Patricia Hunter has an idyllic lifestyle that many of us only dream of. For 8 months of the year, Patricia and her partner, Jim live on Niue Island. She grows vanilla and also buys cured pods in from local organic farmers, and runs a small holiday home business. Patricia and her partner return to New Zealand during November for their annual break, and to catch up with family and friends. She brings vanilla pods with her and these are then processed into extract and paste. When in New Zealand, Patricia’s focus is on Koefaga Vanilla production, having a stall at the Nelson Farmer's Market on Wednesdays, as well as filling on line sales and attending summer fairs and markets around the Nelson region. Koefaga Vanilla holds MPI registration.
Patricia looks forward to attending the Nelson Farmers Market. She enjoys the company of friendly enthusiastic stallholders and being part of a local food to local people group. She particularly enjoys being able to talk with her customers and to have so many repeat sales, and compliments such as “The best vanilla I have ever used”. That's special and very satisfying!