Backyard Jem

Backyard Jem Store at The Marketplace Durham Precinct is home to healthy, delicious locally grown and produced food brought direct to you.  Owner Shannon Wright and her family have lived in Ngāruawāhia for the past 12 years and are local small scale market gardeners who grow with as little impact on the environment as possible.  They farm regeneratively, naturally and organically, with the focus of growing soil and looking after health from the ground up and into us creating nutrient dense food to nourish our health.

Shannon is extremely passionate about real food and works together with other local producers that have a very similar respect for the environment and our community to bring a wonderful array of food offerings to her store.  Pop in and pick up a few things on your way somewhere or linger a while and learn some more about where the food comes from and how it is made/grown.

Shannon has some small classes coming soon as well as farm tours coming up.  To find out more visit

The Marketplace at Durham Precinct
2 Durham Street

Wednesday to Sunday
9.30am till 5.30pm

027 271 6911




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