BeekeeperThe magic of social mycelium

 

This is our last full week of deliveries for 2018 (yes, we’re delivering on Christmas Eve Monday).  As we wind up for the year and take our usual two week break (our first 2019 delivery is on Monday January 7th) I want to share with you a little of the impact you’ve helped make this year.

In 2018 five thousand five hundred and sixty of you shopped at Fair Food and in turn we channelled $2.6 million to buy organic, biodynamic and regenerative produce and groceries from one hundred and eighteen farms, grocery makers and distributors.

These are the farms and small businesses, many of whom are start-ups, who with the help of their families and employees, have fed us this year….

Barambah Organics 

Bbbyo

Bbwalkon 

Bee Sustainable  

Beenak Farm Kiwifruit 

Biodynamic Marketing

Belyhealth 

Berringa Honey 

Bimbimbi Holdings  

Biobag 

Biome Living 

Bite Me Fine Foods 

Black Chicken Remedies  Black Chicken Remedies

Blackwarry Farm 

Blue Pumpkin 

Blue Sky Organics 

J&M Alexandra 

Bod Conscious

Botanical Cuisine 

Broth Of Life 

Calendar Cheese  

Cello Bags

Central Victoria Honey 

CERES Microgreens

Cockatoo Grove 

Cocoa Rhapsody 

Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. 

Day’s Walk Farm 

Dench Bakers

Der Partisan 

E&A Salce 

Ecofarms  

Elmore Compost & Organics 

Emmeline Park 

Encore Tissue

Ethique Limited 

Feel Good Foods

First Ray

Foothill Organic  

Frank Valente

Gabe & Nick Dellios  

Georgia Savage 

Gfprecinct

Green Gully Organics 

Green St Kitchen 

Greenacres Biodynamics 

Gsk Westralia  

Happygreen

Healthybake  

Honey Lane Garden (CERES)

Joe’s Market Garden (CERES)

Kadac  

KAS Organics 

Kilmorack Farm 

King Oyster Mushrooms 

La Gousse Farm 

La Madre Bakery 

Larrykin Dog Treats 

Lil Bit Better 

Loafer Bread 

Louis Melbourne 

Loving Earth  

Madelaine’s Eggs 

Mark Foletta 

Melba Fresh Organics

Merri Table (CERES)

Michelle Morstead 

Miellerie Unheated Honey

Mount Zero Olives 

Mountain Bread  Mountain Bread

Naturally On High 

Netti  

Nourish Foods  

Oliana Foods  

Onya Think Reusable 

Organic Formulations  

Ethical Dairy 

Organic Growers Group 

Organic Needs 

P & H Kamvissis 

Paleo Pure 

PhD

Planet Health 

Pud For All Seasons  

Pure Organic Harvest  

Ratio Cocoa Roasters 

Real Free Range Eggs 

Reed 

Reedy Grown Produce 

Rejuve Health Products  

Remedy Kombucha 

Resparkle  

Return 2 Health

Richard Law 

Schulz Organic Farms  

Segafredo Zanetti

Serenitea Infusions 

Skyline Organics 

Smalt 

Somerset Heritage 

Soulfresh

Spiral Foods  

Steadysticks

Stephen Routledge & Jennifer Indian 

Sugarloaf Produce 

Sunzest 

The Fermentary 

The Little Vegie Patch

The Practical Beekeeper 

The Whole Food Kitchen 

Tradewinds Tea & Coffee  

Trialia Foods 

Unique Health Products

Wahrina  

Warburton Wellbeing 

Wattle Organic Farms 

Wilhelma Farm 

Yarra Organics

Fair Food seeks to have at least a third of our workforce made up of people who have come to Australia as asylum seekers or new migrants.  This past year out of the fifty-five people you helped employ at Fair Food, nineteen of our colleagues have come to Australia as asylum seekers or recent migrants.

By buying your groceries over the last 12 months with Fair Food you have helped generate over $60,000, supporting CERES to deliver hands-on sustainability education to over 300,000 Victorian school children at CERES environment park and in their own schools.

And finally I want to give thanks to the seventy-five Food Hosts all over Melbourne who share their verandas, front porches, sheds, carports, businesses and schools each week for the rest of us to collect our groceries from.

This simple act of generosity works like strands of social mycelium; creating new connections between us, opening up the possibility for new ways to cooperate and share that will go on to spawn new and surprising fruit.

So thank you for a great year and for making all this possible

Chris

 

Joe's Garden Summer

Farmer Christmas at Joe’s Market Garden

 

If the thought of having to go to Northlands this week has got you in the foetal position  then get down the Merri Creek this Saturday morning to Farmer Christmas at Joe’s Market Garden (Edna Grove, Coburg).

Featuring talented local Merri Creek crafts people and farmers and yes Farmer Christmas herself doing family pics on her John Deere tidings of comfort and joy tractor – this will be the most unNorthlands environment you will find in the entire metropolitan area!

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