Below are growers with direct sales, online ordering, CSA shares, pickup and delivery options – find your farmer and support your local producers with some social solidarity during physical distancing!
Please follow the links to contact growers directly for further details, and note that specific farm order or delivery options may vary (for e.g. delivery may be to a central pick up point or home delivery)
To find more growers, you can also head to Open Food Network for more producers and online ordering.
|Name & Website||Location||Areas served||Products||Online orders||Subscriptions||CSA Share||Market sales||Farmgate sales||Delivery||Pick up||Taking orders?|
|Bass Coast Farm||Bass Coast||Flemington, Bayside, Kingston, Elwood||Meat, Eggs||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bunyip Hollow||3690 Wodonga||Albury, Wodonga Border||Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Native Produce||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shady Patches Farm||4615||South Burnett||Meat||Yes||-||Yes||-||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Bega Valley Eggs||Bega Valley 2550||Batemans Bay to Mallacoota. Canberra, Bemboka||Eggs||-||Yes||-||-||-||Yes||-||Yes|
|Fork it Farm||7254 Lebrina||Hobart, St. Helens, Launceston, Devonport||Meat||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Gleneden Family Farm||4370 Maryvale||Warwick, Brisbane, Ispwich, Boonah, Toowoomba||Meat, Eggs (vegetables, salad & honey coming soon).||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Red Rock Olives||3381 Grampians||Australia wide||Olive oil, olives, vinegars||Yes||-||-||-||-||Yes||-||Yes|
|Mount Zero Olives||3401 Laharum||Australia wide||Grains/pulses, Olives & Olive Oil||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Eaglehawk Creek Farm Produce||Gippsland||Gippsland||Meat, Eggs||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|All Things Aroha||4107 QLD||Brisbane within 30km||Ferments, kimchi, sauerkraut||Yes||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Leap Farm||7174||Hobart, Copping Dunalley, Sorell||Meat, Dairy||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Port Macquarie Food Hub||NSW Mid North Coast 2444||Greater Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Sydney||Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Cereals/grains/nuts/seeds/pulses, Bread/bakery||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Grassland Poultry||Central West NSW 2820||Central West NSW 2820||Meat||Yes||-||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op||Castlemaine||Bendigo, Castlemaine, Harcourt, Malmsbury, Newstead, Maldon, Daylesford, Kyneton, Melbourne||Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Viridity Organic Farm||Kandanga Upper, Queensland,||Brisbane, Sunshine Coast||Avocados and Mangoes||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Symara Organic Farm||Pozieres QLD 4377||Stanthorpe, Warwick, Tenterfield, Brisbane||Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Hampton Blue||Hampton QLD 4352||Brisbane||Blueberries & Raspberries||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Supernatural Organics||Tewantin Qld 4565||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Garlic, Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|GreenAg||Kingsthorpe Qld 4400||Toowoomba, Brisbane, Bundall||Turkey||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Moorhead and Rutter||Caboolture, QLD||Brisbane||Bananas||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Sandy Creek Organic Farm||Beerwah, QLD||Brisbane, Sunshine Coast||Vegetables||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Coochin HIlls Organics||Beerwah, QLD||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Kialla Organic||Kialla, QLD||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Beef, Lamb||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Figtrees Organic Farm||Northern Rivers, NSW||Northern NSW||Beef, Pork||-||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Bendele Farm||Kilkivan, QLD||Brisbane, Sunshine Coast||Chicken, Duck, Turkey||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Millen Farm||Samford Valley, QLD||Brisbane||Vegetables||-||Yes||-||-||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Spring Lakes Farm||Churchable, QLD||Toowoomba, Brisbane||Vegetables||Yes||Yes||-||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Midyim Eco||Conondale QLD 4552||National||Peppers||Yes||-||-||-||-||Yes||-||Yes|
|Good Harvest Organic Farm||Woombye, QLD||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Fruit and Vegetables||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Avacado Valley||Burringbar, NSW||Northern NSW||Avocados||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Bangalow Eggs||Bangalow NSW||Northern NSW||Eggs||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Blueberry Fields||Brooklet NSW||Northern NSW||Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries||-||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Bangalow Farm||Bangalow NSW||Northern NSW||Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Broadridge Gourmet Mushrooms||Northern Rivers, NSW||Northern Rivers, NSW||Mushrooms||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Boorabee Dorper Sheep Stud||Bexhill, NSW, 2480||Northern Rivers, NSW||Lamb||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Brunswick Seed Oysters||Stokers Siding, NSW, 2484||Northern RIvers, NSW||Oysters||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Brooklet Springs Farm||Brooklet, NSW, 2479||Northern Rivers, Brisbane||Chicken, Eggs, Pork||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Byron Bay Pork||Bangalow, NSW 2479||Northern Rivers||Pork||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Coopers Shoot Tomatos||Coopers Shoot, NSW||Northern Rivers||Tomatos||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Fossil Organics||Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482||Northern Rivers||Fruit and Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Hayters Hill Farm||Byron Bay NSW||Northern Rivers||Beef, Pork, Eggs, Chickens||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|McMahon Bros Organics||Pozieres QLD 4377||Northern Rivers||Apples||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|MT Chowan Organics||Burringbar, NSW, 2483||Northern Rivers||Fruit and Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Nimbin Valley Dairy & Bangalow Cheese||Nimbin, NSW, 2480||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Dairy, Cheese||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Nimbin Valley Pecan & Rice||Goolmagar, NSW, 2480||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Rice, Nuts||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Ouryard||Byron Bay, NSW, 2481||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Fruits||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Picone Exotics||Tyagarah, NSW, 2481||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Exotic Fruit||Yes||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Shroom Brothers||Stokers Siding, NSW 2485||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Mushrooms||-||-||-||Yes||Yes||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Tallogum Raspberries||Lindendale, NSW, 2480||Northern Rivers, Gold Coast||Raspberries||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Walker Farm Foods||Cambrooon QLD||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Eggs||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
|Wiccawod Farm Products||Jiggi Valley NSW||Sunshine Coast, Brisbane||Vegetables||-||-||-||Yes||-||-||Yes||Not Currently|
Want transparency in the food system? How about a dose of democracy?
Then help AFSA publish Farming Democracy: The True Cost of Farming!
Farming Democracy opens the gates, the books, and the hearts of eight small-scale regenerative farmers from across Australia, sharing just how they grow, process, and sell their produce, and how much it costs them to do so as well as how much they earn for their toil.
With stories from Applebox Farm, Bellasato Farm, Caroola Farm, Fat Pig Farm, Jonai Farms, OldMill-Road, Roly Poly Farm, and Woodstock Flour, you’ll hear from veg farmers in it for their first year to their 12th, pastured livestock farmers with full or partial value chain control, and the kids of organic grain farmers who are carving out their spot on the farm by milling their own flour and selling it directly. From WA to NSW, Tassie to far north Queensland, this ‘underground insurgency’ is gaining pace across Australia.
We need to raise $24,640 by 13 December 2018 – now you know what to buy your favourite food activist, farmer, or food lover for xmas!
And we’re excited to announce that one of the rewards is a ticket to the inaugural Farm Day Out at Jonai Farms in March 2019! Join us for a feel great day on the farm listening to the alluring tunes of Freya Josephine Hollick, Sean McMahon, and Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, while munching on delicious food grown in ethical and ecologically sound ways and sold to you at low cost by one of a host of great food trucks, accompanied by some local beer, wine, or spirits…
Viva la revolución!
Member profile – Old Mill Road BioFarm, NSW
By Sophie Lamond (AFSA) and Fraser Bayley
This year AFSA is getting to know its members a little better. Every newsletter we’ll be having a chat to one of our members to find out about the work they do, their dreams for our food system and their thoughts on food sovereignty.
To kick of the series we’re chatting to Fraser Bayley, from Old Mill Road BioFarm on the South Coast of NSW. Fraser runs the farm with his wife Kirsti. The pair are driven by a desire to run a farm on ecological principles connected to both the local environment and the local community. They also run training, workshops and internships to encourage more people on to the land.
Visit their website at oldmillraod.com.au to find out more or follow them on Instagram @oldmill_road
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance: Tell us a little a bit about Old Mill Road BioFarm
Fraser Bayley: It’a a family farm so we have the absolute luxury and benefit of having no rent or mortgage. This has allowed us significant freedom to experiment and make mistakes, which we’ve needed as we have no idea what we’re doing. The farm is 65 acres and we earn very close to our entire income from a two-acre area (if we include the dam, shed, open area, tractor access etc). Our vegie patch is about 4000sqm of cultivated beds within that two acres.
AFSA: Why did you get into farming?
FB: Completely by accident. The first couple of years I lived here I worked away for intense periods and then retired to the country life, repaired fences, repaired our house, daydreamed about ideas. Kirsti lived in Sydney would visit every fortnight or so. After a bit we decided we should use the farm and investigated agri-tourism because it’s quite a pretty block. We blew a LOT of money on consultant’s reports to file with our DA and after some time of compiling these reports it became apparent that we were unlikely to be able to jump through all the required hoops. At the same time we had developed an impractical but attractively shaped vegetable garden that was intended to be a space for the potential tourist customers to enjoy. By this time we had no money and had to create our own jobs quickly so we took a market stall and sold about $300 worth of produce. The next week we had nothing to sell. It grew from there.
AFSA: Tell us a little bit about biological agriculture…
FB: For us the soil is the foundation for our enterprise. The soil is a living ecology. The physical structure and balanced chemistry of the soil environment is critical but the soil biology is what brings it all together. The plant is as much part of the soil biology as worms, protozoa, flagellates, ciliates, archaea, nematodes, fungi and so on. This whole ‘village’ of variety underpins life on earth. Our existence on this planet depends upon the intricate inter-dependence of all this life that is paid no attention in conventional agriculture. I wouldn’t be so bold as to say we are a biological farm right now but it is where our ideal lies completely. By that we aim to preserve that soil “village”, to pay attention to the evolved (or created, depending on your viewpoint) biological requirements of the life forms we select to cultivate for our income. Whether that be a lettuce, a fig, a beef or an egg – there’s hundreds of millions of years of very intelligent design that surrounds that biology to enable it so reach its genetic potential. I’m not sure that answers the question.
AFSA: You’ve been a guest instagrammer for Modern Farmer – how important do you think digital communities are in building networks in contemporary agriculture?
FB: Farming can be isolating. You need to rely on yourself and your immediate neighbours and particularly if you’re surrounded by conventional thinking and have little experience, so to have an entire community of like-minded individuals in your pocket is pretty cool. It may also have marketing advantages but I think the connection you build, the identification with those with similar circumstances, the empathy with big problems, the mutual inspiration you can give and receive is bloody beautiful.
AFSA: What does food sovereignty mean to you?
FB: Not being dictated to about what food we as a community can choose to eat. Developing a food culture that is determined by the environment in which we live. Passing food by hand from us to you.
AFSA: Tell us your wildest dream for a better food system…
FB: I have to leave the cities out of this dream as the complexity of re-creating a city’s food supply and how farming interacts with a concentrated population the size of a city might be better left for someone who actually lives in one. In regional Australia it might look like market gardening right at the fringe of the town, with larger mixed farming systems slightly further out. Food and beverage choices determined by what grows in the area. A community that can cook. A supermarket in town that only stocks food stuffs that have a local provenance and collaborative supply from farmers to that supermarket.
AFSA: What are you harvesting right now at Old Mill Road?
FB: Pumpkins, salad greens, fennel, beans, beets, carrots, celery, sweet corn, shallots, strawberries and peppers. We’re eating all the figs as they’re too good to sell.
AFSA President Tammi Jonas wrote about their experience of Jonai Farms’ successful CSA over on their farm blog: The Farmer & the Butcher. Check it out!