Our Story


TOFS was born from a community of friends trying to live a healthier life through the food they produced and ate and over time, that vision grew.  

As we continued on this journey, we learned that lots of people are understanding the importance of natural, clean healthy food and how it impacts their health.   We found that customers wanted to be able to pop into a dedicated local store to get their hands on this kind of organic, artisan food hence the development of our flagship TOFS retail store in Frankton, Hamilton. 

At TOFS we live by that dream of 'natural food'.  We craft organic (sourdough) bread daily, we hand butcher cuts of organic meat from our partner farms, and we stock an array of organic supplies (pasta, eggs etc) that compliment both. 

By being conscious of how good 'real' food is, by being small, by honing our craft our team at TOFS are happy to stop and chat to you.

    

 

 

      Where does our meat come from? 

The history of Pikiroa Organic Farm dates back over 90 years when Russell Bayleys family bought the farm up in the Owairaka Valley in central Waikato (40 minutes South of Hamilton). 

Russell is the fourth generation of the Bayley family to care and manage Pikiroa, and after some years conventional dry stock farming, in 1998 Russell had the foresight to start the process of transitioning the farm into organics, through the BioGrow process. 

22 years later and Pikiroa Farm continues to flourish under organic guidelines and protocols, and today in partnership with TOFS we are thrilled to bring their beef and lamb to our customers.