The cosmic cogs of Kelvin & Kumi Slade. 5 tonnes of saucers sold!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 8:37 am

Sometimes I have the feeling our lives are governed by the orbits of giant cosmic cogs turning in enormous orbits behind the red velvet curtain of our consciousness – (whoah, think I just stumbled onto Swatch astrology). forget that, anyway a week ago I was in the warehouse standing face to face with egg farmer and […]

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The odd shaped fruit we all love to love.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 8:28 am

If you quite fancy a dabble in alchemy, love potions, and alternative remedies then the humble quince might be your personal fruit mascot. Long used in home remedies for throat, lung and stomach ailments, in ancient Greece it was also regarded as the fruit of love, marriage and fertility and the gift of choice for […]

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Crowdsaucing – 1 week to get your tomatoes. Jenny & Steve’s Spanish Reds.

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 12:03 pm

If you’ve been promising yourself that this is the year you’ll make passata, it is not too late, but it almost is. There’s one more week to get your tomatoes for Crowdsaucing Day and sauce it up like they do at the Fitzroy Community Food Centre (that’s them above and yes, they’re hosting a Crowdsaucing if you’d like […]

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SMOKEY CORN AND THE PLANETARY PUSH NOTIFICATION

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

I noticed there’s a cleaning theme going on with some of the products on special this week. I don’t know where it comes from but lately I feel like there’s something of a simplify, declutter, clean-up thing going on in our collective consciousness . With all the KonMari-ing, digital detox and “Go without months” are […]

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Nathan’s tomatoes now on sale for your Crowdsaucing Day.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 11:05 am

The new Crowdsaucing website is up and the five tonnes of organic saucing tomatoes Nathan Free has been growing up at Lake Boga this summer are on sale for your Crowdsaucing Day Saturday April 30th. We’ve set the cut-off date to secure your saucing tomatoes on midnight Sunday 24th April.  And with only 500 boxes […]

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ONE TREE TO DO IT ALL

Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

If you’ve ever wandered around a Balinese village you may have seen coconut trees with numbers painted on the trunks. Each year a ballot is held with the numbers allocated to households conferring the right to harvest from those trees. The ballot ensures everybody has a fair go at the most productive, the closest, the […]

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Nirma’s Story. Didier Pajoy’s Coffee Arrives. Jar up for Crowdsaucing Day.

Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:15 am

I want to share Nirma’s story which was posted on New Humans of Australia.  Nirma (that’s him up there) is one of four chefs at the hugely popular Tamil Feasts (held at CERES every Monday and Tuesday) and he also works as part of the packing crew at the Fair Food warehouse. I am a Tamil refugee […]

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THINGS TO DO WITH SOYBEANS ON A RAINY WEEKEND

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Soy is an incredibly versatile bean; not only is it a protein alternative to milk and meat it’s found in newpaper inks, wood stains, paintball projectiles, caulking, insulation, foam, fuel, candles and crayons – apparently one acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons. In 1941 car-maker Henry Ford thought soybeans were the future; he had […]

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ITALIAN DOLCE VITA

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

One Christmas holidays on my grandparent’s farm, in a big rolling 10 acre paddock we helped make hay. Me, my brother, my sisters and our cousins would run ahead of my grandpa’s baler pushing the loose hay back in line. Sometimes three of us little kids together would drag a bale to the farm truck […]

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Making friends can really shake your life up. Care for your box, care for the world.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 4:08 pm

When I started researching coffee I heard a lot of talk about cupping. It sounded mysterious; I first imagined cupping was similar to the Chinese medicine practice but with hot latte glasses suctioned to the taster’s body containing different coffee beans and then by a process of infusion he or she came up with a score for each batch. […]

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