The general store was named after the Ritchie family, who originally lived at the base of the gully behind the store, with the gully also being named after the family, "Ritchies Gully".
In 2014 the store was set up to help market any of the goods that were being produced in Cromwell and the surrounding areas.
With these goods it was identified that there needed to be affordability in the region as the cost of living was high. Ritchies Gully Store sought to provide fresh produce for the table at an affordable rate for all.
The store is based on the true olden day general store theme, where you can purchase pickles, chutneys, condiments, preserves, fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, cherries, giftware, gift hampers and more!
During the summer months we stock a wide range of summer fruits from cherries and apricots to plums and peaches. All this can be ordered for delivery via an overnight courier within NZ, or you can call in to our lovely store and pick it up yourself.