“It starts on the family farm…”
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 our products are sold all around the world. But despite this growth, some things never change – we never compromise on quality, we always create real food using real ingredients, and mostly, we 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.
Environment – Community – Real Food
These are at the centre of everything we do.
Our family farm is situated in the beautiful hinterland overlooking Byron Bay. In 1988 when the property was purchased, it was nothing but barren land overrun with weeds. Now, it’s a completely different story and we are proud to be an example for regenerative farming across the globe.
Not only have we planted over 4,000 macadamia trees, we have also regenerated an ancient rainforest, planting over 35,000 rainforest and eucalypt trees, creating a haven for native wildlife. Our rainforest runs like a vein through the centre of our farm and is a land corridor for the Big Scrub, which was once the largest sub-tropical rainforest in Australia. Home to native insects and bees, platypus, owls, koalas, turtles, water dragons, snakes and birds, the natural balance is able to be maintained as a fully integrated farm system.
Our passion for sustainability continues in our bakehouse, which is powered by 288 solar panels. It’s in the design of our building, our suppliers, our processes, right down to the way we clean the floors.
At Brookfarm, we are passionate about giving back and supporting our community through feeding and raising funds for those in need. We support hundreds of local and national initiatives, however, or we are particularly passionate and proud of our partnerships with Big Scrub Landcare, Bunjum Aboriginal Corporation, Liberation Larder, Rainforest Rescue, Sea Shepherd, BayFM, Northern Rivers Food and Byron Writers Festival.
We do all that we can to support Australians through tough times including donating product to drought and fire affected communities, as well as donating our imperfect product to livestock.
If you’d like to make an enquiry for support please contact [email protected].
Our products are packed with nutrient rich ingredients that not only taste great, but make you feel great too.
From day one, our passion was, and still is, to create delicious real food of the highest quality. We source the best premium ingredients from sustainable farms and are committed to delivering products using all natural, non-GMO ingredients.
We believe that the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that your body needs can be gained through real food. Brookfarm‘s cereals are a great way to start your day with a mix of wholegrains, fibre, healthy fats and natural sugars.
Whether it’s Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Fruit free, Sugar free, natural, toasted or granola, or just delicious and healthy – we’ve got a product that will suit you.
We want to ensure that you know and understand all of the ingredients listed on our packs!
A healthier you – A healthier us – A healthier world.
It starts on the farm with Brookfarm’s prized macadamias
The macadamia tree is an indigenous Australian rainforest tree, native to north eastern New South Wales and central and southern Queensland.
The rich red fertile volcanic soils, high rainfall and the warm sub-tropical climate of the Byron Bay hinterland provides us with the ideal conditions for growing macadamias.
Brookfarm was created from the desire to value-add to the macadamia nut. Not only is it a delicious nut (we think the most delicious of all!), macadamias are one of the most nutritious nuts. They are high in monounsaturated fat, which is beneficial for heart health, rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre and a great source of antioxidants.
Whether it’s a crunchy nut or a little bit of oil, you’ll find macadamias in almost every product we produce!
Home to native insects and bees, platypus, owls, koalas, turtles, water dragons, snakes and birds, the natural balance is able to be maintained as a fully integrated farm system.
• We have several pairs of breeding owls on the farm. Each pair of owls can consume up to 1,200 rats and mice a year.
• We use tiny trichogramma wasps to keep the macadamia destroying Nut Borer at bay.
• We have many hives of Carbonaria bees (Native Australian bees) who do an amazing job of pollinating our macadamia, rainforest and eucalypt trees.
• We ensure our soil is extremely healthy as this is up to 60% more effective in capturing carbon and in turn, slowing climate change.
Road to Recyclability
As a generational Australian family business Brookfarm’s commitment to sustainability spans over 30 years. Through innovation and partnership, we are moving toward a circular economy.
Our commitment is to preserve and protect our natural environment with conscientious and effective business practices. From less waste, to a lower carbon footprint, we are doing everything our power to protect our beautiful planet.
Australian Owned & Made
Brookfarm is a generational family business, proudly supporting our local farmers. We source as many ingredients as possible from within Australia, from farms practicing sustainable farming.
With 20 years of product innovation, our range has expanded from muesli and macadamia oil, into granola, porridge, nut blends, muesli bars and baby cereal, as well as catering for specific dietary requirements such as gluten-free, vegan and paleo. All of our products are still created from recipes developed in the Brook family kitchen.
Based in beautiful Byron Bay, we are committed to creating jobs in regional communities and are proud to employ over 75 local staff across three facilities.