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Nelson Environment Centre and Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service have partnered to launch a new initiative that creates sustainable community access to affordable fruit and vegetables. Introducing the Hapori Fruit & Veg Box! 

Victory Community Centre are our first community partner in the programme and have been on board from the start, helping shape the design and delivery to meet the needs of the community.

Kai ora, hapori ora! Healthy food, healthy community!


What does it cost | He aha te utu?

A fruit and veg box costs $15. This is 30% off the cost of an equivalent amount of produce purchased from a supermarket. 

What produce will I get | He aha ngā hua māku?

Each week you will get a different selection of fruit and vegetables depending on the season! Follow us on Facebook (@haporifruitandvegbox) for recipe ideas and advice on how to store your produce properly.

Where does the produce come from | Nō hea ngā hua?

The produce is supplied directly from local growers. This means you’ll be supporting local businesses and with less travel the produce will generally be fresher and our carbon footprint much lower.

Who can order | Mā wai e tono?

We are encouraging members of the Victory, Toi Toi, Washington Valley and Bishopdale communities to become involved in this pilot scheme.

How do I order | Me tono pēhea ahau?

We work to a 10-day ordering and pick up schedule. You need to place your order at least one week in advance.

  • Orders open on a Monday.
  • Orders close and payment is due by 1pm on the Friday.
  • Orders can be picked up from the Victory Community Centre the following Thursday. Please bring bags to pack your fruit and veg in as the boxes will be returned and reused by the grower.

See cut off dates under Ordering and pick up schedule below.

Registering and making your first order

To make your first order, you need to register for Hapori Fruit & Veg Box by completing this form:

Once you have registered and indicated when you would like to receive your first box, you will receive payment instructions and details about how to place future orders. Note, there is no commitment to order every week.

Ordering and pick up schedule 2021

Orders open
Orders close & payments received by
Orders ready for pickup at Victory Community Centre
Tuesday 26 October Friday 29 October at 1pm Thursday 4 November from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 1 November Friday 5 November at 1pm Thursday 11 November from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 8 November Friday 12 November at 1pm Thursday 18 November from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 15 November Friday 19 November at 1pm Thursday 25 November from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 22 November Friday 26 November at 1pm Thursday 2 December from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 29 November Friday 3 December at 1pm Thursday 9 December from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 6 December Friday 10 December at 1pm Thursday 16 December from 3pm - 6pm
Monday 13 December Friday 17 December at 1pm Thursday 23 December from 3pm - 6pm


Feedback | Whakahoki kōrero

When you pick up your first Hapori Fruit & Veg Box order on 28 October, we encourage you to have a quick chat to one of our team. We want to hear about your experience and get your feedback to help us show the success of the scheme and to advocate for it to continue for a long time and grow across our region!

You can also share your feedback anytime or contact us with your queries by emailing [email protected] Otherwise, drop-in to Victory Community Centre or phone us on 03 546 8389.