We work with a select group of producers to ensure a quality, consistent product. Given that certain products are seasonal, or unavailable at certain times of the year, we rotate our suppliers and may source products from alternative suppliers from time to time.
Our grass-fed beef is primarily sourced from Cape Grim and Bass Strait Beef. The beef is farmed on pasture in a location with low levels of development by a collective of Tasmanian farmers who are required to meet strict quality and processing standards. The quality of the beef (from British breeds) is attributed to the pristine location, rich pastures and air quality, which is a result of the Roaring Forties winds that clear the air of pollution as they move across the Southern Ocean. Cape Grim has a number of certifications including “Certified Humane” to confirm that the beef is raised in accordance with high animal welfare standards. The beef is 100% grass fed and finished (no grain), and is free from genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and hormone growth promotants.
Bass Strait Beef is sourced from the best beef producing regions in Southern Australia, including Gippsland in Victoria, the Limestone Coast in South Australia and King Island and Flinders Island in Tasmania. The beef is farmed on pasture on natural rye grasses and clover and is free range, 100% grass fed and finished, and is free from genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and hormone growth promotants. Bass Strait beef has a number of certifications including “Certified Humane” to confirm that the beef is raised in accordance with high animal welfare standards.
We source organic beef from The Organic Meat Company. The Organic Meat Company is certified organic by ACO. The beef is farmed and processed in Queensland and is grass fed, chemical free, pesticide free and hormone growth promotant free.
We are a proud stockist of Robbins Island Wagyu Beef. Robbins Island is located on the north-western tip of Tasmania. The beef is grown on pasture for at least 18 months before moving to supplemental grain feeding for consistency of marbling. Throughout the year, the cattle are moved between grazing areas through saltwater channels at low tide. The herd has been selectively bred to carry the ‘soft fat’ gene sought after for its lower melting points and buttery texture. Further information about the marble score is available when viewing our Wagyu products.
We have a longstanding 20 year relationship with a farmer in central Victoria who is certified bio-dynamic by the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute of Australia. The lamb is free range, grass-fed and raised on pastures in accordance with bio-dynamic farming practices. Broadly, bio-dynamics is a form of organic farming which adheres to a set of principles developed by Dr Rudolf Steiner. The focus is on the health and regeneration of the land and soil and animal welfare, with these elements working as part of an integrated system on the farm. Bio-dynamic farming seeks to optimise land and soil health through the use of natural composts and preparations instead of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. At certain times of the year when this product is unavailable, we source lamb from alternative Australian organic suppliers. We also stock grass-fed lamb that is raised free range from select Victorian farmers.
Our supplier of free range chicken is Hazeldene’s. Hazeldene’s is located in central Victoria near Bendigo and their free range farming operation is accredited free range by Free Range Egg and Poultry Australia (FREPA). The birds are grown and processed on site, and are free to forage naturally amongst grasses, weeds and bushes in a secure environment. Their diet is supported with locally supplied grains.
We source organic chicken from Enviroganic Farm. Enviroganic Farm is certified organic by ACO. The chicken is farmed and processed in Murringo in Southern New South Wales. The birds roam free in fresh air and sunshine on organic pastures and are fed a balanced diet of cereal grains and legumes. Sheep and lamb are grazed alongside the poultry on a rotational system to ensure their wellbeing while maintaining pasture and soil health.
Our free range pork supplier is Gooralie Free Range Pork. The farm is located near Goondiwindi in Queensland’s Darling Downs and is an Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program (APIQ) certified free range farm. The pigs are born and raised in a stress free, natural outdoor environment for their entire lives and they have access to clean, spring-fed water and shade and shelter. The pigs are 100% free range, chemical residue free, antibiotic free and hormone growth promotant free.
We are proud to stock Ocean Made Seafood. We carry select Ocean Made Seafood product lines. The fish and shellfish are sourced from Australian suppliers. Further information about the provenance of the seafood is available when viewing products in our Seafood range.
Our nitrate free bacon rashers made from free range pork are sourced from Pandani Select Foods in Tasmania. The bacon is semi cooked and smoked using Tasmanian Oak and is E-Number free. We also stock bacon rashers made by Pacdon Park from free range pork on the New South Wales and Victorian border.
We also stock select deli lines from Salumi Australia. The products are made from certified free range Australian pork using traditional Italian techniques. The pigs are free to truffle, play and wallow and have access to insulated huts to protect them from the elements.
Our organic egg supplier is Madelaine’s Organic Eggs. The chickens that produce the eggs are raised on Hollyburton Farm at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. Madelaine's chickens and their eggs are NASAA certified organic. The stocking density is 250 hens per hectare, below the free range standard of 10,000 per hectare. The chickens have the ability to perch, are free to roam and are grazed on fresh pasture. The birds are not debeaked, or given antibiotics or other additives. The chickens are rotated to new pastures every 3-4 days.