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Neville Singh Bananas

Neville Singh was born to be a banana farmer. His family have farmed in the Byron Shire for more than 100 years, and longer still in India. There was a point, however, when he thought his banana growing days were over. Competition from Queensland bananas pushed prices

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Spice Palace

WHEN Duska Jefed and her partner Rob Cullinan took over the Middle Eastern food business The SpicePalace six years ago, many of the ingredients they used were imported, or came pre-prepared. These days, almost everything the Ocean Shores couple sell is locally sourced and made from scratch.

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Jumping Red Ant

John Atkin spent much of his working life as the head of a fitness centre group in Brisbane, managing more than 50 staff and working 70 hours a week. In 2000 he decided he needed a change of pace, “so I thought I might as well give

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Byron Bay Tempeh

Sarah Bourke’s first encounter with tempeh was a little uninspiring. “A friend came to visit when we were living in a caravan in Myocum,” she recalls. “She made what I think she called bean surprise, which was like baked beans with a few veges thrown in and I think

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Nimbin Valley Dairy

Cheesemaker Paul Wilson of Nimbin Valley Dairy believes that the less processed milk and dairy products are, the better they taste and the better they are for your health. LOW fat, no fat, high cal, added Omega 3s –  choosing a carton of milk at the supermarket

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Recent news

  • Jumping Red Ant blooms

    Did you know more than half of all cut flowers sold in Australia are imported? For roses, the figure could be closer to 90 percent, …
  • In season: Spring

    The days are getting longer and the nights are warmer. Ours stalls are bursting with all kinds of fresh produce at this time of year. …
  • The Honey Wagon

    WHEN Garry and Jen Rodgers moved to their Newrybar property almost 20 years ago, they found the previous owners had left some beehives behind. Although …

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