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Saya Skin care makes beauty sustainable, green and local

on Thursday, 11 August 2016.

Saya Skincare

SaysSkincareSaya Skin care is a privately owned and operated luxurious and unique skin care line, built from the ground up by Saya McDermott. Saya Skin care originated in Noosa and has been producing organic products for ten years. Uniquely, Saya has been able to incorporate Australian Native Botanical extracts into their formulations, some of which are appearing for the first time in a skin care line. Because of their ingenuity and efforts, Saya Skincare is Australian certified, Organic Certified, Australian made, and cruelty free accredited.

Raised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Shambhala Farm – it’s about creating community through food

on Saturday, 30 July 2016.

Shambhala Farm

Shambhala FarmCraig Hubbard, the co-founder and owner of Shambhala Farm, is a first generation farmer with a passion for food resilience. Craig has been farming since 2007. Early in his career, with then co-founder Jemma Edwards, Craig lived in a rammed-earth, solar powered property on the banks of the Mary River, where he made a living by selling wholefoods and freshly milled flour at local markets as Maleny Wholefoods. Craig was later given the honour of earning an apprenticeship with Jim Hunt, a renowned local organic farmer of 40 years, who shared and instilled the principles and practice of organic, sustainable farming that further helped Shambhala Farm become what it is today.

Raised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Award winning, made from scratch cocoa, brings unique, delectable flavour to market

on Saturday, 09 July 2016.

Spencer Cocoa

Spencer CocoaSpencer Cocoa is a first generation, family owned and operated chocolate business that has been producing delectable chocolate since 2010. Luke Spencer and his wife, Thea, work together in every aspect of their delicious and growing business. Luke serves as the chocolate maker and peddler, while Thea organises the wrapping, marketing and other aspects of their business. Together, their visions have awarded them Gold from the Melbourne Royal Fine Foods Show in 2015 for their Dark chocolate, and in 2016 for both Dark and Milk chocolate.

Raised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Sustainable practices make estate winery a success for generations

on Monday, 27 June 2016.

Kingsley Grove Estate

Jo Berry Kingsley Grove Estate profileEstablished in 1998, when the first plantings were made, Kingsley Grove Estate was built straight from the ingenuity and hands of Michael and Patricia Berry. With the estate being family owned and operated, Mike and Patricia have since been joined by their son, Simon, and his wife, Jo, along with their two young daughters who are eagerly waiting to become the third generation to the Kingsley Grove Estate story.

Raised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Family connection remains key for “Piggy in the Middle”

on Monday, 13 June 2016.

Piggy in the Middle

Noosa RedsRaised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Raised on family farms and with a shared partnership for their "Piggy in the Middle" business, cousins Dean and Mason Mayne have a great appreciation and understanding for land, animals and agriculture. The Mayne boys are passionately involved in every aspect of their family owned and operated business, with extended family always lending a helping hand with their generations of farming knowledge, including a weekly, motivational call from their grandfather to ensure that the boys are still working hard.

Those in need REAP benefits of local organisation

on Monday, 30 May 2016.

REAP Sunshine Coast

REAP Sunshine CoastREAP Sunshine Coast commenced operations in August 2014 and now has a core of 20 dedicated volunteers. As a group they donate their free time to redistributes fresh produce, canned and baked goods, prepared items, and other excess good food to community organisations and schools who in turn provide that food as meals or food hampers to vulnerable members of our community. REAP Sunshine Coast has redistributed over 30,000 kg of excess good food that might otherwise have found its way to landfill to local community organisations who help vulnerable individuals and families.

Local orange grove thrives on family tradition and customer loyalty

on Monday, 30 May 2016.

Gympie Oranges

Noosa RedsGympie Oranges, family owned and operated by Les and Fran Millard, have been in the business of supplying the local Noosa farmers market with their lusciously fresh and juicy navel oranges for over 10 years. Through three generations of Millard boys, the Gympie Orange business continues to grow. Passed down from his father, Les Millard and his wife, Fran, decided to step aside from the family business, handing off operations to their son and daughter in-law, Andrew and Rebecca Millard, to allow for more focus on their cattle and caravanning.

Smart farming leads to revival of a local tomato farm

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016.

Noosa Reds Tomatoes

Noosa RedsPeter Seghers, owner of Noosa Reds Tomatoes, has been farming for 35 years, and is the third generation in his family to farm. Early on, he learned that techniques for reducing product waste were key to a sustainable farm. With a degree in biotechnology, Seghers also understands the importance of eating healthy, quality foods, which is why everything on his farm is chemical free.

Passion for making loyal customers happy leads to new, healthier choices at Maple Muesli

on Monday, 04 April 2016.

Maple Muesli

Maple MuesliFor 40 years, Wade Sharrock has been in the restaurant and catering business, and has also been a cook with industry recognition. His wife, Christine, has spent 25 years managing restaurants and catering businesses as well. This experience prepared them to purchase Maple Muesli Sunshine Coast in 2010, after the company had already been making hand made products in Valdora for about 15 years.

Family at sea leads the way to changes we can see

on Friday, 11 March 2016.

Australian Caught Prawns

Australian Caugh PrawnsThe owners of Australian Caught Prawns, a 20 year fisherman and his wife who is the third generation of fishers in her family, know that taking care of customers begins by taking care of the environments we all rely on and share. “My wife and I love the concept that we catch such a beautiful, wild caught product and distribute it straight to the customers at a very reasonable price,” said Peter Dahlberg, one of the owners in the family.

A Swiss dream becomes a local reality for Maleny Cheese

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Maleny Cheese

Maleny CheeseMarkus Bucher was the first in his family to learn cheese making in Switzerland. Now a Master Cheese Maker, he is following his dream of wanting to start up his own factory. Melany Cheese, the family’s business, began in 2004 and prides itself on ensuring the quality of their dairy products from start to finish. The milk used for the cheese comes only from Maleny Farms, where four cows and one buffalo are supplying the factory.

Foodie family returns home to give back and promote local markets

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Chocolate Provisions

Chocolate ProvisionsWhen Jaclyn Treloar and Nathan Hoeksema backpacked through Europe they did a few things differently than regular tourists. Instead of spending time in lavish hotels, they camped in a one man tent. "We could use all of our pennies for eating" Jaclyn said with a smile. The food markets of Europe, in particular Italy, satisfied their ever expanding taste buds. They then settled in London and worked at the popular River Cafe, where the famous Jamie Oliver was discovered.

Farming small leads to big results for family member’s childhood dream

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Marlee-May Farm

Marlee May FarmDenise and Pele started farming 12 years ago to produce for their own family. As the farm and animals grew, they soon found themselves selling to the public as Denise, who grew up in England, realised her childhood dream. “Since I was a teenager, I wanted to be a farmer. I think it is a calling or something in your blood, and I always loved the animals, so this farm is the two passions combined,” says Denise. When she found the property that is now the Marlee-May Farm, about 60 kilometres from Noosa, she knew it was the perfect spot. “This property was a chance to do it, so I grabbed it.”

Local family escapes to nature to make Australia the zestiest place on Earth

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Sunshinecoast Limes

Suncoast LimesAt the foothills of the majestic Mt. Boulder National Park, lies a tranquil escape from city life, with pure mountain springs and rich sandy soil that enrich lush green lime trees lining the property. “It’s all about the lifestyle,” the owners of Suncoast Limes say. “We came from the city and moved out of Brisbane to escape the hustle and bustle.”

A better shade of green

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Wharenui Avocados

Wharenui Avocados1“I’ve changed the way I think about farming,” says John Tidy, owner of Wharenui Avocados. “I’m absolutely convinced that spray free farming is the way to go in the future,” he says with passion. “Future generations need to realise that if we continue to poison our soil, we’ll never grow healthy food. We won’t grow food full stop! I’ve seen what chemicals can do, not only to produce, but also, the effect they have on humans. It’s not healthy.”

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