If ever there was a week to eat tart. The sound of good gut music.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Loafer Bread’s Andrea Brabazon bakes these delicate pastries, slices, cakes and biscuits and lays them out in a simple wood and glass cabinet at her bakery in North Fitzroy.  In the way of an artist Andrea takes simple organic ingredients; flour, butter, eggs and sugar and through a mixture of finely honed skill and magical pâtissiering she creates this exquisite edible exhibition – not just once a year but every day. […]

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Summer’s first tomatoes from a low profile Joe. Robert Larocca’s gift of governance.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

If ever there was an under-the-radar farmer it’s Joe Valente from Mornington Organics, I’ve known Joe for more than 10 years and as I was writing this I realised I didn’t have a single photo of him. I got on-line and after an hour of  fruitless Google searching nothing; no webpage, no Facebook, no twitter, […]

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Build your social capital with cherries. Washing our hands of antibacterials.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm

We’ve been getting so many happy emails from you about cherries in your boxes that Josh, Fair Food’s produce buyer, has got more coming again in this week (see what’s in your box this week).  As a man used to buying things by the pallet load it’s second nature for Josh to grab a box of […]

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Basil, tomatoes, zucchini and a bumper crop of cherries, maybe. Rewiring the food system – you really delivered!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Lately, everything we’ve been missing over winter and spring seems to be announcing itself to the season; check out CERESfarmer, Katherine’s, shiny basil crop above, Labertouche’s cherry tomatoes are arriving next week, Craig and Shelley Heppell will be dropping off their new zucchinis at the warehouse tomorrow and there’ll be cherries, yes cherries, in almost all of […]

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SUSTENANCE FOR CHANGE

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

On Thursday 4th December 2014, The Grain Store and CERES Fair Food will host a dinner in support of the work of theAsylum Seeker Resource Centre. Like our last two Full Moon dinners at The Grain Store executive chef, Ingo Meissner, will prepare a special meal featuring an abundance of locally grown, fresh produce set […]

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Thanks

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

351 of you have given $29,030 to rewire the food system – it’s wonderful, it’s heart-lifting to belong to this group of people who believe in something and then back it. On behalf of everybody who benefits from this project – our farmers, Fair Food’s workers, our Food Hosts, our customers present and future and all the students who come to learn […]

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Why we need more platypuses in our lives. Rob Anderson and The Four Nonnas

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Over the last 5 weeks of our Rewiring the food system campaign I’ve written about our farmers, grocery makers, asylum seekers who work at Fair Food, about Food Hosts and customers and all the pieces that make up Fair Food except for the last piece, CERES Environment Park, our mother-organisation. But first I like to talk platypuses and why we […]

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If you believe…..

Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 9:34 am

It’s crunch time – one week to go before our Rewiring the food system campaign ends. One more week to buy the new software that will give more people access to Fair Food and by doing so will give more farmers fair prices, give more asylum seekers jobs and fund more education programs at CERES. 180 people have given $17,500, so it’s only $7,500 to get to our tipping point of $25,000 to make it happen.  The scary thing is that If we don’t make the tipping point […]

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Happiness is like a sandstone. Free tomatoes for Cup Day. Late midday Monday order deadline.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I was reading something in the paper this morning about happiness, it came from a famous study that had followed a group of Harvard men for 75 years measuring every aspect of their lives.  The conclusion of over three quarters of century’s scientific effort was that happiness is not related to a successful career or high intelligence […]

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Team Ameen. Crowd-funding update. CERES Heirloom Tomatoes for Cup Day Orderers.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

The other day the Fair Food packing crew organised our first outside of work outing – a picnic at Edinburgh Gardens.  It was wonderfully unremarkable; there was food and talk and kicking footy and our kids eating too many sweet things.  And during a lull in the conversation as we all ate pieces of a very large triple […]

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