Check out Ernie’s live Kumara show just 10 minutes drive from Dargaville .
This amazing family farm is headed by Warren Suckling otherwise known locally as ‘Ernie the kumara king’.
The tour starts in what was a kumara storage shed, today it is full of memorabilia collected by Ernie over the years from the regions past.Here Ernie tells stories of the farming history of the Kumara and also the region that you are visiting.
Ernie then takes you for a drive around his extensive kumara farm on his tractor powered train with carriages that have been fashioned from oil drums painted with matching colours of his kumara crops. On the tour you pass local collections of his memorabilia and some of his unique creations and you visit New Zealand’s smallest church.
Following the tour you have option of morning /afternoon tea and tasting some of Warrens wife’s home cooking using kumara as an ingredient.
This is an interesting fun trip for all ages with a lot of laughs. So book now and join ‘Ernie’ for Entertainment and Adventure at The Kumara Box
6 Medium kumara and 250 grams of bacon.
Peel Kumara and cut into halves. Bring to the boil in a pot of hot salted water, drain and cool kumara. Cut the bacon in half, length ways. Wrap each kumara in 1 piece of bacon and place onto a greased roasting dish. Place into a hot oven of 180 deg. Cel. for approx.1/2 hour or until bacon is crispy.