The Organic Food & Wine Deli, Melbourne
Organic produce is farmed in a production method based on a philosophy of working in harmony with nature. There are no synthetic chemicals (fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers, growth regulators) used in the farming or rearing of produce on the land. Certified organic processed goods contain no synthetic colours or flavour enhancers, stabilizers, emulsifiers, antioxidants, thickeners, or preservatives. Livestock must be free range and reared without the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth enhancers, or non organic feed.
Biodynamic farming is often known as ‘enhanced’ organics. Biodynamic farming works on the principle of the lunar calendar, with all sowing, planting, and harvesting occurring at the most fruitful times. The farm will ideally consist of land with enough animals to provide manure for fertilizing the plants. The aim is that the natural cycle of soil, plants, and animals should remain as enclosed as possible.
Organic produce has also been scientifically proven to contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals than conventional produce, mainly due to the health of the soil that it is grown in.
Organic produce is therefore the best for ourselves, our children, our soil, our environment, and our future. It tastes better, and is more nutritious. Need we say more?
*The Organic Food and Wine Deli was conceived by Jeanette Taylor in 1999, and after researching sites and suppliers, the original café was launched in little Collins St. Jeanette’s prior background in restaurants had taken her from Sydney to Canada to working in London with Sir Terence Conran, giving her a firm background in food and its culture around the world. This background gave her an appreciation for ‘real’ food, which time and time again was organic. Moving to Melbourne in 1997, she discovered the Melbournian love affair with food, and an abundance of ‘real’ organic produce. It just needed a café to combine wholesome organic ingredients into wonderful nutritious food.
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