CERES Fair Wood wins Darebin Pitch-IT Thursday was a big night for CERES’ newest social enterprise Fair Wood – our name got called out and now we are extremely grateful recipients of $20,000 in start-up funding from Darebin Council and Melbourne Innovation Centre’s Darebin Pitch-It Competition It’s been a big learning curve ever since architect Paul Haar, the […]
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 […]
Tentatively & with trepidation here we go…. Sometime after lunchtime on Monday, that’s tomorrow, the wonderful coding crew at the Open Food Network will flick the “on” switch to our new mobile-friendly webshop. The great thing about the new shop is that it works particularly well on mobiles and tablets – so no more fumbling around clicking the wrong thing and pushing and […]
CERES’ Appeal CERES is more idea than place; an idea planted on top of an old rubbish tip amidst birds, trees and gardens. An idea built out of things that were thrown away. An idea that there’s something half-remembered in the earth and air and water that we need to know again. CERES is such a multifarious conglomeration of […]
We are closed next Queen’s Birthday Monday – we’re hoping all our farmers and makers also get some time off from harvesting, packing, cooking or baking or delivering. We will be back bright and early on Tuesday for deliveries as usual.
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 […]