WHO WE ARE
The Farmhouse is a rural coffee, bakery, ice cream shop and studio located on our 140 acre farm, 5 minutes from Clevedon Village and 35 minutes south of Auckland City.
Set in a beautiful old villa on a family property with bees, cattle, horses and sheep. The intentions were to create a seasonal ice cream shop using the honey and fresh fruits we harvest on the property. The Farmhouse straight away grew in popularity, and very quickly we were a cafe open all year round.
We try to grow as much of our own produce as we can and using small, local suppliers whenever possible. We can't always get everything we use locally, but choosing brands that align with us and the environment has been so incredibly important from the very beginning.
At The Farmhouse we try to make sure that all our waste goes to the right place so everything doesn't just end up in landfill.
We compost all our own food scraps, recycle soft plastics (which are then turned into fence posts that we have on our farm), compost all packaging (we only use compostable packaging) and recycle wherever possible, which normally means we're left with very little landfill at the end of everyday.
"Growing, making and indulging in fresh whole foods is something that has always been a big part of me. It’s so rewarding to see the time and effort that goes into growing your own plants and turning them into a beautiful meal. The Farmhouse has been an evolving creation, allowing myself and others to learn along the way...I couldn’t be closer to job of my dreams”
- Anna, Founder and Director
We are lucky enough to work with a fantastic team of local suppliers who provide us with top quality products.
Somewhere along the way we became too busy and convenience sucked the goodness out of our brew. Determined to redeem NZ’s cuppa, Webster’s blends use quality organic ingredients for loose leaf teas that look, smell, and taste ridiculously good. Webster's products are free of synthetic and harmful chemicals, fertilisers and pesticides meaning their certified organic teas are produced sustainably.
Deciding to use this Auckland-based company as our bread supplier was a no brainer - they use no additives or preservatives, preferring to use time and effort to create great tasting bread that is also good for you. These loaves are delivered twice weekly so you can enjoy the best sourdough fresh at home.
These guys are as local as you can get - their family-run buffalo farm is just down the road from us! Their award-winning fresh buffalo mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, and more, are made with farm fresh milk from their herd of Riverine water buffalo which graze freely on lush open pasture in Clevedon.
More of our amazing suppliers:
Almighty | Minor Figures | Jersey Girl Milk | Fix and Fogg | Chantal Organics
No Ugly | Happy Happy Soy Boy | Bostock Brothers | Ceres Organics
COME WORK WITH US
If you’re just as passionate about good coffee, quality food and the environment as we are, we’d love to hear from you. Our staff make up an amazing team and we’re always on the lookout for other talented all rounders with the right attitude and experience. If you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch!