Just Avocados was founded in 2010 by Andrew Darling, an avocado enthusiast with over 30 years’ horticulture industry experience. Since then, he has brought together the best in the business to create a specialized avocado service provider, capable of meeting your every orchard need.
OUR TEAM IS PASSIONATE
MEET THE JUST AVOCADOS TEAM
Meet the Darling Group Management Team
JUST AVOCADOS GROWER TRUST
Just Avocados Trust Limited was established to administer grower funds and provide total transparency of all costs and margins relating to the sale of avocados. The Trust has six Grower Directors and two from Just Avocados Limited. These are currently Andrew Cutfield, Quinton Lankshear, Peter Marshall (Chairman), Iain McGillivray, Graham Smith, Steve Smith, Andrew Darling, and Jarrod Redwood.
Our team make sure you are always getting the best option.
Ian and Bernadette Broadhurst, Klondyke Avocados, Waiharara
“Klondyke Avocados have been working with Just Avocados over the past four years. Just Avocados have a great understanding of our operational needs but also work closely with us to ensure the best returns possible, communication and reporting is timely and accurate while their recent introduction of cutting edge technical support now provides us as growers the total package in terms of ensuring value returns , transparency and the tools to grow our business in a profitable, innovative and sustainable away.”
Peter Marshall, Katikati
Chairman, Just Avocados Trust Ltd
“I get to see first-hand how hard Andrew and the team are working to create opportunities for premium prices in market and to get the best returns they can for growers.”
Iain and Liz McGillivray, Young’s Hill Orchard, Katikati
“We chose to partner with Just Avocados because of their great service, it’s a good family-run business, and everyone is accessible.”
Sid Turnbull (On behalf of the Turnbull family orchards), Katikati
“Our family has been facing the challenge of growing healthy and productive avocado trees in Katikati for almost 40 years. We have been part of the Just Avocados team since its establishment in 2010. The attributes that impact me the most about them are their friendly nature, their keenness to develop grower discussion groups and field days, and their willingness to work with rather than snip at other grower groupings. They are always willing to assist us and at times we certainly need it.”
Fi and Andrew Cutfield, Loca Vista Ltd, Whakamarama
“We have partnered with Just Avocados since 2014. The switch from our previous provider came about after reviewing three years of comparative returns and meeting with Greg. Three major things that attracted us to Just Avocados were the late season harvest premium which meant a $2-$4 premium per tray; the value Greg added by creating flexible pick plans and also challenging my orchard management practices; and the culture of Just Avocados where they are committed to adding value across my business. These benefits are what we want in a partnership.”
JUST AVOCADOS POWERS SOME GREAT PEOPLE AND CAUSES.
Canoe slalom Olympian
Just Avocados has supported New Zealand’s top female kayaker, Luuka Jones, since 2015.
The Rio Olympics Silver Medallist has enjoyed working with Just Avocados, who have provided her with a stylish vehicle to get to her training, cash to help with her training expenses, and a constant supply of avocados to incorporate into her healthy diet.
Luuka’s association with Just Avocados goes beyond just her partnership with the company, she has also become an ambassador for avocados in New Zealand.
“She epitomises health and vitality and believes in good nutrition, she’s also a committed fan of avocados,” says Darling Group Managing Director, Andrew Darling.
BOP Young Fruit Grower of the Year
Just Avocados has sponsored the BOP Young Fruit Grower of the Year since 2016.
The focus of the BOP Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition is to give young people working in the horticulture industry recognition, the opportunity to develop their skills and to foster individual young grower leadership.