Organic NZ

SHOPPING with certainty

In 2003 while grocery shopping, Ernest Tsao came across an organic shop for sale. Having not long completed an MBA and taking it easy as he considered his choices, this business seemed like a good way to make an honest living while doing something he believed in.

Early days

As luck would have it, the lease ran out and the landlord didn’t renew so the sale fell through, but Ernest couldn’t let the concept go. A few months later he, and his cousin Lucy, leased an 80-squaremetre site in Beckenham and started a small organic shop from scratch: Seven Fields Organic.

“Everything organic was so ridiculously expensive then,”

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