Gil & Mem’s trail of inspiration. The sliding doors of oval autumnal fruits.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Since the 1970’s when they started an intentional community called Compost in Thornbury, Gil and Meredith Freeman have left a trail of inspiration in their wake (that’s them above).  They’re this two pronged unstoppable force for good, solving problems wherever they go with the good humoured power of resilient people based projects.  As teachers in the 1970’s they wanted to work outside the mainstream so they helped start the […]

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Shop News. Afternoon Tea Here Now

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

This week we’re combining our range of hot beverages and recipes for afternoon tea treats with 70’s meditation master, Ram Dass’ mindfulness message – Be Here Now (and yes, okay it was also Oasis’ 3rd album). This is where the simple act of having a cup of tea or similar hot drink and maybe a […]

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The soil is strong in this one… When Generous Cooks Share. The Complete Urban Chef

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Some people fall into their vocation others just can’t help themselves. Emily Connors is of “the can’t help herself” variety.  Emily, that’s her harvesting rapa with CERES farmer Vince, says she’s been playing at being a farmer her whole life and it’s about all she’s ever wanted to do. Like so many farmers Emily’s journey started as a kid hanging around […]

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The Shop News. Herby quinoa salad…

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Our new mixed fruit and veg box for 2 or 3 has cooking essentials like garlic, ginger and herbs, produce basics as well as something interesting to shake up your cooking routine. Order one for delivery next week and we’ll slip in a treat from our hands-down favourite chocolate makers, Cocoa Rhapsody. The Generous Cook’s […]

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Are you a generous cook? The recipe shift.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Okay so next Thursday we’re launching a new box.  That’s a food stylist’s impression of it in the picture above.  Our new box is about the size of the popular Small Mixed Fruit and Veg – so it’s good for 2 or 3 people and has those cooking essentials like garlic and ginger, herbs, your […]

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Buontempos: Brothers in Gluten Free Arms

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 9:39 pm

You wouldn’t know it from their deceptively unassuming fluoro attire but these two men are international gluten free food heroes.  Max and Frank Buontempo are the brothers behind Orgran – one of the world’s gluten free food powerhouses.Today, from their amazing factory in Carrum Downs, they make and export gluten free cereals, flours, pastas, biscuits, crackers and more to 55 countries around the world. You’d think with the […]

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Australian Certified not quite Organic. Annual Survey Wrap. Crowdfunding news

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

So you may have been following WA farmer, Steve Marsh’s GM contamination case. Marsh(that’s him with his kelpie) is an organic wheat farmer who lost his organic certification after genetically modified canola seeds drifted onto his property during his neighbour’s harvest.The analogy that was used to argue the case is that if you spray chemicals on your farm and those chemicals damage your neighbour’s crop […]

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Lao cookstove project more than just carbon. Feeling good with Dr Chan

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

A few years ago while driving across the endless Nullabor Plain, Dr Miin Chan and her newly wedded husband, Niel, were sipping on some home fermented tibicos while listening to Nina Simone sing Feeling Good.  Somewhere in the middle of that desert highway that young doctor, seeking an avenue to do greater good, that classic soulful song and and a […]

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Farmer Noleen: The chosen one. 3,2,1 Good Gut is Go!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

If Keanu Reeve’s Neo was The One who intuitively knows The Matrix then Noleen Glavish is The One who truly knows pumpkins.  After a career as a publisher Noleen has found her calling in the hills around Buxton as a grower.  Each Monday Noleen rolls up in her Landcruiser and pulls out boxes of some of the best looking fruit and vegetables I’ve ever […]

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Is this a feijoa rapture? Cast your vote in the Bowel Buddy Box Comp.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 pm

I was in the CERES main office this week and there lying casually in a bowl on the lunch table were a couple of feijoas. I ate one thinking how lucky I was. A few minutes later down in CERES Honey Lane market garden our head farmer, Meg Stewart, took me aside to a waist […]

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