Green Box aims to supply its members with the most local,  sustainably produced food possible. While foccusing on the distribution of regional fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, milk, yoghurt, cheese, honey, olives and oil, we are evolving our range of organic drygoods! Ultimately we envisage a Co-op with meats, preserves and an array of affordable pantry items … all sourced locally.

For more information on local and sustainable food principles, visit: http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/eatlocal/

FRUIT, VEG & EGGS

Moonacres Farm:  Phil Lavers and his crew grow a variety of seasonal vegetables on their fully ACO Organically Certified farm in Fitzroy Falls. Produce ranges from Artichokes to Zucchini, depending on how the crops go. Moonacres can be relied on for kale, rhubarb, and potatoes, plus fruit like plums, apples and nashi pears as they come into season.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 50 kilometres

Angus Fisher: Angus grows on the flats of Terara by the Shoalhaven River. Formerly certified organic, he still follows organic principles, and supplies Green Box with oranges, pumpkins and selected seasonal vegetables. Angus also provides us with free-range eggs from happy chickens that roam on grass in his orchard.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 35 kilometres

John Fisher at Emery’s Plateau: John is a Demeter-certified biodynamic grower from Emery’s Plateau, up the mountain between Bomaderry and Kangaroo Valley. Over winter, John supplies us with bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and jerusalem, while his summer harvest includes corn, capsicum and eggplant.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 41 kilometre

Chris Warren at Crystal Creek Meadows: As director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Chris is widely recognised for hi commitment to sustainability. From his property in Kangaroo Valley, Chris supplies us with citrus, including ruby grapefruit, mandarins, lemonade fruits, cumquats and oranges.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 30 kilometres

Yarrawa Estate: In addition to their grapevines at Yarrawa Estate vineyard in Kangaroo Valley, Mark and Sue Foster grow a wide range of citrus, macadamias, pecans and walnuts, as well as kiwi and pumpkins.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 48 kilometres

Dapto Community Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm located in the southern suburbs of Wollongong.  Members grow a variety of vegetables and herbs according to the organic rules laid down by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture {NASA}. Coordinator Christene Hartley and her team help members sell their excess organic produce through Green Box as well as other outlets.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 30 kilometres

Mahbrook Organics is a certified organic vegetable farm located in Albion Park.  Chris and Adam grow a range of seasonal vegetables for the Sydney and local market.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 30 kilometres

Contadino: Bruno and Maria Morabito have a market garden at The Olive Farm at Falls Creek, and supply us with summer vegetables such as tomatoes, capsicum, cucumbers and eggplant. They grow chemical-free using traditional methods.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 43 kilometres

Buena Vista Farm: Fiona and Adam provide beautiful eggs from their pastured free-range chickens.  With expansive views of the sea, hills and escarpment, it’s no wonder their eggs taste so good! They also produce several other farm-based products and baked goods.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 1 kilometre

Jamberoo Valley Farm: This is a permaculture-based farm growing a variety of heritage vegetables that are totally chemical-free. Tass also offers farm-stay experiences and workshops from this small stunning farm.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 10 kilometre

Charwood Greens: Bonnie and her family grow a variety of vegetables at their small scale market garden in Foxground Valley, using organic principles.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 10 kilometres

Camilleri: Patrick and his family grow a big variety of fruits and vegetables in the Bringelly area, some distance from Green Box. Camilleri increases the variety and stretches the seasons by adding different growing climate.  Camilleri are not organic, though they try to minimise their use of chemicals.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 130 kilometres

DAIRY, HONEY AND OIL

South Coast Dairy: Dairy products from cows grazed on the lush green pastures of the south coast, and processed in Picton. Including whole milk, lite milk, organic full cream milk, fresh cream, natural yoghurt, and classic yoghurt (with sugar added).
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: Processing dairy is 93 kilometres, but the cows are much closer.

The Schoolhouse: Striving for perfection, Kirsten produces amazingly good cheeses right here in Gerringong, plus yeast-free breads and locally grown and blended teas.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 0 kilometres

The Pines: Kel’s family have been producing milk for 6 generations. They produce pasturised un-homogenised milk, using minimal processing and ensuring the taste and structural integrity of the milk is as nature intended. Every step is done on farm, and the resulting milk ifshigh quality and full of flavour. Their creamy gelato is available at local markets in the Kiama/Berry area.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 10 kilometres

Highland Organics: Farmhouse cheeses made using milk from the only two certified organic dairy farms in the region, one at Brundee, east of Nowra, and the other at Moss Vale in the southern highlands. Including Organic St Laurent Tasty, Organic Feta, Organic Fromage Blanc, Organic Pecorino Fresco.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 69 kilometres

Clayridge Honey: Pure, raw and natural, Clayridge Honey, from Jervis Bay, is cold-extracted, unprocessed and neither heat-treated nor pasteurised.
DISTANCE FROM GERRINGONG: 58 kilometres

Please note: The above list is compiled with information provided by the growers. While we embrace organic and biodynamic certification, we also recognise that this can be cost and time prohibitive for many growers. So we rely upon their honesty and integrity, along with our own visits  to their farms and gardens. We wish to support all who choose to turn the soil and provide fresh, wholesome food for us in this most fertile region.