banner-page-0Our veggie boxes will resume on the Tuesday 12th January 2016, and run through until the 28th June 2016.

This  season we will be offering a large family sized box at $1000  for the full 25 week season ( equivalent to $4o per week) and a small family sized box at $700 for the full 25 week season ( equivalent to $28 per week)

Harvest days will be Tuesdays and Fridays subject to demand. We will deliver to pick up hubs by certain times each day and then you are free to pick up from there at your leisure. Currently we have hubs in Yarra Junction and Warburton, and are keen to establish more locations as demand for our boxes increase. If you are in the Yarra Valley, outer eastern suburubs from Eltham, Warrandyte through to the Dandenong Ranges we are willing to consider establishing hubs in your area so please contact us.

All our produce is picked fresh on the day of delivery and boxes are pre-packed with an array of seasonal produce available that week. We grow upwards of 30 different vegetables throughout the season and each week boxes contain 10-12 varieties.

We have capacity to produce up to 60 boxes per week, so opportunities to share in our harvest are limited. To secure box for 2016 we ask that you pay a $200 deposit by mid December 2015.  There will then be a further 4 payment installments at the start of February, March, April and May.

We will be hosting a Farm Open Day on Sunday 29th November between 2-5pm, so if you’re interested and want to learn more about how we farm and grow, this will be great opportunity to meet us and have any questions answered.  Otherwise feel free to contact us with any questions or queries.

We look forward to working with you to build a local community focused food system.

“Beyond Organics”

BEYOND ORGANICS

As the organic food sector experiences rapid growth in consumer demand year after year, the rush is on for the environmentally destructive corporate food industry to grab a piece  of the action.  More and more industrial scale conventional farms are attempting to attain organic certification, and whilst this could be seen as a positive outcome, the trend of organic farming towards the corporate “agribusiness” model and away from “agriculture”, is something to be very worried about.  These so called organic farms are still essentially monocultures doing the bare minimum to qualify organic certification, are still dependent on energy intensive large machinery and production inputs.  Whilst still an improvement on convention farming they are a long way from being truly sustainable.

At Little Feet Farm we believe it is misleading to promote certified organic  as the pinnacle of sustainable farming, and as such we believe there can                                                      be more sustainable food production, with better environmental, social, cultural and health outcomes                                                                               “Beyond Organics”.

To us beyond organics means supporting a myriad of varied and diverse, small scale sustainable farms, focused on supplying their local communities with the freshest seasonal   nutrient dense food possible through farmers markets, CSA box schemes and local produce traders.

It is small appropriate scaled farms growing varied high quality seasonal crops rich in health promoting nutrients, in detailed rotations, investing in and nurturing the soils on their farms, being intimately connected and rooted in the cycles of nature around their farms, bringing an attention to detail not possible on industrial scale farms.  It is about farmers who know how to farm without poisons, use minimal inputs, conserving water, breed diversity of life into their farms both above and below the soil.  Its about farmers as artisans and skilled crafts people leaving their farms in better conditions and valuable assets for future generations.  Its about farmers being valued and respected in their communities and their communities supporting them to make fair and equitable income in return for them providing them health promoting fresh food.

In essence it about building relationships between farmers and nature, and farmers and the community of people who eat their produce, enabling the community to become more knowledgeable about truly sustainable farming techniques, empowering them to judge for themselves the ethics and sustainability of the food they eat. And making the job of anonymous organic certifying bureaucrats redundant.

BEYOND ORGANICS IS ULTIMATELY ABOUT BUILDING STRONG RESILIENT EMPOWERED COMMUNITIES

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