artisan: Producer

Vegetable Growers Tim & Deri-Anne Wyatt

Vegetable Growers Tim & Deri-Anne Wyatt
In his former life, TIM was a professional chef in leading restaurants such as The Queenscliff Hotel, Fanny’s, O’Connell’s Hotel and The Stoke House, where he acquired a passion for working with high quality produce and realised the mutual value to be shared in supporting small, diversified family farms and fostering direct, fair-trade relationships with their farmers. A ‘seed sown’ in childhood by his grandfather, for many years Tim loved growing his own organic vegies, but yearned to do it on a... Read More
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Howard & Jeremy Meltzer

Howard & Jeremy Meltzer
Fifteen years ago, Howard decided it was time to stop working as a lawyer, and become what he’d always dreamt of – a farmer. So he planted some olive trees. Now governed by the laws of nature, he had to be patient. After seven years, the first harvest grew. Howard proudly pressed his first olives into extra virgin olive oil.

Howard’s son, Jeremy, realising there was no Australian olive oil in the US, decided to introduce New York to the family oil. Jeremy remembers the day he arrived....
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James and David Madden

James and David Madden
My name is James Madden and my father David and I run a small boutique meat processing facility and our own farm on Flinders Island, halfway between Wilsons Promontory in Victoria and the NE Coast of Tasmania.

We are smack bang in middle of the roaring forties, notorious for their ferocious winds, but also the same airstream that has been measured as having the cleanest air in the world. On our isolated island home we liase closely with farmers to specialize in small quantity, seasonal boutique...
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Dairy Farmer John Fairley

Dairy Farmer John Fairley
John and Sally Fairley are the owners of Country Valley milk which first started producing milk, yoghurt and cream in 2004. The company is based on the farm owned by the family for 160 years. Their son Tom is the seventh generation farmer to work the same plot of land.

I attended Hurlstone Agricultural High School before moving onto Tocal which is a practical college for teaching agricultural skills at Paterson in NSW. After returning home to the farm in 1977 I worked for many years until I...
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Peanut Farmers, Evan & Lois Blanch

Peanut Farmers, Evan & Lois Blanch
Evan grew up on the farm. He did a trade in Fitting and Turning working in this for a number of years before returning to the farm.

Lois grew up on a dairy farm in Biloela area. She has done her Nursing and Midwifery training and works casually in this in between juggling many chores on the farm as well as five children doing various activities.

Evan’s parents Reg & Ruth Blanch bought the farm in 1961. It initially was run as dairy and cropping etc. Improvements on the...
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Beef Farmers Derek & Kirrily Blomfield

Beef Farmers Derek & Kirrily Blomfield
Derek and Kirrily Blomfield produce natural, nourishing and chemical free grass fed beef, just the way nature intended. Their cows graze on open diverse grass pastures on their family farm on the beautiful, fertile Liverpool Plains of NSW. They are conscious of producing healthy, wholesome grass fed beef and educating their customers about how to get the very best nourishment from all the cuts of beef.

They are conscious about the way they care for the land, conscious about the way they care...
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Brownie Makers Deb & Bien Peralta

Brownie Makers Deb & Bien Peralta
Deborah Peralta has a multinational corporate background in Food Science & Marketing with leading Blue Chip food brands Cadbury, Arnotts, Kelloggs and Sanitarium.

In 2006 she and her husband Bien, pioneered the Australian Brownie comeback launching their bespoke and ground breaking Dello Mano Luxury Brownies.

Bien Peralta completed his degree in Business Marketing at Griffith University in Brisbane. With a Sales and Marketing background with leading consumer companies,...
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Olive Oil Producer Robert Armstrong

Olive Oil Producer Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstrong purchased his remote high country grazing property in the Abercrombie wilderness area of the Great Dividing Ranges, near Crookwell, NSW in 1999 and subsequently established a certified olive grove encompassing 20,000 trees and 15 different oil and table olive varieties.

Since the first harvest in 2003, the Extra Virgin olive oils produced from this pristine place have been consistent trophy winners at major olive shows including the prestigious New York and Los Angeles...
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Buttermaker Pepe Saya

Buttermaker Pepe Saya
A few years ago when Pepe Saya discovered that there was no one in Australia making the kind of creamy butter he loves, he decided to make it himself. Fast-forward to 2015 and Pepe Saya Cultured Butter can be found in kitchens, shops and restaurants right around Australia.

Pepe’s butter is even winging its way overseas with passengers on Qantas business and first class enjoying an individually wrapped 25g portion of his hand-crafted butter with their meal. For several years Pepe has been the...
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