Waikato Environment Award goes to family who grow Feioas and capsicums .

Southern Belle Orchards run by the de Jong family have taken out the top award along a raft of category awards for the way they “paved the way and set examples to follow” 

The awards based around sustainable land management are based in 10 regions throughout the Country.

The de Jong’s feijoas are grown espalier style on a 3.5 hectare area, and the capsicums are grown in a 3000 m2 glass house.