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Fresh Traders this week 15 October, 2018

Fresh Traders this week 15 October, 2018

Four Acre Farm | Brightside Produce | Backyard Honey |  Wholefood Merchants | Loop Growers | Ginger & Co | Fresco Produce | Bruny Island Cheese Co | Joondalup Growers Market | Secret Creek Cafe and Restaurant 

Four Acre Farm

Four Acre Farm is a small farm near Dungog in the Hunter Valley, growing beautiful local, seasonal, flowers, garlic and other produce.  We grow outdoors, with the seasons, and we plant, tend, and harvest by hand. Our flowers are available at Lovey's IGA Dungog, or to order through the website and our garlic is available, when in season, from late November at markets in Maitland and Newcastle, and the Dungog Growers stall.

We also provide arrangements from small posies up to large bouquets, formal arrangements and wedding services. Four Acre Farm's organic, field-grown flowers are perfect for those seeking local and sustainably grown flowers. We are a proud member of Consortium Botanicus, a collective of Australia's micro flower farmers who believe collaboration sows good seeds.

Brightside Produce

Brightside Produce is grown without chemicals and is seasonal to the Canberra region. Our 950 metre farm is nestled between the beautiful Tinderry Mountains to the West and Tallaganda State Forest to the East, about an hour and 20 minutes South-East of Canberra, and produce a diverse range of heirloom vegetables on under and acre of land. We also have free range laying hens on our pasture. 

We offer a very limited number of pre-paid subscription of seasonal produce boxes, available to Canberra, Queanbeyan and Captains Flat households for weekly or fortnightly delivery or pick-up. 

We also offer seasonal produce for restaurants which runs from late October until the end of July (weather permitting), picked fresh on the morning of delivery day. If your restaurant is interested in building a relationship with our farm, please get in touch to arrange a meeting. 

Brightside Produce is Emily Yarra and Michael Kobier - a young couple committed to stewarding our land in a way that builds soil, protects the native ecosystem and leaves it better than we found it for the next generation.

Backyard Honey

Backyard Honey produces 100% Australian pure raw unheated honey loaded with local pollens. Our honey is harvested from backyard honey beekeepers across Victoria. We also have beeswax and honeycomb (seasonally available). 

We provide full apiary services to support our clients who are seeking healthy, productive honey bee-hives. Backyard Honey also offers bee swarm removal service effective and efficient beekeeping advice to encourage and support sustainable and healthy local communities.

Wholefood Merchants

Wholefood Merchants has been providing the local community with farm fresh, pesticide-free products since the early 1980s. Find a variety of products to help you and your family live a healthy, productive and vibrant life including bulk foods, meat & poultry, eco cleaning, skincare & beauty, superfoods, organic beer & wine, baby food and products, pet food, personal care, etc.

Our first store opened in Knox city and quickly expanded to other major shopping precincts, including Greensborough, Doncaster, Southern Cross station and now Ferntree Gully - the largest health food store in Melbourne.

Loop Growers

Loop Growers is Alice & Phil. We are closed loop farmers in Samford Valley growing real food – straight from the soil, without anything artificial and grown the old fashioned way – raised on blood, sweat and a whole lotta compost.

Why closed loop? We have set up unique systems into cafes, bars and restaurants all around Brisbane, so that organic materials coming from our partnered kitchens become YIELDS, (not waste) to feed the worms at the farm, and we in return, cycle back the material as fresh produce – Loop Closed Baby!

We are proud to say that our little bio-intensive market garden, just 30km north-west of Brisbane, pumps out a wide range of chemical free, closed-loop fruit and veg that feeds our growing community of households and local businesses.

Ginger & Co

Ginger & Co offers a range of tea blends made only from 100% natural, organic & minimally processed ingredients.

Our range includes Ginger Latte, Golden Latte (Turmeric Latte), Masala Chai Latte (Ginger Chai, Vanilla Chai, Turmeric Chai & Sticky Chai), Matcha Latte - all free from added sugar and other artificial additives. 

Ginger & Co is proud to be an Australian business supporting local growers. That's why we use 100% Australian ginger, turmeric & black tea - all locally-grown and freshly milled by our local Australian farms.

Fresco Produce

Fresco Produce is an online grocer providing home delivery service to bring you the freshest seasonal produce possible direct from WA farmers.

We source our produce from local farms and orchards located in Manjimup, Harvey, Donnybrook, Myalup, Pemberton, Baldivis, Casuarina and Carnarvon just to name a few.

Fresco Produce is proud to be a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing families access to nutritious and delicious produce that is affordable and at the same time support and encourage our local agriculture and aussie farmers.

Bruny Island Cheese Co

Bruny Island Cheese Co. makes a range of cheeses from their own cow’s milk.

Our farm at Glen Huon, nestled in the Huon Valley in Southern Tasmania is a small, organic farm with a herd made up of Brown Swiss, Australian dairy Shorthorn and Normande cows. The animals are farmed in an environmentally sustainable way with the focus of the farming practices on producing the best milk possible. 

At Bruny Island Cheese Co., we believe profoundly that the milk is what makes the cheese and therefore the good treatment of animals and their milk is paramount to us.

Joondalup Growers Market

Joondalup Growers Market is committed in bringing fresh & healthy farm direct produce to our customers living in our rural and semi rural districts within Western Australia.

Local farmers and food artisans bring their freshly picked, cooked and baked produce into the markets every week, so you know exactly where and how the food was grown, giving complete transparency as to its provenance.

Shopping Joondalup Growers Market provides the opportunity for you to get to know the people who grow your produce and the food artisans who make or bake your food.

Secret Creek Cafe and Restaurant

Secret Creek is a vegan cafe and restaurant set inside a 200 acre native wildlife sanctuary. We specialise in unique functions and rustic weddings. 

Founder, Trevor Evans worked for 20 years in the mines before leaving to pursue his dream of saving Australia's endangered species, creating the Australian Ecosystems Foundation Inc and built Secret Creek Sanctuary.

Set in Lithgow, New South Wales, Secret Creek is now home to Eastern Quoll, pure-bred dingo, long-nosed Potoroo, Rufous Bettong, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, the Cream-striped Red-necked Pademelon, Swamp Wallaby, Emu and Brush Turkey.

Secret Creek Cafe and Restaurant has been open since 2004, and in 2001 one of Trevor's daughters, Tenille Evans, returned to Lithgow to take over management of the restaurant after living in Sydney for over 10 years working in the hospitality and design industries. Her team includes a very small passionate group of local food professionals. 

Trevor continues to run Secret Creek Sanctuary and is currently running evening wildlife tours, and working on a number of conservation programs.

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