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Ludbrook House Fine Foods Manufacturers of Gourmet Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Condiments, Vinegar and Cakes. Ohaeawai, Northland, New Zealand

The Ludbrook Story.

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A Ludbrook horseman with the original
Ludbrook homestead in the distance (circa 1920)

The story begins in 1860 when Caroline and Samuel Ludbrook made their home and established their farm in a rich and fertile area known as the garden of Taiamai, inland from the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.

The family records that Ludbrook hand-churned butter became the first butter made commercially in the Bay of Islands. We still pick lemons and figs from the site of the original Ludbrook home orchard.

Today Ludbrook House Fine Foods family-run business manufactures on-site a gourmet range of quality homemade jellies, jams, preserves, condiments and cakes using fruit harvested from the Ludbrook Orchard and other local Northland orchards.

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Hand picked figs from Ludbrook House fig trees

Treasured handwritten recipes at Ludbrook House.

Our original recipes are sourced from old recipe books that date back centuries when homemade preserves and cakes were a matter of pride and accomplishment.

Ludbrook House Shop
State Highway One, Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands.

At Ludbrook House we welcome the opportunity to greet visitors to our shop and to discuss our products with them.

The Ludbrook House Shop

Taking tea in the garden at Ludbrook House

In Summer we open our garden and invite you to take tea, coffee or cold cordials with a slice of our delicious homemade cakes. The garden, registered with the New Zealand Garden Trust, is a traditional country garden, rambling over a large area and incorporating the fig, plum and citrus orchard.

Panoramic views with pa sites forming sculptured landmarks are a feature of the surrounding countryside. Relax in the shade of the decades old pepper tree and soak up the atmosphere created by the beauty of this historic area.

Food Heros - Ludbrook House Fine Foods

Ludbrook House has supported the burgeoning artisan food industry in Northland since the 1990s. Northland Inc - link to web site www.northlandinc.co.nz

Chris Ludbrook initiated Savouring the Source, a food and wine festival held annually at the Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show. Read More Here

Sam & Chris Ludbrook are Life Members of the Bay of Islands Pastoral & Industrial Show.

Stockists - Ludbrook House Fine Food.

Our product is available throughout New Zealand at selected delicatessens, department stores and specialty food shops, on-site at Ludbrook House outlet shop or, Shop On-line.

A list of stockists is available here.

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Ludbrook House Fine Foods
Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Condiments, Vinegar and Cakes.

7491 State Highway One, Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands, NZ 0472

Telephone 00649 4059 846 - E-mail info@ludbrook.co.nz