Alan François has been a grower for over 40 years. Their orchard has been in the family for many years and dates back to 1900. It is located in Riwaka and covers 10 hectares. Alan really enjoys being a grower and producing a quality product which he constantly taste tests to ensure it is up to standard!
Umukuri has been coming to the Nelson Farmers Market during their harvest season of January to March for many years. The aspects of the Market which Alan likes the most are talking to customers and fellow stallholders and eating Rodrigos doughnuts! They are really proud of the quality of their fruit and continuing the family tradition.