Your people powered guide to accessing great fresh food and pantry staples

One of the things about wanting to make a change when it comes to the food we buy is finding quality sources without having to scour the internet for hours or get duped by greenwashing terms like ‘farm raised’ or ‘grown naturally’ which can often land the most well-intentioned among us, well and truly tricked!

My new book, Low Tox Life: FOOD helps us focus on the three things that unite all eaters in striving for better health, a strong future for our planet and better treatment of animals and those are:

  1. Addressing and dramatically reducing the reliance on ultra-processed foods, which make up 60% of the average shopping trolley here, in the UK and the US.
  2. Eliminating waste – getting savvier in the kitchen, making the most of everything we buy instead of wasting 1 in 5 shopping bags worth, and starting that compost or worm farm you’ve been meaning to start for years now!
  3. Upgrading our sources of food to be from regenerative farming methods, rather than extractive ones.

This post has you covered on your quest to connect with regenerative producers and suppliers. Thank you to everyone for letting us know where you shop from to get great quality fruit, veg, meat, fish and pantry staples already. I hope you find it useful and if there’s someone you don’t see on the list here that you know for a fact is farming for biodiversity, soil health and carbon sequestration, then give them a shout out in the comments and we’ll update the post over time to include them all.

We need to create a bigger and bigger market for farmers to transition to these methods and if all you can do is switch up a couple of things for now, then let that be enough and make that important change.

Alexx x

 

Fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce

NSW

Rita’s Farm

The Organic Scarecrow

Wholefoods House

Santos Organics

Box Divvy

Hillview Farms

Your Food Collective

Almar Organics

Choku Baijo

Ooooby – Sydney and surrounds

Nom Bulk Foods

Out of the Box

Turra Murra Fresh Produce

Five Serves Produce

Organic Feast

The Farmacy Organics

Goulburn Organics

Food Integrity Group

Pete’s Organic Market

Foodie’s Organic

Organic Veggie Box

North Arm Farms

Unique Wholefood

Eco Farms

QLD

Market Organics

Food Connect

Spray Free Farmacy

Family Life Organics

Wholefood Harvest

Home Fresh Organics

Mt Alma Organics

VIC

The Organic Place

Organic Angels

Terra Madre

Ladybird Organics

Green Onions

Benton Rise Farm

Good Food Emporium

Ceres Fair Food

Fruits N Fare

The Fruits of Life

Bendigo Wholefoods

Organic Mojo

Organic Larder

Casuarina Farm

Surf Coast Wholefoods

Parkdale Community Grocer

Gippy Organics

Forever Fresh

Leaf Store

New Zealand

Grey Lynn Farmers Market

Huckleberry

UK

Riverford Organic Farms

USA

Kimberton Wholefoods

Whole Foods Market

Local CSA networks across the USA

Ethical, grass-fed, pasture-raised meat

Remember sometimes butchers/meat purveyors will stock a few things that aren’t ideal. For beef/lamb you want grass fed/pasture raised – organic can sometimes mean the animals are not fed their natural grass diet and fed organic grains, so “organic” isn’t always ideal for beef/lamb.

For chicken/pork organic or biodynamic or really knowing your farmer is important, as these animals can be supplemented grain mixes containing genetically modified corn and soy.

Always best to gently ask until you decide on your firm-favourite suppliers.

NSW

Ethical Farmers

Hayters Hill Farm

Full Circle Farm

Maugers Quality Meat

Carbeen Pasteured Produce

Cleaver and Co Quality Meats

Farm to Freezer

Feather and Bone

Foodies Organic

Grace Springs Farm

Goulburn Organics

Butcher Crowd

Gum Park Beef

Harris Farm Markets

Hunter Natural

Little Hill Farm

Moorlands Lamb

Mudgee Lamb

Morpeth Butchery

Organic Feast

Sam The Butcher

Snow Gum Farm

The Free Range Butcher

The Conscious Farmer

Vincentia Craft Butchery

Table Under a Tree

Taravale Flour & Lamb

The Butcher and The Chef

The Food Farm

Bathurst Wholefood Cooperative

Bourke Street Butchery

Brooklet Springs Farm

Shiralee Meats

Richard’s Meats

Kingsmore Meats

Value Life Farm

Wagga Free Range Pork

 

QLD

Kialla Organic Beef

The Good Farm Shop

Sherwood Rd Organic Meats

Quality Pasturefed Beef

The Woolly Sheep

Sunshine Coast Organic Meat

Bauers Butchery

TMP Organics Butcher Supermarket

Echo Valley Farm

Gleneden Family Farm

Our Cow

Maleny Black Angus Beef

High Brit Beef

Aus Organic Meat Co – Capalaba

St Margaret’s Creek

Boutique Meats Kitchen

The Paddock Butchery – Darling Downs

Andrews Indooroopilly

VIC

Cheery Tree Organics

Hagen’s Organics

Otway Prime

Redina’s Butchery

Landfall Farm Fresh

Yarra Valley Poultry

Earthy Mamma

Colin and Sally’s Organic Farm

Pig and Earth Farm

Chapman’s Butchery

Lakey Farm

WA

Paddock and Farm Butchery

Reids Meats & Delicatessen

New Zealand

Commonsense Organics

The Organic Food Shop

UK

Pipers Farm

Kimbers’ Farms and Farm Shop

Nolan’s of Clontarf

Darts Farm

USA

Polyface Farms

Mills Farm NC

White Oak Pastures

Pasture Bird

Primal Pastures

Markegard Family Farm, CA

 

Sustainable wild-caught fish sources

Remember – often you still have to ask if it’s wild caught, local, and be wary of marinara mixes which often contain a blend of overseas and local fish/seafood – better to make your own!

NSW

Kiama Fisheries

Nowra Fresh

The One That Got Away

Shane’s Seafood

Mrs Fish

Bare Wholefoods

Narooma Seafood

Broth Bar & Larder

Claudio’s Quality Seafood

QLD

Sherwood Rd Organic Meats

Soulfish Ocean Fresh Seafood

Ocean Safe Seafood

Tweed Rivers Seafoods

VIC

The Fish Shoppe

Redina’s Butchery

Aptus Seafood

Cannings Free Range Butchers

Yarra Valley Poultry

SA

Samtass Bros. Seafoods

Angler Stirling

New Zealand

Huckleberry – Mount Cook Fresh Salmon Portions

Farro Seafood

Harbour Fish

USA

Hill’s Pennsylvania

 

Pantry staples

NSW

The Wholefood Collective  (National)

Honest to Goodness 

The Source Bulk Food Store

The Wholefood Collective

Seed & Husk

Wholefoods House

Unique Wholefood

The Healthful Pantry

Health Nuts Australia

Organic Scarecrow

Doorstep Organics

Wild Culture

Whole & Happy

Kombu Wholefoods

Organic Feast

Coco’s Wealth of Health

Foodie’s Organic

Milton Wholefood

North Arm Farm

QLD

 

Spray Free Farmacy

Market Organics

Food Connect

Mick’s Nuts

Vive Health

Honest to Goodness

Family Life Organics

Birdsong Organic Garden

Kiah Organics

The Little Organic Co.

VIC

The Organic Place

The Source Bulk Foods AU

Lady Bird Organics

Green Onions

Benton Rise Farm

Thrive Bulk Wholefoods

Ceres Fair Food

The Fruits of Life

Good Vibes Wholefoods Store

Fruits N Fare

Spray Free Farmacy

My Home Pantry

Valerie’s Pantry

Terra Madre

The Wholefood Collective

Leaf Store

The Full Pantry

New Zealand

Family Pantry

Common Sense Organics

Good For

Taste Nature

UK

Scoop Wholefoods UK

My Zero Lifestyle UK

Organico

Good Club

Ethical Superstore

Eat Wholefoods

Buy Wholefoods Online

USA

Wholefoods Market

Kimberton Wholefoods

Scoop Marketplace, Washington State

 

Sources for people with allergies and dietary restrictions

NSW

Kultured Wellness (national)

The Medicine Man

Honest to Goodness

The Source Bulk Foods

Santos Organics

Market Organics

Organic Feast

Food Works

Taste Organic

Unique Wholefood

Goulburn Organics

Deeto

Berkelo

QLD

Grandma’s Pantry

Family Life Organics

VIC

Sunnybrook Health Store

Good Food Emporium

Honest to Goodness

Surf Coast Wholefoods

The Source Bulk Foods

Ardor Food Co.

Eastfield Natural Foods

New Zealand

IE Produce 

Huckleberry

Common Sense Organics

Naturally Organic

USA

Kimberton Wholefoods

Comments 12

  1. Country Meats Direct has amazing pasture fed beef, lamb & pork bulk packs fresh from the farm. You can also buy specific cuts of meat, eggs, and other products. We love it. We’re in Sydney, I’m sure they deliver other places in NSW also.

  2. Wholefood Merchants has amazing organic fruit and veg, meat, pantry staples and is an awesome resource for allergies. Its in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

  3. Dirty Clean Food, WA: stock and deliver meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, veg and fruit boxes from a range of regenerative and sustainable farms and farmers from the Great Southern, South West and Peel regions of WA.
    Organic Fine Foods, WA: pork, chicken, eggs, beef, veg, preserves
    Bannister Downs, WA: dairy

  4. Moses an Co Market Wholefoods VIC have a store in the South Melbourne Market & also have an online store (can deliver non fridge items nationally). They have a great range of pantry staples & cater for all dietary restrictions…with great prices too!

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        Hi Penelope, this blog was a result of a survey I sent out to my database, which means that I didn’t have anyone from your state! If you have any suggestions to add, please comment on the post and we will add them as this will be regularly updated 🙂

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  5. WA seems to be missing here. As I’m in Perth and would LOVE to find more organic farm direct produce please could our WA producers give us some love on this list? Thanks!

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      Hi Jacki, the suggestions provided here were based on a survey I sent out, which means that the majority of my database is over this side! However, this is an evolving post, so if you have some gems to add to the list please comment and we will add them 🙂

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