With all the recent hype around the dairy industry and how we can be supporting the farmers, our discovery of an online grocery website, specifically designed to help Aussie farmers couldn’t have come at a better time.
Aussie Farmers Direct is celebrating their 10th anniversary of supporting local Aussie farmers, paying them fair prices for their produce, and saying ‘no’ to food imports.
By shopping on their website (which is jam packed full of fantastic brands and delicious items from fresh fruit & veg boxes, to pre-made meals, food for entertaining, seafood & meat, pet food, organic food, dairy, juices and more), you are supporting smaller Aussie farmers and local suppliers that often cannot get a contract with the major supermarkets. And today, our farmers need our support more than ever.
Just consider the following:
- Australia imports $12 billion of food each year, most of it sold in supermarkets, and often competing against Australian-grown produce.
- Family farmers continue to be pushed off the land. Australia lost 25% of its small-scale vegie farmers in 2015 alone, while overall farmer numbers have dropped 40% over the past 30 years.
- Whatever the supermarket spin, milk at $1 per litre is not a viable long-term proposition for Australian farmers.
- Farmers across Australia are again in the grip of drought.
Since launching in South Australia in 2010, Aussie Farmers Direct have been proudly supporting local SA growers and producers. Today, over 80% of the fruit and vegies they sell are SA-grown. They also stock a range of fantastic food lines from local manufacturers, including Kytons Bakery’s famous lamingtons, gourmet breads from Riviera Bakery, the great-tasting Clever Cooks meals range, and organic milk from BD Paris Creek.
At Aussie Farmers Direct, with your continued support, they commit to buy only Australian fresh food, sourced locally here in SA wherever possible; ensure fair farm-gate prices at all times; demand ethical treatment of people and livestock from all their suppliers; and support rural communities through their Aussie Farmers Foundation.
You can choose from hundreds of healthy products across the full fresh food basket, delivered direct to your door. It’s all grown or made here in Australia, with fair prices paid, and you can taste the difference.
Farmers Relief Pack
To help ensure Australia has a thriving & sustainable dairy industry, Aussie Farmers Direct have developed a pack made up of Spreadable Butter 500g, Tasty Cheese 250g, Greek Yoghurt 500g, Cheese & Biscuit 4pk which includes a $5 donation to the Aussie Farmers Foundation. This donation will in turn be dedicated to supporting Dairy Farming communities. Please join us in helping Aussie dairy farmers by adding the Farmers Relief Pack to your order today!
Visit the Aussie Farmers Direct website here.