Voting for a Fair Food SystemFlowers in veg box

This will be the last veg box insert that I will write. By the time you read this, I will be setting up my new life down on the far south coast.

From the moment we took on the farm almost eight years ago, the model of veg boxes direct to customers was central to our plans. We wanted to connect directly with members of our community and grow food that was good for them and their families, at a price that was fair and that allowed us to pay fair wages to our staff, and in a way that would regenerate our local environment, rather than degrade it. And we wanted to facilitate a relationship that would connect everyone involved in our little food system to the land that we care for.

Cal at the farm

We are all lucky enough to live in a democracy where we get the chance to vote for our elected officials once ever three or four years. But when it comes to food, we have the opportunity to vote for the food system that we want for the future three times a day! By choosing to get your fruit and veg through Green Connect, you are voting for a future where people and planet are at the heart of our food system.

Thank you so much for the ongoing support, patience, understanding, willingness to learn and try new things, and community advocacy that has helped turn our fair food dream into a reality.

While I am sad to be writing my final insert, I am extremely excited to welcome Emily Henderson into the team as our new Fair Food and Farm Manager. Emily is super exited to get stuck in, and with all the support around her from our amazing team, and the love from our awesome community, I know that she and the team will take Green Connect Fair Food to exiting new places.

It’s been such an honour growing food for you and your families. Thank you for everything.

Goodbye for now,

Cal Champagne
Green Connect Farm Manager


In your box:

grid of produce in this week's veg box

Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


Did you know?

Water celery, also known as Java dropwort or Korean minari, is a perennial herb with a strong celery flavour. It is native to East Asia and Queensland and grows prolifically in the shallows of waterways. Although it is not related to the ‘Chinese Celery’ that we packed in veg boxes a few months ago, it eats in a very similar way. Try eating the leaves and stems raw in salad, cooking it in soups or to flavour rice.

You can find all of our recipes here!