Our Story

Nested in Waitati, Blueksin Bay and  Established in February 2020 by Melanie and Matthew, Harvey Street Merchant was born from the desire to bring delicious New Zealand-made products to Blueskin Bay. 

Mel is a passionate foodie and gardener. After years in the health and beauty industry, Mel was ready to start her own venture; this is how Harvey Street Merchant came about. With Blueskin Bay growing in popularity, it was time to offer the locals regionally and New Zealand sourced fresh produce and products. Mel has loved connecting with so many exceptional growers and producers to create the wonderful collection she has in store. 

Matt is a third generation 'Blueskinite'- he is a builder by day and shop keeper in his spare time. He loves connecting with the local community through their new business. If Matt is not in the shop, Mel has sent him off doing errands or he is at home completing his list of jobs!

Clementine is the furry white princess and if you haven't picked it up "She is the boss" - Clementine is often seen eating her favourite lemon curd ice cream in the garden. Clementine now has a baby brother called Gus. He loves chewing his dads shoes and Mum' socks!