I can only attest personally to the suppliers I deal with offering the quality S.L.O.W. and sustainable produce I often refer to. This link is a public resource and I unfortunately cannot vouch for the ethics of all of the producers and suppliers listed. I have however made contact with these suppliers to ensure that the information I am providing is as accurate as possible.
It is ultimately up to you to ask your suppliers about the source of their produce, how it is grown, harvested and transported. Yes it may take a little time to ask questions and source the best produce available to you, but once you have been through the process, you can relax in understanding exactly what you are consuming. Happy shopping!
The Source Bulk Foods
The Source is the biggest specialised bulk food retailer in Australia. Great selection of nuts, seeds, grain, dried fruit and other whole foods. Camberwell and Prahran.
TOMS (The Organic Meat Specialist)
Organic and free range meat suppliers. Pick up from the South Melbourne Markets or delivery to the Melbourne Metro area.
Rendinas Butchery Biodynamic & Organic Meats
Organic and biodynamic meat and salumi suppliers in Balwyn North. Also home delivery service.
Belmore Biodynamic Meats
Biodynamic, organic, free range, chemical free meat, poultry and small goods in Thornbury. Also home delivery to all country Victoria main towns and Melbourne metro.
Organic Wholefoods ethical retailing
Organic retailer and home delivery in East Brunswick.
Ceres – Centre for education and research in Environmental strategies
Organic market, shop, cafe, permaculture nursery, workshop, courses and tours. East Brunswick.
Organic foods and eco living store in South Melbourne.
Big range of organics including spices, dried herbs, nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, dried fruits and pantry items. Multiple locations.
Health food store offering a wide variety of organic products including fresh produce and grocery items in Northcote.