Te Mata Figs was established from a passion to grow amazing figs in the warm Mediterranean type climate of Hawke’s Bay along Te Karamu Stream, near Havelock North, New Zealand. We now grow 30 varieties of fresh figs from our Havelock North ‘figgery’. You can find us at the ‘Figgery’ Monday – Saturday (from 10am-4pm), at the Hastings Farmers Market on Sunday morning. Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. At Te Mata Figs we offer only the sweetest freshest spray free figs in season. When choosing fresh figs, select those which are plump and tender with a rich, deep colour for cultivar. Fresh figs are best eaten on the day of purchase. If you do want to store figs, then keep covered in the refrigerator where they will stay fresh for about two days. Figs are best enjoyed simply with prosciutto or cheese, such as mozzarella or goat’s cheese, but are very versatile and delicious baked. See our recipes for some great ideas.
Succulent and sweet, fresh Te Mata Figs are plentiful in late summer/autumn. Figs are delicious… Imagine savouring a mouth-watering succulent Brunoro Black; embracing the luscious texture of Adriatic; and experiencing the aromatic appeal of Preston Prolific. Whether eaten fresh or prepared in many different ways, figs are simply irresistible, sensuous and adorable. While we specialise in fresh figs, we produce an ever expanding range of award winning artisan products to excite our loyal customer base.
And do drop in and see our new Cafe open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm, and Saturday Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Check out our menu here.