Our Story


Living Foods HQ

Living Foods HQ

Living Foods is a family run horticultural business specialising in freshcut salad greens located in Auckland. Our story started back in 1993 when we began growing a range of sprouts from a small factory in Otahuhu. Our passion for all things fresh and green soon saw us expand into the fresh salad market where we were instrumental in introducing mesclun to NZ. We began selling through the food service industry and into the New World and Pak n Save supermarkets under the Fresh Express brand. Our mesclun and baby leaf salads proved so popular the business took off and what a journey it has been over the past 22 years keeping up with the huge demand. We have grown from a humble workforce of 3 to over 120 employees. From the small factory unit in Otahuhu we have expanded onto a large six acre salad processing site in Mangere and over 1500 acres of specialized salad growing land. We love what we do and appreciate the tremendous support we have had from our customers.