10th January 2024 | Eativity editors

Queen Garnet a plum pick according to nutritionists

The Queen Garnet plum has been dubbed the “queen of antioxidants”, and her royal highness is in season right now. But there are ways to enjoy her benefits all year long.... Read more

10th December 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Fresh produce snobbery our biggest food security threat

Produce snobbery and lack of interest in fruit and veg could become a problem as new report reveals 68 percent of food we grow is rejected due to ugly appearance.... Read more

10th November 2023 | Moira Geddes

In season: summer seafood ripe for the fishing

Summer in Australia is synonymous with fresh, locally caught seafood. Check out EATIVITY's top picks for those looking to reel in a more flavoursome summer seafood catch.... Read more

Where is your ham and bacon from?
10th October 2023 | Eativity editors

Where is your ham and bacon from?

Ham and bacon are items you’ll find in most people’s fridge. But these same people would probably be gob-smacked to learn that the meat they’re consuming isn’t Australian.... Read more

10th September 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Future of food: what’s on the menu in 2050?

From insects to genetically modified vegies and cultured meat, nothing is off the table when it comes to feeding the world’s population of 10 billion in 30 years’ time.... Read more

10th August 2023 | Eativity editors

Redbelly Citrus: blood oranges to die for

When it comes to citrus, most of us think of oranges or lemons. But there’s another citrus that’s in peak season right now – it’s just as sweet, and it’s even better for... Read more

Asian vegetables
10th July 2023 | Eativity editors

In season: know your Asian vegetables

Do you know your bok choy from your wombok? We take a look at some of the most popular Asian vegetables in Australia, and share tips on how to use them in your cooking.... Read more

10th June 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

New Zealand food produce in-season this winter

EATIVITY unveils some of the best Kiwi brands to pick from as New Zealand food and beverage produce continues to make waves in Australia.... Read more

10th May 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Manjimup marron claws its way on to mainstream menus

With demand outstripping supply, a quintessential WA native food is on track to become the next barramundi, thanks to an innovative new production method.... Read more

Garden city: the age of urban farming
10th April 2023 | Alison Turner

Garden city: the age of urban farming

While our city populations are growing, our regional areas are shrinking. So where is all the extra food we need going to come from? One answer lies in our cities themselves.... Read more

10th March 2023 | Eativity editors

Foraging: a forgotten art rediscovered

Edible plants are everywhere – possibly even in your own backyard. But without the right knowledge, it can be hard to know what’s edible and what could make you sick.... Read more

Summer fruit: Aussie melons
10th February 2023 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie melons

There’s little that’s more refreshing than a chilled slice of melon on a hot day. Melons are available year-round, but their supply peaks in summer. So now’s the perfect time... Read more

Summer berries
10th January 2023 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: beautiful berries

Berries are like nature’s lollies – tiny sweet treats that are so good to eat, especially when they’re freshly picked. We share some fresh facts on three Aussie-grown berry v... Read more

10th December 2022 | Alison Turner

Peachy keen: it’s stone fruit season!

A chief joy of summer is the abundance of stone fruit. But mangoes, cherries, nectarines, apricots, plums and peaches are not just a treat, they’re also stone-cold good for you.... Read more

10th November 2022 | Alison Turner

Sea urchins: “ocean’s butter” on the rise

Sea urchins were once considered a pest, but now they’re found on the menus of top Aussie restaurants. We find out why everyone’s searchin’ for urchin.... Read more

10th October 2022 | Alison Turner

Clove encounters with glorious garlic

Forget the cheap bulbs you find at supermarkets. There’s a whole world of garlic out there, just waiting for you to discover it - and it can take your home cooking to the next le... Read more

20th September 2022 | Eativity editors

Into the blue: sweet blueberry treats

Australian blueberries are in peak season, so now is the ideal time to put some baby blues into your shopping basket. Eat them on their own, or try this sweet treat.... Read more

Ecoganic bananas
10th July 2022 | Alison Turner

Ecoganic: look for the red tip

You may have seen red wax-tipped bananas in stores, but do you know what the red tip actually means? Eativity meets Frank Sciacca, creator of the Ecoganic farming method.... Read more

extra virgin olive oil
10th June 2022 | Eativity editors

Extra virgin olive oil: 2022 first harvest

The Australian olive harvest is now underway. We take a slurp from a few of 2022’s first harvest releases, and bust some myths about extra virgin olive oil, cooking and health.... Read more

How food choices can help the planet
10th May 2022 | Eativity editors

How food choices can help the planet

A new book explores how global food production and consumption are impacting the environment and adding to emissions. It also offers a positive, sustainable way forward.... Read more

3rd May 2022 | Alison Turner

Jewels of the sea: all about roe

From a very brief history of caviar to the best quality roe that you can find in Australia and how to dish it up, we bring out the blinis and dip into the tasty world of fish eggs.... Read more

Pretty Produce edible flowers
26th April 2022 | Alison Turner

Edible flowers bloom in the Scenic Rim

In recent years, thanks to Instagram, edible flowers have hit the mainstream. But these beautiful blooms can be more than just unique ornaments that happen to be safe to eat.... Read more

support banana growers
19th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Nana4AFarmer: support banana growers

Calling all banana lovers! Right now, our banana growers need your support more than ever. So, join the #nana4afarmer movement and buy a few extra bananas in your weekly shop.... Read more

Upcycling food
12th April 2022 | Alison Turner

Upcycling: less waste, more food

Around the world, more than one billion tonnes of food goes to waste each year. But there is a solution that's fast gaining ground: upcycling surplus food into high-value products.... Read more

5th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Australian nuts: growing for success

2022 has already given the Aussie nut industry more than its fair share of trouble. But it’s not all doom and gloom. So grab a handful of nuts and check out our industry round-up... Read more

potato varieties
29th March 2022 | Alison Turner

Hot potatoes: singing the spud’s praises

Few of us would put much thought into potatoes. But a small number of potato pioneers are quietly working behind the scenes to shine a spotlight on this root veg’s potential.... Read more

Shepard avocados in season
22nd March 2022 | Alison Turner

In season: Shepard avocados return

Shepard avocados are truly “green and gold”; they’re grown only in Queensland. But every Shepard season, this beautiful, buttery bright green fruit stirs up controversy.... Read more

Figs in season
15th March 2022 | Alison Turner

In-season figs ripe for the picking

In ancient times, figs were a symbol of prosperity, love and abundance. These days, they serve a more simple purpose: to delight the taste buds. And they’re in season right now.... Read more

8th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Autumn: in-season fruit and vegies

As summer draws to a close and autumn draws in, food-loving Australians can look forward to a whole range of delicious, nutritious produce coming into season. Here's a taste.... Read more

Coastal greens
1st March 2022 | Alison Turner

Coastal greens offer oceans of benefits

Our coastal and marine ecologies are brimming with an abundance of unique edible plants. But these tasty delights can offer us so much more than just a surprising burst of flavour.... Read more

22nd February 2022 | Alison Turner

Offal: ultimate nose-to-tail eating

Once seen as a cheap, nourishing way to feed a family, offal has now fallen out of favour in Australia. But as people endeavour to eat more sustainably, is it time to bring it back... Read more

urban agriculture
15th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Urban agriculture under the spotlight

A new report has examined the viability of commercial urban agriculture in Australia. Could it help to strengthen our food supply chains and feed our growing population?... Read more

Food relief Australia
8th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Food relief faces fresh challenges

Food relief organisations continue to face unprecedented demand. With food shortages and a natural disaster thrown into the mix, our charities are truly in the eye of the storm.... Read more

Australian-grown spices
1st February 2022 | Alison Turner

Homegrown spice packing a punch

The rise in home cooking has seen demand for spices soar. But when it comes to locally grown produce, Australian offerings are just a sprinkle in the pot. That’s set to change.... Read more

Iconic Aussie foods
25th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Iconic Aussie foods: a brief history

From Vegemite and Chiko Rolls to Tim Tams and Anzac biscuits, ahead of Australia Day, we take a look at some of the most iconic Australian foods and the stories behind them.... Read more

Supermarket shortages
18th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Food shortages: what’s really going on?

Empty supermarket shelves, product limits, missing items in online grocery orders and – gasp! – no KFC. Is Australia running out of food? Here’s why you don’t need to panic... Read more

Sydney rock oysters
10th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: Sydney rock oysters

When it comes to seafood indulgences, Sydney rock oysters are right up there. We share some tasty facts on Australian oysters, plus five fast and delectable classic oyster recipes.... Read more

Australian prawns
7th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: Australian prawns

Prawns are synonymous with an Australian summer. But are the prawns you buy sustainable? We share what you need to know, plus a tasty recipe from celebrity chef Scott Gooding.... Read more

Australian lamb
5th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer meats: Australian lamb

Lamb is a great choice for barbecues and fresh summer dishes. We share six expert tips on buying Aussie lamb, plus a fresh recipe for miso lamb cutlets with rocket and pear salad.... Read more

Summer fruit: peaches and nectarines
4th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: peaches and nectarines

Peaches and nectarines aren’t just a delicious treat served up by a kindly Mother Nature. They’re also incredibly good for you, especially when they’re in season. Which is ri... Read more

Aussie avocados
3rd January 2022 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie avocados

This year’s avocado crop has been an absolute whopper. But it’s still been a tough time for our growers. We give you the rundown on why you should always ask for Australian avo... Read more

Australian cherries
29th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Australian cherries

It’s peak cherry season, people! It’s true that cherry prices might be a little higher this year, but you should still make the most of this tiny festive stone fruit while you... Read more

Australian rock lobster
28th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer seafood: rock lobster

Our rock lobster fishers have had a tough time of it of late. But while COVID and an ongoing trade war with China have been bad news for fishers, it’s good news for Aussie consum... Read more

Aussie mangoes
27th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer fruit: Aussie mangoes

It’s the taste and aroma of summer. Aussie mangoes are now in peak season, and they’re just bursting to share their sweet and juicy goodness with fruit-loving Australians.... Read more

24th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Eativity celebrates summer produce

Here in Australia, we’re blessed with so much top-quality produce. We think that’s worth celebrating. So, over the holidays, we’ll be sharing our favourite fresh food facts.... Read more

21st December 2021 | Eativity editors

There is a story behind every meal

A fifth-generation Australian farming family has released a special recipe book that shares their story of heartbreak and resilience, while also celebrating their passion for real... Read more

3D printed food
14th December 2021 | Eativity editors

3D printed food: better health, less waste

Researchers from Edith Cowan University are using innovative food technology to create 3D printed food that can boost Australians' fruit and veg intake while reducing food waste.... Read more

Christmas food
7th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Christmas food: shortages & price hikes

Supply chain issues, workforce shortages and record heavy rainfall are all having an impact on our food supply. So what does this mean for your Christmas food shopping this year?... Read more

30th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Vanishing act: rare breeds at risk

Intensive farming systems are leading to a lack of genetic diversity in our food supply. Old heritage breeds of livestock are dying out, posing a threat to our future food security... Read more

Victorian Cherry Trail
23rd November 2021 | Eativity editors

Victorian Cherry Trail now open

The Victorian cherry season is here. The orchards on the Victorian Cherry Trail are also now open, so why not enjoy some farm-fresh cherries and support our growers this summer?... Read more

Buffalo: the next big thing in meat and milk
16th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Buffalo: next big thing in meat & dairy?

Australia is home to hundreds of thousands of buffalo. Once viewed as little more than a pest, a growing number of Australian farmers are now seeing the buffalo in a new light.... Read more

9th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Alternative flours for baking power

Alternative flours aren’t just for the gluten intolerant. They’re also rich in nutrients and can provide unique flavours and textures that take home baking to the next level.... Read more

2nd November 2021 | Eativity editors

Traceability: from paddock to plate

Consumers want to know where their food comes from, and how it was produced. How do we get this information? Through traceability systems. We profile some of Australia’s best.... Read more

Rubia Gallega
26th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Rubia Gallega: Blackmore’s new breed

David Blackmore is embarking on a whole new enterprise with an entirely new breed, bringing the rare Spanish heritage breed Rubia Gallega to some of our finest restaurants.... Read more

18th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Raw milk cheese: a taste of place

While risk-averse food safety regulators and industrial food manufacturers work to undermine the production of raw milk cheese, Aussie cheesemakers are fighting back.... Read more

12th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Avocado glut hurting growers

Lockdowns, labour shortages, plummeting retail prices, increased plantings and a whopper harvest have all led to a perfect storm of problems for our avocado growers.... Read more

5th October 2021 | Eativity editors

25 years of RSPCA Approved Farming

The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme is celebrating 25 years of higher welfare farming, with more than 3 billion farm animals benefitting from the scheme’s stringent standards.... Read more

28th September 2021 | Alison Turner

New advances in beekeeping

The world is witnessing an alarming decline in bee populations. But new developments in beekeeping are offering fresh hope for Aussie bees, beekeepers and honey producers.... Read more

21st September 2021 | Alison Turner

Mulberries: the forgotten fruit

Mulberries hold such fond nostalgia for so many, but you’re unlikely to find them for sale anywhere. Now a handful of Australian growers are bringing back this forgotten fruit.... Read more

Tasmanian Scallop Fishery reopens
14th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Tasmanian Scallop Fishery reopens

The Tasmanian Scallop Fishery has opened for the first time in six years, after low scallop stock numbers led to its closure in 2015. Is overfishing to blame? Eativity investigates... Read more

31st August 2021 | Alison Turner

A brand new future for dairy farmers

Deregulation, dollar milk and profit-hungry processors have led to the closure of many small, family-run dairy farms. But some producers are finding a way to take back control.... Read more

24th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Low emission steak: a world first

Australian innovator FutureFeed has delivered a world’s first, dishing up sustainable seaweed-fed steak with the help of acclaimed chef, restaurateur and farmer Matt Moran.... Read more

17th August 2021 | Alison Turner

NSW oysters: enduring in adversity

NSW oyster farmers have been put through the wringer, with fire, flood and COVID dealing blow after blow. But just like the oysters they grow, these guys are as hardy as they come.... Read more

10th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Plant-based protein: are we being duped?

Australia’s meat industries say we’re being tricked by plant-based protein packaging. Alternative protein producers disagree. Here’s the latest in this fierce debate.... Read more

31st July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Wakame salt snacks to cheer about

Eativity reveals the range of flavoured salts available from Australia’s best gourmet salt producers, and shares how you can sprinkle a taste of Japan onto your Olympic snacks.... Read more

27th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Mad about yuzu: the fruit that’s trending

Meet yuzu: the lemony, rather bumpy-looking citrus fruit that’s been a star of Japanese cuisine for centuries. Now it’s having its moment in the Australian culinary spotlight.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

A sustainable alternative to animal fats

A team of Canberra scientists has developed a new way to create fats without using animals or plants that could revolutionise the plant-based alternative protein market.... Read more

13th July 2021 | Alison Turner

A shared vision for a fairer food system

The desire for connection between farmer and eater has led to the growing success of locally focused food enterprises that operate for the benefit of the many over the few.... Read more

Native bush foods: who really profits?
6th July 2021 | Alison Turner

Native bush foods: who really profits?

Food-lovers can show support for Indigenous Australians by ensuring they only buy native foods and products from Indigenous-owned enterprises. Think that’s easy? Think again.... Read more

29th June 2021 | Alison Turner

Challenges ahead for Aussie peanuts

The peanut capital of Australia is literally running out of nuts, with annual yields dropping dramatically. What does this mean for the future of the Australian peanut industry?... Read more

22nd June 2021 | Alison Turner

Record year for Australian olive oil

The Australian olive industry has bounced back after a low production year in 2020, with growers reporting record harvests as olive-growing areas emerge from drought.... Read more

Super crops and less waste
15th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie research: super crops & less waste

Western Australian scientists are sowing the seeds on the world’s agricultural future, creating super foods that are stronger, healthier and more productive, with less waste.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

In season: perfect Aussie persimmons

It’s been a cracker of a season for Australian persimmons, with truckloads of great quality fruit on offer. So, if you’ve never tasted a persimmon before, now is an excellent t... Read more

Hass avocados return in record numbers
27th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hass avocados return in record numbers

Following last year’s limited Australian-grown supply, and a few months of the oft-scorned Shepard, Hass-lovers are set for a bumper season of “green gold” produce.... Read more

Farmers taking action on emissions
25th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Farmers taking action on emissions

While politicians prevaricate as the temperature slowly rises, Aussie farmers are quietly going about the business of working towards a more sustainable future for agriculture.... Read more

Support bees
18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australians swarming to support bees

Our precious pollinators need help. In the lead-up to World Bee Day on May 20, farmers, gardeners and farmers’ markets across the country are stepping up to back the bees.... Read more

Big yields for Aussie nut growers
10th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Big yields for Aussie nut growers

Fresh Australian walnuts and almonds are on their way to market, with this year’s harvest now reaching completion. And reports suggest that growers are seeing record outputs.... Read more

Apple news Australia
28th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Apple updates: robots and purple rain

A fruit-picking robot could offer a solution to the current farm labour shortage crisis, while one million kilos of richly-coloured Bravo apples are set to be produced this year.... Read more

Australian macadamias
27th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Aussie macadamias, from seed to snack

It’s our own native nut, originating on the east coast over 60 million years ago. We follow the journey of a macadamia nut from farm to hero ingredient in a range of products.... Read more

Love at first blush: new season Ricó pears
30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Love at first blush: new season Ricó pears

New blush pear Ricó will be in top shape to show off its colour and quality when it hits stores later this year, with industry hoping it can help to reinvigorate the pear category... Read more

16th March 2021 | Alison Turner

Able Foods: a disability-led brand

For people with a disability, accessing tasty, nutritious food is not always easy. Now a new service has been launched that’s added more accessibility to the ready-made meal spac... Read more

10th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie mangoes: summer’s final drop

Looking for one last taste of summer before the autumn chill sets in? You’re in luck: 100,000 trays of late season mangoes are dropping at fruit and veg retailers nationwide.... Read more

2nd March 2021 | Morag Kobez

A brie(f) history of cheese in Australia

The history of cheese in Australia has, until recently, been a rather tasteless affair. But in the past decade, our taste for quality, artisanal cheese has matured in a big whey.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Shepard avocados back in season

Despite ongoing labour shortages, the Shepard avocado harvest is in full swing, with more than 70 million quality avocados expected to hit shelves for a limited time only.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Alison Turner

There are plenty more fish in the sea

Our oceans are overflowing with thousands of seafood species. So why are we only eating a handful? We find out why you should be angling for more seafood diversity in your diet.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

It’s in the soil: securing our food future

Harris Farm Markets has created a new initiative to educate Australians on the growing need for regenerative farming practices and the impact of soil degradation on climate change.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Alison Turner

Haelen: a new dairy breakthrough

An Australian company has developed world-first tech which keeps milk fresh for 60 days – possibly the biggest breakthrough in the milk industry since pasteurisation in 1864.... Read more

27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW blueberries are seeing green

Australian berry distributor Driscoll’s is making the move towards organic farming, with its first grower now offering organic in-conversion blueberries through to mid-February.... Read more

19th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Native grains bring future potential

Commercialising Australian native foods could potentially offer huge environmental, economic and cultural windfalls. But it’s essential that the right people benefit from it.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Aw, shucks: welcome to oyster country

The NSW South Coast is making a name for itself as prime rock oyster country with the launch of a new tourism brand that plans to showcase the best produce of the region.... Read more

Lobster wars: what’s going on with China?
8th December 2020 | Alison Turner

Lobster wars: what’s going on with China?

Trade tensions between Australia and China continue to simmer, with blocked imports and whopper tariffs leaving many exporters with no choice but to explore new markets.... Read more

1st December 2020 | Alison Turner

Kelp me if you can: is algae the answer?

Our population is growing, and traditional food production systems are already overstretched. A solution is needed, and the answer could come in an unexpected form.... Read more

10th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Edible insects: food of the future

Climate change and a growing population are putting our food security at risk. But there is a solution – one that two billion people around the world already enjoy regularly.... Read more

10th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Nurturing the land & the next generation

The best farmers always have an eye on the future. Eativity meets Natalie Sommerville, who is sharing her passion for agriculture to inspire tomorrow’s food producers.... Read more

27th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Sweet progress in Australian fruit

New innovations in agriculture are promising to make Australian fruit even more delicious, opening up new opportunities for our growers, both at home and abroad.... Read more

7th October 2020 | Eativity editors

OZBlu breaks blueberry world record

How big can a blueberry be? OZblu blueberries has broken its own Guinness World Record with the world’s heaviest blueberry, which it first set in 2018. And it’s a whopper.... Read more

2nd October 2020 | Eativity editors

In season: plump and juicy mangoes

Ah, the unmistakable scent of Australian summer – that sweet, tropical fragrance of mangoes. And in great news for mango lovers everywhere, it’s set to be an exceptional season... Read more

26th September 2020 | John Harvey and Alison Turner

Aussie honey bee industries under threat

From fire, flood and COVID-19 to an almighty court battle with the Kiwis: the Australian honey industry is facing a number of challenges that threaten its survival.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Iso-chef star on fresh Aussie food crusade

Growcom has announced a collaboration with internet cooking sensation Nat’s What I Reckon as a part of a national campaign to urge people to eat more fresh Aussie produce.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers implore all states to support code

Five states and territories have agreed to support an agriculture workers code, but three states refuse to join the party as the farm sector prepares for its busiest time of year.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Eativity editors

Record year for Australian table grapes

What pandemic? The Aussie table grape industry has achieved its highest ever export volume in the 2020 financial year, thanks to high quality fruit and a little bit of luck.... Read more

Croplands: our global share is shrinking
29th August 2020 | Dr Brad Ridoutt

Croplands: our global share is shrinking

We each get seven square metres of cropland per day. Too much beer, chips and pizza is making us exceed it. Here’s how you can lower your own cropland footprint.... Read more

my little urban patch: week 8
28th August 2020 | Moira Geddes

My little urban patch: week 8

Eativity Editor Moira Geddes adds spring vegetables to the backyard vegie patch ahead of the busiest time of year in the garden, as the winter crop gets closer to harvest.... Read more

FutureFeed: game-changer for the planet
26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

FutureFeed: game-changer for the planet

The CSIRO has announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market which will cut megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.... Read more

22nd August 2020 | Renata Gortan

Growing demand for Australian cheese

Australia has traditionally imported cheeses. But that’s all changing, as consumers who want to support local producers realise award-winning cheese is made on their doorstep.... Read more

18th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Putting humane food on the menu

The RSPCA wants you to know that eating humanely is possible – and that it does make a difference. Here’s how you can choose wisely and help support higher welfare farmers.... Read more

17th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Be a local hero: NT calls for fruit pickers

The Northern Territory government and farmers have launched a campaign encouraging Territorians to sign up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.... Read more

14th August 2020 | Eativity editors

In season: sweet, sweet strawberries

The winter strawberry season is in full swing. But do you know exactly what goes into creating those sweet and juicy Australian strawberries you see in our supermarkets?... Read more

14th August 2020 | Moira Geddes

My little urban patch: week 4

One month in, and Eativity founder Moira Geddes discovers that the artichoke-munching caterpillars have left the garden, but not all her winter vegies are doing as well as hoped.... Read more

10th August 2020 | Eativity editors

An apple resistant to climate change?

The first apple that’s been developed specifically for growing in hot climate regions has been released, and it could begin growing here in Australia within the next year.... Read more

5th August 2020 | Eativity editors

NT seasonal worker trial welcomed

Farmers and food industry bodies have welcomed the announcement of a trial that will see workers travel from Vanuatu to Northern Territory farms to undertake vital farm work.... Read more

4th August 2020 | Alison Turner

In season: much ado about truffles

We’re slap bang in the middle of truffle season right now. So how do truffles grow, and why are they so expensive? Here’s the inside info, from an industry expert.... Read more

3rd August 2020 | Eativity editors

Help is now at hand for fruit farmers

Good news for our growers: NSW citrus farmers who feared their harvest would be left to rot due to a lack of seasonal workers will now have access to additional help.... Read more

31st July 2020 | Moira Geddes

My little urban patch: week 2

Eativity founder Moira Geddes checks in on her backyard winter vegetable crops two weeks after planting them, to see how they're getting on.... Read more

30th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Help wanted: farmers call for workers

As COVID-19 continues its stranglehold, many city-dwellers have found themselves out of a job. But in our rural and regional communities, farmers are crying out for workers.... Read more

25th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Behold, the mushroom: fruit of life

Mushrooms can do much more than just add oomph to a pasta sauce – they’re the very model of sustainability, and a critical component of life on Earth itself.... Read more

24th July 2020 | Moira Geddes

Grow your own: my little herb garden

It's the coldest time of the year, so now is the time to plant winter herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, coriander and rocket and watch them thrive.... Read more

21st July 2020 | Alison Turner

Charlie Arnott: for the love of the land

By changing his approach to farming literally from the ground up, farmer and grazier Charlie Arnott has transformed both his produce and his relationship with the land.... Read more

18th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Thankful4farmers: a way to say thanks

Once in your life you need a surgeon, a lawyer or a police officer. Every single day, three times a day, you need a farmer. Here’s how to say thank you.... Read more

16th July 2020 | Eativity editors

The Need To GROW: the power of soil

The UN reports that we may only have 60 years of farmable topsoil left on the planet. What’s the solution? This film has the answers – and you can watch it for free.... Read more

14th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Manbulloo branches out with new fruit

Northern Australian mango grower Manbulloo Limited is testing a new product, trialling a jackfruit crop in Katherine as the fruit gains popularity in the plant-based meat market.... Read more

11th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Nurturing nature: the art of seed saving

Seed saving networks have long existed, but in recent months some have truly come into their own, highlighting the role they can play in safeguarding our local food supply.... Read more

grow your own food
10th July 2020 | Moira Geddes

Grow your own: my little urban patch

No matter where you live, there's always room to grow your own food, even if it's only one herb in a pot on a windowsill. So get your green thumbs out and get your hands dirty.... Read more

9th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Pssst… hear about Truffle Confidential?

If you’ve been experimenting in the kitchen more of late, now is the perfect time to really let your culinary curiosity run wild with something extra special – truffles.... Read more

30th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Bumper passionfruit crop leads to glut

This winter is set to bring an abundance of passionfruit, with growers currently harvesting a record crop that has led to a glut of passionfruit hitting our stores.... Read more

Farmers’ markets: our local heroes
19th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Farmers’ markets: our local heroes

Farmers’ markets have always held a special place in their communities’ hearts. But when COVID-19 hit, they also proved themselves to be an essential part of our food supply.... Read more

6th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Community garden offers taste of home

A community garden project in Adelaide's north has created a shared place of belonging and pride for the area's refugees, growing foods from the members' homelands.... Read more

5th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Two Hands: restoring trust in food

Two Hands is an Australian start-up that’s on a mission to build a better connection between fishers, farmers, chefs and end consumers - on a global scale.... Read more

4th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Cheese Therapy: save our cheesemakers!

Rural cheesemakers were already reeling from the bushfires when COVID-19 hit, leaving many struggling to stay in business. But a tiny Aussie cheese company has come to their rescue... Read more

1st June 2020 | Eativity editors

Investing in a smarter farming future

Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted under the latest round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program, which aims to equip farmers with new skills and knowledge.... Read more

20th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Blessed bees: celebrating our pollinators

It's World Bee Day! To celebrate, we share some buzzworthy ways to learn more about beekeeping and the importance of bee populations for our ecosystem in Queensland.... Read more

6th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Tourism & agriculture working together

Bundaberg's regional farming community has joined with the tourism industry to fill lockdown labour gaps and ensure that our country's food security stays in safe hands.... Read more