Brydone Wholefoods

You can find Brydone Wholefoods off the main highway south of Oamaru. This is ideal for people as they are traveling to take something home and not be bombarded by lines and crowds. 

Brydone Wholefoods

You can find Brydone Wholefoods off the main highway south of Oamaru. This is ideal for people as they are traveling to take something home and not be bombarded by lines and crowds. 

About Us

6km south of Oamaru you will find Brydone Wholefoods. Located in the old Totara Hall, this family business combines a lifelong love of the land and a passion for wholesome healthy food.

Be tempted by seasonal certified organic, spray free and local fruit and vegetables, dried fruit and nuts which are kept at optimal temperature in our large walk in chiller for freshness. The freezers and fridges are filled with local and organic meats including a wide range of dairy and non dairy products. Our deli also has the famous GameKeeper meats from Kurow.

In addition to our extensive grocery lines, we also stock environmentally friendly household and healthcare products. Our skincare ranges include the beautiful Dr Hauschka, NZ Biogro certified Viola Organics, and the well renowned Weleda products which also features a baby range. 

You will find products that meet a wide range of dietary requirements and lifestyles including gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free,  as well as paleo and vegan lines. Our kitchen provides delicious homemade raw desserts, baking and savoury foods, and our Brydone baristas will tempt you with Underground Coffees.

Come in store and see us, we would love to see you! Alternatively you can shop online and have your groceries home delivered!

Our Story

My name is Sue Smith and I'm the Owner/Director of Brydone Wholefoods. We opened in Oamaru in 2002. However, that was not the beginning. Our story originated back in 1984 with Lindsay and I raising our 3 sons on our 28 hectare Market Garden called Brydone Growers. The farm was owned by my family prior to this. 

Brydone Growers became Bio Gro Certified in 1995. We operated the land intensively, with a wide variety of vegetables distributed all over New Zealand. We had a small shop on site where we sold our vegetables locally, which eventually developed into the Brydone Wholefoods Store. In 2002 we purchased the old Totara Hall (previously a Community Hall built in 1890) which resided next to our farm allowing Brydone Wholefoods to expand and develop into the business it is today. 

We sold both Brydone Growers and Brydone Wholefoods in 2008, but bought the shop back in 2012. 

This is a family run business which is extremely special for Lindsay and I, but just as importantly, to assure you we are all committed to our core values of providing quality, nourishing foods and offering a unique experience.

Our People

Brydone Wholefoods employs two fulltime, 3 part time and 2 casual staff members.

The store is managed by Sue's sister Cathy Watt who has been there right from the beginning when Brydone Wholefoods operated from a small container with an honesty box on the farm!

PHOTO: Cathy Watt (Manager), Sue Smith (Owner/Director), Mason Smith (Grandson),  Lindsay Smith (Owner),  Louie Smith (Grandson), Melissa Smith (Online Coordinator), Kerrin Fellows, Liko Inkersel. ABSENT: Jack Ludemann, Cindy Ryburn and Emma Perry. 

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM