Organic

Elgaar Farm Premium Organic Dairy Producer

(From the Elgaar Website)


Established in 1986, we are now recognised as one of Australia’s foremost organic dairy companies.


Situated in the valleys of Tasmania's fertile north, our care for the earth is all part of our philosophy of supplying the freshest, tastiest and healthiest food available. Our range includes fresh organic milk (packaged in returnable glass bottles), natural yoghurt, cream, cheese and butter.


We firmly believe that organic farming principles not only take care of the environment, but also produce healthier and tastier food. Skills of true natural farming, with no need for artificial inputs of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals are highly valued on Elgaar Farm. Our products are manufactured using only time honoured methods using only the absolute freshest and best ingredients.


 


Elgaar Farm has, over the years, received many prestigious awards and medals:-



  • “Best Organic Farm in Australia” at OFA Sydney 2001

  • Champion Cheddar ASCA (Australian Specialist Cheesemakers Association)

  • several gold and silver medals at ASCA, Royal Hobart, Royal Melbourne

  • various other fine food shows, in recognition of our passion to provide you with premium organic produce

 


It’s an organic dream for Grace, Susan, Jennifer and Ella. It’s back to pasture for these gorgeous, dewy eyed girls who spend their days in the fresh Tasmanian air with the wind blowing through their hair.


Grace, Susan, Jennifer and Ella are Jersey cows, part of a herd reared organically by Josef and Antonia Gretschmann at Elgaar Farm, near Deloraine in northern Tasmania. The Gretschmann’s arrived in Australia in 1986. Joe was born into a famil of dairy farmers in a Bavarian village where every farmer made their own cheese. Both Joe and Antonia have studied conventional agriculture and initially farmed that way when they took over Joe’s parents’ farm. But they soon switched to organic methods, “it slowly dawned on us that if we kept farming that way we’d keep depleting resources and polluting the ecosystem,” says Joe. “And it didn’t feel right not being able to allow the kids to play in the cropping paddocks because they’d been sprayed.”


The Gretschmanns bought Elgaar farm soon after arriving in Australia and immediately set about converting to a completely organic system of farming, receiving organic certification in 1991. Today Elgaar Farm’s organic produce ranges from milk, yoghurt and cream to mozzarella and hard cheeses.


The Elgaar cows graze in paddocks where grasses are mixed with herbs such as shepherds purse, self heal, chicory and Persian clover. “Organic farmers love them as they have a greater ability to search for nutrients in the soil, so the cows produce tastier milk,” says Joe. Like all the farm’s crops, the pastures are never sprayed with artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.


The Jersey cows that graze on this green smorgasbord clearly thrive on the farm and enjoy a surprisingly long life. Any ailments are treated with homeopathic remedies, and the Gretschmanns pride themselves on the fact that it is ten years since they last had to call a vet – even then that was just help with a difficult birth.


The average Aussie dairy cow is sold off after five years of milking, but Elgaar’s work for up to a decade. Once they are deemed too old for milking duties, retirement means grazing the paddocks for the rest of their natural life, though they still front up for the twice-daily milking routine – old habits die hard. According to Antonia, one of their cows lived to 38.


During the winter months, milk is limited because many cows are “dried off” to calve in spring; there is only enough milk left to satisfy the regular demand for the farm’s fresh milk, cream, and yoghurt. Elgaar Milk is pasteurized, but not homogenized like most supermarket milk. Consequently, a rich layer of cream rises to the top of each glass bottle’s neck. More than 90 percent of the old-fashioned retrurnable milk bottles are returned for washing, sterilization and reuse, which is extraordinary considering some customers are as far away as Melbourne and Sydney


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Heritage Honey


Apiarist Peter Norris has built up the honey enterprise at the Gardens and he now tends 19 hives within a short bee flight of groves of prickly box trees on the Queens Domain as well as in the RTBG. 


The nectar-laden flowers are irresistible to the insects which make a bee-line for the prickly box (bursaria spinosa) over summer. 

Their numbers increase dramatically at the height of the season with up to 70,000 busy bees in each hive. 

Peter and his wife Trisha produce their own honey under the Heritage Honey label but has a soft spot for the RTBG prickly box variety. 

He says it has a lovely butterscotch flavour and is a soft-set style. 

"It has a high glucose content and is a bit difficult to handle," 
he said. 

"We warm it for day and break down the crystals so it does not set hard again." 

Peter started bee keeping as a hobby but now has 220 hives in the leatherwood forests of Tasmania's south west. 

Miellerie Cold Extracted Tasmanian Honey


Miellerie means "the house of honey" in French



  • Honey produced by Yves Ginat

    • a Frenchman now living in Tasmania

    • Yves began keeping bees as a young boy in France

    • brought his techniques with him

    • his honey, "it is a subtle marriage of French tradition and Tasmanian flowers."




  • Miellerie honey is 

    • unprocessed

    • unheated, thus maintaining the honey's

      • optimum natural aroma

      • health qualities

      • characteristic crystals

    • each of the honeys in the Miellerie range are crystallised, with a smooth, velvety texture that melts in your mouth!

    • based on biodynamic principles (including essential oils and herbal remedies) to harness the vitality of the bee’s colony


 


Miellerie endeavours to explore the Tasmanian landscape and wilderness for endemic floral diversity. We thank the Earth and cosmos for providing gourmet nectars and the bees for their honey.


Yves Ginat began beekeeping as a teenager, growing up in central France, in the medieval capital, Bourges. His mother’s family was from Bretagne, and his father’s family from Berry. Yves extended his education into organic farming before moving into commercial beekeeping in 1998 during which he arrived in Tasmania and it was November 2005 that the Miellerie business began.


Since 2006, Miellerie has developed from working 40 hives to 160 hives during which we have produced 5 different varieties of honey:



 


As apiarist, Yves nurtures the bee community using organic and biodynamic beekeeping practices to maintain health and harmony from the hive to the jar. Essential to the integrity of Miellerie is our trade practice of cold extraction of the honey from the comb to harness the vitality, aroma, flavour, colour and texture of the delightful nectars from Tasmanian native floras. As the seasons change, Yves continues to explore the floral diversity of this beautiful island, Tasmania.

Inika Certified Vegan Mineral Cosmetics

 

 

 

 

 

Australian

That all of the cosmetics and personal care products made by Inika anywhere in the world will meet the standards and deadlines set by the European Union Directive 76/768/EEC to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects.

Organic Food ChainInika is Certified Organic with Australia’s Organic Food Chain. When you see this symbol on your Inika box it is your guarantee the product contains a minimum of 95% organic ingredients.

RecycleInika’s boxes are made from recycled materials and all Inika packaging is able to be recycled.

VeganInika is Certified Vegan with the UK Vegan Society. When you see this symbol on your Inika box it is your guarantee the product contains no animal derivatives.

HalalInika is Certified Halal with the Australian Federation of Islamic Council. All Inika products are 100% Certified Halal.

Cruelty FreeInika is 100% Certified Cruelty Free with Australia’s Choose Cruelty Free Organisation.

Certified OrganicInika’s Eye, Brow and Lip Liners are made from organic ingredients and meet the strict guidelines of manufacturing as specified by Italy’s certifying body Organic Cosmetic

Truth in BeautyInika is a Truth in Beauty Brand. As a Truth in Beauty brand you are guaranteed your products are SAFE, NATURAL, ETHICAL and ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS.

 

 

Inika's mission is to introduce the world to a new era in cosmetics. An era where eco and chic combine to offer style, performance and a natural, ethical choice in beauty.

Inika has been awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the world by the EWG

  • Contains no harsh chemical ingredients
  • No Talc
  • No Genetically Modified ingredients
  • No Parabens
  • No Bismuth Oxychloride
  • No harmful preservatives
  • No harmful fillers
  • No mineral oils
  • No petrochemicals
  • No fragrance

Inika is the only cosmetics company in the world to be

  • 100% Certified Vegan or Certified Organic or Both
  • 100% Certified Cruelty Free
  • 100% Certified Halal
  • Australian

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Sunset Ridge Organic Gluten & Sugar Free Sauces

We welcome Sunset Ridge Organics

  • Certified Organic gourmet chilli sauces and condiments
  • Established in 1997
  • each with its own unique flavour
  • from very mild to nice and bitey hot
  • Gluten Free
  • Certified Organic
  • Low Salt
  • Range of Cane Sugar Free

 Sunset Ridges sauces and condiments will complement a wide range of hot and cold dishes and will help to create a unique culinary experience, whatever the occasion. They also make excellent marinades.

A Range of their products are sugar free and instead use Stevia (a calorie-free herb) for their sweetness constituent, making them ideal for special dietary requirements some customers may have.

Containing only certified organic natural ingredients and made with loving care, Sunset Ridge Organics core philosophy is "Organic growing is the way of our ancestors. It is the way of caring for the health of the environment and ourselves".

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Awarded Best Organic Retailer in Tasmania 2010, 2011 & 2012

NOW | Retail Award
The team were thrilled that City Organics was selected as the recipient for the Best Organic Retailer Award inTasmania 2010, 2011 & 2012.


The Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises (CORE)
In collaboration with Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA)
Awards Best Organic Retailer
  • in each State
  • & one overall National winner during National Organic Week (NOW) in October 2010, 2011 & 2012.

"It was great to have our team's dedicated work in the promotion of organics recognised by the industry in 2010 & by the votes of our customers in 2011 &2012".


Thanks to the panel, to our team, and most especially to
our Great customers who support us and who
 regularly make our day! 
BE ORGANIC
"Taste the Difference, Feel the Difference, Make a Difference"

 

Organic Chocolates

TREAT YOURSELF! Organic: luscious chocolates, choc nibs, twists, chips, popcorn, snack bars, jellybeans & boiled sweets, licorice, tassie gourmet cakes, biscuits, brownies & more including...

Fair Trade (FT), Vegan (V), 
We offer Chocolate from:

  • Alter Eco FT
  • BonVita V
  • Booja Booja V
  • Cocolo FT
  • Constant craving V
  • Green & Black
  • Green Grove Organics – Junee Chocolate Factory
  • Loving Earth V FT
  • Organic Times FT
  • Pana Chocolate (formerly Conscious Chocolate)
  • Plamil  V
  • Vivani

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DARK 70%Green & Black Vegan ChocolateMAYA GOLD MINT

Green and Black started back in 1991 when Craig Sams, founder of Whole Earth - the pioneering organic food company - was sent a sample of dark 70% chocolate made from organic cocoa beans. His wife, environment columnist for The Times and confirmed chocoholic, Josephine Fairley, found the half eaten bar on Craig's desk and sampled some for herself. The intense flavour was unique and unlike anything she had tasted before. Jo was convinced other chocolate lovers would appreciate it in the same way she had and they set about making the world's first organic chocolate. The final product was a high-quality, bittersweet dark chocolate bar, packed with 70% cocoa solids - enough to make chocolate fans sit up and take notice..

As the brand began to gain a loyal following, Maya Gold was added to the range in 1994 - the product of a holiday Jo & Craig made to where they discovered cocoa farmers were being penalised, as some larger confectionery companies tried to drive cocoa prices down. They agreed to pay the farmers a fair price for their crops and created the flavour of Maya Gold to capture the taste of the rainforests where the cocoa is grown. This way of doing business didn't seem different to them - it was what came naturally but it susbequently earned them the UK's first Fairtrade mark.

Bonvita

Rice Milk Chocolate Rice Milk Chocolate

Bonvita Rice Milk Chocolate products are made exclusively from ingredients originating from controlled organic farming. Bonvita does not use food additives such as aromas, colours, flavours or preservatives. Consequently Bonvita can justifiably refer to its products as being of the very highest quality.

A replacement for milk chocolate! There is now a tasty chocolate replacement for anyone who cannot or does not want to eat milk chocolate due to lactose intolerance or a vegan lifestyle. For this chocolate, which must be called "couverture" according to Dutch law, we use rice milk instead of cow's milk.
The result is a tablet with a taste that is impossible to distinguish from that of real chocolate.

City Organics Chocolate PlamilPlamil has been making their own chocolate for decades. Their expertise is in making quality non-dairy chocolates ensures each bar is sumptuous tasting with a superfine texture that just melts in the mouth.

Their alternative to milk chocolate has all the special qualities of our chocolates, plus even more soy to make this bar ideal for all those who like the taste of dairy milk chocolate without the dairy milk.

The no added sugar bars use the sweetness in Xylitol, which is made from birch trees. Xylitol is known to have benefits in oral health and therefore ideal for those that do not want sugar replaced by chemical alternatives. With 60% cocoa these bars have a really good chocolate taste. The hemp in the Shelled Hemp variety is rich in protein and a source of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9.

 Constant Craving Chocolate

Since it's inception, Constant Craving Chocolates has been using the finest quality ingredients to produce delicious and tantalising chocolates which are completely free of animal products. The lactose, cholesterol, gluten and saturated fats found in most dairy chocolate are not present. This allows almost everyone to indulge in the "food of the gods", whether they are lactose-intolerant, vegan, vegetarian, need to follow a gluten-free or low-cholesterol diet, or simply crave the taste sensation of top quality chocolate.

Choose from the following delicious Constant Craving Chocolates flavours:

Ingredients in the Chocolate Base (sugar,cocoa mass, vegetable fat, salt)

Coconut Rough (desiccated coconut, natural vegetable preservative 220, coconutflavoring)

Apricot Dream (dried Australian apricot, vegetable emulsifiers 322, 492, apricot oil)

Coffee (Coffee and Chicory essence, coffee)

Scorched Almond (almonds)

Jaffa Delight (orange oil)

 

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City Organics Chocolate Green & Black


City Organics Chocolate

 

City Organics Chocolate Junee Licorice & Chocolate FactoryCity Organics Chocolate Green Grove Organics

 

Organic Food Bar - Protein

With 22 grams of easy-to-digest organic protein from Organic Almond Butter and Organic Brown Rice, our Protein bar will give you vim and vigor without making you feel lousy and logey like other refined protein bars do.

Organic Food Bar - Original

Our Original bar includes plenty of easy to digest, alkaline-forming organic brown rice protein for enhanced tissue repair. Two grams of phytonutrient rich flax and quinoa sprouts provide the extra boost you need to excel in exercise, sport - and life. 

Organic Food Bar - Omega 3 Flax

Flax to the max! We pack our Omega-3 Flax™ bar with a whopping eight grams of our exclusive sprouted BioSprout flax to provide 3000 mg of essential Omega-3 fatty acids per bar.

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