Our farmers and suppliers

Information on our hard working and wonderful farmers and growers will be updated as information is provided…

THANK YOU to all who grow for the FIG Co-op.

 

CHAMPION’S MOUNTAIN ORGANICS,  Mangrove Mountain

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Champion’s Mountain Organics is an OGA certified biodynamic farm, owned and operated by Michael Champion. All his life Michael has had a green thumb; he comes from a gardening family going back as long as he can remember.

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Here are some of the Champion Organics team, including Michael and Nancy…

As well as farming his own land, Michael says “it is impossible to to grow everything that is in season on one single organic farm”, and in order to supply a robust range of produce, he represents many of the organic farmers in the Mangrove Mountain region to markets and organic stores and box suppliers. Everyone wins in this co-operative setup: just one farmer makes the trips to market, saving on petrol and freeing up valuable time that can be spent growing more delicious food.

The farms and farmers are all personally known to Michael and certified bio-dynamic and organic produce makes up 90% of the range, with the remainder guaranteed to be unsprayed and genuinely chemical free.

Some of the local farms and farmers Michael works with and shares deliveries to the co-op with are Tuckerflora Organics, Beulah Organics, Ed Morris, and others. Between all of them, they supply a list of produce – vegetables, fruits, herbs – in it’s hundreds over the course of the seasons.

 

TUCKERFLORA ORGANICS, Central Mangrove

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Jean and Alan Macleod grow organically certified avocados, mushrooms and other produce throughout the year such as kale, etc.

 

BEULAH ORGANICS, Mangrove Mountain

Information coming soon…

 

ED MORRIS, Mangrove Mountain

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Ed has been farming for years and it wasn’t until he’d reached his 80’s that he worked on having a large section of his farm  organically certified. This is the part where he grows luscious vegies for FIG and others, including beetroot, zucchini, kale and lots of other produce throughout the year.

 

Other local farms and farmers supplying to FIG:

NEVILLE’S ORGANIC EGGS, Dooralong

Neville has kept chooks for some years however when supply of organic eggs reached a critical low at the co-op, he offered to increase his flock so that FIG may have a continued, local source of rich, tasty, healthy eggs.  Neville uses organically certified poultry feed from Country Heritage Feeds, Queensland.

 

COACHWOOD ORGANICS, Somersby.

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Coachwood Organics is an experienced organic farm growing a large range of fresh garden and orchard fruits, vegetables, herbs and other health-beneficial and useful plants. The farm combines decades of experiences in the wholesale plant industry including advanced expertise in horticulture, grafting, budding and general plant propagation, with a 25-year-long passion for growing organic produce on the side, for all human health and healing – now a more important priority than ever before!

 

PETER DI CESARE, Cooranbong

Peter supplies lots of produce throughout the year including broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, potatoes, silverbeet, kale etc. His produce is guaranteed chemical free.

 

KURRAWONG ORGANICS, Kirkconnell

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, kale, leeks, brussels sprouts, apples and pears.

 

MARGINS MUSHROOMS, Woy Woy

Information coming soon…

 

GRACE SPRINGS FARM, Kulnura

Information coming soon…

 

BAILEY’S ORGANICS, North Coast NSW

Certified organic Russian garlic and kumera (sweet potatoes) with a growing produce list.