Pictured above is Rob Smith on his certified organic farm near Coffs Harbor. Rob grows ‘giant Russian garlic’ using both bio-dynamic and organic techniques. When Rob is in Sydney he lives above our Danks St store.
Dennis Bagnall has been growing veggies for most of his life and is as fascinated by soil as he is by the things that grow out of it. Only 1 hour from Sydney, his produce is as fresh and as local as it gets – he picks it the day before it hits the shelves. Growing a wide range of veggies from Asian greens, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, mustard greens, cabbages, tomatoes, radishes just to name a few, he is able to work with the seasons to stay productive.
Kurrawong Organics, near Bathurst, is the family farm of the Blands. Growing organics for over 12 years, they have earned their reputation for the best quality organic produce in Sydney . The Blands grow staple veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, beans, peas, Asian greens, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and more. Their produce ends up in most of our customers baskets. Above is Alex Bland catching quality caulies destined for Wholefoods House.
Quinten Bland from Kurrawong with one of his prize winning cabbages.
Dick & Dora Roachford grow organic purple garlic near Tenterfield NSW. In a trip up there at harvest time, the Wholefoods House boys learned what a hard day’s work is all about. Garlic is harvested in one hit around September and stored. Its ability to store for over 6 months is because of its anti-bacterial properties, which also makes it a powerful medicine.
Situated at the confluence of the Colo and Hawksbury rivers, an hour or so from Sydney, Anthony and Jeremy Wallis tend to the orange orchard that was passed down to them from their grandmother. The navel oranges they grow are no doubt the best oranges I’ve (Eliot) eaten. In fact, I only really eat oranges when Colo River navels are in season between May and October. They have no cold storage, so they store their oranges on the trees until we place an order, then they get a few local school kids in to help with picking. The longer they are on the tree the sweeter they get. If you haven’t had a good orange lately or don’t really like oranges, we highly recommend you come down and try a Colo River navel.