Jen Osborne – Produce Trader / New Mobile Website

Jen Osborne – Produce Trader   About nine years ago at the Melbourne Markets, Harvest Organic, a wholesale agent unexpectedly went bust owing farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars.  For those left holding the bag it was a bitter blow and for a time a mood of suspicion and mistrust hung over the market. Early one […]

Benedict Hughes – Bee here now / I want you back

Benedict Hughes – Bee here now Benedict Hughes aka the Practical Beekeeper has been extra busy this autumn; not only has he been extracting honey from his hives scattered around the Northern Suburbs, he has also been launching the Pollinator Alliance – a bee education social enterprise. Benedict’s passion is sharing his love of beekeeping as well as teaching people […]

Is this what we’re doing now? / And when she whispered dandelions…..

Is this what we’re doing now? Iva from The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Bank called the other day – they need our help.  So many more people are coming every week to the ASRC Food Bank for meals and groceries that they’re running out of food regularly. You might remember last year the government changed the rules […]

With One Bean / The importance of getting to know sunflowers

With One Bean I didn’t know that it’s faster to take a plane from Darwin to Dili than it is to fly from Melbourne to Sydney. However, standard of living-wise, education-wise, just about everything-else-wise between our countries is as about far apart as you could imagine.   It’s easy to forget that less than 20 […]

It’s cold this week / Joe’s Farm Gate

Winter farm CERES Fair Food

It’s cold this week It’s been a cold week in Victoria.  On Tuesday The Age reported it was the coldest June day in 25 years and as is custom at Fair Food during the coldest part of the year we acknowledge our farmers frozen fingers and chilled extremities. Early this morning over in the Schulz Organic […]

Big win for small farmers / Dream job at CERES Farm

CERES Honey Lane Market Garden

Big win for small farmers The indefatigable Tammi Jonas, President of The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), has been celebrating a win for Victorian small-scale pastured pig and poultry farmers this past fortnight. You might remember late last year our State Government was planning changes to The Farming Zone which would have required very small […]