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Meet Our Farmers
Your Organic Markets is about a healthy and affordable food community. We challenged the typical food supply and value chains by taking control of our own; to make organics more accessable, affordable, authentic cottage, and fresh.
We continue to invest a massive amout of our time and resources sourcing, communicating with and maintaining our unique contact with cottage farmers and small producers, many of which are quite local and some who are exclusive to Your Organic Markets in Brisbane. We really believe in our suppliers because they are doing great things; they are true innovators with the future in mind. All of our suppliers practice holistic farming; either organic, bio-dynamic, permacuture or sustainable low input methods, as well as humane and ethical philosophy. Most of our suppliers are affiliated with a range certified organic or ethical and sustainable groups including these:
- OFC - ORGANIC FOOD CHAIN
- ACO - AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC
- IFOAM - INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS
- USDA ORGANIC - UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
- OGA - ORGANIC GROWERS OF AUSTRALIA CERTIFIED
- NASAA - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
- AUS-QUAL - AUS-QUAL
- FRESHCARE - FRESHCARE ON-FARM QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
- SAFE FOOD QLD - SAFE FOOD PRODUCTION QLD (SFQ)
- DEMETER - BIO DYNAMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
- HUMANE CHOICE - TRUE FREE RANGE AND PASTURE-BASED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
- QLD FREE RANGE - FREE RANGE POULTRY ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND
- CAREFARMED - CAREFARMED LOCALLY GROWN ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC FARMING PRINCIPLES
We love supporting local farmers and producers directly. A membership based model is the best way to support farmers and ensure our own sustainability. Becoming a Your Organic Market's MEMBER is FREE and, its all about building a community and connecting back to the source - from-paddock-to-plate, in a meaningful way that is as inexpensive as possible as well as authentic and sustainable.
These are just a few of our farmers and producers so you can see we are serious about only sourcing direct from producers who meet the above critera for our members. You can vist some of our farms too if you want to 'get really connected'. You can take your kids, do a day visit and on some you can even work for a while or just enjoy a stay. Send us an email or call us, and we will put you in touch.
Boss Meats - organic and holistic growers and butchers Stanthorpe
Boss meats were a real find for Your Organic Markets. Not long after we started our vision we came across Greg and his son who are qualified artisan butchers committed to organic and holistic, grass-fed beef, lamb and pork as well as a range of salted and smoked meats that are to-die-for flavour and quality. Being set up off the grid, on solar they operate a fully equipped processing facility and smoke house where they produce a tasty range of cuts every week for us. Boss are an authentic cottage producer we love supporting.
Moya Valley Poultry - true free-range chickens (steroid, antibiotic, growth promotant free)
Kevin Ross, the owner of Moya Valley Poultry, first started the business as a home delivery service in 1990 at Gherulla near Kenilworth, Queensland. Due to high demand for the product, Kevin purchased land at Imbil, in the picturesque Mary Valley Hinterland in 1993, which has become the home for Moya Valley Poultry until this day.
Walker's Fresh Farm Food - true free range, pastured chook eggs
Set in the beautiful surrounds of farming lands in the Mary Valley region in South-East Queensland, the Walker's had a vision to produce authentic free range, holistically grown eggs. We were with them from the first egg from their first caravan of 450 chickens, and now they have over 5,000 and have become famous for the quality and flavour of their wholesome eggs.
GreenAG Organic Free-Range Turkeys (certified organic, fresh or frozen)
Set in the beautiful surrounds of farming district of Cutella in South-East Queensland allows open space for GreenAg turkeys to forage around and makes for happy turkeys.
Cooloolah Milk - organic Jersey milk and cream
Cooloola Milk is situated right on the Mary River on the southern side of Gympie in Dagan. The farm has over 400 cows (all Jerseys) and produces Cooloola Milk in their state-of-the-art on-farm facility. The product is distributed all around the region including to the Sunshine Coast and the northern suburbs of Brisbane.
Watson Organic Farm - certified organic eggs, beef, garlic, produce
Watson Organic Family Farm is based in Warwick. We first met the Watsons in 2015 and assisted in planning for the needs of our operations with them as they shared their vision to grow certified organic eggs, garlic, produce and, cattle. Matt and Hayley are awesome cottage producers who left their cattle and garlic operation from the Gold Coast hinterland, and moved to Warwick to set up at their newly purchased property at Warwic. They are in organic conversion with OFC and all their paddocks are virgin ground. They provide organic eggs for our group primarily and soon will be producing beef, garlic (in November 2017) and other organic produce. This is a real food mission relationship and our members know how rich and flavorfull their eggs are. The Watsons only have 750 layers at time of writing, but are aiming long terms for around 4-5,000 to be sustainable.
Sandy Creek Organic Farm - mixed certified organic farm
Sandy Creek Organic Farm is a community supported agriculture farm providing the local community with great quality, freshly picked, affordable, certified organic produce.
Double Creek Farm - Organic tomatoes & leb cues
Double Creek Farm is a certifed chem-free farm using only certified organic plants, soil and recognised organic inputs. Located in the Mary Valley Region, Tony & Mandy Caetano have two main interests Horses & Tomatoes ... READ MORE...
Black Crow Organics
Tammy and Dave Litzow are third generation farmers. Their family own and farm Black Crow Organics at Tenthill near Gatton.
Naturaleza Farm - Purple Garlic
This farm is situated near Amamore in the Mary Valley. The garlic is truly perfect, clean and tasty. Luke Stacey has established his farm on authentic bio-organic principles - he holistically farms completely chemical and pesticide-free, designed open heirloom (that means non hybrid or gmo seed folks) polyculture landscape. He grows a variety of produce including chillies and black garlic too. Luke is establishing a second farm and is seeking to identify with an organic certifying body when that is established. And, 10 percent of the farm's profits are donated to support community projects. We can't get enough of his Qld Purple garlic.
Macs Organic Produce - Mixed vegetables
The Mackinnon's farm is situated in Blackbutt and is an OFC Certifed organic farm. The elevation keeps it a bit cooler so they can excell in the very hot months with crops that become more difficult to consistently grow like kale, herbs, silver beet, beetroot and a number of other crops. READ MORE...