Free Range Leaf Lard Now Available 

We have had a lot of requests for our free range pork leaf lard to be rendered down and sold in jars. Well we have done it! We now have our beautiful, free range, heritage breed leaf lard in glass jars ready to use.  

Poaka wins the 2019 Cuisine Artisan Award!

Our free range, pasture raised, acorn and sweet chestnut, organically farmed Coppa was judged the best product out of a group of 19 amazing finalists at the 2019 Cuisine Artisan Award. Its a real Honour to be recognised for all the hard work we do to bring the best sustainably, organically, ethically farmed pork products to New Zealand.  

Poaka features on iconic Country Calendar Show!

We had the opportunity to share the whole Poaka story on TVNZ’s Country Calendar show in July. If you haven’t already watched the show, you can watch the whole episode on youtube and see how we free range farm our heritage breed pigs and make our salumi and charcuterie products 

Poaka named runner up in the 2018 Cuisine Artisan Awards!

We are absolutely thrilled to be named runner up in the 2018 Cuisine Artisan Award! It’s a huge recognition for all the hard work we put into our farm, animals and products. Thank you NZ food awards and Cuisine Magazine. You can read the story here 

Country of origin food labeling bill passes third reading!

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Poaka Free Range Pork, born and farmed in Canterbury, New Zealand!

It’s a little known fact that over 85 percent of the pork used in bacon and ham sold in New Zealand comes from overseas countries, and 95 percent of that’s from countries with worse animal welfare standards than New Zealand! This new Country of origin food labeling allows the New Zealand consumer to know exactly where the pork used to make the bacon and ham really came from.  Of course all our products use only pork bred and farmed in Canterbury, New Zealand by us!

Poaka features in Stuff

Stuff reporters came out to the Poaka farm to have a look at our free range heritage breed pigs and butchery. They published a really nice article with a great video on what we are doing which you can read about it here on the stuff website

Poaka Named as a Finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Food Awards!


Our whole and sliced Finocchiona salami is a finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Food Awards!