Due North Foods is an owner-operator business, founded on the passion, vision and skills of Pam Sichel-Mearns and based in Kaitaia in the Far North of New Zealand. We offer a wide range of traditional as well as exotic and innovative multicultural products. All product lines are personally and lovingly crafted, using small batch methods. The business has grown from small roots, in a home based commercial kitchen, providing wares for local farmers’ markets and retail outlets, to form a thriving small business. This remains true to Due North Foods original philosophy of crafting the best quality products, from the freshest local produce, using natural, tried and trusted methods with a touch of adventure and innovation.
Pam spent her formative years on a farm in Rustenburg, South Africa, where she was molded by the diverse skills, practicality and resourcefulness of her inspirational mother. When Pamela arrived in New Zealand in 1985, she was delighted to discover the favorable Northland climate providing a wealth of fresh, quality produce. At this point she started crafting in her home kitchen in Kaitaia.
In 2018 the Curtin family jumped in this adventure of making handcrafted preserved foods from fresh produce in the Northland, keeping Pam's recipes and secrets while adding a taste of new cultures.
Due North Foods has grown from small roots, in a home based commercial kitchen, providing wares for local Farmers’ Markets, to form a thriving small business, which remains true to Pam’s original personal philosophy of crafting the best quality products, from the freshest local produce, using natural, tried and trusted methods with a touch of adventure and innovation. Due North Foods has satisfied its customers for many years and we will maintain the same quality service and products for years to come!