Hello, and thank you for visiting Eatlocal.nz.
Eatlocal deliver boxes of fantastic, premium quality fruit and veges to healthy homes (and offices) across the South Island of New Zealand. We've been working with local Kiwi family farmers, growers, and artisan food producers for over two years now.
Heading up the Christchurch-based operation is Joanne Webb, who is passionate about bringing you the best, freshest quality produce available, right to your door. No supermarket “squeezed” or rubbery veges here! It comes from the producer direct to your door in super-quick time.
A little background on Joanne. Back in the UK in a former career as a self-employed beauty therapist, she always believed unrivalled customer service to be absolutely paramount. She continues this ethos into her work today, with a strong emphasis on ensuring that her customers are completely happy with their experience at Eatlocal.
You can be assured that every Eatlocal box of goodness is packed with care and attention.
“Those boxes are like my babies! I take great pride in selecting the best produce for each customer, loving that they trust me to be their eyes when I pack a box for them.”
Not a naturally sporty person, a few years ago, she took up running, purely because someone told her she would “never be able to run a marathon”, The challenge was duly accepted and she has completed the 42.2km distance several times. She understands the importance of a balanced, varied diet filled with fresh, good quality food to nourish and fuel the body in order to get the best out of it whilst training.
She loves being in the kitchen and would call herself a plant-based flexitarian – the lure of cheese is hard to curb! As every chef, cook or food-lover knows, the quality of the ingredients is what makes the dish.
Joanne enjoys spending time with her partner, Chris, a willing recipient of all her cooking endeavours. In her spare time she can often be found walking in Christchurch's beautiful Hagley Park with Zac, their mini-Schnauzer, the most photogenic member of the team!