HempFarm New Zealand
Who We Are
Hemp Growing | Manufacturing | Distribution
Hemp To Enable Industry With Sustainable Solutions.
HempFarm began with a handful of seeds, and a very big dream. A dream to build a vibrant hemp industry in New Zealand. Growing hemp can boost the economy and revolutionize life for everyone in New Zealand and the world.
HempFarm is exciting the taste buds of the New Zealand food world.
HempFarm has had a bountiful 2020 season, with 1,300ha of hemp crops grown and harvested, bringing the freshest hemp seed products to table.
Hemp seeds are cleaned, dried and delivered to HempFarm’s food facility, where they are gently cold pressed to produce the finest, nutritious and delicious virgin hemp seed oil. HempFarm’s cold pressed hemp seed oil is available under their Kiwi Hemp range. A deliciously nutty drizzling oil, which adds a unique and refined taste to many dishes.
Loyal customers have been enjoying the taste and health benefits of hemp seed oil for a long time. Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Adam William Dickson and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are among many who are enjoying the uniquely fresh, nutty flavour of not only the oil but also hemp hulled-seeds and protein powder, by adding them to their recipes and menus.
Hemp is fast becoming a standard ingredient for many products including bread, cookies, dressings and even burgers on supermarket shelves throughout the country.
HempFarm is also excited to have launched a creamy oat and hemp milk, “Hemptation”. A milk which is perfect for baristas as it won’t split in a frothy coffee or latte. This delicious milk can be used in cereals and recipes just like any other plant-based milk.
Hemp foods in general are used in kitchens around the world as they provide delicious, nutritious, and versatile additions to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Hemp has a creamy nutty taste similar to pine nuts and can be used in many ways, such as in butter, milk, sauces, artisan breads, chocolate, pasta and cereals.
For more information on our products please visit: my.hempfarm.co.nz
A pristine environment that supports health and well-being of all life.
HempFarm has been growing since 2008, founded with a massive vision to grow and process hemp to clean up the environment and to supply sustainable solutions to petrochemicals. From the 1,300ha crop grown this season (2020), around 24,000 tonnes of carbon has been sucked out of the atmosphere.
HempFarm’s growth extends to not only their food processing facility but also to the installation of their high-tech fibre processing line for hemp bales. This facility will produce fibre and hurd which will be on processed into non-woven matting for road ways, wool/hemp yarns for carpets, eco matting, plastics, building materials and more. This is an exciting time for Hemp and the future.
To educate and further work on areas of research and development through universities, businesses and partners regarding the health benefits of hemp and the high value as a solution to many of the issues we face today.
Continue to expand HempFarm® growers group in all regions while further establishing infrastructure for processing and distribution. Enable industry by supplying bulk hemp seed, fibre and hurd for commercial product manufacturing.
Continue to grow our customer base built on trust and guarantees of quality and service. Be responsible and answerable to the environment as a B Corporation partner.
|2009||Dave Jordan grew one acre of hemp for seed stock. Hemp New Zealand was registered as a company.|
|2010||Dave entered R&D with a German company, Emmzyne Ltd to produce Cellulosic Ethanol and Methanol from hemp|
|2011||Dave, Anne and Harley created the brand HempFarm. Began importing Canadian Hemp seed oil to grow market awareness & build customer base.|
|2012||Purchased a D8 decortication system, from an Australian company. Started up a grower group.|
|2013||Developed a hemp skincare line. Began R&D on worlds first double cut harvesting decorticator|
|2014||Expanded in the HempFarm grower group, 53 hectares harvested. Obama signs Hemp bill for hemp research|
|2015||Building relationships with universities on hemp plastic and fibre application|
|2016||Extended grower program through the Waikato.|
|2017||Met Draper family, who became partners|
|2018||NZ Hemp Food law changes to allow food for human consumption.|
|2019||Government denies hemp food for animals. Opened Tauriko food processing facility|
|2020||Fibre line installation. Further development of food facility|
Meet The Passionate Team Behind HempFarm
Disturbed by the amount of pollution showing up on the land and in the waterways, the founders felt compelled to find a solution. Research led them to discover that hemp is one of the most beneficial plants on earth for cleaning up the soils, air and waterways. Hemp has been an essential part of human culture for over 10,000 years, serving as a nutrient-dense food, medicine, clothing, shelter, and energy source for millions of people across the globe. HempFarm has been working since 2008 to return hemp to the people, and to allow hemp to be used in all its forms for modern living. Technology has come a long way since hemp’s prohibition, so now the only limit to hemp’s potential is the human imagination.
CEO / Founder
Dave spent most of his adult life working and guiding on the rivers, glaciers, mountains and bush of New Zealand and overseas. He is absolutely passionate about this incredible environment that we are so lucky to live in. “It is vitally important that we protect this precious environment” says Dave “Hemp as our companion plant is the most environmentally beneficial way to preserve our land and health”.
Anne as Director and co-founder of HempFarm has a keen interest in health and nutrition. She spent most of her young adult life enjoying dance and theatre, which she still enjoys when she is not out and about talking passionately about her love of Hemp and all the many health benefits. “It is the Optimal balance of those essential omegas 3,6 and 9”, she says, “Your body can’t make it so you need to take it. I have found a huge increase in my energy levels since taking the oil” We are overwhelmed by the daily testimonials from customers finding fantastic improvements in their health and relief from a range of painful health conditions such as arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, blood cholesterol levels and more.”
Harley is co-founder of hempFarm. He created websites, graphics, brand design, photos and videos, along with digital communication systems. His ability to improve and problem solve technical issues in the digital space have been a vital key to HempFarm’s growth. His legacy is etched in the history and heart of HempFarm.
“I was proud to help HempFarm grow as a business and develop into a brand that New Zealanders can be proud of. I would like to see HempFarm become a part of our cultural identity, something that kiwis can use as a vessel for positive change”. Harley 2019