Share the harvest

We see endless opportunities to grow our impact for a positive future, supporting our community beyond organic fruit and veg delivery.

Below you’ll find some of our most recent actions outside of the veggie box!

CERES East Brunswick

CERES – Teaching the next generation of leaders

CERES Fair Food is one of many social enterprises that exist to support the work of CERES, an environmental education centre, urban farm and social enterprise hub on Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne.

100% of our profits are returned to CERES, which was built on the passion and commitment of the local community and is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Learn more about CERES

Open Table Food Relief Market, photo by Michelle Jarni

A collective food relief response

In response to the pandemic restrictions of 2020, Open Table worked with partners to provide fresh food relief parcels for people in need. In support, we launched a Pay It Forward option to help our community get involved as this collective effort evolved.

To date we have contributed over $25,000 directly from these customer donations, purchasing thousands of fresh food parcels for people to cook in their own home, and supporting Open Table’s Friday Food Bank throughout 2021.

More about Open Table

Hello Vegetable – a lockdown animation

During the winter of 2020 we invited our local food-loving community, all stuck at home during lockdown, to send in words and images inspired by their fruit and veg.

A bunch of incredible artists then went to town, sharing this celebration as spring emerged. Huge thanks to everyone who participated from their kitchens and gardens!

Watch here

LIVE from the Packing Floor

Live music streamed direct from the warehouse packing floor? Why not!

We all need the arts, and during hard lockdown it was so wonderful to help keep the music alive by offering our mezzanine as a makeshift venue, be serenaded while we pack groceries, and of course share the music with you at home.

Watch the livestreams here

Ori Coop garlic cleaning

Community led bushfire recovery

Early in 2020 we joined with ORI Co-op to help organic farmers who had been caught in the fires. With $5 from every January home delivery going to the campaign (over $15,000 in total!), the groundswell of support was phenomenal.

Together our community raised an extraordinary $300,000 of cash and donated hay, and volunteers dove in to assist, including teams of willing workers who came to help clean Chris and Christine Watts’ garlic crop.

Read this response from Blue Sky Organics

Boite 5x5 concert series
Supporting musicians with The Boîte

We were so pleased to be able to support The Boîte’s 5×5 program during October 2020, a Sunday concert series that was part of their Adapt, Not Cancel pandemic response.

The Boîte have continued to provide work and artistic opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse artists during lockdown. And these home concerts were an absolute treat to share with our community.

Get the lowdown on The Boîte