Resources

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Produce Directories
Milk: say goodbye to mediocre and say hello to flavour!
Eggs: for rich, creamy and truly fresh eggs.
Pork: eat their bacon to save their bacon.
Fruit and vege: for exquisite fruit and vegetables.
Garlic: where to find pungent garlic.
Turkey: for your Christmas feast.
Chickens: why did the chicken cross the road? Because it could!
Honey: Sweet! A local honey map.

Reading
Best food books for good growers and eaters: eat as good as we know.

Farmers’ Markets
Australian Farmers’ Markets: accredited farmers’ markets list
VFMA accredited markets: Victorian farmers’ markets list

Agricultural Shows
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia


12 Responses to Resources

  1. karen olsen says:

    hi there, this website is fantastic! is there any chance of locating these places on a map – really helps with quickly sorting through food miles etc for produce, esp for things like 100 mile diet. good luck and well done.

    1. Sharon says:

      Hi Karen,
      Sorry for this laaaaaaaaaate reply.
      Yes there is a chance – on the to-do list – agree it would be handy to see whereabouts they are.
      Cheers,
      Sharon

    2. Sharon Lee says:

      A belated update – all the producers have been placed on a map at the Open Food Network.

  2. Jennifer Edelman says:

    Have you seen the Nutri-Tech Solutions website? It is a Yandina (Sunshine Coast, Qld) company that researches soil health and its impact on farming and human health. Graeme Sait is a fascinating supplier of sustainable information. There is such a lot to read on the site, which I am sure would fit with how you see what is happening with our food. Thier newsletters are always great reading.

    Cheers, Jennifer

    1. Sharon says:

      Thanks I’ll have a look Jennifer!

  3. […] to buy lots of locally produced fruit, veggies, meat and dairy! Flavour Crusader has a great list of directories where you can pick up fresh, delicious food close to […]

  4. Jodi Rolph says:

    Hi

    Is there any herdshares in Brisbane for milk? The website herdshare.com doesn’t go anywhere and I can’t seem to find anything by googling. Do you have any information on these types of arrangements?

    Cheers
    Jodi

    1. Sharon says:

      Hi Jodi,
      I gave your details to someone I know in Brisbane. But I’m afraid I don’t have any herdshare information.
      Sorry!
      Sharon

  5. Natalia says:

    Thanks for such an inspiring website! I really like your positive, yet realistic approach to the food discussion.

    Just a bit of a personal story here… I moved away from home to Melbourne two years ago now, to study music. Since becoming independent, I’ve struggled to find a good balance between health, food and money. Unfortunately, it seems that it’s increasingly difficult for young people to earn enough money, save enough money, eat well and maintain their independence all at the same time!

    The supermarket giants (Coles and Woolworths) have a monopoly on pretty much everything, which makes it virtually impossible for people like me who are experiencing financial hardship to shop anywhere else. But the more research I do on this topic, the more it becomes clear to me that deciding to eat locally and ethically will make me healthier, and it will contribute to the higher cause of supporting local communities and driving the prices of nutritious food down.

    Thanks again for the inspiration!

    1. Sharon says:

      Hello Natalia,
      Thanks for for visiting and for your kind words! It’s hard not to be positive when there are so many exciting things happening.

      I hear you! Moving cities, studying music (yay!) and living independently; it’s a big deal when you’re young. But especially today… what you’re doing is so inspiring – you’re following your dreams.

      I think it’s great that you’ve done your research. That’s the first step. And so many don’t even get there. Seriously, no-one’s judging. Music hard today; in time, you’ll be able to afford more. And without sounding like your parents, I just hope you’re eating your vege, that’s all :-)

      If you have time, gather some friends, look up Ripe Near Me and adventure. Grow some herbs and swap, etc. You can create a sweet food community :-)

      Best of luck!

  6. […] Sharon Lee is passionate about connecting consumers with small-scale farmers with a focus on ethically, sustainably and locally produced food. With the help of her army of committed volunteers, she has created a series of product directories for farmhouse milk (real milk from small dairies), pastured eggs, free range pork, chicken and turkey, organic garlic, and fruit and vegetables. You can search for products by State and read a small blurb about the farmer and their farming practices here: http://flavourcrusader.com/blog/resources/. […]

  7. […] I change this’? Of course, I will always advocate farmer-direct shopping, farmers markets and sourcing ethical suppliers. But this isn’t practical for everyone every day. However, I came up with something everyone […]

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