creams & lots more. The farmshop sells a large variety of fresh fruit and vegetables much of which is grown in our own orchard and adjoining market garden, Pukeko Gardens.

Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon
Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Mt. Cook Alpine Cook Salmon - Visit our new shop located on State Highway 8 between Tekapo and Twizel on Lake Pukaki

Talbot Forest Cheese
Talbot Forest Cheese A unique selection of cheeses crafted with the finest, freshest ingredients, each a wonderfully indulgent taste sensation.

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