Feeding royalty is just another day at the office for Kakanui's Jim O'Gorman.
The local produce grower will be supplying vegetables to Government House ahead of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's visit to New Zealand next week.
Prince Charles, who is a well-known advocate of organic produce, is arriving in New Zealand on Saturday to celebrate his 64th birthday.
Mr O'Gorman, who has also supplied produce for visits of Prince William, said he was honoured his produce was chosen.
He said Government House's head chef, Simon Peacock, had selected his produce for its rich taste.
"Kakanui's soil is very high in potassium, so produce like potatoes and tomatoes taste great."
Knowing his produce may be served to royalty had put a smile on Mr O'Gorman's face.
"I might be adding my personal touch to Prince Charles' food," he said.
"I feel quite honoured."
Mr O'Gorman said the whole district had a wonderful climate and growing ability.
"This is good for the district."
In the special produce box, which will be couriered to Wellington on Monday, will be tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, florence fennel, garlic, beans and broccoli.
Mr O'Gorman grows vegetables that are free of chemicals.
Sixty-four New Zealanders who were also born on November 14 have been invited to share the celebrations with Prince Charles and Camilla in Wellington.
During the visit, Prince Charles will also meet Sir Peter Jackson and get a sneak preview of the first instalment of the movie, The Hobbit, as well as a tour of Weta Workshop in Wellington, it has been reported.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be in New Zealand from November 10-16.