Madelaine’s Eggs, Joe Sgro’s Fennel, Hot Cross Buns & You

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

When Madelaine from Madelaine’s Organic Eggs wheeled her weekly delivery into the Fair Food warehouse on Thursday she was also carrying a big pile of postcards about her Pozible crowd-funding campaign. At first glance (that’s her collecting eggs above) Madelaine looks like she’s barely old enough to drive let alone run an organic poultry farm, […]

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Seasonal Food Events: The Grain Store’s Full Moon Dinner

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Despite the widely held belief that the full moon encourages people to misbehave like lunatics, farmers almanacs have been recommending planting and harvesting by the moon for centuries. Far from lunacy, it is simply common sense as tides swell and sap rises in plants. It has long been recognised by farmers that a full moon is […]

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Are you an urban farmer up for a challenge?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Do you have what it takes to run a small hi-tec urban aquaponics farm as a professional farmer growing high value crops and selling them direct to niche markets and through CERES’ veggie box system? We’re looking for a super motivated and entrepreneurial urban farmer to run our aquaponic system as part of our Food […]

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Weekly Update: Welcome Back Farmers & Goodbye Mary!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 3:02 pm

He’s a month later than usual but it’s so good to see Kane from Busch Organics back this year delivering his summer corn, beans, purple and orange carrots to the Fair Food warehouse.  It’s also great to have apples back from Hazeldean Forest Farm. Madeline’s garlic from Blue Sky Organics, Joe Valente’s cherry tomatoes and […]

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Weekly Update: Hot Together, A Price Rise, Farmers and Faust

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I hope everybody survived the heat okay – if your order from last week was affected remember we are happy to credit or refund you for anything that didn’t make it in good shape – email Mary or Sue on info@ceresfairfood.org.au.  After that hellish week (imagine being a little lettuce seedling in 44C) the word […]

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Weekly Update: What’s Up With All The Good Gut Stuff?

Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations to everybody who has signed up to the Unglut Your Gut Challenge – there’s over 200 of you!   If you’d like to sign up and give a little back to your microbiome the challenge runs for one more week.  And if you’ve just got back into town here is the story again in case […]

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Weekly Update: Unglut Your Gut!

Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Went too hard at work wind ups? Ate and drank things you’d never usually put in your body, and in worrying quantities? What about your stress levels? By the time Christmas rolled around were you already strung out from the end-of-year rush at work, traumatised by Christmas shopping, or mentally and emotionally “just hanging on” […]

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Weekly Update: Need Food? Last Delivery!

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 9:30 pm

LAST CHANCE FOR FAIR FOOD IN 2013 We have one last delivery on Tuesday 24th December to our Tuesday Food Hosts only.  So if you want to put an order in for Christmas Eve just select a Food Host near you that is open this Tuesday.   If this makes no sense whatsoever just give Mary or Sue a […]

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Weekly Update: Thanks for Sticking With Us

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

A LITTLE SOMETHING TO SAY A BIG THANKS It’s our last full week of the year – remember next week we’re only open for Tuesday Food Host deliveries.  We’ve eaten our way through another year and every week there’s now over 900 of us buying our food together.  When 900 of us pool our shopping […]

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Fair Food Newsletter: Thanksgiving & The Gifts You Give

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 10:46 am

THE SOIL FOOD WEB & THE GIVING SEASON I have been thinking a lot about Christmas traditions lately. And naturally it’s got me thinking about plants and the soil food web system. Plants have an inbuilt mechanism for giving, an inherent sharing wisdom. Plants freely exude precious sugars they’ve made from photosynthesis into the soil […]

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