Harvests Magazine

Harvests is the official magazine of the Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association and is published three times a year: Summer (released first week of December), Autumn/Winter (released first week of April) and Spring (released first week of August).

Until 2014, Harvests was only available to Association members but it’s now for sale at selected retail outlets across the country.


We welcome stories, features and images relating to biodynamic farming and gardening and affiliated subjects. It’s best that you send a query letter first (see below for contact details).  Submitting content implies that you understand and accept that your work may be edited, or held over until a later edition if there are space constraints.

Our commissioning editor assesses all contributions for suitability. If your story is not accepted for publication, we will inform you.

All Harvests contributors are acknowledged in the magazine but we regret that we cannot pay you for your work.

Copy deadline for the Summer 2017 edition of Harvests is Wednesday 4 October 2017. Contact our commissioning editor, Rachel Rose, with your queries: harvestseditorial@gmail.com


We welcome your advertisements in Harvests but given the special nature of this publication, we are selective about who we approach and accept. We  appreciate the support of all our advertisers and we encourage our members and other readers of Harvests to do the same.

By advertising in Harvests, you’ll reach people strongly committed to healthy, ethical and sustainable living, who make spending decisions accordingly. As the bulk of our readers are members of the Association, the magazine is read thoroughly and has a long shelf life.

Our rates are reasonable, with discounts available for block bookings. View our current rate sheet here: Harvests Mag Spec Sheet Feb 2017.

The advertising deadline for the Summer 2017 edition of Harvests is Wednesday 25 October 2017. Contact our advertising manager, Leah Wilson, to book your ad space or find out more: harvestsadvertising@gmail.com.


Subscriptions to Harvests are an automatic benefit of Association membership. It’s not currently possible to subscribe to Harvests without being a member of the Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association in New Zealand (Inc).  However, there are plenty of good reasons to join us! Check them out here. And to keep up with the latest Harvests news, make sure you bookmark our magazine’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HarvestsMagazine/?fref=ts

Sample copies of Harvests

Here is a sample issue to download. Join us to get more!

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Far North
Putiputi Ra, Whangarei

Wardy’s Fruit and Veg, Rawene
Elf Organics and Wellness, Dargaville

Commonsense Organics
Huckleberry Royal Oak
Huckleberry Grey Lynn

IE Produce

Ceres Organics

Huckleberry Glen Innes

Huckleberry New Lynn
Organics out West
Forest Folk

Waiheke Organic Food

Palmers Planet St James
Palmers Rotorua

Bay of Plenty
The Colville General Store
Thames Organic Shop
Palmers Tauranga
Palmers Welcome Bay

Hawke’s Bay

Palmerston North
Palmers Palmerston North

Commonsense Organics – Kilbirnie
Commonsense Organics – Kapiti
Palmers Miramar

Golden Bay Organics

Piko Wholefoods
Lyttelton Harbour Co-op (Lyttel Piko)

Brydone Whole Foods

Taste Nature

Riverton Organic Food Co-op