A family dream to move to the country and a passion for quality healthy food is what sparked Pam and Martin Brook to transform a run-down dairy farm in the Byron Bay hinterland into a working macadamia farm and to regenerate an ancient sub-tropical rainforest.
And it was through this time that the Brooks saw an opportunity, an opportunity to value-add to Australia’s indigenous nut – the macadamia.
After months of product development in the family kitchen, trying to find the perfect product to create from the humble macadamia (mayonnaise and tartare sauce included!), Brookfarm’s amazing Toasted and Natural Macadamia Mueslis were born. In November 2000, Pam and Martin, with sons Will and Eddie in tow, sold their very first products at the Bangalow Markets in the Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia.
Now, 20 years on, the Brookfarm range has expanded significantly and their products are now sold all around the world. But despite this growth, some things never change – they never compromise on quality, they always create real food using real ingredients, and mostly, they make sure it tastes amazing!
A generational family business, Brookfarm is now led by Pam and Martin’s eldest son Will, with his own children walking the macadamia orchard, just like he and his brother Eddie did, only 20 years ago.