A family in Thames which has a love for growing their own vegetables has ended up with a garden that feeds hundreds of people.

The Kay family moved from Israel to New Zealand in late 2012, when they began working on their quarter acre slice of paradise.

Pakaraka Farm is an oasis of food that not too long ago was covered in soil that struggled to contain life.

“Before we came here, this was just compacted land,” Yotam Kay explained to Seven Sharp.

Now, it’s an organic powerhouse – a small-scale market garden capable of growing over 10,000 kgs of produce over eight months of intense growing.

It’s enough to feed around 200 to 250 families, he said.

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