We are proud to announce we have 100% recyclable cardboard packaging which holds cherry tomatoes on the vine. This packaging is quick and easy to recycle, reducing our carbon footprint. The tomatoes are kept on the vine for a more extended period meaning that the tomatoes are sweet and full of nutrients. They have extracted all the goodness from the vine until you finally break off the tomato to eat.
Not only are we proud to have 100% recyclable packaging, but we are also pleased to donate 5cents to the Prostate Cancer Foundation with every purchase made.
Try these tomatoes for yourself to see what they are all about.
The team at NZ Hothouse works together to be the best sustainable kiwis we can be. We are proud to accept this award from Countdown, as sustainability is something we are always striving towards.
Two interesting behind the scene facts are:
1. We use insects to remove insects as well as other natural pest control methods. Those damn pests!
2. Majority of our water is collected rainwater; that being such pure water.
We will continue on our sustainability journey trialing and adopting new systems.
Future Post is a company that is recycling single-use plastics to make fence posts for your farm.
This is a company that we at NZ Hothouse are proud to get behind. There are many benefits when opting to use Future Posts farm posts. Not only is it beneficial for repurposing single-use plastics, but they operate in the same way as a wooden post would, if not better! there is no rotting or splitting, it's UV stable and has 50+ years life expectancy -which is double (or more than double) your average wooden farm post. These posts are also organic farm-friendly. CCA free, therefore there is no leaching of CCA into the soil. An eco-friendly choice that we are excited to be a part of!
For more information, or if you want to purchase your own posts from Future Post click the link below.
We are pleased to say we have officially swapped out the black plastic trays (we used for our truss tomatoes) which is treated as single-use plastic. To a 100% compostable cardboard. By making this change, we save approximately 10.5 tons of plastic trays going into supermarkets per year!
100% of our packaging is now recyclable! Our cherry tomato punnets are made from RPET plastic which means they are made from recycled plastic. Cardboard trays and cartons are all compostable. Soft plastics like our cucumber wrap or tomato bags are all recyclable through the soft plastics program, found at your local supermarket.
Find out more on soft plastic recycling here...
From our house to yours!
MANUKA TOM by NZ Hothouse
NZ Hothouse proudly present our newest product Manuka Tom. These cherry tomatoes have a significantly higher brix level than standard cherry toms... so this means they are naturally super sweet!
Ideal for any use... (snack straight from the punnet if you wish!)
Try them today!
Exclusive to Countdown Supermarkets.
NZ Hothouse is a proud sponsor of The Prostate Cancer Foundation and their Blue September Campaign. This year we displayed the PCF's impressive artwork on our billboard in Karaka... reaching an impressive 22,000 cars per day! We also had the back of one of our trucks branded up in the Waikato region to spread the word. Make a difference today - Make a donation: http://prostate.org.nz/make-donation/
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a registered charity (no CC30635) and receives no Government funding. All funding comes by way of donations, grants and proceeds from fundraising activities and events across New Zealand. Making a donation to the Foundation assists us in our Mission
Have you, or your loved one been checked? For more information, head on over to: http://prostate.org.nz
This year, NZ Hothouse made it's first entry in the NZ Food Awards. StrawberryTom, our specialty cherry tomato was entered and won!!! StrawberryToms are available Nationwide at your local supermarkets and leading retailers.
Brand new to NZ Hothouse’s cherry tomato line-up is our Oceanic range. Vibrant and revitalizing these little gems add a vitality kick to any meal – and look good doing it! Roasted, sautéed or eaten raw Oceanic Orange and Yellow cherry tomatoes will help you create Master Chef-esque meals at home. Ask for them at your local supermarket or grocer today.