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Our Farmers & Makers

Know your farmer, know your food!

 WE WORK WITH 80+ AWESOME LOCAL FARMING FAMILIES

When shopping from Food Connect you can trust that the farmers & makers producing what you eat are hard working locals who care about quality and sustainability and look after our environment. The food sold through Food Connect is good for your health and good for the planet! 

At Food Connect we value hard work and want to make sure everyone in the food production chain is paid a fair price: we pay our farmers about four times the amount they would get from big chains, and we make it possible by cutting the middle man. This means that more of your dollars go directly to the people who actually made or grew the food you’re buying, as it should be.

Are you a farmer in South East Queensland? Do you take good care of your land and have a holistic approach to farming? Do you grow your produce ecologically? If you farm using no toxic chemicals, biodynamically or organically, you can find out more about selling through us here.

FOOD CONNECT MILK

OVER 40 MAKERS SUPPLY THEIR ETHICAL PRODUCTS

Whether it's milk, bread, peanut butter, chocolate or chips, we source the most ethical and local products to complement your shopping cart. We're always on the look out for new and exciting items to add to our pantry, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a recommendation. We have a special sourcing policy which helps customers navigate their way through the complicated world of value added goods. Wherever possible, we work with growers to value add and support small, micro-enterprises get into the market.

What our growers say about us...
"Apart from fair prices that enable us as growers to keep on going, there is also the learning side and the relationship side with Food Connect – the side that makes it all count. The side that adds the beauty and joy and fulfilment to life. It is part of the ‘why’ we do it, sharing the journey with our whole family. It enables us to develop good, solid relationships within our own life too"Steve, Julie and Family (Stead)

Are you curious to know who grows your broccoli? By clicking on any product name while shopping on our website, you can access full information on its growers or makers, including pictures and address (or see our farmers list below).*

FARM TOURS!

A regular feature since our beginnings in 2005, we regularly organise farm tours and encourage our customers to come along to see for themselves how their food is grown. You'll learn more about what’s involved in regenerative food production and have a fantastic day out at the farm!

What our customers say about our farm tours...
"My understanding of the day's objective was to create/enhance personal connections between urban consumers and the rural producers of their food. We live in a world where the common perception is that food "comes" from the supermarket with little consideration of the story behind every item we purchase. Saturday was a resounding success in giving us a great picture and personal appreciation of the producers we met. You have my utmost appreciation for organising this special day" - M Coulter, Summer 2016 Farm Tour participant

What our farmers say about our farm tours...
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much for organising it. We enjoy sharing this unique crazy thing. The girls don't know what stars they are. We really appreciate the unexpected gifts and cards - it was such a lovely gesture of the Food Connect community. We really like being involved with Food Connect. It is a genuine ethical organisation." Peter and Lyndall, Autumn 2019, the Frolicking Goat, Rochedale

*This information is being updated and will become available shortly.