Organic Food in Perth

Where to Buy Organic Food in Perth?Normal fruits and vegetables sold in the supermarkets are generally grown in soil that has been exhausted due to excessive production. The soil has been drained from nutrients as the land is not allowed to recover after a season but rather sprayed with chemicals and artificial fertilized to be able to grow crop for the next lot. Choosing organic and bio dynamic food is the easiest way for you to obtain more nutrient dense food and a lower amount of pesticide. In Perth it can be hard to source good organic food as there is a quite large spread of small shops, each with their relative strengths. It’s difficult to go to one shop and have all needs met. Remember to look for the guarantee of certification. If unsure, it is your right to ask to see that certification, and in the case of fruit and vegetables a good shop will tell you where it has come from and who has grown it.

RETAILERS

Absolutely Organic

782 North Beach Rd, Gwelup WA 6018  (corner of Karrinyup Road) ‎(08) 9242 7711

and in Subiaco Farmers Market (see below).

They have a good range of fruit and vegetables, excellent quality and at a good price. They have grains, legumes, fridge, frozen meat and other goods.

Dewsons (IGA) in Wembley

cnr Jersey and Cambridge St, and varying IGA stores.

Eggs, Dairy and a good range of dry and wet products. Well priced.

The Green Bean Store + Café

25D Gallipoli Street, Lathlain

Comprehensive range of fresh and frozen foods, dry and packaged goods, cleaning products, skin care and cosmetics. Great new store with a wholefood café that opens from 9am-4pm Mon-Sat.

Healthy Valley Organics/Alive Organics

Shop 7/507-515 Walter Rd East, Morley

Most comprehensive range of organic dry fruits and nuts in Perth, full shop and fruit/veg. Specialises in raw and living foods. Now with a new juice and smoothie bar.

Loose Produce

2 Hobbs Ave, Como WA 6152 ‎ (08) 9474 9100

looseproduce.com.au

MannaWholefoods

274 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162 (08) 9335 7995‎

Organic and conventional fruit and vegies, with an excellent bulk section (both organic and conventional) in dry and wet (oil, tamari, juice concentrates etc). Excellent grocery and dairy section, with a small amount of frozen meat.

Mt Lawley Wholefoods

Beaufort St, Inglewood WA 6052 (08) 9371 6408‎

Fruit, vegetables, dairy, groceries and bulk.

‎ mtlawleywholefoods.com.au

Organic n Green Home Delivery

0416028292

www.organicngreen.com.au

Organic on Charles

Shop7, 299 Charles St, North Perth WA 6006 ‎ (08) 9227 7755

Fruit, Great range of vegetables, meat, fridge, dry goods and groceries.

Peaches

195 Hampton Rd, South Fremantle WA 6162 ‎(08) 9430 5025

Good (quality and price) with organic fruit and vegetables from here. Also dairy and meat products. EXCELLENT range, quality and price.

peachesfresh.com.au

Soul Tree – Vegetarian Organic Store and Cafe

Shop 6, 3 – 5 Railway Parade Glen Forrest – café and store (08) 9298 9997

www.thesoultree.com.au

Organic Collective – Shop and Home Delivery

Shop 1 Greenslade street (CNR Winte

rfold Rd) Hamilton Hill, Perth, W.A. Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm.

www.organiccollective.com.au

Precious Organics

Myaree shopping Center. Corner of Marmion &. Mullings Way. Myaree 6154

Various Coles, Woolworths and IGA have excellent Natural Health and such sections. Often very good brands can be sourced cheaper here.

www.preciousorganics.com.au

Perth Organics – Home Delivery

www.perthorganics.com

FISH

Below are some resources on what fish to chose:

JEREMY Prince, scientist at the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research at Murdoch University. SEE ALSO: AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY www.amcs.org.au SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD GUIDE ONLINE VERSION HERE:

www.amcs.org.au/Sustainable-Seafood-Guide-Australia.asp?active_page_id=699

BUY THE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD GUIDE HERE:

www.amcs.org.au/Product.asp?CategoryID=5

MARKETS

Tere are a lot of markets opening up in Perth these days. However, not all deliver what they claim to do. ‘Organic and local’ are very trendy words often used to describe them, but when looking into it there is actually very little that is organic or local. My advice is that is they are quoted as organic or bio-dynamic, ask to see the certification.

Subiaco Farmers Market: Organic and Farm Produce

Subiaco Primary School, Bagot Road, Subiaco 8am – 12,30 pm.

This is a great farmers market, with a very good representation of certified organic produce, meat, dairy and eggs.

www.subifarmersmarket.com.au

City Farm: Organic Farmers Market

1 City Farm Place, off Royal St East Perth. 8 – 12am Saturdays.

Certified organic produce, mostly, but not all, farmer direct – fruit, vegetables, eggs, some dairy and meat. Not all farmers are there every week.

Fremantle Markets

Corner of Henderson St & Sth Terrace, Fremantle WA 6959 ‎(08) 9335 2515

The Yard: Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public holiday, 8am – 6pm

The Hall: Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public Holiday 8am – 6pm

fremantlemarkets.com.au

Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market

Mt Claremont Primary School, 103 Alfred Rd (cnr Montgomery Ave), Mt Claremont.  Every Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm.

Including both farmer direct (organic and conventional) with some brought in from the markets at Canning Vale. Spencers Brook (Pork, Beef, Sheep) sell at this market.

Western Farmers Market

Palmyra Primary School, 60 McKimmie St, Palmyra 8am – 12 pm

www.westernfarmersmarkets.com.au

South Fremantle Markets

171 Lefroy Rd, Beaconsfield WA 6162 ‎0405 165 006

Sunday, 8.00am to 12 noon

growersgreenfarmersmarket.com

BREAD

Abhi’s Bread

270 South Terrace, South Fremantle. Large range of sourdoughs and grains.

New Norcia Bakeries

Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn and Subiaco.

Organic and Conventional Sour Dough Breads.

Organic Sourdough Breadmaking Classes

Yoke Caddy: 0412 272 327.

Yallingup Wood Fired Bread

Biddle Rd, Dunsborough WA 6282 ‎ (08) 9756 6306

Absolutely Organic and Organic On Charles get this one day a week – you will need to ring and check the day. Just beware – the yummy Wave (white) is not sourdough.

REAL MILK

SEE ALSO:

www.editor.nourishedmagazine.com.au/articles/raw-milk-vs-pasteurized-milk

Contacts within Western Australia:

Mike and Barbara Shipley (08) 9847 4362

Cleopatras Bath Milk from Organic on Charles (see Retailers)

Perth Organics – Home Delivery

See above

www.perthorganics.com

ORGANIC AND BIO DYNAMIC MEATS

Mondo Butcher

824 Beaufort St, Inglewood WA 6052 ‎(08) 9371 6350

Mondo Butcher has a wide range of organic and bio dynamic meats. They are and the wholesaler for interstate organic poultry (duck, chicken). They are also the wholesaler for West Australian organic chicken, and can buy it fresh (not frozen) and at a better price. Sometimes you can get Organic, Nitrate free ham and bacon. You can get Free Range (not same as organic)

mondo.net.au

Boatshed Markets

Jarrad St, Cottesloe.

Wide range of organic meats and bones.

Baramba Grass Fed Biodynamic (Demeter) Beef and Hogget

Sid and Edith De Burgh: Meat is sold frozen, but you could order a whole or half carcass and arrange to get it fresh.

www.baramba.com.au

Williams River Produce

William and Kelly Wordsworth Smith – Grass Fed Bio Dynamic (Demeter) beef and sheep. Contact direct.

www.williamsriverproduce.com.au

 Spencers Brook – Pork, Sheep and Beef

0421 925 048www.spencersbrookfarm.com.au

Subiaco Farmers Market

(see above)

Berskshire Pigs, Organic Dexter Cattle and Long Horned Wiltshire Sheep. Nitrate and Preservative free Bacon, Ham and Sausages. Gluten Free.

Red Tail Ridge:

Beef, Lamb and Hogget. From the Website and from various markets (I buy from the Subiaco Farmers Market).

www.redtail-ridge.com

Blackwood Valley Beef:

Warren Pensini has been certified organic since 2008 and is passionate about the meat he

produces.

www.blackwoodvalleybeef.com.au/

True Arrowroot

Australia

Unfortunately, much of the arrowroot sold is actually tapioca flour it is NOT the same thing. Arrowroot is a superior, easily digested, mineral rich starch/flour. Whilst Tapioca flour can be used for thickening and baking, the result is not as good or as nutrient dense and their behaviour is quite different. The Gluten Free Company makes one called Organic Arrowroot Starch sometimes, Bobs Red Mill (see below). You can buy the Gluten Free Company brand from a number of sources online, including

www.myshopping.com.au/ZM–910360022_Food and www.organicsaustraliaonline.com.au/prod1773.htm

United States

Bobs Red Mill Arrowroot Flour/Starch www.bobsredmill.com/arrowroot-starch.html

Resources

http://www.wholefoodcooking.com.au/wfcresources.pdf

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