Carol Brown, owner of Mrs Oldbucks Pantry and Table, is a proud Berrima resident and business owner. Mrs Oldbucks Pantry is a 44-year old business which Carol used to come as a child.
"Little did I know 40 years later I would be living in the Southern Highlands and that I would have bought the business in January 2018."
Carol is thrilled Berrima won the award. "We came together as a village very strongly after the bushfires and winning this award was due to a wonderful collaboration between residents and business. Berrima is a unique village which needs to be experienced by the public but also its heritage needs to be protected."
Carol bought the business because she has a passion for retail and the customer experience. "I had so many fond memories of Mrs Oldbucks Pantry, that I wanted new generations to experience those memories also. It is also about making Mrs Oldbucks Pantry current with new food styles,so that it will be here for another 44 years," she said.
"I offer everything for your pantry. From traditional jams and chutneys to confectionery to a beautiful range of Trufflke Products. Our retail tea shop in shop three, sells a range of more than 190 teas and full range of teapots and accessories. A treasure trove of deliciousness."
Mrs Oldbucks Pantry captures memories and things we remembered as children. Now we are introducing those things to newer generations. We pride ourselves on the customer experience we offer to every person who walks through our door.Carol Brown - Mrs Oldbucks Pantry and Table
Carol said the Berrima community was beautiful to be a part of as it was proud of its history and architecture, amazing food, accommodation and retail outlets that it offers. "The locals support the businesses and I believe the businesses support the locals," Carol said.
"We are keen supporters of FOWAS, and supportive of our village and community. We are members of our business chambers, food clusters and Destination Southern Highlands. It is my belief that every business should have a social conscience."