Why Spray-Free?

Healthy-kids-brisbane-organic-foodDo you know what they do to “conventional” produce these days? Nothing good! Chemical fertilisers, long transport, lengthy storage times, more chemicals to put produce to sleep and more to wake it up – it’s seriously scary stuff! It’s also highly inefficient, unfair to farmers and is destroying our soils and harming our planet.

But there is a better way. Organic has been the buzz word for some time now as people are waking up to the dangers of the toxic chemicals being sprayed on our food. Organics have become big business – and that’s great – but organic and LOCAL is even better in our opinion.

Our produce is not certified organic. But it is local and it comes from small farms that don’t use any chemical sprays. It’s not feasible for these farmers to get organic certification, which is a timely and costly process, but they’re the kind of farmers that know how to grow food the old fashioned way – no chemicals, no genetic modification – just good soil, worms, homemade fertiliser, water, sunshine and fresh air.  Many of our farmers also harvest their own seeds or use heirloom varieties.

Here’s a few more reasons we think you should try our veggies:

  • GREAT VARIETY – our box contents change each week and there’s often unusual produce in there that you won’t find in the supermarket
  • IT'S SO FRESH – most of the produce is picked on Thursday and you get it on Saturday (or Sunday) morning (compare that to your supermarket apple that is potentially 1 year old!)
  • OUR FARMERS GET A FAIR PRICE (they love us!)
  • GREAT EXTRAS – like pasture-raised eggs, local honey and healthy vegemite!
  • YOU CAN CUSTOMISE YOUR BOX so you don’t get things you don’t need (use the ‘special requests’ section in the cart)
  • BETTER FOR THE PLANET – low food miles, no chemicals and we use (and reuse) recycled boxes and only minimal plastic packaging
  • COMMUNITY – connect with like-minded friends through our Farmacy Family Facebook group 
  • IT TASTES AMAZING (and is so much better for you).