Over the past few years I have managed to meet a few local farmers and I wanted to share with you all the best places to buy farm fresh meat here on the Sunshine Coast. I am a big believer in supporting local food which means supporting the farmers who grew it. Below is a list that outlines the farms from the shops.
Not all of the farms on the list are certified organic, however I have listed them first so you can have an informed choice. All of the farms are located in the Sunshine Coast area – think of this as your guide to buying ethical meat grown locally.
Go on, support a farmer.
DIRECT FROM THE FARM
Baranbali Farm – Connondale
Yvonne offers Certified Organic meat from her farm gate each Friday afternoon. You can buy some heritage breed pork, their popular lamb roasts and of course beef in all different cuts. They have a great range of suausages and even have some pretty special bacon. Click HERE to find out more.
Eumundi Beef – Belli Park
Bio-dynamic grass-fed beef available every Friday afternoon at Susan’s farm gate. Eumundi Beef offer bulk packs for families of all sizes and their mince is just amazing which you can also buy from the Perigian Market once a month. These cows are very loved, click HERE to find out more.
Bonnie Beef – Wolvi
I have heard rave reviews about beef from these guys. You will find them every Sunday at the Noosa Farmers Market. The beef is raised at Wolvi just outside of Gympie. They believe in small farms that adhere to the humane treatment of cattle. Click HERE to read more
Kidaman Beef – Kidaman Creek
Kidaman Beef produces healthy, locally grown, pasture fed, ethically managed beef in Kenilworth. You can find them each week at the Big Top Market on Wednesdays (10-6), Fridays (3-8pm) and Saturdays (8-3pm) as well as Kawana Farmers Markets every Saturday OR buy from them direct – Click HERE for more info.
Walker Farm Foods – Cambroon
The Walker Farm produces nomadic pastured eggs and chicken, nomadic grass-fed beef and milk situated among picturesque rolling hills. You can buy from the farm direct via email or visit them at the Kawana Market and Witta Market. Click HERE to find out more.
Rawganix Farm – Tansey
Rawganix Farm is certified organic, pastured, free range, biodynamic and determined to produce the highest quality healthy food. We do not use synthetic methionine or soy in our feed mixes for the chickens as most other egg, chicken and pork producers do. They have been supplying the Sunshine Coast and Kawana Waters Farmers Market for years now and they are gearing up to grow pastured chicken as well. Click HERE to find out more.
GreenAg Turkeys- Darling Downs
Green Ag pride themselves on providing excellent quality gourmet organic free range turkey meat direct from their paddock to your plate. You can find them at Kawana Markets on Saturdays and Noosa Farmers Market on Sundays. Click HERE to find out more
Mary Valley Free Range Pigs – Yandina Butcher
They believe that pigs should be raised naturally, in the open air, with love and care, the happiness and welfare is the top priority. Mary Valley Free Range pigs are Certified Free Range by Humane Choice, the number one free-range certifier in Australia. You can buy their pork from Yandina Butcher or you might be lucky to order direct if you are not close to Yandina – Click HERE to find out more.
Sunshine Coast Organic Meats – Forest Glen
Honestly you can buy every thing you need in one store from chicken, pork, beef and lamb. Most of the products are certified organic and you can even get some pretty amazing organic sausages, cured meats and a few specialty items like turkey & other game meat. Click HERE to find the store.