Maharakeke Mushrooms

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Maharakeke Mushrooms, located in the heart of rural Balfour in Northern Southland, specializes in locally grown native oyster mushrooms. Our unique location and expertise allow us to grow mushrooms perfectly suited to the local conditions, and our commitment to using only locally sourced ingredients aligns with the growing trend towards eating locally produced food.

Additionally, we are proud to have obtained permission from local iwi to grow our mushrooms in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and Wai 262. Enjoy the taste of true local flavour with every bite of our delectable New Zealand oyster mushrooms.

Discover the rich, flavourful taste of gourmet oyster mushrooms grown in the heart of Southland with Maharakeke Mushrooms. As a local business, we are passionate about delivering the freshest, most delicious New Zealand native mushrooms to your table.

When you choose Maharakeke Mushrooms, you can expect:

Join us on a journey to taste the very best of New Zealand's culinary treasures. Try Maharakeke Mushrooms today and elevate your cuisine to new heights.

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Unlock the full potential of your culinary skills with oyster mushrooms from Maharakeke Mushrooms. These versatile, mild-tasting mushrooms are packed with nutrients and make the perfect meat alternative for any dish.

Whether you're making a savoury risotto, a zesty stir-fry, or a hearty pasta dish, oyster mushrooms are the perfect addition. Add them to your favourite sauces, stews, and soups for a delicious boost of flavour. They even make a fantastic side dish when simply fried up in a little garlic butter and served on toast.

But that's not all - oyster mushrooms from Maharakeke Mushrooms can bring a touch of sophistication to any BBQ. Grill them up to perfection and impress your guests with a unique twist on the classic summer cookout.

With endless possibilities, the only limit is your imagination. Order oyster mushrooms from Maharakeke Mushrooms today and explore the many ways to elevate your cuisine to new heights.

Pleurotus Pulmonarius

Pleurotus Pulmonarius

The imported version is commonly known as the Phoenix oyster, however the native variant is quite different and has a unique flavour, texture and smell.

Pleurotus Parsonsiae

Pleurotus Parsonsiae

This endemic mushroom is a close relation to the imported pink oyster mushroom P. Djamor. (Currently unavailable).