Kapiti Food Fair welcomes Sustainable Foods

Kapiti's Sustainable Foods will feature at the Kapiti Food Fair

The Kāpiti Food Fair team are back and preparing for their December 3rd event to be held at the Mazengarb Reserve in Paraparaumu.  The team recently welcomed new Silver Sponsor, and local Kāpiti business, Sustainable Foods, to the Fair team for 2022.

Fair Co-owner Helene Judge says they are delighted that Sustainable Foods has chosen to sponsor the Fair with its new brand, plan*t. 

“When they moved into the ex-Fonterra site on Te Roto Drive, we were hopeful to work with this group as we could see their values aligned with ours by nourishing our community in a sustainable and healthy way.”

Founded in 2019 by Justin Lemmens and Kyran Rei, Sustainable Foods is helping us rethink how we eat through their new plan*t brand. 

Sustainable Foods CEO Justin Lemmens says it is possible to both eat well and ensure future generations enjoy our wondrous planet. 

“We can nourish ourselves while nurturing our planet. As a Kāpiti-based food business, the Kāpiti community ties into our plan for a better future.  We are excited to have the opportunity to support Kāpiti’s biggest event which highlights the importance of our surrounding environment, community, health, and good food.”

Helene Judge says they feel confident that they can create a long-term partnership that will work for both parties.

“We look forward to working with the team at Sustainable Foods.  At the Fair they will be operating a double site, and in addition, visitors can look forward to attending the Sustainable Foods Kitchen Stage to see local chefs in action.”

Last year, the team behind the Kāpiti Food Fair were devastated when they had to postpone, so it is with Helene says it is with great delight and excitement they welcome back all their Sponsors for 2022, like Platinum Sponsors, The Chris and Melinda Leatham Charitable Trust.  In 2021, they pledged their support for this local event for five years.  “We love Kāpiti and its community.  The Kāpiti Food Fair is an iconic event and we’re delighted to be the Platinum Sponsor and support its ongoing success.”

Gold Sponsors NZME, who have been a sponsor since the Fair began, have returned for another year of support. 

Last year’s Silver Sponsors Tuatara Brewery, SignCraft Kāpiti, Zebunisso Alimova of Mike Pero Mortgages, and the Templeton Group are also back with their support, as well as last year’s Bronze Sponsors ANZIL Hungarian Restaurant, Flightdec, and ANZ Paraparaumu.

Fair co-owner Jeanine van Kradenburg says they can’t wait to open the gates at the Fair this year as they know visitors are hungry to attend events again.

 “This year we are moving to an online ticketing model so early bird tickets are on sale now and on 1 Nov the price will increase.  On the day of the Fair, we’ll have a Ticket Office operating so we are recommending that it’s best to get your ticket beforehand so you can simply scan in on the day to save time and money.”

It’s time to start making a plan…. gather your GOOD friends, be ready for a GOOD time, and eat GOOD food: the Kāpiti Food Fair is back!

Sustainable Foods Kitchen Stage and Plan*t