Kai-Rawhiti Pantry

Kai-Rawhiti makes “preserves” – jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes and sauces in our home kitchen. Recipes we use are favourites that were passed around and down from family. Kai-Rawhiti Pantry “preserves” is also about “preserving” memories, flavours, connections, being, skills, whakapapa, stories, authenticity, heritage, pantry, sharing, people.

Kai-Rawhiti Pantry means Food from the East, i.e. all our produce is sourced from within Tairawhiti, from our backyard home orchard trees that have lost their names, the people who knew them but not their flavours and tenacity. Kai means food, to eat. Kai means “belonging to”, nanny’s recipe, the neighbours ‘fruit’. Rawhiti means eastern border.

Kai-Rawhiti Pantry has had a stall at the Gisborne Farmer’s Market since December 2015. We also sell to Moore Wilson’s Fresh, Wellington; gate sales for those that can’t wait for Saturdays. We can do online orders and local home delivery.