Ranui, pronounced rah-new-e, means "abundant sunshine" in the Maori language of indigenous New Zealanders. Ranui Gardens was founded in 1984 by Utahn, Steven Erickson and his wife, Jenny who is from New Zealand. Jenny was amazed by the intense, abundant sunshine in Utah when she began growing here, thus the name Ranui Gardens. Although Steven and Jenny have since moved back to NZ, the name has stuck and abundant sunshine continues to nourish the food we grow.
Ranui Gardens is located between two of the great mountain ranges of the world; the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains. We operate on two small properties in Oakley and Hoytsville, totaling around 2.5 acres of cultivated land.
We freeze almost every month of the year (our average number of frost free days are just over 60) and still manage to run a commercial vegetable, cut flower and herb farm supporting over 20 CSA members, farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and catering companies in the surrounding communities. You can find our produce at:
Park City Farmers Market Fireside on Regent Summit County Mercantile
Salt Lake City Farmers Market Liberty Heights Fresh
Em’s Restaurant Hearth and Hill
Tupelo Park City Beltex Meats
Handle Park City Red Bicycle Breadworks
HSL Rebekah’s Kitchen