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. See our feature on Dennis here.
Mahbrook Organics farm 22 acres of picturesque, fertile soil at Albion Park, ninety minutes south of Sydney. Brothers Chris and Adam and their families specialise in growing leafy greens, lettuce, brassicas, tomatoes and cucumber. For more about Mahbrook check out our farm feature here.
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. Above Quentin Bland harvests a beautiful red cabbage.
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.
Elke Haege is a horticulturalist who keeps bees on the balcony of her Woollahra apartment. She supplies ElkeHoney, a truly local product which she delivers to our Queen Street store in a custom-made cart! Read more about Elke’s operation here.