Friends Philip Burdon and Roger Giles started a lifetime of mushroom farming in the late 1960's on the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus in caves near the village of Yerollakos (Girne). This lasted a little over 6 years until the bitterly fought partition of the island and the destruction of that business resulted in 100% of their attention being focused on Meadows which was already established in Prebbleton.
Meadows, a private company founded in NZ in 1970 is today the leading producer of mushrooms in NZ. Now 45 years on, Meadows remains a family business dedicated to putting great tasting mushrooms on Kiwis' plates throughout the year. Our mushrooms are picked fresh daily and carefully packed to arrive in the best condition for our customers to enjoy.
Meadows is totally committed to excellence in the production of mushrooms and is the only grower in New Zealand with full vertical integration from the production of spawn through to the dispatch to market and consumer promotion of this unique and much loved food.
Meadows has been growing with NZ for 45 years. This has only been possible with the support of the many communities we are part of. We like to give back to as many of these communities as possible and as such have been involved in a diverse range of sponsorships over the years and currently. Click here to see some of the wonderful groups and organisations we are currently proud to be part of.
At Meadows sustainability is really important to us. The environment is an integral part of our business and we acknowledge the relationship between the environment and our products and activities. Our commitment to the environment is a guiding principle in our business planning and development. Here are some examples of how this approach is reflected in our business.