Munch Crunch Farmer Bruce Long

Two new additions to our organic farming family!

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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 months and coming years we will be able to increase our fresh, local and organic range of certified organic produce to you. I’ve had the privilege of working with Bruce, and Adrian and Irvin of BOF over the last year and helping them get their respective farms in shape to get through the organic certification process.  Bruce will be growing a range of leafy greens for your boxes and Irvin growing Lemons, Limes and herbs.  Going through the organic certification process is a fairly drawn out process and there are many hoops to jump through all of which takes time and energy and the setting up of good recording systems so that everything we do on farm is accountable against the strict certified organic standards. I have been thinking for a number of years about how absurd it is that we as certified organic farmers have to go through so much red tape when our chemical farming counterparts don’t have to justify what they use on their crops and was delighted to come across this quote yesterday from Mary Jane Butters, Organic Farmer and Author who sums it up beautifully. “I think we need to take back our language.  I want to call my organic carrots  ‘carrots’ and let [other farmers] call theirs a chemical carrot.  And they can list all of the ingredients that they use instead of me having to be certified.  The burden is on us to prove something.  Let them prove that they used only 30 chemicals instead of 50 to produce and apple." Mary Jane Butters, Organic Farmer and author. Visit the shop
  The Worm is Turning - Film + Q&A The Worm Is Turning FilmWednesday 26th August, 6pm at Byron Community Centre - 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Proudly supported by Santos Organics TICKETS $20 -  SOLD IN ALL SANTOS ORGANICS STORES at Byron Bay, Mullumbimby or the Warehouse. Agriculture has the greatest impact on the planet, so when we choose where our food comes from, that choice goes a long way. But there are so many un-answered questions that don't make their way to controlled main-stream media. They might include..... How did agriculture become agri-business? Where do pesticides and nitrogen fertilizer come from? What was the Green Revolution? Why do we still have over a billion hungry people in the world when there is enough food to feed 11.5 billion people? Why is food grown using chemicals cheaper than food grown organically? Filmed on location in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, THE WORM IS TURNING shows with examples of ecological farming, the possibilities of producing food as well as restoring the environment. This means more jobs, jobs with meaning and connection to nature, and an agriculture that is truly sustainable. If you have an interest in eating, and ensuring your children have clean, safe and environmentally friendly food on their plate then this is a film to put your understanding on the right track. Join our community and get inspired to take action by simply spending your money with the organisations who care for your health and the planets. Every dollar you spend is either voting for a food revolution or continuing to fuel the broken system causing havoc to our natural health and environmental systems. View the trailer here
  This week's Seasonal Box Munch Crunch Organics box order deadlinesThe likely box contents for this week's Medium Seasonal box are:
  • Carrots (500g)
  • Sweet Potato - Gold (500g)
  • Micro Asian Greens (200g)
  • Apples (1kg)
  • Rocket (150g Bag)
  • Kale - Black (bunch)
  • Oranges - Navel Premium (1kg)
  • Pumpkin - JAP (500g)
  • Parsley - Flat (bunch)
  • Banana - Cavendish (1kg)
And don't forget to add further items (extra fruit, veg, bread, dairy, pantry items etc) to your box.
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