Tag Archives: farming

My Organic Story – Joanna

Joanna is an avid gardener and studies environmental science. She was dealing with a myriad of health issues when she decided to make a dramatic change to a Whole Food Plant Based Diet. This huge lifestyle change brought Joanna increased wellness as well as peace of mind that her diet was not only supporting herself […]

Meet The Farmer: Busch Organics

This week in our Meet The Farmer Series we meet family-run business, Busch Organics, which has been an advocate for growing produce organically for decades. If you read their story I’m sure you will be moved by the family’s dedication to: the environment, their produce and their customers, by choosing to follow methods that benefit […]

Meet The Grower: Coolibah Herbs

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your business. Michael & Jenny Bogicevic began growing a variety of vegetables and herbs on a small 45 acre farm outside Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula in the 1980s, selling the produce off the back of a truck in the old Melbourne Wholesale Market at Footscray.  Today, […]

Insecticides

Last week we delved into the world of pesticides and discovered that they are categorised depending on which type of pest they are targeting.This week we are looking into insecticides, which as the name suggests, target insects.  What are insecticides? When we hear the word insecticide we no doubt immediately think of those used in […]

10 Benefits of Eating Organic Food

10 Benefits of Eating Organic Food

  At some point or another, we have probably questioned the difference between organic and conventional produce. Was it really that much healthier? The answer, I learned, was a resounding ‘yes’. Here are ten excellent reasons why you should choose to eat organic now. It is fresher Organic produce is purchased fresh from farmers. At […]

Meet the Farmer Series – Colin and Sally’s Organic Lamb & Beef

Here at The Organic Place we specialise in fruit and veg but there is a whole other world of organic food out there, including organic meat. As a family, we have always sourced our meat from Colin and Sally’s Organic Lamb and Beef; we just love these guys! We love that they are a young […]

Meet the Farmer Series- Mt Alma Fresh Organics

The Organic Place is passionate about supporting local famers and businesses. We love hearing the stories behind the products we source; there is so much time, energy and hard work that go into them! Over the past year we’ve introduced you to some our fantastic suppliers like Bob from Bob’s and Chris’ Mandarin Farm,  John […]

Did You Know? 5 Shocking Facts About Pesticide Use In Australia

Following on from our post last week, ‘The Truth and Getting Informed’, today I wanted to share with you all some shocking facts I have discovered about the use of pesticides in Australian farming. Did you know… There are over 80 pesticides used in Australia that are banned in other countries. This includes 17 pesticides that have […]

Meet the Farmer Series: Bob’s Mandarin Farm

One thing that is really important to The Organic Place is supporting local aussie farmers. Over the next few months we’ll be introducing and interviewing some of the local organic farmers we source our fresh produce from. They are hard workers who dedicate their lives to farming and have some amazing stories to tell! As […]