Taste Nature has a long and interesting history as Dunedin’s organic store.
Started by Jim O’Gorman in 1992 as Silverpeaks Bay Products Ltd, it occupied several sites around town in the old church on Dundas St and in Moray Place.
It eventually settled at 59 Moray Place. A combined suppliers and consumers group was formed to help it get through some challenging times. John Gadd and Helen Davidson were instrumental in keeping Taste Nature operating and viable during this period.
Having been a small scale grower for Taste Nature, Mark & Rayna Dickson bought the business in 2003 and in 2009 moved to new premises in the old Bing Harris Building in lower High St. This enabled the expansion of the product range and development of new products produced in their kitchen.
After fifteen successful years, Mark & Rayna sold the business to locals Clinton Chambers and Tracey Loughran.
Both growers and passionate about local, organic produce, they aim to continue to offer the best produce, grocery items and fresh food, while honoring the people involved in the production of organic food at every stage.
They also offer health advisory service, as Tracey is a qualified, experienced naturopath.