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The Truth...

At For Goodness Sake, we're all about being honest. From our honestly fresh food to the honest treatment of our farmers, we are always transparent and fair. 

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About Aussie Food...

Our food industry is facing a ton of problems, and we want to tackle them head on – especially, the issue of importing produce from overseas and the huge amount of food wastage in Australia.

In a country built on agriculture – one that still produces some of the highest quality produce in the world – it's a downright shame that our perfectly good fruit and vegetables are being replaced by overseas imports. These imports often come from countries with lower standards of quality control than ours, meaning they may have been sprayed with chemicals that are banned in Australia or even bleached (like all imported garlic). What's more, they often must be fumigated with potentially toxic chemicals just to make it through quarantine. Yet because they're cheap and reliable, major food processors and supermarkets often choose them over our locally grown produce.

As a nation we waste 4m tonnes of food annually, while over 2.5 million Australians aren’t getting enough to eat. For Goodness Sake is committed to minimising food waste. We don’t contribute to the mass dumping of produce that doesn’t meet supermarkets’ superficial aesthetic standards. We take all the produce our farmers grow, the good and the ugly. Right now, our food wastage percentage sits at zero.

We've also partnered with OzHarvest to ensure our extra produce ends up in the hands of those who need it, rather than going in the bin. OzHarvest is one of the most successful food redistribution companies in the world and we're proud to be on their side.


About Our Farmers...

For Goodness Sake is run by generational farmers fighting to make family-owned Aussie farms flourish again. By paying our farmers up to 60% more than the supermarket giants, we're committed to seeing this vision become a reality. 

It's a sad truth that more and more Aussie growers are facing enormous debt and even the loss of their farms. It seems that the big supermarkets are more concerned with saving cents than saving livelihoods, so farmers are often getting paid as little as a tenth of the price that their produce is actually sold at. 

Aussie farmers are now receiving the lowest payments in memory for their labours

We are upfront about prices to ensure that farmers know exactly what they are getting. Many agents and wholesalers set their prices at the conclusion of the season, leaving some farmers actually owing money for the goods they provide. We pay our farmers the minute we pick up their produce, and most importantly, we've cut out the middleman. This means no unnecessary fees. This helps put out-of-work farmers back on the land and results in a fairer price for them and fairer price for you too.

We're not trying to compete with supermarket prices, but you will often find that our produce will cost you the same or less as the supermarket giants. 

We support NSW family farms

In return, they give us some of the best produce we've ever tasted, so we can deliver it straight to you. Here are some of the regions we source our produce from, from farmers who are experts in their fields:

  • Adelong, Riverina
      • Garlic
      • Chilli
  • Wombat, South West Slopes
      • Cherries
  • Young, South West Slopes
      • Nectarines
      • Peaches
      • Plums
  • Grassmere, Sydney Basin
      • Beetroot
      • Carrots
      • Zucchini
      • Corn
      • Parsley
      • Rhubarb
      • Brussel sprouts
      • Cabbage
  • Horsley Park, Sydney Basin
      • Cabbage
      • Broccoli/broccolini
      • Cauliflower
      • Capsicum
      • Celery
      • Fennel
      • Herbs
  • Batlow, South West Slopes
      • Apples


Further Reading:

http://www.smh.com.au/national/surge-in-imports-sends-australian-farms-to-brink-20120526-1zc2u.html

http://www.news.com.au/national/whats-super-about-supermarkets-primary-producers-getting-lowest-prices-in-living-memory/news-story/7fa6c1b868c78735cfd2035fe98eb151

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/ag-food/publications/food-stats/daff-food-stats-2010-11.pdf

http://www.ozharvest.org/what-we-do/environment-facts/