Roasted just down the road from PEACE Farm. Cleo and Wayne are roasters of large range of single origin and certified organic coffee beans. They take great pride in their coffee and go to extra efforts to ensure sustainability throughout the entire supply chain of the coffee. Wayne recently visited the farms to get to greater appreciation and understanding of where and how the beans are being produced.
Tonantzin Chocolate is raw organic stone ground chocolate, full of vitality and flavoured with nutrient rich super foods. Made by Yarra Junction locals, Fernando and Antonia, it was Fernando’s Mexican heritage that inspired the idea, bringing chocolate back into the context of sacredness and reverence that cacao had in ancient Mexico. Tonantzin is the Mexican name for Sacred Mother Earth, and in this spirit, the chocolate are packaged sustainably with recycled card veggie ink boxes and compostable inner wrappers.
Yarra Organics Homestead Rd, Templestowe VIC 3106
John Mustafa is a third generation fruit grower and a pioneer in the organic orchard industry. The orchard is home to dozens of heirloom fruit varieties including apples, plums, pears and berries. They have a farm shop and a major supplier to many organic stores throughout victoria.
Yarra Valley Avocado’s
Yarra Valley Avocado’s Gladysdale
A hidden gem in Gladysdale, Johan and Sandra have been growing avocado and selected high quality grapes for over 20 years. Johan resonates with organic and biodynamic methodology and does not spray his fruit with any insecticides or fungicides or any ‘non-organic fertilizers’. These are the creamiest and flavoursome avocado’s you will find in Melbourne.
Agreena Silicon reusable food wrap Yarra Junction
This journey has been a long road littered with kilometres of grease-proof paper, toxic foil, containers with missing lids, paper bags, mashed fruit rotting in the bottom of school bags, and mild-to-severe lacerations from the metal teeth of death on the side of cling film boxes (which is also non-recyclable).
I hated all of it! None of it worked and none of it felt good because it wasn’t good for me, my family, or the environment. There had to be a better way and, through sheer desperation and a great naivety of what it actually takes to develop a product and get it to the finish line, I found it, oh yes I did.
I love this wrap, not just because it works like a charm, but because I am really passionate about waste, rubbish, and landfill issues. Money from every wrap sold goes to support the eco-education of young minds and the efforts of green armies doing their best to clean up and campaign for positive environmental change.
It just doesn’t get any better than this!
Dr Planet Multipurpose liquid Soap
Our kitchens, laundries, bathroom, bodies, pets and all can bathe in this miracle lather. Beware! once tried your ways will change and you will never be the same again.
Snake oil you ask? Nay, what is old is new again! One handmade soap is all that is required. The good doctor’s elixir.
Day-to-day chores become an opportunity for a medicinal aromatherapy hit and to bask in the sublime Doctor Planet fragrances.
Roll up, roll up and do away with the modern ages paradigm of a different soap for every part of the home. Do away with feelings of de-humanising sanitation. Welcome to the soul stirrings, welcome the traditional, welcome the hand-made, welcome loving care, welcome change and say hello to Doctor Planet!
Tanya and Dale Little Yarra Fruit
Tanya and Dale Little Yarra Fruit Powelltown
Tanya and Dale have been growing blueberries for about 30 years. Whilst not certified organic they don’t use any chemicals on their fruit trees. They are very passionate about the quality and the importance of safe clean food for our families.