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RFN sign mediumThe Real Food Network is a Community Supported Agricultural Network (CSA) and Community Based Enterprise relying solely on volunteers and community collaboration to source and deliver the freshest local foods available in our Region. The Real Food Network work closely with our local farmers and family growers, with the majority of products certified organic or biodynamic. We believe that Food CONNECTS people and RealFood does a fantastic job of supporting our community through Student Benefit, Family Benefit, Farmer Benefit and Community Benefit. Join and become a member of their growing community.

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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. And food allergies and intolerances don’t have to make life difficult. Jo Whitton, creater of Quirky Cooking is a wholefood guru and Thermomix extrordinaire! Dedicated to creative, delicious, allergy-friendly Thermomix recipes & menu plans. Jo has grown her Quirky Cooking food blog by sharing recipes that are built on wholefoods and fresh ingredients.Imagine. Experiment. Create. Have fun. Learn how to be a ‘quirky cook’!

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kaizi coconut oilIntroducing an indigenous Australian, whose family nickname is Kaizi and his traditionally made 100% Australian coconut oil product range. This premium unrefined coconut oil range is made in Far North Queensland from wild growing coastal coconut trees. This Indigenous Torries Strait Island small business initiative has embraced their traditional ways to produce a range of coconut oil products. From pure unrefined oils to essential blends, balms and soaps.

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Mungalli Creek DairyThe Watson family of Mungalli Creek Dairy believe that it is vital that food be produced as naturally as possible. Consequently we use Bio-dynamic farming principles to work within the laws of nature rather than perpetually struggling against them. Our cows graze on year round lush biodynamic (organic) mountain pastures. Certified A Grade Demeter Biodynamic, Mungalli Creek products are sold across Australia.

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047webJoe & Jude at Cheesemaking & More self sufficient lifestyle includes:- Growing our own fruit and vegetables, rearing our own livestock for meat and milk production, rearing our own poultry for meat and egg production, cheese making, bread making, bee keeping, making preserves and cooking great food.

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469830_328676483851730_1777509148_oFreeRange Permaculture is a family operated business based at Rosella Waters, our small acreage demonstration site for the Far North. With a young family ourselves, we are as passionate about the stewardship of our environment as we are about the services we provide to assist you in enriching yours.

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CURRENT  Skybury and Aust Coffee CentreSkybury is Australia’s oldest producing coffee plantation and Australia’s largest exporter of home grown coffee. Our family owned company has been producing Arabica coffee and tropical fruits (papaya, bananas and longans) from our 300 acre plantation near Mareeba (1¼ hours drive from Cairns) for 25 years.

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fbookBroken Nose Vanilla grows, cures and processes bourbon vanilla into a range of world-class, gourmet vanilla products including syrups, tea, honey, coffee and sugar. This family-run plantation is chemical free and sustainably grown in Tropical North Queensland.

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544645_311404725596937_1392628540_nNutrigold supports a more sustainable future, offering environmentally sound alternatives for dealing with organic waste and providing plants with all the nutrients they need for successful growth. Nutrigold worm castings are a 100% organic soil conditioner and plant growth enhancer produced locallyon the Atherton Tablelands.

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ringers-restRingers Rest is nestled in the Mareeba valley of the Cairns Highlands, surrounded by open woodlands and the rocky remains of ancient volcanic activity.

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374284_595336857147055_215436680_nThe FNQ Sustainability Alliance is a Community Based Organization which aims to support and ensure a more rapid transition to an environmentally sustainable region, that grows responsibly, focusses on regenrative agriculture, helps localise the economy and foster community based, local restorative business practices.

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482819_575659189125532_2095129918_n“Brolgaspass” is a new earth sanctuary and nurtures and supports an open approach to natural processes Biodynamic principles and other processes enhancing biology are utilized. Fermented food, edible weeds, dowsing, sound meditations and craft workshops are some of our more regular events. Sharing of knowledge and experiences are an important part of promoting and inspiring others to be a part of a community.

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168136_197458593602885_518959_nJulatten Earth Food is a boutique herb, fruit & veggie farm situated in the foothills of Mt Lewis/ Daintree Rainforest. Providing the freshest homegrown/local food to locals at Mossman Markets every Saturday and The Tanks Markets in Cairns and to a variety of Cairns & Port Douglas Restaurants.

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418258_325328680848357_1710130311_nLove-Lee Cooking ~ Nourishing food cooked the traditional way with local produce. Only the best seasonal, local and organic ingredients are used to maximise nutritional quality.  Ingredients are used in their whole food state and milled or grinded freshly as needed. Pulses and grains are sprouted and/or activated where possible. No artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives are used.

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Sunnyville logoSunnyville Free Range Pastured Pigs is located on the rich volcanic soils of the Atherton Tablelands. Here at Sunnyville our emphasis is on the pigs welfare and environment as well as giving people another pork option that’s local, better for you and better tasting, ‘just like the way pork use to taste’
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100472_1247414_LDHouse of Chia is a quirky little tea house, one of the first to sell Chia Tea a beautiful light tea that boosts energy levels. Chia Seed & Tea is a locally grown product that has a great deal of health benefits. There are three stages to the House of Chia – Stage 1 Tea House – Stage 2 Distribution Centre – Stage 3 Outdoor kitchen to introduce a new style of cooking with most produce organically grown on site (herbs/tomatoes). This is a sustainable project surrounded by beautiful gardens and all recycled.

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Sweet FarmSweet Farm Tours provides an educational journey covering everything you ever wanted to know about Australian origin cocoa and a working sugarcane farm. Come and see cocoa growing, find out how cocoa is turned into chocolate, and get to taste some real Australian grown chocolate.

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malanda seafoodMalanda Seafood is a Local Family Owned & Operated business specialising in Reef Fish. Frozen fillets & whole fish direct off our own fishing boat. Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Red Throat Emperor Sweetlip, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Stripey etc. Prawns (Cooked & Green), Bugs, Squid direct off Trawlers who work in the Gulf of Carpentaria & Queensland’s East Coast. Gulf Barramundi & King Salmon. New Zealand Oysters & Mussels. Live Gulf Mud Crabs. We support sustainable fisheries.

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PrintTaste Paradise is a regional food brand developed as an initiative to create awareness and further develop the food tourism industry of the region. The Taste Paradise brand is then promoted to raise awareness, build consumer confidence in the authenticity of the branded products and outlets.

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Local Tourism NetworkThe Local Tourism Network websites welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors each year all researching their holiday in Tropical North Queensland.

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