Organic food (or, as your grandparents called it, ‘food’) is good for you. So is local produce. Organic and pesticide-free farmers treat the soil as a living organism. They don’t add pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals into their soils or on their plants. Basically this means that the good stuff lives – creating nutritious vegetables which nourish your body.
All our produce is sourced from farmers who are either certified organic or pesticide-free. The distinction between these two is that we tend to source from smaller producers for whom formal organic certification (a huge process to undertake) is too costly or prohibitive. So they choose to be ‘pesticide free’. Essentially the process of farming is the same. We visit the farmers and know each one personally.
We buy 90% of our produce direct from small-scale farmers based within 100kms of Sydney CBD. To cater for varying yields of small farmers and to make sure we’ve got the full spread of basic produce for a week we top up with 10% from an independent, certified organic, Sydney-based wholesaler.
Your local providore is Bella McFadyen, recently returning to the business after a stint with her boots in the dirt on the family farm at Lake Cargelligo. Her business partner in crime, Abe Worthington – previous Vegie Trail providore, is currently taking some time out to hang with his young family, but still involved on the sidelines.
The Vegie Trail Owner Bella is the Vegie Trail's providore for your neck of the woods.