Local. Seasonal. Ecological Food Direct From Your Farmer

We take all forms of sustainability seriously

Know your farmers

We Pay our Farmers a Fair Price & Value Relationships - Some farmers have been growing for us for over ten years! By maintaining close relationships, we can plan around growing conditions and upcoming harvests, and with our seasonal farm tours we strengthen the relationship between growers and eaters. You can come along and meet them, too! See what an amazing job they do and understand why they’re so important to all of us. By sourcing directly from local farmers we cut the middle man and can give back 40 cents of every dollar spent with Food Connect to the farmers, compared with an industry average of 11 cents.* 

 *Canning, P 2011. "A Revised and Expanded Food Dollar Series. A Better Understanding of Our Food Costs".

 

beyond organic We think beyond "Organic" - All Food Connect produce is farmed in harmony with local ecosystems using methods such as chemicalfree, biodynamic, permaculture as well as certified organic. We call it "ecologically". Our suppliers must exhibit a holistic view of farming: care for the land, care for your community, and care for your food. Fruit and veg in your Food Connect box isn’t picture perfect, it’s as mother nature intended. Our beetroots often have beards and our bananas aren’t flawless like the billboards. What we guarantee is that your seasonal food products are delivered fresher, tastier and healthier.

 
  

extreme sustainabilityYou eat by the season. We reduce, reuse and recycle - At Food Connect you will never find citrus in summer or peaches in winter.  Eating locally goes hand in hand with eating seasonally. Our farmers grow to suit the local climatic conditions in order to minimise the energy and chemical inputs required to grow produce. They grow within the rhythms of nature and not against them. At our Homestead in Brisbane we have a 10.93kw solar system on our roof, powering our cold rooms and lighting. We deliver your food in boxes that you will return for us to reuse, we donate or compost left over food and encourage our staff to cyce to work by offering bike racks and showers.

 

Optimal HealthPay a farmer rather than a doctor - Eating local, ecological and sustainable food is good for you. Produce grown seasonally has a higher density of nutrients - because it is picked at the right time - and tastes much, much better, because it doesn't come from a hothouse or from far away countries. A shorter journey from farm to table means less C02 emissions, less packaging and refrigerating, preserving the quality of our waters and air and putting fresher food on your table.