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    ‘Organics for Everyone’ schools program

    With our ‘Organics for Everyone’ schools program your can pick up your kids and your veggies from school! FREE delivery to local schools. In response to growing concern from local parents about the quality of food their children eat, we have created our ‘Organics for Everyone’ schools program aimed at making organic wholefoods more accessible to school-aged children. DOWNLOAD…

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    Certified Organic food you can trust!

    Munch Crunch Organics is all about supplying our community with healthy nutritious Certified Organic food you can trust: ensuring it has been grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers and grown in our bioregion according to strict organic certification standards. 

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    Get our free Veggie Special cookbook, inspired by the seasonal produce that has been in this year’s organic boxes, when you sign up for our free weekly newsletter. Do you love veggies as much as we do at Munch Crunch Organics? Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan or anything in between there is no doubt that…

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    Breakfast Stuffed Capsicums

    Ingredients ·       2 capsicums ·       1 brown onion ·       olive oil ·      1 sweet potato ·       1 head of broccoli ·       4 eggs ·       a handful of rocket ·       diced shallots for garnish ·       salt and pepper ·      grated mozzarella cheese Instructions First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking pan and cut the capsicum in half, removing…

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    How to respond when someone thinks organic food is too expensive

    We often get the question from people ‘why organics’ is more expensive. Read below the answer from our Farmer Al: “Thanks for your feedback. In our opinion nurses should be some of the best paid people on the planet for all the fantastic work that you do. Unfortunately it is also farmers that suffer from…

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    Warm Crunchy Salad

    Ingredients ·       2-3 medium beetroots ·       250g of pumpkin ·       1 brown onion ·      3 medium potatoes ·       4-5 pieces of kale ·       3 handfuls of rocket ·       feta cheese Dressing ingredients ·       1/4 cup of olive oil ·       1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar ·      1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard ·       a dash of honey Instructions First, preheat…

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    Changed delivery days and times and waste not

    Thanks for all your great feedback on the Esky out the front of house concept, great to know at least some of you read my ramblings!  We’re still processing the best way forward and will have an update in next weeks newsletter as to how the Esky scheme will work for those of you that want to…

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    Vegetarian Korean Quinoa Bowls

    Ingredients ·       1 1/2 cups pf white quinoa (can be substituted with rice) ·       1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil ·       1 zucchini (julienned) ·       a handful of beans ·       two handfuls of bok choi (cut up) ·      1 red onion (cut into thin slices) ·      1/2 small cucumber (julienned) ·      1/2 teaspoon of salt ·      1 teaspoon of sesame…

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    Box question and sweet as potatoes

    We’re considering implementing a new voluntary scheme for your home delivered boxes and would really value your feedback.  Although we feel that as a business we are doing all that we can to be as sustainable as possible and help look after the environment we are always looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint…

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    Have an eggcellent Easter

    A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in February 2016 showed that organic milk contains around 50% more beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic. In addition to organic milk, the nutritional differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. This study, the largest systematic review of its kind, broke down the data from…

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    Micro farms and hot cross buns

    Nothing in life remains the same.  There is however, often an idealistic and sentimental view in organic agriculture that things must remain the same to keep up with the traditional founders of the organic agriculture movement.  Founders such as Rudolf Steiner, Sir Albert Howard, Lady Eve Balfour and J.I Rodale, who wrote in 1954 “Organics…

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    Farm news and reducing food waste

    We welcomed the 100mm of rain we received this week after what has been a very dry start to the year. El Nino is clearly evident and whilst we always snag a little bit of coastal rain in the Northern Rivers region we could do with a bit more to fully charge the dams going…

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    Beetroot, Apple and Greens salad

    ———– Recipe by: Melanie Sinclair, The Nutrition Effect (instagram: @the_nutritioneffect) This is lovely fresh & crunchy salad that is loaded with key nutrients & and even includes both insoluble (greens) and soluble (apples) fibres. Consistently eating a variety of high fibre foods is key to maintaining a healthy weight and aiding fat loss by keeping…

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    Byron Boutique Health starting Feb 8

    Byron.Boutique.Health is about reaching your personal health & physique goals through a highly supportive 9 week program.  With 3 one-on-one consultations and 18 one-on-one PT sessions plus unlimited group fitness, BBH is designed for you as an individual. Melanie uses state of the art BIA (bio impedance analysis) to get an accurate reading of your…

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    Antipasto plate w/ Homemade hummus and veggie sticks

    Ingredients Hummus: 1 can chickpeas 1 garlic clove – crushed 2 tbsp tahini 2 tbsp lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 good pinch of salt To serve: 1 tsp paprika Veggie sticks: carrots celery cucumber capsicum Can also add to the plate: grapes sliced apple olives sliced radishes crackers cheese…

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    Fresh in season, save our soils and Green Games

    The seasons are changing and so is our seasonal produce: As we say goodbye to the last of the organic apples for another 4-6 weeks we welcome back delicious grapes, a perfect healthy snack for any occasion. Mango season is also now in full effect and there is some great stone fruit around, whilst we…

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    Quinoa Bowls with Tomato and Corn Salsa

    1 cup of quinoa 2 tomatoes chopped 2 corn cobs with kernels removed ¼ bunch of coriander chopped ¼ bunch of mint chopped 1 lime juiced 1 good pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of olive oil ½ teaspoon of cumin ½ teaspoon of chili flakes While the quinoa cooks, mix all of the other ingredients…

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    On being a ‘climatarian’ and a new year, new products

    Have you ever considered becoming a climatarian or perhaps a reducetarian, sounds pretty funky hey, well I reckon we should all give it a go. If your wondering what I’m talking about the definition of a climatarian is “someone who’s diets primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to…

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    New Year’s resolutions? And first deliveries of 2016!

    Happy New Year, hope you had a great Christmas and managed to squeeze in a couple of organic treats! Can you believe it is 2016, this sounds like a future date from a sci-fi movie. 4/1000 is another futuristic sounding number but is one that I hope is embraced by farmers, agribusiness and governments across…

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    Warm Potato Salad with celery, parsley and kale

    Instructions Chop the clean potatoes into bite size cubes and cook in boiling salted water until tender. While the potatoes cook, place the finely chopped celery, fennel, kale and parsley into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mustard, lemon, olive oil and salt and set to the side. When the…

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    Last week before Christmas, time to get corny

    Summer is truly here and so is the end of the year. One more delivery week next week and then we’re off for a short holiday: we’ll be CLOSED 28/12 – 3/1 and open again from Monday 4/1 to start the new year healthy. From the whole team here at Munch Crunch Organics we want…

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    Daikon recipe ideas

              Daikon fries Cut the daikon into ‘daikon fries’ (approx. 5 cups) Create a marinade with soy sauce/ tamari (1 tsp), chilli (1/2 tsp), ginger (1/2 tsp), sugar (1/2 tsp), salt (1/2 tsp) and coconut oil (1/4 cup) Coat the fries evenly with the marinade Roast them for about 30 min…

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    Meet Jason, and a DIY Christmas gift recipe

    My vision for MCO is not just to supply a steady stream of fresh, healthy certified organic food to your doorsteps but also to help and encourage other farmers to set up or transition to becoming organic farmers. This week I have been helping Jason Thompson to get ready for his organic audit. Jason’s growing…

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  • Oven roasted potato, asparagus, tomato and crispy kale recipe healthy organic
    Oven roasted potato, asparagus, tomato and crispy kale

    Ingredients ·       750g potatoes, peeled & cut into cubes (about 1.5cm) ·       ½ punnet cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters ·       Bunch of asparagus ·       1 cup of torn kale leaves ·       1 cup of chopped herbs – can be parsley/ oregano/ basil/ mint ·       About 20 olives, pitted kalamata or black, cut into quarters ·      …

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    New plantings and FREE e-book for those who…

    As Christmas looms in the not too distant future there always seems to be an increased sense of urgency in everybody’s behaviour, as if the world if going to stop and we must get everything finished before it does.  Our farms are not exempt from the mad rush that precedes Christmas the only difference is…

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    Kale, beet and bean salad

    Ingredients Salad: 250 gr beetroot 1/2 bunch of kale (can also use spinach, silverbeet and/or beetroot leaves) 100 gr green beans handful of chopped up mint leaves handful of pepitas 2 tsp olive oil Salt & pepper pinch Dressing: ¼ cup tahini 3-4 tbsp of olive oil 1/2 lemon juiced Salt & pepper pinch 2…

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    Spinach pancakes with tomato & basil salsa

    Ingredients For the pancakes:   ·       1 cup of spinach ·       3/4 of a cup of quinoa flour ·       1/4 of a cup of brown rice flour ·       3/4 of a cup of water ·       2 tbsp of olive oil ·       1 tbsp  of apple cider vinegar ·       1 tsp of dried mixed herbs ·      …

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    Proud to be a freak

    I’m not sure if you saw the so-called ‘Fresh food people’ ad last week making us organic farmers and consumers of home grown food out to be freaks.  It quickly got taken down from social media as there was a backlash of comments from us ‘freaks’ absolutely flabbergasted that what was being marketed to us as…

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    Asparagus Spring salad

    Ingredients One bunch of asparagus 400g potatoes 100g salad mix 1 zucchini, grated 250g tomatoes 2 avocados ¼ cup pumpkin seeds Butter Olive oil Apple cider vinegar Juice of 1 lemon Salt Instructions Start by cooking the whole potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 20 minutes or so (less for smaller potatoes). Aim…

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    Delivery run changes and Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th today, spooky! What spooks me is the fact that in Australia the regulators continue to allow the use of Glyphosate in everyday so called ‘modern agriculture’ despite the fact that five months ago, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), concluded ‘Glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans‘. Further…

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  • Khamang kakdi (indian cucumber salad) recipe
    Khamang kakdi (Indian cucumber salad)

    Ingredients ½ cucumber, deseeded and diced 1 large green chilli, finely chopped 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp of light brown sugar 1/2 cup of peanuts 1/3 cup of fresh coconut, grated 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 1/4 tsp cumin seeds Instructions Add…

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    Surveys and basil. Business as usual

    As the months change the humidity is slowly starting to intensify and the crops are growing faster. November from my experience is pretty much the last of the easier growing months up until around April when the humidity starts to reduce. I always find Dec through to March the most challenging in the Sub-Tropics as…

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    Zucchini & apple bread

                  Ingredients For the bread: 1½ cups brown rice flour 1 large zucchini, grated 4-5 very ripe bananas, mashed 2 apples, grated ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp vanilla Zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp bicarbonated soda…

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    Are you as cool as a cucumber?

    This week we’ve been lucky to get a good couple of showers to moisten the soil and kick along some of our summer plantings. Not having to turn the irrigation on at this time of year is always a good thing as it means we can keep more water stored in our dams for the…

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    Beetroot & buckwheat salad

              Ingredients 1 cup of buckwheat 1 large carrot 1 beetroot 500g pumpkin, cut into small chunks 1 cup of soaked chickpeas   For the dressing 1 tbsp of tamari 1 tbsp of tahini 1 tbsp honey 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of paprika Olive oil   Instructions…

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    How fair is your food?

    This week is Fair Food week and is something that we strongly agree with at MCO. This week I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a few days in South Australia visiting some small scale farmers in the Barossa Valley and Riverland regions, learning lots about cherry, apple and grape production. Most of the farmers I’ve…

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    Zucchini & broccoli bolognese

              Ingredients 2 zucchinis 1 carrot, grated 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 head of broccoli, cut into small chunks 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp tomato purée 500g pasata 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 stock cube (beef or vegetable) made up into…

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    Pardon my French. Referred a friend yet?

    Finally an Agriculture Minister with some sense…. no not yet in Australia, but in France! This week whilst speaking at a Climate Smart Agriculture conference, Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister of Agriculture proposed that the country increases its soil carbon content by 0.04% each year. This will be done by protecting France’s carbon-rich soils, and…

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    Roasted turnip & sweet potato salad

                Ingredients 3-4 turnips 1 large sweet potato 1 large red onion 2 cups of salad mix 1 avocado 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil Large pinch of thyme Salt Pepper   Instructions Preheat your oven to 220 degrees. Peel the turnips and sweet potato and cut into…

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    What would Google say if you’d ask ‘why should I eat organic’?

    This weeks newsletter is an extract from a great article written by Joanna Blythman for the Guardian this week, titled:  Why Should I Eat Organic? You asked Google – here’s the answer. “Can you afford organic? The annoying thing is that because the true environmental and health costs of chemical agriculture (pollution, soil erosion, ill…

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    Spicy rainbow slaw

              Ingredients ½ large red cabbage 2 apples 2 carrots 3-4 radish 1 medium knob of ginger 1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic 1 chilli 7 cornichons 7 capers Sea salt Large handfuls of coriander leaves, diced 2ish tbsp mayonnaise Instructions Start by slicing the cabbage finely, sprinkle generously…

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    You look radishing. Think we do?

    Normally this time of year is pretty dry here in the Sub-tropics so we were over the moon to get 65mm of rain over the weekend and top up the ground water and our dams.  Even if we get no rain now for the rest of the year we should make it through with water…

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    Leek, feta and dill frittata with sautéed silver beets

              Serves 2 Ingredients 4 large eggs, whisked 1 tablespoon butter (olive oil will work as a dairy replacement, making sure you season the eggs generously if so) 1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbed (cashew cheese will work for a dairy replacement) 2 leeks – sliced into thin rings 1/2 bunch…

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    Meet Ofer! And what’s invisibly green?

    Great news for all you folks living in Brisbane as we now have our own delivery driver, Ofer (find his introduction below). As a small and ethical social enterprise it is important for us that the people delivering your organic boxes are friendly, happy and healthy people that believe in what we do.  We were…

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    Supergreens basil pesto with warm potato, broccoli and crispy kale bowl

    Ingredients For the potatoes 750g potatoes, peeled & cut into cubes (about 1.5cm) sea salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil juice of one lemon For the pesto 2 cups spinach, lightly packed 1 cup kale, rinsed and de-stemmed, lightly packed – roughly 2 large leaves or 3 small leaves 1 cup basil, lightly packed…

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    What to plant in spring, and get snapping!

    As we enter the Spring months the weather has been mixed, with some hot days but a few cool ones thrown in and some good rainfall to go with it.  I think it is safe to say now that we are free of any frost risk and the warmer weather loving crops can start being…

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    Asian Noodle Vegetable Bowl with Peanut Sauce

    Noodles 2 carrots ¼ purple cabbage 1 corn cob A dozen pea pods shelled 2 zucchinis A dozen cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons of cashews 1 cup of Asian greens 1 lemon or lime 1 packet of soba or udon noodles Peanut sauce: 1 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger finely chopped 2 tablespoons…

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    Harvest Festival Currumbin Primary & the invisible green smoothie!

    Currumbin State Primary School are learning and celebrating all things sustainable and positive for the future, as they gear up to their ‘Harvest Festival on Friday 11th September. Harvest Festival is just the start to Currumbin Primary Schools ‘sustainability ethos’ that’s kicking off in September. The Harvest Festival is being held at the school on Friday 11th September,which will be fostering our…

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    Curried Sweet Potato Hummus

    Recipe by Kelly Fielding – Bella and Bhakti My hummus addiction is no secret- I truly do love it and put it on just about everything savoury! Yet I rarely make it myself at home. I have a big sack of chickpeas though that were left over from a catering job I did, so I…

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    Australian Organic Awareness Month 2015

    Australian Organic Awareness Month is here once again, and we want to help our friends at Australian Organic celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month and spread the message about why organics are important and how they can benefit us and the world we live in. For starters, organic products with the Australian Certified Organic logo means that they are…

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    Spring has sprung for Organic September!

    It’s a week earlier than the calendar says but Spring has certainly sprung across our farms here in the Northern Rivers region and I’ve been wearing t-shirts and shorts all week helping out our Intern Andy on our farm in Myocum get new veggie beds ready for planting.  Not only has it been warm but…

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    Two new additions to our organic farming family!

    This week we are welcoming two new farms through the organic certification process and into the Munch Crunch family, Bruce Long of Tyagarah and the team at Bundaleer Organic Farm (BOF) in Broken Head, NSW. Both are situated within 20 km of our box packing warehouse in Byron Bay and means over the next few…

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    Carbon sequestering: how organic farming mitigates climate change 

    This week I’m re-publishing an article about Organic Farming written by an old friend and colleague of mine Andre Leu, current President of IFOAM, in response to an article published in the US mail online on the paper:  ‘Does certified organic farming reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production’. The simplistic analysis concludes that because there…

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    Raw Cauliflower pilaf with apricots, pistachios and beans.

    Ingredients 1 small head of cauliflower Half a dozen dried apricots sliced finely 2 tablespoons of pistachios 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds 1 small capsicum diced ¼ bunch of mint chopped ¼ bunch of parsley chopped ¼ cup of sprouted or cooked chickpeas ¼ cup of sprouted or cooked adzuki beans 1 small carrot grated…

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    What is holistic farming? and reduce – reuse if you haven’t recycled yet

    Organic farming and growing is a holistic, systems approach that aims to prevent problems from developing rather than relying on cures. Since there are effectively no quick fixes, planning and preparation is absolutely critical to achieving success.Rotation design, maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity, attention to detail, resistant varieties, and soil health should form the backbone…

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    Miso and Vegetable Soup

    This miso soup is a new take on an old classic that includes lots of additional vegetables and leafy Asian greens. It is a great way to use up various different vegetables as you can use anything you have on hand! Try adding silken tofu or tempeh for additional protein. You can also use traditional…

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    Peace, love and certification! New goodies to add to your box

    Hi,Today I got news back from our organic certification body that we have passed our annual organic audit, that was conducted a couple of weeks ago.   It’s always a good feeling to get that annual audit out of the way as it is a time consuming affair and I always feel a bit interrogated when…

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    Asian Greens with Nahm Jhim dressing

 Instructions Wash your greens and then chop of the end. Add the leaves and stalks to boiling water for a few minutes and then drain well. If you do not drain well you will dilute your dressing and also the greens lose their crispness. Place your chilli, shallots and roots in a container and…

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    Winter Nourish Bowl

    1 cup brown rice 1 cup green lentils ½ tsp. sea salt 1 head broccoli broken roughly into florets 1-2 medium carrots chopped Juice of ½ lemon or lime Drizzle of cold-pressed olive oil Directions: Combine rice and lentils in a medium saucepan and cover with water and sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce…

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    Why use tea tree mulch? And come visit our pop-up shop!

    The local Tea Tree harvest has begun and I’m starting to work with a grower who is looking to switch over to being a certified organic Tea Tree grower, which will be a great addition to our organic farming group as the by-product of the distilling process is mulch, which has good anti-microbial properties and could be very…

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    Why go organic? #2 – Avoids chemicals (pesticides & fertilizers)

    Chemical pesticides and fertilizers have been repeatedly linked to various cancers, and dietary exposures are an unnecessary burden on your body. Government tests suggest that one in every four items of food you buy contains traces of pesticides. 150 of the commonly used pesticides are potentially cancer causing. Chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are banned…

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    Curried Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup

    Instructions Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan and finely grate in the ginger and fresh turmeric. Add the curry powder and allow the spices to cook until sizzling and fragrant. Add the pumpkin and cauliflower and stir to coat with the spice mix. Add enough boiling water to just cover the vegetables and…

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    Go Organic in July and see what difference it can make!

    Our food philosophy is simple: eating local, organic food is good for you, the environment and our community, and it’s delicious! There are many reasons to choose organic over generic grocery brands: organic food is grown without the use of GMOs or synthetic fertilizers, so you’re not eating any nasty residues that are added into…

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    Cauliflower coconut curry with Bok choy, Corn and Coriander

    Ingredients Instructions Cook the ginger on a medium heat with a teaspoon of coconut oil. When it becomes fragrant and sizzling, add the cauliflower. Allow the cauliflower to cook for a few minutes, adding a little water to steam it slightly. Add the zucchini, curry powder (or cashew cheese) and coconut milk and cook gently…

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    Why go organic? #1 – It’s healthier, for you and your kids

    Scientific studies show that on average, organic food gives you higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. Multiple servings of fruit and vegetables everyday are the cornerstone to a healthy diet, but eating organic food gives you an extra boost: it has…

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    Carbon positive farming, and like a challenge?

    Arctic sea ice has declined by 7.8 per cent a decade over the past 50 years, compared with an average estimate by IPCC computer models of 2.5 per cent. The Arctic ice cap is melting three times as fast as originally predicted and as a consequence sea levels are rising at double the rate they…

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    Buckwheat and Turmeric Crepe

    These crepes are very quick and easy to make and can made with any fillings which means they are the perfect go-to meal! They are delicious with fresh salad, steamed greens, even sautéed potatoes! You can flavor them with pesto, fresh herbs and a good squeeze of lemon juice too. Instructions Soak the buckwheat for…

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    Kale and white bean soup with garlic and tomatoes

    This is a delicious winter soup that takes very little time to cook and is perfect with some crunchy toast either as a quick lunch or hearty family dinner. You can add other vegetables that you have on hand- celery, zucchini and even sweet potato are lovely too. Directions Heat the olive oil in a…

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    Do you know how much carbon you consist of? And the buzz about honeybee wraps.

    All living things are part of the carbon cycle. Carbon is continually turned over during the natural progression through birth, growth, death, decomposition and re-birth. Some of the carbon atoms in our bodies at this moment would have been constituents of the plants, animals and soils present on earth many millions of years ago. People…

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    Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Spinach Walnut Pesto

    For the pesto   For the zucchini ‘pasta’ 2 large or 4 small zucchini spiralized, grated or peeled into long thin ribbons 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1/2  teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup of baby spinach Fresh herbs to garnish For the ‘pasta’ you can either make long thin noodles with a spiralizer, or you…

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    Vegetable Stock making

    Recipe by Alison Drover Winter is the time for soups but they only taste amazing if you make your own stock. Soups allow you to incorporate lots of herbs that are also great for health. Rosemary is a natural antiseptic so this will help ward off the bugs and sage is great for digestion and…

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    Winter Green Smoothie Bowl

    Sometimes when the cold weather comes around, we tend to move away from smoothies in the morning to porridge or toast or cooked foods that are warming and nourishing. Adding ingredients such as ginger, turmeric and cinnamon can mean that you can still enjoy smoothies throughout the cooler months. They are a great way to…

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    Quality manure is the good sh*t, and how we handle ‘bad apples’

    The use of green manures in organic farming is nothing new but as the years have gone on growers have started to understand more about some of the benefits that using green manures in their system can have.  While it is commonly known that clover is used as a green manure for its nitrogen fixing…

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    Mexican Style Sweet Potatoes

    Recipe and pics by Kelly Fielding – from Bella & Bhakti Ingredients   Method Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Pierce each potato a few times with a fork. Place on an oven tray lined with baking paper and roast for an hour or an hour and a half until you can easily pierce the skin with…

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    Pleased to meat you. Heard about ‘the organic effect’?

    As the nights draw in the days get shorter on the farm but the workload doesn’t seem to be any less and I sometimes wonder how we’ll get everything done.  Somehow though everything that needs to get planted, watered, fed or harvested does and what doesn’t can usually wait until tomorrow.Due to popular request we now…

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    Roast Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with dill and fennel

    Recipe and pics by Kelly Fielding – from Bella & Bhakti Ingredients- Instructions: To cook the quinoa, rinse it first and then add it to a saucepan. Cover the quinoa with boiling water and cook until the water absorbs, adding more if you need to, until the quinoa is soft and ready. Place the pumpkin cubes…

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    Carrot, apple and ginger porridge

    Porridge, but different: an oldie with a twist! Recipe and pics by Kelly Fielding – from Bella & Bhakti Ingredients: Serves 2 Topping- 1 teaspoon of flax seeds 1 teaspoon of almond flakes 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds 1 teaspoon of raisins 1 teaspoon of sunflower seeds  Instructions For the porridge, start by grating the…

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    Broccoli and Coconut Soup

    Recipe and pics by Kelly Fielding – from Bella & Bhakti 3 cups of vegetable broth 
1 can of coconut milk 
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon of chili flakes ½ a teaspoon of fresh turmeric sea salt and pepper to taste chili flakes, coriander and almond flakes to garnish   Method Heat the…

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    In conversion farmers? And loving our mums

    Hi We largely came out of last weeks deluge unscathed with most of the farms in our network receiving between 150-190mm.  Although a lot of that fell in a 24hr period the ground was pretty dry beforehand so the majority of the rainfall was absorbed by the soil with minimal run-off.  Our farms are also…

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    Reflection time and this week’s ‘Wonky Veg’

    This week marks my ten year anniversary of living in Australia full time and having also recently turned 40 seems like quite a poignant time of my life.  As I guess we do as humans I’ve been reflecting back on the last decade and remembering some of the good times and the not so good. From…

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    Go Organic in February and see what difference it makes!

    Our food philosophy is simple: eating local, organic food is good for you, the environment and our community, and it’s delicious! There are many reasons to choose organic over generic grocery brands: organic food is grown without the use of GMOs or synthetic fertilizers, so you’re not eating any nasty residues that are added into…

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  • Support our Chuffed crowdfunding campaign and help us grow for the future!

    To continue growing organically, Munch Crunch Organics needs your help. Since we consider you, the consumer, an essential part of supporting a fair, local organic food system, we’d like to treat you as an equal and be transparent about what our social enterprise needs to keep growing: We’re not asking for donations, but for you…

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    The ageing farmer population and our collaboration with Future Feeders

    There is no doubt about the trends. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show there are 157,000 Australian farmers, down by 40 per cent in the past 30 years. This while the consumption of organics in Australia is increasing, and so is the export of Australian grown organic produce. In 2011, the average farmer was 53,…

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    How to respond when someone thinks organic food is too expensive…

    At Munch Crunch Organics we know we’re doing the right thing: we’re growing healthy food for our communities and paying our farmers a fair price for their produce. We often get the question from people ‘why organics’ is more expensive. Read below the answer from our Farmer Al: Thanks for your feedback. In our opinion…

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    Why organic? #3 – Animal welfare friendly

    Animal welfare friendly – Organic farm animals are guaranteed to have plenty of space and access to paddocks during their lifetime. They are fed organic diets, free of unnecessary routine antibiotics or hormones – which otherwise end up in our food. The aim is to reduce the level of stress and promote health in the animals…

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    Save your pumpkin seeds!

    Toasted tamari pumpkin seeds This recipe makes a great snack anytime you have a hankering for something salty and crunchy or they can be used as a topping for salads or roasted vegetables. These are so yummy and good for you. Children especially really like eating and making them. High in zinc they keep your…

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    M Y T H B U S T E D: ‘Organic farming results in lower yields’

    According to a study by the Rodale Institute:  It actually O U T P E R F O R M S conventional farming in the long run, requires less energy and emits less greenhouse gas. >>> The Rodale Institute compares organic farming with conventional farming… the findings show that organic farming yields are lower than…

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    Reduce food waste: compost & let the worms do the work!

    When it comes to reducing your impact on the environment, composting is a no-brainer; it’s something that anyone can do and everyone should learn more about. Forty percent of household waste in Australia is made up of food. Pile garden clippings and other green waste on top, and your garbage bin is now half-full of…

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    Does your baby eat organic?

    We know that organic food is nutrient-rich and yummy. What’s also important is what is absent: it’s free of pesticides and all the other nasties we see in the food market. At MunchCrunch we want to feed your whole family well, and that includes the little ones. While babies can’t bite into a fresh carrot,…

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    Byron Shire Council – Sustainable Food Seminar – food for thought!

    A personable crowd gathered for Farmer Al and Alison Drover’s (of Fork in the Field) talk in Mullumbimby last Tuesday. The presentation, held as part of Byron Shire’s Sustainability Seminar Series, was jointly hosted by Munch Crunch Organics and Fork in the Field and focussed on both large-scale and local food issues. Farmer Al spoke…

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    Farmer Al’s Friday ramblings: Bentley bunnies

    Hope you’re having a Good Friday and have some planned fun ahead for the Easter break! Our veggies are looking forward to a long weekend of sunshine and with the recent rains are powering along. Delivery days and ordering cut off times will be as normal next w eek and we’re offering free delivery to…

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    Farmer Al’s EGGcelent Friday ramble

    Easter is upon us already and it’s good news for you guys as our veggies have told us they are not taking a holiday this year and so our box delivery times will continue as normal all the way through till Christmas! To most people these days Easter means chocolate Eggs and bunnies, but I’m going…

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    Red Quinoa Tabouli – healthy quick & easy fresh parsley salad

    Tabouli is a classic Middle Eastern parsley salad, often served as a side dish or a light meal. It is traditionally made with bulgur, which in this recipe is replaced with red quinoa. Use red instead of white quinoa for more colour and flavour to your salad. Click here to access our online grocery shop…

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    Farmer Al’s Friday ramblings: it’s raining!!!

    The rain is pelting down as I write this and farmers everywhere are rejoicing as the creeks start flowing and springs start bubbling again. Our winter crops will thrive off the back of this weather and the fruit trees will be getting their feet properly wet again for the first time in 6 months. Delicious…

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    Farmer Al’s Friday ramblings: what we are and what we’re not

    As we enter into my favourite farming months of the year there’s definitely a tinge of that Autumn coolness in the early morning air. Just enough of a cool change for us to begin our winter plantings in earnest but still plenty of warmth and long days to keep our summer crops going for a…

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    Meet Farmer Al!

    Alasdair’s mission with Munch Crunch Organics is to create a food model that supports organic farmers by connecting them directly to local consumers. Munch Crunch Organics supports local organic farmers through a combination of hard won farming experience and internet technology, making it easier for the local community to directly purchase of the farmers, forming…

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    Looking for a quick & easy way to shop for Healthy Fresh Local Organic produce?

    Ordering home delivered organic foodboxes from Munch Crunch Organics means you’re supporting your local community as well as improving the health of yourself and your family. Munch Crunch Organics is all about supplying our community with healthy, nutritious food you can trust. We believe in only providing high-quality, fresh and local organic food that is…

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