Avocadoes from Comboyne

Avocadoes from Comboyne

Ron the grower talking with Anton

Ron the grower talking with Anton

Avocadoes like well drained soil and there is a higher altitude are north of Sydney, north of Taree known as Comboyne. The town is small and quaint and if you drive through a wonderful Cafe to have lunch.

Ron avocadoGrower Ron Lindsay is following a passion with growing his avocado trees whilst renovating a former cheese making warehouse into his home, cafe and maybe a home brew …… mmm have to say their guacomole was dynamite, extra garlic, would go great with a home brew beer…of things to come.

So we thought you  might like to see where your avocadoes are grown.

Where is Comboyne?

Where is Comboyne















Three photos showing country avocadoes are grown in and the trees.

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Ron Avocado country ComboyneRon avocado tree

























Happy 5th Birthday Harvest Hub

Celebrate together in the month of October.

The Harvest Hub Community

MontageThis month, October, Harvest Hub turns 5.

Wow! It’s been the most amazing half decade, and we’re grateful for the fabulous support from members for local Sydney Basin growers. If you haven’t had a chance to get to know them check them out Our Growers.

We’ve also seen 5 to 6 fruit shops and small grocers closing their doors each week nationally due to the ’big’ Colesworth pressures on pricing and the contracting of suppliers to tough requirements.

On our 5th year Harvest Hub also celebrates diversity and sustainability by supporting local farming families. It’s not an easy life  – up at the wee hours cutting produce before the heat of the day changes the sugar content and selecting the leafy greens to stop them from wilting. Then there is a dash to the market or having everything ready for pickup.

The supermarket price wars are making life tough and uncomfortable for the small growers, and stacks the big end of town with the corporatization of farming. “Fed-up Farmers Unite to Fight Supermarket Price War with Code of Conduct” remind us a good sustainable living for farmers should be viable – without locking farmers and food manufacturers into prices that ensure that they lose.

The supply of fresh, seasonal food full of flavour, made and grown locally, in ways that promote cooking and eating well are wins for all of us.

Our growers are vital to sustaining Sydney’s health: their farming counteracts residential development and their crops work as our city’s lungs.

Golden beetroot and white carrots are vegetables you won’t find in supermarkets; these vegetables speak to the diverse range of seasonal food that growers unfettered by strict supply contracts demand. Bowan Island bread and muesli and Evia yoghurt are nourishing artisan food made on a scale that guarantees attention to quality.

Harvest Hub is a Social Enterprise Food Network which means it is driven by the passion of its founding and current members to bring equity and provide fairness for the farmer and the purchaser. The profit motive is balanced by the desire to be a force for good in our local communities. The expanding network of Harvest Hubs enables communities to control their food supply and reduce the oligopoly, the total control of your food supply and their reliance on big supermarkets.

Help us to celebrate this time – so many founding members together with new Harvest Hub arrivals. Let us celebrate a number of things.

Tell the Sydney community, tell your friends that there is an alternate way to purchase groceries – fresh, flavoursome and intriguing. Tell them that providing a good and equable living for farming families is a must. Let them know that reducing waste, packaging and giving to others binds a community together.

Let them know how this can be done.

That a local Hub has a Hubster who lovingly packs your bag and cares. Enjoy the feast, the conversation with friends and family knowing that you are making a difference.

Happy 5th Birthday to us all  – the Harvest Hub community.
Let’s celebrate together. Tell a Friend.Bring on a member between 9 October and before the 31 October and we will credit your account $10. And they will receive 50% off their membership fee. Ask your friend to quote your name and Code:BLG

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