Packing team end of year
2022 Green Grocer’s Diary

We’ve gotten through another enormous year together – these are a few excerpts from my Diary for 2022.

Teenagers save the day, CERES Fair Food

JanuaryCOVID outbreak in the packing team!  Our teenage children come to the rescue and pack boxes during their school holidays.

CERES turns 40

March – Celebrations at the Harvest Festival – CERES is turning 40!

CERES school of Nature and Climate

April  – After 2 years of home learning school groups are coming back to learn at CERES – feel a bit teary.

Olives to oil participants

May – Olives to Oil people are dropping off their backyard olives at the Fair Food warehouse to go to be pressed up in Kyneton– (BTW you can get a bottle from this years prize-winning vintage in the webshop)

community lemons

July – Customers are bringing in their surplus homegrown lemons, limes and bay leaves etc and we’re redistributing them out to Fair Food customers

Thoughts / Feelings

August – Thoughts/feelings – beautiful cardboard feedback is coming in –  2000% more joy than email surveys.

Open Table free food market

September – Ange, CEO from Open Table, says Fair Food’s donation back in December has funded the Fitzroy Estate Free Food Markets from January to June this year.

Joe's Garden crew in flood 2022

October – Floods!  Chloe in Seymour is paddling her farm in a kayak. Joe’s Market Garden goes under. Thirty-five volunteers turn up to help clean up.  More rain coming…

Peugeot e-expert

November  – First electric van finally arrives – a Peugeot e-Expert imported from UK by the awesome crew at The Good Car Co lands in Australia 

Food Connect Brisbane

December – On the same day our original inspiration Food Connect Brisbane and local businesses champions, YourGrocer, both announce they’re closing – shattered!

Bringing food to people is a wonderful thing but it can be a tough business – thank you for your support this year – for all your messages and your kindness.

The groceries you eat employ people from all walks of life, they support organic and regenerative farmers and fund CERES to connect our heads, hearts and hands to the land we live in.

Stay safe and see you in 2023

Below is a list of the 184 farmers, makers, bakers and suppliers who have nourished us this past year.

13 Seeds

2die4 Live Foods

3 Ravens

302 Flowers

5 & Dime Bagel   

Abundance Farm


Al Naturale

Aquer Foods

Arancini 4 All

Aroha Earth   

Australian Pumpkin Seed Company

Australian Superfoods  

Back To Basics

Barambah Organics


Bee Sustainable   

Bellco Group   

Bibendum Wine

Biodynamic Marketing Co

Bite Me Fine Foods

Black Chicken Remedies

Blue Pumpkin

Blue Sky Organics

Bluepress Brands   

Bod Conscious Enterprises  

Botanical Beverages   

Broth Of Life

Brunswick Aces   

Bushwalk Candles

Calendar Cheese Company   

Cartel & Co


Cello Bags Australia

Central Victoria Honey

Ceres Organics Australia   

Chappy’s Snacks

Cherry Road Flower Farm

Cockatoo Grove

Cocoa Rhapsody


Curry Favour

Danny Balboa Sauce Co

Dan’s Empanada Bar   

Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co.

Day’s Walk Farm

Dench Bakers  

Dr Planet

E. & A. Salce  


Eddies Cider

Emmeline Park

Encore Tissue   

Ethical Dairy

Eurostore Australia

Everlasting Farm


Farm Raiser

Farmers Of Keilor Valley

Farro Organico

Feel Good Foods

Fenech Farm

Fieldtech Solutions

First Generation Organics

First Ray

Food Temple   

Food To Make You Smile

Foothill Organic   

Fourth Wave Wine Partners   

Genobile Saba Australia


Gippsland Free Range Eggs

Global By Nature  

Go Garlic Group   

Gollings The Florists   

Good Goods   

Grandview Garlic

Green Cauldron Farm

Green Gully Organics

Green Pack


Hawkers Beer

Health Magic


Henley Farms

Himalaya Tibetan Tent

Holy Cow Chai

Holy Crumpets

Home Stand Produce

Hop Nation   

Indys Pavillion

Into The Roots

Island Home

J&M Alexandra



Kas Organics


Koula Courtot

La Madre Bakery

Lard Ass   

Lello Pasta   

Lil Bit Better

Little Cardigan

Little Tuna

Love Tea

Luscombe Foods   

Madelaine Eggs

Maison Ilma   

Melba Fresh Organics  

Melba Fresh Providore   

Melbourne City Rooftop Honey  

Mount Zero Olives

Mountain Bread

Murat Enterprises

Nature’s Cargo

Netti Developments  

Omega Packaging   

Onya Think Reusable

Organic Growers Group

Organic Needs


Otways Distillery

P & H Kamvissis

Paramount Liquor



Pierogi Pierogi

Plenty Valley Produce

Pud For All Seasons   

Pure N Cure  

Pure Organic Harvest   

Ratio Cocoa Roasters

Raw Materials Australia   


Remi’s Patch


Richard Law

Roza’s Gourmet

Ryan Decoite

Schulz Organic Farms  

Sealane Foodservice

Seed Family Trust

Serenitea Infusions



Songbird Wine

Soulfresh Group  

Spiral Foods   

Stir Crazy Lady   

Sugarloaf Produce



Take Me Home Pastas

The Corner Store Network  

The Dirt Company

The Fermentary   

The Forage Company

The Good Brew Company   

The Good Company  

The Good Seed Kefir

The Honey Project

The Mushroomery

The O’Kelly Group   

The Salt Box International   

The Sweet Potato Kitchen

The Vegan Dairy

The Whole Food Kitchen

Tilman Ruff

Trialia Foods

Tucker And Elm  

Ulu Hye   

Unearthed Co. Mushrooms

Unique Health Products



Vintage House Wine And Spirits

Waldner Grain Mills

Warburton Wellbeing

Wattle Gully Produce

Wildwood Organics

Wilhelma Farm


Yarra Organics

Zeally Bay Sourdough

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land where we work. CERES is deeply grateful to Elders, past and present, for their care and protection of these lands over millennia.


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  1. Hello CERES Fair Food,
    I just went to order food from YourGrocer completely oblivious that they had closed down before Christmas!
    I was shocked and in disbelief. The message mentioned to contact businesses directly so I am doing so now.
    And I hope to become more familiar with your site. To knowing where food comes from, enjoying food and eating healthily whilst caring for the earth.
    Thank you,
    Kind Regards,

    1. Hello and welcome, Brenda! Yes we were all shocked and saddened by the sudden news, too. Thanks for reaching out (and finding us here!), and let us know if there is anything we can help you with here at Fair Food. Take care!