About Te Rata Family Farm
Te Rata Family Farm is the permanent home of us
Bert, Rebecca, James, Miriam, Lillian, Sarah and Andy Borger.
like to feel that it is also the second home of many members of
our extended family, our friends and of the people who work with
The farm is on 400 acres of hilly country on the
northern side of the Kaipara, the harbour that stretches from Helensville
in the south to Dargaville in the north.
Our farm runs free range chickens, sheep, cattle,
goats and heritage Tamworth pigs.
Our animals are raised in the most ethical and
natural ways possible. All including our 12,000 chickens
have permanent access to pasture. We dont use artificial
fertilisers and limit the use of sprays and avoid using any chemicals.
Its a good life, based on faith, family,
friends, the outdoors, hard work and good food. We know were
extraordinarily privileged to be able to live in this way, and we're
loving every minute of it.
Once upon a time, just about every New Zealander
had family on farms like ours, and holidays in the country and a
parcel of meat to take home were commonplace.
But not anymore, which is why at Te Rata we have
regular open days where you get to see and share in our farm life.