When you think of North Canterbury in mid-summer, green flourishing fields of hemp may not be the first thing that springs to mind. Given the long sunshine hours, soil types and forward-thinking farming families this is however set to change. Enter, Mainland Hemp.

Q&A with Jamie Englebrecht from Mainland Hemp

Why North Canterbury? North Canterbury provides us with not only ideal growing conditions for our crops, but the beauty of the region adds so much value to our paddock to plate story. We have had the support of some great families in the area and want to keep growing in the area for years to come.

 What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? I love taking my mountain bike up to Hanmer Springs and exploring all the surrounding trails followed by a soak in the Hot Pools. We are spoilt with a number of outstanding wineries and breweries in the region so finding somewhere to satisfy the taste buds is never an issue!

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own of course!): Black Estate, Brew Moon, Make It Raw

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Culverden, Hurunui