Michael and Hayley are doing big things with little plants. Their business, Fernside Microfarm launched in 2021 and has since been turning heads of chefs, fruit and vegetable retailers and direct customers with their extensive range of delicious, nutritious and super-fresh microgreens.

Q&A with Michael and Hayley of Fernside Microfarm

Why North Canterbury? We love the North Canterbury community. We chose to move here from Christchurch City 9 years ago and never looked back. The beautiful rivers, uncrowded beaches and access to a range of outdoor activities is what attracted us to the area, and it is the people that keep us here.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? In summer, exploring along the Ashley stop bank from SH1 bridge west. We love to take a picnic and find a good spot for a swim. In winter, we love a weekend away at Mt Lyford. We try and pick the good weekends to get snowed in up there –  it hasn’t happened for us yet but we live in hope!

Name your top three North Canterbury brands: Impossible: We have so many businesses that support us and that we love, we couldn’t possibly name just three!

Find Us

443 Johns Road, Fernside