Buying at the farm gate
One of most direct ways to support local producers is by purchasing straight from their farm gate. Some have an “honesty jar” system in place to promote a sovereign environment, while others open their gates to the public on a daily or weekly basis. Buying at farm gate is often also available on farm tours, providing participants with an insight into the different farming practices utilised in their local community and giving customers the chance to see their local food system at work.
In the Illawarra
Glenbernie Orchard is approximately 100 acres with 22,500 fruit trees planted. Growing apples and stone fruits and developing our award-winning apple cider, apple cider vinegar and honey mead.
Dapto Community farm
Dapto Community Farm is a certified organic farm renting plots to commercial and community gardeners.
At Green Connect, we create jobs, reduce waste and grow fair food.
Farmers By Choice
Farmers By Choice in Bulli is a 6000 square metre yard which is a thriving urban farm. Selling eggs and honey
Dapto Community Farm
Food Connect and North Sydney Council took a bus of residents to Dapto Community Farm where they had the opportunity to go on a farm tour, have a go at planting and cooking their own pizza from local and organic ingredients.
A podcast collaboration from Farmwel and FAI Farms, that highlights practical solutions for climate and food security.