How to order
The quick guide
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Order cutoff is 12 noon (midday), the day before your delivery. So if there are available delivery spots and you order before 12 noon, we’ll get it to you the next day!
NOTE – the calendar at check out will always show the next available delivery day.
Order as frequently or as infrequently as you like. You could create a recurring order, set up a future order (for after the holidays, say), or just jump online whenever you need.
You sure can!
At Fair Food you can choose exactly what you want, and how much of it you need, just like a real life grocery store. Minimise your food waste and love everything you see when you open your delivery!
We also offer a selection of seasonal set boxes. The weekly selection for each box is listed on our What’s in the Box page. PLEASE NOTE: substitutions cannot be made to these seasonal boxes, and contents may vary slightly.
Absolutely. Folks can edit all existing orders (add or remove items, delete orders, change the date) up until the usual cutoff time – 12 noon the day before delivery.
To add items to an existing order, add items to your cart and select the same date and delivery location as your existing order, then ‘checkout’ as usual. You will not be charged the delivery fee again.
To view or edit an upcoming order simply go to the My Orders tab when logged in.
All our fresh fruit and veg is certified organic, unless clearly stated.
Our fruit and veg are grown by many hands, on farms big and small. This includes certified organic and biodynamic farmers, as well as new regenerative growers, urban mushroom entrepreneurs, even keepers of backyard lemon trees! – all working together to create a diverse and thriving local food network.
Our wholefoods and grocery products come from businesses who are as local as possible, and who we believe are making smart choices for the future – on our grocery shelves you’ll find organic ingredients, circular packaging systems, and non-toxic products backed by ethical business standards we respect.
Individual product information is included in each product listing.
Yes we have a $40 minimum for all orders.
You can place up to six regular recurring orders at once to be delivered weekly or fortnightly.
Before adding an item to your cart, tick the “Recurring Order” checkbox below the item price. Once you “add” the item to your cart, you will get the option to choose how many orders and how frequently you want them. Repeat this for each item you add to the recurring order, and make sure the total cost of each individual order reaches the minimum order spend of $40.00.
Once you’ve checked out and paid, all of your recurring orders will appear on your profile under My Orders > Upcoming Orders. You can edit each order as you need to until midday, the day before delivery.
If you are having trouble with online ordering, please feel free to call or email us and we will happily assist you as best we can.
You can cancel your order (or any items in your order) up until the usual cutoff time – 12:00pm noon the day before your delivery. You can do this through the My Orders tab on your profile.
An order cannot be cancelled once it has been packed and is on the road for delivery.
A $10 cancellation fee will be charged to your account if your order is cancelled after the cutoff time.
Bakery items (baked to order) will also be charged to your account if your order is cancelled after the cutoff time.
We deliver to households right across Melbourne, six days a week.
Use our handy postcode finder to see if we deliver to you.
Absolutely! Our recycled cardboard boxes are actually our biggest energy users, and we want to reuse all our packaging as many times as we can. So you can really help us out here.
Please flatten your Fair Food boxes, and leave them out for our drivers to collect on their next visit. White cooler boxes, freezer packs (that’s the water bottles) and any other cardboard boxes are all collected for reuse, so don’t forget to leave them out for us wherever your order is dropped off.
All packaging will be sanitised before reuse, and any cardboard that’s worn out will be recycled. Thank you!
You can choose the day of delivery (Mon-Sat) but not the time. This helps us keep our energy use and transport costs to a minimum.
We deliver between 9am-7pm. You’ll know your approximate 2 hour delivery window (we’ll text you the day before!), as well as a link to live track your delivery. Our driver’s location will be available 15 minutes before arrival.
We will also send you a text to confirm the completed delivery.
Note – Your specific delivery instructions can be very helpful for our drivers. Do you have a side gate, key code or special request? Keep us up-to-date in your profile!
We are an entirely online social enterprise. All our Fair Food groceries are delivered directly to your front door, with free delivery for all orders over $75.
Other CERES enterprises do offer real life shopping – Joe’s Market Garden have their Saturday farm gate every week and the CERES Organic Grocery and Bakery are open 7 days.
Over 2020 as we locked down and opted for the safety of a home delivery, our fifty Food Hosts went predictably quiet. Through the ongoing restrictions and changes, Food Host collection never really recovered and in June 2021 we closed our remaining Food Hosts to focus on providing the best home delivery service we can. Food Hosts and what they represent are a defining part of CERES Fair Food’s story, and we are deeply thankful to all our hosts who have given their time and shared their homes, offices, schools and businesses to help thousands of us access our groceries over the last eleven years.
Yes we deliver all our refrigerated goods in our Fair Food cooler boxes, which are packed inside our cool room and delivered cold. Cooler boxes include returnable frozen water bottles.
We collect our packaging for reuse, so please leave out any cooler boxes and water bottles for us wherever your order is dropped off. Our drivers will collect them next time they visit (along with flat packed cardboard boxes!).
All our deliveries are contactless and will be left unattended at your front door, unless an alternative location is advised in the delivery instructions.
Refrigerated items arrive chilled in a returnable cooler box.
A confirmation text is sent once your order is delivered.
If your payment fails at checkout simply contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to have your order reinstated.
Orders are finalised and payments processed at cutoff – 12noon the day before your delivery is scheduled. Once processed, your invoice will be emailed to you!
Click Pay Now to process your order in full. It’s your only option if you have a single order on your account. Pay Now can also process multiple future orders – we will charge the full amount to your credit or debit card now.
Alternatively, Pay As You Go will process your payment for the coming week only. You can choose this if you have multiple orders, are creating a recurring order, or adding to an existing order. All Pay As You Go payments are finalised at 12noon the day before delivery. You can add or delete items up until this time. Go to My Orders to edit your selection.
You can pay for your order through our secure website using a credit card or debit card. Sorry we don’t accept AMEX, PayPal, Bank Transfer or cash.
Well hello, we’re so glad you found us. Fair Food came to life in 2010 and we’re more excited than ever to do what we do. Jump over here to read more about our story!
If you have any quality issues please contact us promptly and we will happily resolve it with you. We may be able to redeliver, or provide a credit or refund.
Receiving a box of fresh organic food and groceries on your doorstep can be a truly beautiful thing. Did we mention we deliver chocolate?
Our downloadable gift vouchers are available for purchase here. Gift vouchers are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase.
Alternatively, send a Fair Food delivery through your own account by temporarily changing your delivery details. Or set up a new account in their name (and hand this account over to them if they loved the present!).
We’re more than happy to remove a printed invoice from a delivery and tuck in a personalised message – just get in touch with us via email at email@example.com by 4pm the day before delivery and we’ll help you create a beautiful gift.
If a particular variety becomes unavailable, we’ll substitute it for something similar to be sure you’re not left without. And we’ll always notify you by email. We might need to send Nicola potatoes for Dutch Creams, for instance.
If an item becomes completely unavailable on the day (due to a farming emergency, weather event or supplier difficulty), we will credit your Fair Food account for future purchases.
Store credits are applied automatically next time you shop – they can be seen in your cart before you checkout or viewed in your profile as an account balance. All monies going in and out can be seen in your Payment History. Our store credits are instant and always ready for your next purchase but of course, we can process a refund to the bank card used for payment upon request. This can take 3-5 business days depending on your bank’s processing times.
CERES members receive discounts at many of the social enterprises on the East Brunswick site, however we are unable to offer a further discount here at Fair Food. We work hard to provide affordable organic groceries, with savings passed on to all our customers.
100% of our profits (yes, all of them!) are used to support CERES Community Environment Park – a place to fall in love with the Earth again.