Store Number: Y119
WHY CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
We are mad for organic fruit and vegetable, and we want a better planet where to live.
Every business claims to be green and socially responsible. We want to do better than vague claims and greenwash.
This is an overview of the findings and our environmental position.
Organic farming is kinder to the planet.
The principle behind organic farming is that we should learn from and farm in sympathy with nature, rather than suppressing and dominating it. Organic management:
- Protects natural resources, such as fresh water and healthy soils
- Encourages wildlife; there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms
- Avoids pollution from artificial chemicals
- Uses less energy per kg of food produced
- Captures CO2 emissions in the soil through 'carbon sequestration.
Packaging is a necessary evil. It protects the produce, thereby preventing food waste and contamination dangerous for our customers. We can’t do without it entirely, but we have tried to find sustainable solutions. Some of the research confounded initial expectations; for example, a plastic bag has a lower carbon footprint than the equivalent paper one.
To make our packaging as sustainable as possible, we will always:
- Use just what is necessary to prevent food waste (and massively less than the supermarkets)
- Choose compostable materials.
- Re-use as much as we can. If everyone gave the veg boxes back to us, each one could do 4/5 trips. We even mend tears with tape!
- Make it easy to dispose of our packaging responsibly.
- Undertake rigorous research to make sure we’re doing the right thing.
- Strive to improve whenever we can. We know our packaging still isn’t perfect, and are always trying to do better.
FIGHTING FOOD WASTE
Farmers who grow for supermarkets regularly leave a third of their crop behind in the field. Selling directly to the customer means that we can meticulously plan our boxes’ contents a year or more in advance. We grow the amount we expect to need, and that’s it. Few retailers agree, but we think it is better to occasionally, run out than to overproduce routinely.
There are occasions when a batch of fruit or veg directly can’t go into the boxes. It may be too large, too ripe, or partially damaged. Whatever the reason, we have a system in place to make sure it does not go to waste.
- charity donations
- free fruit and veggie for staff and their family.
Different crops are available in the winter time like kale, pumpkin, green cabbage, red, cabbage, cauliflower and more. Some of you already know who we are and previously visited us on our farm to buy some produce. A lot of you has interested a delivery box at the door, and now you are so happy to tell you our news. Now we are working on our Website and our Facebook page, and we will start producing and the delivery of fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes at the end of March at your door. There will be some vegetables and fruit that will be not from our farm. But come from another local farm, and some that we buy in the Organic wholesales market in Perth, anyway everything in our tables will always be Certified Organic.
Regarding the content of our seasonal vegetable boxes contains three varieties of fruit and twelve varieties of vegetables. As above mentioned we will start producing and deliver at the end of March. Please register your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on our Facebook page. More info is coming soon in regard boxes size, cost and delivery.
We are looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Cinzia and Lionel from Truly Organic Farm. Regards Cinzia and Lionel from Truly Organic Farm.