Buying Certified Organic food in North East Melbourne

 

If you want to eat food that was locally grown or made, you have lots of choices. If you want to eat Certified Organic food, you again have lots of choices. But if you want to eat food that is both local and Certified Organic then, at least in North East Melbourne, your choices are very limited. In this context, this article essentially provides a number of lists organised under the following headings:

Local Certified Organic food producers

I am aware of only 5 Certified Organic food producers in North East Melbourne, namely:

Local sources of non-local Certified Organic produce

Shops

There are lots of shops around North East Melbourne which sell Certified Organic produce. For example, within 10Km of Eltham, there are 4 such: Dynamic Vegies (Eltham); Edes & Bibi (Montmorency); Organic Fix (Eltham); and Yarra Organics (Templestowe).

Perhaps the most well known shop is Terra Madre (Northcote) – a truly wonderful shop.

Of particular note are those shops which, as well as selling Certified Organic produce, are themselves Certified Organic. As I understand it, this means that they can re-package bulk Certified Organic items without these items losing their certification. There are 17 such in North East Melbourne, namely:

Click here for the full list of across the whole of Victoria.

Farmers’ markets

Most farmers’ markets will have a number of Certified Organic stallholders. For example, there are 7 such at Eltham Farmers’ Market: 99th Monkey; Australian Harvest / Bio Grape; Chiron Health; Hazeldean Forest Farm; Peninsula Fresh Organics; Schulz Organic Farms; and Telopea Mtn Permaculture & Nursery.

Of particular note are those stalls which sell a full range of vegetables. These include:

Home delivery

Finally, there are a number of local organisations who will deliver Certified Organic produce to your home, including:

Click here to see which if these will deliver to your suburb/postcode.

Not certified but …

Certified Organic ingredients

6 of the producers in the Local Food Directory say that basically all the ingredients in their products are Certified Organic:

Other

  3 Responses to “Buying Certified Organic food in North East Melbourne”

  1. Thank you for supporting our local business, Guy.

    From the team at Organic Fix, Eltham.

    • Thank you, Lynn-eva. And thanks for bringing Certified Organic produce to Eltham. And thanks for stocking the dried mangoes!

  2. What a helpful & comprehensive list.
    I like the ref. to Terre Madre!
    Thank you, Guy.

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