25th December 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Small town coffee roaster wins international awards

Meet the small town NSW coffee roaster that's killing it on the world stage, brewing up big wins at international coffee shows and putting his town on the map.... Read more

25th November 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

How a Mullumbimby sauce maker is spreading the word on local food systems

How a young and dynamic sauce-making company based in Mullumbimby, is shaking up the Australian food industry and spreading the word.... Read more

25th October 2023 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Provenir: ethical meat at its best

An online butcher with a big difference, Provenir is Australia’s only mobile on-farm meat processor, delivering the highest welfare meat direct from farm to consumer.... Read more

Sourdough Crumpet Co
25th September 2023 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Sourdough Crumpet Co: made with love

It began as a hobby. Now it’s a successful business with a cult following. Sourdough Crumpet Co makes 100% sourdough crumpets by hand, and they’re out of this world.... Read more

25th August 2023 | Alison Turner

Feather and Bone: a better way for meat

Where does your steak come from? Sydney’s ethical butchery Feather and Bone wants to open up consumers’ eyes to the importance of knowing the provenance of our food.... Read more

25th July 2023 | Alison Turner

Montague apples: all in the family

A few decades ago, Granny Smith and Red Delicious were about the only apple varieties people had to choose from. Meet the family that has helped to change all of that.... Read more

25th June 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Saving the planet one snack at a time

Kiwi producer Rutherford & Mayer's Upcycled Grain Project is built upon a promise to create tasty and quality products that are good for people and the planet.... Read more

25th May 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

The importance of food sovereignty and local producers

Regenerative agriculture and farming industry leaders are calling on Australians to buy local from small producers to avoid the impending food crisis.... Read more

25th April 2023 | EATIVITY Editors

Launchpad for small local food producers is back

The Melbourne Royal Australian Food Awards are back after a three year hiatus, giving small local food producers a launchpad into the big league.... Read more

25th March 2023 | Eativity editors

Cauli-power: meet PomPom Paddock

Need to eat more veg? Sure, you could munch on carrots. Or you could use a vegetable flour mix to bake delicious goodies that are also good for you.... Read more

25th February 2023 | Alison Turner

Unearthed Co Mushrooms

Unearthed Co Mushrooms is on a mission to introduce Australian foodies to a whole new world of mushrooms, including the incredibly delicious native varieties that grow here.... Read more

25th January 2023 | Alison Turner

The other red meat: Australia gets its goat

We’re a nation of beef and lamb eaters, but now there’s a new red meat kid on the block. Eativity meets The Gourmet Goat Lady, award-winning producer of quality goat meat.... Read more

25th December 2022 | Alison Turner

Piggy in the Middle: farming with heart

You’ve heard the expression, “happy as a pig in mud”. But if you were to visit the Mayne farms, you might be tempted to change that to “happy as a Piggy in the Middle”.... Read more

25th November 2022 | Alison Turner

Grampians Olive Co: from tree to bottle

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and for this Victorian farming family, traditional methods have led to some of Australia’s best certified organic extra virgin olive oil... Read more

25th October 2022 | Alison Turner

Grandvewe Cheese: leading the whey

If you were a sheep, your idea of heaven would be a place where you could roam freely, munch on plants and enjoy ear scratches. For these sheep, heaven really is a place on earth.... Read more

Kimchi Club
25th September 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Kimchi Club: handmade with love

Kimchi Club was born out of a desire to share traditional Korean food and culture with Australian consumers while also generating work opportunities for migrant Korean women.... Read more

Pialligo Estate
25th August 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Pialligo Estate: plot-to-plate perfection

Just minutes from Canberra CBD, you’ll find Pialligo Estate. It’s a haven for local food and wine lovers and the best of the taste of Canberra, all rolled into one spectacular... Read more

Long Paddock Cheese
25th July 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Long Paddock Cheese: a dream for dairy

A group of Australian and international cheese experts are working to redefine Australian artisan dairy through two interlinked businesses based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.... Read more

Middle of Nowhere Creations
25th June 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Middle of Nowhere Creations

On a cattle station 250km northwest of Hughenden in North Queensland, you’ll find Middle of Nowhere Creations, which makes gourmet preserves from fresh homegrown produce.... Read more

Lamb Bacon
13th May 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Lamb Bacon: all taste, no waste

There’s bacon... and then there’s Lamb Bacon. Victorian sheep farmer Toni Barton has hit upon a deliciously different idea that’s found favour with consumers around the world... Read more

Willunga Farmers' Market
6th May 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Local hero: Willunga Farmers’ Market

Willunga Farmers’ Market was the first farmers’ market to be established in SA, back in 2002. Twenty years on, the market is now also seen as one of Australia’s best.... Read more

No Nasties Project
29th April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

The No Nasties Project takes aim at sugar

The No Nasties Project is an Australian brand that’s on a mission to create a healthier nation, providing “better-for-you” low-sugar food and snacks at an affordable price.... Read more

Gippsland Jersey
22nd April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Gippsland Jersey: a better way for dairy

Gippsland Jersey does dairy differently, sourcing milk from smaller local family dairy farms and paying farmers a fair price. It’s milk that’s good and fair for everybody.... Read more

Charlie's Fine Food Co
15th April 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Charlie’s Fine Food Co: riding the wave

It’s amazing what hard work and a little luck can achieve. Melbourne biscuit producer Charlie’s Fine Food Co has taken a rocky ride on fortune’s wheel… and came out on top.... Read more

Towri Cheep Cheeses
25th March 2022 | Eativity Local Food Directory

Towri Sheep Cheeses: ewe’ll love it

Queensland’s Scenic Rim is home to some of Australia’s most outstanding food producers. In Allenview, you’ll find one of the region's gems: Towri Sheep Cheeses.... Read more

18th March 2022 | Alison Turner

Angelo’s Daughter: for the love of food

A passion for authentic Italian food and a desire to honour her father’s heritage has inspired Brisbane-based psychologist MariaRosa Mallardo to create Angelo’s Daughter.... Read more

Byron Bay Chilli Co
11th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Byron Bay Chilli Co celebrates 30 years

Starting as a small chilli patch on a hill, Byron Bay Chilli Co has grown to become a world-famous food empire. In 2022, the business is celebrating 30 years of bringing the heat.... Read more

Frida's Field
25th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Frida’s Field: from farm to table

Frida’s Field is a paddock-to-plate restaurant set on a 120-acre farm that truly represents sustainability and environmental stewardship. We find out how this has been achieved.... Read more

Willunga Farmers' Market
18th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Farmers’ markets endure and prosper

Once viewed as just a fad, farmers’ markets are now seen as a vital and reliable link in our food supply chain. And this month, several markets are celebrating big birthdays.... Read more

11th February 2022 | Alison Turner

Farm It Forward: the power of local

A social enterprise in NSW’s Blue Mountains is turning unused backyards into productive market gardens. But the benefits this offers extend far beyond simple food production.... Read more

No Nasties Project
4th February 2022 | Alison Turner

No Nasties Project says “no” to palm oil

The No Nasties Project is on a mission to drastically reduce our national sugar intake. And now it’s launched a palm oil-free spread. We met the company founder to find out more.... Read more

Our Cow
28th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Our Cow: from the farmer to your door

Eativity meets Bianca Tarrant of Our Cow, a paddock-to-plate service that’s changing the way people buy meat by building a stronger connection between farmer and consumer.... Read more

Elato ice cream
21st January 2022 | Alison Turner

Elato: a delicious force for good

Imagine an ice cream that tastes amazing, is better for you and does good by giving back. Elato is Australia’s first social enterprise ice cream, launching nationally last year.... Read more

Kellie Potts of Potts of Berries
14th January 2022 | Alison Turner

Potts of Berries: true blue tenacity

Eativity meets Kellie Potts of Potts of Berries, a NSW blueberry grower who, like so many others in her region, has faced more than her fair share of troubles over the past year.... Read more

17th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Young Farmers Connect: growing as one

Many first-generation farmers face challenges that can become overwhelming. Now, a national organisation has been formed to help our next generation of farmers succeed.... Read more

10th December 2021 | Alison Turner

Scrubby Hill Farm: local food in action

In the small town of Geeveston, in the south of Tassie on the Huon River, Scrubby Hill Farm Market Garden is growing both food and community through social enterprise.... Read more

3rd December 2021 | Alison Turner

Bearded Bakers bring street food to life

The Bearded Bakers’ hugely popular travelling pop-up Knafeh Bakery has transformed the Sydney and Melbourne street food scene into a non-stop, energy-fuelled, baking party.... Read more

The Plant Runner
26th November 2021 | Eativity editors

The Plant Runner: putting waste to work

Melbourne-based The Plant Runner wants to make it easier for people to keep their plants alive and thriving. And they’ve found a simple yet incredibly sustainable way to do this.... Read more

National Agriculture Day 2021
19th November 2021 | Eativity editors

National Agriculture Day 2021

This National Agriculture Day, it’s not just a time to celebrate our farmers. It’s also an opportunity to explore the diverse range of career opportunities in agriculture.... Read more

12th November 2021 | Alison Turner

Coco & Lucas: making change happen

From butcher’s daughter to plant-based pioneer, Diem Fuggersberger is on a mission to bring better tasting, more affordable plant-based meat products to Australia’s plates.... Read more

5th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Bodalla Dairy: a NSW success story

A swift pivot saw Bodalla Dairy ice cream not only survive but thrive during the recent lockdown, as the family-run business brought the best of NSW’s South Coast to Sydney.... Read more

29th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Gary’s Meats: carving out a new chapter

Fourth generation butcher Gary McBean has built a reputation as one of the nation’s best. He now plans to take his business to the next level, with the help of his daughter Ashle... 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

22nd October 2021 | Alison Turner

Pecora Dairy & Prom Country: raw magic

Only two Aussie cheesemakers are currently permitted to make uncooked curd raw milk cheese. It’s a labour of love, but if you taste their cheese, you’ll realise why they do it.... Read more

8th October 2021 | Alison Turner

Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs

This World Egg Day, Eativity speaks with Thomas Fryar of Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs about “true” free-range eggs and why you should take a closer look at your egg carton.... Read more

1st October 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian coffee that does good

This International Coffee Day, think about where your coffee comes from. We bring you some of the top Aussie coffee brands that offer the best in ethical and sustainable blends.... Read more

17th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Bickleigh Vale Farm: the joy of organic

This Organic Awareness Month, Eativity had the pleasure of speaking with organic market gardener Diana Bickford about the rewards that come from growing your own food.... Read more

10th September 2021 | Alison Turner

Charlie’s Fine Food Co: saving the day

Jacky Magid managed to turn a bankrupt wholesale biscuit bakery into a $10 million business. When COVID hit, she had to find a way to save her company from going under.... Read more

3rd September 2021 | Eativity editors

How plant-based milk is produced

Ever wondered how plant-based milks are made? There's a lot that goes into it, but the process can be a sustainable one. Eativity speaks with Mt. Elephant to find out more.... Read more

27th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Cheese Therapy launches Artisans Bend

Eighteen months after coming to the rescue of Aussie cheesemakers, Cheese Therapy is expanding to launch an online marketplace for our small food producers and farmers.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Alison Turner

Grassland Poultry: a breed apart

The vast majority of meat chickens that you’ll find in Australia today come from just two breeds. Eativity meets the NSW producer that’s bringing some diversity back to the tab... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie truffles: farm to door in 48 hours

Life is short. Eat truffles. Lockdown or no lockdown, Western Australian black truffles are currently available online for delivery within 48 hours from Australian Truffle Traders.... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

MasterChef star’s cult pastry hits Sydney

Hot on the heels of his top seven finish in MasterChef 2021, aspiring chef Tommy Pham has collaborated with The Bread & Butter Project to launch an exclusive bánh mì danish.... 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

Hemp Foods Australia
10th July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Hemp Foods Australia: on a natural high

Eativity meets Hemp Foods Australia’s Product Development Manager Prana Arnold to learn about the nutritional benefits of hemp and best ways to consume this genuinely super food.... Read more

Stix Marrickville
3rd July 2021 | Moira Geddes

Stix: quality hyperlocal food to your door

Eativity meets organic farmer and Stix Chef Director David Allison to hear his story, explore the mindset behind the local food movement and discuss how we're connecting with food.... Read more

GF Oats Australia
26th June 2021 | Moira Geddes

GF Oats Australia: oats everyone can eat

If you talk to anyone who has coeliac disease, they’ll likely tell you it’s impossible to find gluten-free oats in Australia. But they’d be wrong – and we discovered why.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Abhati Tarkunde

Taoca: an authentic taste of Brazil

It may be hard to believe that a vegan can come from Brazil, land of delicious grilled meats. But food entrepreneur Renata Santoniero has artfully flipped this stereotype on its he... Read more

23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

atiyah: zero-carbon kitchen hits big goal

Melbourne’s food community has saved more than 10,000kg in carbon emissions by eating authentic Lebanese cuisine at Australia’s first zero-carbon street food kitchen, atiyah.... 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

Tea Tonic
19th June 2021 | Moira Geddes

Tea Tonic: tea with a twist of wellness

Tea Tonic founder Lisa Hilbert introduces us to her range of unprocessed organic teas, which come with a uniquely colourful and health-focused twist of difference.... Read more

16th June 2021 | Alison Turner

FoodLab: a new vision for Sydney food

Food business incubator FoodLab Sydney is aiming to do much more than just pump out more business owners – it’s gunning to radically transform Sydney’s entire food system.... Read more

8th June 2021 | Alison Turner

On the hunt with Ganymede Truffles

For fungi-loving foodies, winter’s arrival means one very important thing: truffles. Eativity catches up with Ganymede Truffles ahead of what’s looking to be a very fruitful se... Read more

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?
10th May 2021 | Joanne Ma

Is black garlic the next “superfood”?

Since COVID hit, demand for innovative products in the natural health space has never been stronger. And one enterprising Aussie couple may have hit upon the next big thing.... Read more

4th May 2021 | Alison Turner

Argyle Saffron: seeing red in Orange

With only a few years of farming under their belts, the husband and wife behind Argyle Australian Saffron are already causing quite a stir, garnering interest from chefs and scorin... Read more

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise
30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise

A new website has been launched to showcase the attributes of grain-fed beef production in Australia and allow consumers to better connect with where their food comes from.... Read more

Edible insects: an industry with legs
29th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Edible insects: an industry with legs

Australia can become a player in the billion-dollar edible insect industry, producing nutritious, sustainable products to support global food security, according to the CSIRO.... Read more

23rd April 2021 | Alison Turner

PiOiK: baking waves all over Sydney

Eativity meets Shady Wasef, head baker at Sydney’s PiOiK – a family-run bakery producing breads and pastries that have become firm favourites with locals and top chefs alike.... Read more

Norco milk the cream of the crop - again
23rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Norco milk the cream of the crop – again

Legen-dairy! Norco, Australia’s only 100 percent farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has been awarded top honours in Canstar Blue’s most satisfied customer awards for 2021.... Read more

20th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Restore our Earth: it’s in your hands

Ahead of Earth Day, we hero the food producers who are reducing their own global footprint so that, by buying their products, you can also step more kindly on the Earth.... Read more

Time running out for Australian manuka
15th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Time running out for Australian manuka

The Australian manuka honey industry is in a “David vs. Goliath” battle for survival as the industry calls on government to intervene in a long-running trademark stoush with NZ... Read more

The Pinnaroo Farmer
13th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Lentil as anything: The Pinnaroo Farmer

Steep export tariffs and frost damage left these Pinnaroo lentil farmers looking for new markets. They soon found that when life gives you lemons, you should make lentil flour.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Australian Farmers

5 things to know about Aussie farmers

You know farmers grow food, but have you ever wondered how much food they produce, how much water they use or how they manage emissions? These 5 facts might surprise you.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Living the tasty life on FoodSt

Have you ever caught a tantalising whiff of a neighbour’s delicious cooking and thought, “I wish they’d make some for me”? One Sydney couple has made that wish a reality.... Read more

9th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Txuleta 1882: new life for old stock

Think the best beef comes from young cows? A Victorian couple is set to change that perception, bringing the Spanish tradition of eating older cattle to Aussie consumers.... Read more

CherryHill: a brand worth protecting
27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

CherryHill: a brand worth protecting

To ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, Victorian cherry producer CherryHill Orchards has applied smart fingerprint technology that protects against counterfeiting.... Read more

12th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Provenir: a better way for beef

A less stressed animal produces better-tasting meat. A new Australian company has tapped into this, developing a system that allows for the processing of livestock on-farm, where t... Read more

15th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The future’s bright for Australian coffee

Australian coffee pioneer Rebecca Zentveld knows that truly fine coffee doesn’t need to come from Africa or South America – it can be grown and roasted right here at home.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Camel’s milk: an untapped resource

Camel milk: it’s a highly nutritious food that could become Australia’s next big export industry. But what does camel milk taste like? And how do you even milk a camel, anyway?... Read more

Upple: it’s the apple you can drink
17th November 2020 | Alison Turner

Upple: it’s the apple you can drink

Faced with decreasing farmgate prices and increasingly stringent retail specifications, this Queensland apple-growing family has embraced innovation, creating a world-first drink.... Read more

20th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Outback Lamb: on a roll in a new direction

Fifth-generation farmer Fiona Aveyard believes the survival of Australia’s agricultural communities lies in diversification. And she’s found a delicious way to prove it.... Read more

13th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Putting the humanity back into coffee

Over the past 30 years, Australian Fairtrade coffee roaster Jasper Coffee has been working to rehumanise the coffee supply chain by giving back to the communities they work with.... Read more

10th October 2020 | Moira Geddes

Sprout Stack: the only way to grow is up

Eativity Editor Moira Geddes visits Australia's only commercial-scale vertical farm to see what the future of urban farming looks like.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Alison Turner

Our Mates Farm: living the dream

Recalcitrant ducks, wandering rams and pigs that dig monster holes. For this couple, starting their own farm has led to some rather surprising challenges – and many rewards.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

One Table Farm video a hit on YouTube

A short film about One Table Farm, a “climate change aware” farm-based cooking school in the Margaret River region of WA, has amassed over 2.8 million views on YouTube.... Read more

Mouat's Farm remains true to customers
4th September 2020 | Moira Geddes

Mouat’s Farm remains true to customers

Apple grower Greg Mouat introduces us to his Batlow orchard and explains why having a road-side stall is so important despite being a large commercial producer.... Read more

21st August 2020 | Moira Geddes

Local NSW roaster supports fair trade

Guerrilla Roaster's Mathew Hatcher explains why it's so important to ensure his coffee beans are fully traceable and sourced from suppliers focused on sustainability and quality.... Read more

Why cold pressed is best
7th August 2020 | Moira Geddes

Nectar Cold Pressed: pressed is best

Located on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Nectar Cold Pressed prides itself on having a nutritionally-packed product as well as an end-to-end waste management solution.... Read more

1st August 2020 | Alison Turner

Pocket Herbs: just keep growing

There are countless tales of tension, tribulation and triumph in the food sector of late, but one that captures elements of all three is of a small herb-grower in northern NSW.... Read more

28th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Campos Coffee: beans that give back

A cup of coffee can sure lift your spirits, especially on a cold Tuesday morning. But for the people behind Campos Coffee, coffee only tastes good when it’s made ethically.... Read more

O.MY Restaurant
17th July 2020 | Moira Geddes

O.MY: hyperlocal dining served in a box

Victorian restaurants are in the grip of stricter COVID-19 restrictions, but one very special award-winning destination has pivoted to keep the doors open.... Read more

15th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Table of Plenty: living your best life

The Table of Plenty founder shares her story of overcoming personal adversity to embrace her creativity and follow her passion – celebrating the plenty that the planet provides.... Read more

Banana starch: a greener way to gut health
10th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Banana starch: go green for gut health

A new supplement made from food that would otherwise go to waste is providing an innovative and sustainably-minded research-driven solution to gut health problems.... Read more

7th July 2020 | Alison Turner

The Smoked Egg Co: a cracking idea

A Victorian egg farming couple has developed an Australian first: cold-smoked eggs – taking eggs to a next level of flavour and creating a “safe” egg free from bacteria.... Read more

24th June 2020 | Alison Turner

Frontier Pets: ethical food for dogs

You probably don’t give much thought to what goes into your dog’s food. But pets deserve to eat ethically, too. And this company is helping to make that possible.... Read more

23rd June 2020 | Eativity editors

Sprout Stack: sprouting good sense

An Australian ag-tech start-up has found a smarter, more efficient way to grow food, producing “hyperlocal” salad greens at Australia’s only commercial-scale vertical farm.... Read more

3rd June 2020 | Alison Turner

Fable: plant-based meat with a story

An innovative Australian company has created a plant-based alternative to slow-cooked meat that's made from shiitake mushrooms. And it tastes as good as it looks.... Read more

2nd June 2020 | Eativity editors

A love story: That’s Amore wins 11 medals

Cheese made with love is the best kind of cheese. From humble beginnings, Melbourne's That's Amore Cheese has grown to become one of our country’s best cheesemakers.... Read more

29th April 2020 | Eativity editors

Bread & Butter Project is raising hope

A social enterprise bakery in Sydney that uses its profits to support refugees and asylum seekers has had a helping hand from retail giants.... Read more

28th April 2020 | Eativity editors

Alcohol-free drinks: a refreshing change

Most of us would probably like to drink less alcohol, but enjoying a few drinks with friends is a fun thing to do. So, what’s the compromise?... Read more

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