Our shop is now open! Visit us at 197 Ranolf St.
Shop hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Brown Owl’s goal is to provide the Rotorua community with affordable, safe, nutritious organic food, thereby enhancing our community’s health and wellbeing.
We are a non-profit organisation run mainly by volunteers who are passionate about organic food and community.
As a Brown Owl Club member you benefit from the club’s bulk buying power with weekly orders of fresh fruit and vegetables, dried goods and other groceries at cheaper prices. Brown Owl sources organically certified foods from around NZ, and we try to source as much locally grown produce as possible.
The club survives only by the work of volunteers! If you’d like to help out, please get in touch with our packing manager, Kym Eagleson. We need people to help with packing and delivering orders on Wednesdays (9am to 12pm) and processing dry goods on Mondays (9am to 1pm). Volunteers receive a 5% discount on their orders for every hour they volunteer (up to $50) and pay no packing fee. Volunteers who deliver orders are reimbursed at $2 a box. You can go onto a roster at a frequency that suits your schedule. Volunteering is great way to meet like-minded Brown Owlers!
Membership is $30 per annum. Each order incurs a fee. Pick-up from Domain Ave is $4 (packing only), and all the other pick-up points are $6 per order (packing and delivery). Home delivery is $10 and is only available within the city or Ngongotaha/Hamurana area.