The Kiwi Artisan Co curates the finest small batch artisan goods for food lovers nationwide, supporting and celebrating local independent producers from Southland to Central Otago, Canterbury to Nelson, and Hawke's Bay to Northland. Our artisans handcraft their goods from locally sourced, high quality ingredients in small batches using sustainable production processes. Our thoughtfully curated range of delectable sharing platter boxes are tailored to individual tastes and dietary requirements.
We strive to strengthen support for the artisan community and foster deeper connection between the maker and the consumer. As we grow our curated selection of Kiwi artisan goods we look forward to introducing the people behind the products and their unique stories of creation.
The Kiwi Artisan Co began as a humble market stall in Central Otago, supporting small artisan producers who did not have the scale or resources to attend markets independently. Like most small retail operations, the business struggled to survive during the COVID-19 lockdown and was particularly affected as local markets and events were cancelled across the country. Without a strong online presence, operations came to a standstill. The shutdown period was tough, but it was even tougher watching those small artisan producers struggle who really depend on local markets and retail shops to survive.
We were determined to launch The Kiwi Artisan Co business online as a way to support the small batch artisan community and broaden artisan platter options for Kiwis who love to entertain at home. We look forward to growing alongside our artisan suppliers and expanding our community support initiatives over the next year.