Happy lower intestine = happy life. Patronise your local Food Host.

Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Lately, usually to a stony faced response, I’ve been recommending fecal transplants to my friends and family for basically every physical and mental ailment they collectively suffer from. Now if you watched Gut Reaction on ABC’s Catalyst last week you’d know I’m only half joking. The bottom line (no pun intended) is that if we feed the billions […]

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Fair Food opens Asylum Seeker Foodbank drop off. Buyer Josh channels soup.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Our friend Chantelle who runs the Foodbank at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (that’s it pictured above) asked if Fair Food could be a drop point for their Foodbank donations.  “Why not,” was my response,” picking up and dropping off food is in our blood” (well my grandpa did have a general store for a while).  Anyway back to the story, why, you […]

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Kale crisis latest. So much at brewing at Fair Food we’re fit to burst.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 1:12 pm

If you were worried about the imminent collapse of an unregulated Chinese shadow banking system or a looming Wall St crash created by US Fed money printing or even European zombie banks dragging us into the next GFC – forget about it!  There’s a kale crisis – yes you read right a kale crisis!  No, I […]

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Local coconuts!? Dan O’Farrell and his irrepressible pea sprouts.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Local coconuts you ask?  Is that a picture of a secret plantation somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula?  Has global warming changed things this much already?  Well, not really, it’s just that Malcolm from Aclara Health Foods came by the Fair Food warehouse last week.  Malcolm was ecstatic that after many years working with organic coconut […]

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Make friends with a turnip. Say hello to your new Food Hosts

Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:35 am

Our ancestors knew this season very, very well indeed; it was the time of year to make friends with turnips or some other survival food that would see them through the winter famine.  It’s that season now and there is no better time to begin a relationship with a turnip, a swede, perhaps a parsnip […]

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A house full of wwoofers & a ute load of kiwis. Cheese, bees & pruning trees.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Our friend, Ian Cuming, from Beenak Farm dropped a ute load of his kiwi off at the warehouse this week. I first met Ian about 10 years ago when he was teaching a biodynamic farming course at CERES.  With his gentle ways and deep knowledge of BD farming he was a much loved teacher. And […]

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Fair Food and Meat. Joe Sgro, MasterChef and Deep Purple….potatoes.

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 10:31 am

We are getting our logistics and website ready at Fair Food to begin selling meat.  Eating meat is a big deal; as a kid I’ll always remember the quiet, slightly regretful mood that came over my dad and uncles when they home-killed a sheep.  The same feeling was cemented in me when I worked as […]

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It’s as much about the trees as the bees. There’s someone you need to meet.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 9:15 am

Daniel Saulwick and his boys, Jasper and Charlie (that’s them in the pic) delivered their Central Victorian honey to the warehouse this week.  CERES has been buying Daniel’s honey for years – (we both tried to work out how many but just settled on “years”). Like a lot of producers Daniel’s not a full-time beekeeper, […]

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The Grain Store – July Full Moon Dinner. Wintery Produce Unpredictability

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 9:20 am

After the first Full Moon Dinner sold-out in no time flat our friends, Ingo and Melanie at The Grain Store have been getting up their courage to put another one on (see the invite above).  Ingo, originally from Switzerland, is a classically trained chef who has cooked his way around the world in the demanding kitchens of various […]

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Deep Cycle Fruit & Veg

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

It goes like clockwork: around this time of year I get a phone call from Paul Haar to let me know his feijoas are finished for the season, a week later Ian Cuming calls to say his kiwifruit is ready to go.  Paul and I say our goodbyes till next April and later when I talk to Ian for the […]

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