Apple Pioneer

James Hutton Kid who planted the original orchard at Pinehaven in 1906, created the Kids Orange Red, the Freyberg Apple and the world famous Gala Apple.

Capsicum Fact

Capsicums were cultivated more than 900 years ago in south and central America and were given the name pepper by European colonizers of North America. These can easily grow in different types of climate.

Pumpkin Fact

Although pumpkins are traditionally take the place of vegtables in cooking, Pumpkins are scientifically considered fruit as they contain seeds. Pumpkins are closely related to melons.

Beans Fact

Beans are the only cultivated plants that actually enrich, rather than deplete the soil during the growing process. How is this possible? Legumes have nodules on the roots that add nitrogen to the soil instead of using it up.

Carrot Fact

Hippocrates recommended women eat carrot seeds to prevent pregnancy. The first carrots were not grown for food; they were to be used as medicine.

Zucchini Fact

According to World's Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

A collection of the apples James Hutton Kidd invented. A close up of a variety of capsicums A giant pile of pumpins stacked together. A close up of a large quantity of beans. A big assortment of carrots.

The Pinehaven Staff

Pinehaven is a family run orchard with a number of our staff being family members. Many of our staff here at Pinehaven have been with us for over five years. We take great pride in keeping our staff well trained and up to date with all industry standards.

Howard Billman

Position - Senior Staff Member (Wholesale Orders)

Howard started working for Pinehaven in 2009 in the old shop part time. A life long resident of Greytown, Howard came out of retirement to give us a hand in front shop work. He loves interacting with the public and working with the whole-sale part of the business coordinating the orders.

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Karen Bird

Position - Senior Staff Member - Wholesale Orders

AKA 'Skin', Karen is Steve's sister, like Steve she was brought up in the orchard she has an indepth knowledge of apples, she helps process the whole sale orders with Howard does deliveries and fills in any other gap where needed.

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Steve Meyrick

Position - Boss Man

The Big Boss concentrates on the daily operations of the Orchard and its staff and over see's much of the running of the shop as well.

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Ailsa Higgison

Position - Chief Jam Maker

Or Pinehavens 'Gran'. Gran works mornings during the week in her office (kitchen) making preserves with Pinehavens produce. Gran organises fruit for the ice cream machines and helps out where ever needed.

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Sarah Meyrick

Position - Boss Lady

Is married to the boss. Sarah started working for Pinehaven in 2003, she is responsible for the accounts ordering all the products and over sees daily running of the shop.

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Julie Baker

Position - Senior Staff Member, Weekday Supervisor

Our newest addition to our team, Julie started with Pinehaven in 2013. She works Monday to Friday and specializes on the fruit side of the shop.

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Fiona Higgison

Position - Casual

Started working for Pinehaven in 2005 picking corn, tomatoes, strawberries and apples has graduated to chief fill at the shop when needed.

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Erin Matthews

Position - Senior Staff Member

Erin started working for Pinehaven in 2008. Our vegy queen works retail Monday, Tuesday and Fridays and supervises the young staff over the weekends.

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