Back in 1956 when Clare Harris suggested to her husband Dennis that they purchase a small butchery to service their hometown of Cheviot, she surely couldn’t have imagined what would become of it. Yet 65 year later, Harris Farms is still going strong and is now synonymous with prime meat products produced and processed in the rolling foothills of North Canterbury.

Q&A with Nick Harris from Harris Farms

Why North Canterbury? North Canterbury is where my family started the business back in the 1960s. I love that we still have a connection with the land and close proximity to the animals.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? Driving the coastal road from Motunau Beach to Cheviot. It’s such a stunning stretch of road. 

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own!). Pegasus Bay, Patoa Farms, Hanmer Pools.

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23 Hall Street, Cheviot