Sources of Quality, Real Food

in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Sources of Quality, Real Food

As the Brisbane and Gold Coast Chapter Leader of THE WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION® for the last 15+ years, I’ve compiled a list of sources of quality, real food for you to enjoy in these two regions. For information in others areas of Australia, please contact your local Weston A Price chapter – details at the end of this document.

Most of these products are available from the stockists listed at the end of the article, unless otherwise stated.

If you know of any further products or retail outlets that could be added to this list, let me know in the comments below.

Health and happiness to you

Julie Phillips WiseFood

THE WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION® Brisbane and Gold Coast Chapter Leader (15+years)

Real Food…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Dairy – butter, cheese, milk, yoghurt……………………………………………………………….. 1

Ferments – kefir, kombucha, beer, wine……………………………………………………………. 3

Nuts/Oils – pecans, olive oil, cod liver oil…………………………………………………………. 4

Eggs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Gold Coast…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Farmers Markets…………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Community Veggie Gardens……………………………………………………………………………. 5

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)……………………………………………………….. 5

Community Education……………………………………………………………………………………. 5

Organic, Paleo and Health Focused Cafés and Restaurants………………………………….. 5

Health Food Stores………………………………………………………………………………………… 5

Meat and Poultry………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

Brisbane………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7

Health food stores, organic products, organic fruit and vegetables……………………….. 7

Markets……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

Natural Therapists – Practitioner list………………………………………………………………… 9

 

Real Food

Dairy – butter, cheese, milk, yoghurt

Butter:

  • Cultured butter
    • Visit Camille’s ‘Gympie farm’ at the Brisbane powerhouse and west end markets
    • Supermarket – Western Star in the foil (not the easy spread version).
  • Organic butter
    • Australian produced – Health food stores ie Paris Creek
    • New Zealand produced – Aldi
    • Coles/Woolworths – imported European butter – a lot of food miles!

Cheese:

Milk:

  • Unpasteurised Goat – home delivered or health food stores as listed following.
  • Food Connect – Warradale Organic milk.
  • Unpasteurised cow’s milk – it is not legal in Australia to buy raw milk for human consumption. For cosmetic purposes only – available from the following listed organic markets, health food stores and home delivery. Plus many supermarkets are also now carrying it. At the Gold Coast – Burleigh IGA James St, Tugan Fruit Barn and many others appearing.
  • Excellent quality organic unhomogenised cow’s milk – many brands available from organic suppliers following ie Barambah, Paris Creek, Mungali.
  • Buttermilk – gympie farm – powerhouse and west end markets.
  • If purchasing from the supermarket – select organic And unhomogenised.
    • If it does not state ‘unhomogenised’, it will have had this process applied to it.
    • The smaller dairies are less likely than the major companies to have been ‘fortified’ with milk solids (which do not have to listed on the label), than the major milk corporations, ie Ivyhome.

Yoghurt:

  • Ideally organic ‘non-homogenised’.
  • Health food stores, deli’s and home delivery
    • Cream of the crop – Paris Creek (as it is also biodynamic) and Barambah – local Qld.
    • Many others available ie deHakea, Gippsland, Alpine, Meridith.
    • Or even better, make your own from high quality milk.
  • Home made: yoghurt starter
  • From the supermarket – at the moment they are all homogenized…
    • Farmers Union, whilst not organic does contain excellent cultures.
    • There is usually a choice of organic, though they do tend to change suppliers.

Ferments – kefir, kombucha, beer, wine

Kefir grains:

Free kefir grains

  • www.rejoiceinlife.com/kefir/kefirlist.php
    • Please note this website is not always up to date.
    • Your local Weston a Price chapter leader may have some to share or may have local contacts.  www.westonaprice.org Look under chapter leaders. List is also on this website
      • Gold Coast/Nerang – local pick up only
        • Ask me – I usually have some am happy to share.
        • WAPF chapter leader Jo Douglas – nutrition@organicnaturalproducts.com, 0433 993 917
        • Once you start making it – if you’d like to share your culture, you can list yourself on Dom’s website or let me know, and I will add to my local list.

To purchase Kefir grains or a kombucha mother

To purchase a Kombucha ‘mother’ or recipe book

  • Harald Tietze (02) 64934552

Fermented Drinks:

  • Miami organic markets and Burleigh Lohas markets – delicious!
  • Ginger Beer: Red Dragon Inn (02) 66246900. Certified organic and naturally brewed using wild yeast. Health food stores. Most commercially produced ginger beer on the market do not even contain real ginger!
  • Ginger Nectar Company Byron Bay www.gingernecktar.com

Beer: There are many local brewers producing excellent unpasteurised beers around Australia. Here on the Gold Coast we have www.burleighbrewing.com.au On a larger scale, Australia’s family owned brewery www.coopers.com.au produce five naturally conditioned (unpasteurised) ales available in bottles: Pale, Sparkling, Dark, Vintage and Stout. Their cans however are artificially carbonated and pasteurised – as are most other beers in Australia. Of these styles, dark, vintage/special old and stout are the most nutritious, they are good sources of B vitamins and chromium.

Wine: biodynamic, organic, or preservative-free wine. More recently am impressed that Dan Murphy’s has set up in many of their stores a specific section for this. It’s not well labeled – so ask (plus asking is like the squeaky wheel – the more people that ask the more they see the potential for this market and give the presentation a higher focus display area. They also stock other excellent organic, biodynamic wines that are not represented in this section – usually those in a higher price bracket where organic methods have been chosen by the growers to enhances the quality and taste of their wine – the health benefits are secondary – therefore the certified organic label may only be in small print on the back of the bottle.  So again, ask what is available.

Websites that sell direct

www.organicwine.com.au, www.settlersridge.com.au, www.ova.com.au, www.thistlehill.com.au, www.organicfarms.com.au  www.organic1.com.au www.freshorganics.com.au/wwines/index.htm

 

Nuts/Oils – pecans, olive oil, cod liver oil

pecans – www.elthamvalley.com.au

Olive oil – www.summerlandolives.com.au

Cod liver oil – available from Julie at www.wisefood.com.au Linda at www.gapsaustralia.com.au Edie at www.nourishingecology.com.au and www.GPAWholefoods.com.au

Eggs

Eggs – ideally green pasture fed, free range, organic chickens. Ideally no soy meal or refined vegetable oil in the diet. However, most chicken meal, organic or not, contains soy meal and sometimes refined vegetable oil. Carcinogenic isoflavones from the soy may end up in the egg yolk, as do the rancid vegetable oils. Not all free range chickens have access to lush green pasture to enjoy for the majority of each day – which is so important to obtain the omega 3 and Vitamin D in the eggs. So as with the milk, the smaller local farms often offer greener, healthier environments = happier, healthier chooks/eggs. It really is not humane for chickens to live in any way other than free ranging out in nature. When in restaurants and cafes’ ask if the eggs they use are free range. Frequent customer requests can facilitate change and there are regular restaurants starting to provide only free range eggs.

 

Gold Coast

Farmers Markets

Organic or organic produce available direct from the grower
  • Burleigh: LOHAS sustainable organic markets: Burleigh High School, inside the hall, next to the regular markets, Gold Coast Hwy Saturdays 7 am – 1pm.
  • Miami: Gold Coast Organic Markets Miami High School, Gold Coast Hwy Sundays 6 – 11am.
  • Nerang: Farmers Market Lavelle Street, Nerang. Sundays  6.30am – 12:00pm
  • Currumbin: Marketta Friday nights, Currumbin Bird Sanctuary
  • Palm Beach: Farmers Market Palm Beach State High School, Saturday mornings.
  • Mudgeeraba: Farmers Market 2nd and 4th Saturday
  • Marina Mirage: Farmers Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month.
  • Tamborine Mountain: The Green Shed, Tamborine Mountain Showground, Main Western Road, Sundays 8am to 2pm

Community Veggie Gardens

 

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

  • Food Connect www.foodconnect.com.au Connecting local farmers with consumers. This non profit organisation has helped saved many farms and is encouraging/facilitating farms to move towards organic or at least chemical free farming. Produce is delivered to drop off points around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Wide variety of local produce – a mix of organic, in-conversion and spray free produce.

 

Community Education

 

Organic, Paleo and Health Focused Cafés and Restaurants

  • www.bskt.com.au Paleo café Nobby’s beach/Miami, opp. Surf life saving club
  • www.organicsathome.com.au Organic wholesome café, lots of paleo options, 5th ave palm beach
  • Raw food burleigh
  • Paleo café James st burleigh

 

Health Food Stores

 

  • Benowa: Mrs Flannery’s Bronberg Plaza, Slatyer Avenue, 5597 4900
  • Broadbeach: Wray organics – Oasis Shopping Centre 5592 1007
  • Elanora/Currumbin: The Pines health foods, Pines shopping centre 55981333
  • Miami: Mrs Flannery’s 2184 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami 5526 1991
  • Mudgeeraba: Relish Organics – Shop 6 Bell Central. 2 Bell Place.
  • Palm Beach: Wray organics – 19th Avenue Shopping Village 5576 7111
    • www.wrayorganic.com.au
    • Paradise Pt: Mrs Flannery’s 17 Grice Avenue
Tel: (07) 5564 2390
    • Robina: Easy T Centre, Cnr Scottsdale Drive & Christine Ave 5562 5858
    • Tamborine: North Tamborine Health Shop, Main Street

There are also a wonderful burgeoning number of small independent supermarkets that are carrying a growing range of organic and health food produce including raw dairy for cosmetic use.

 

  • Tugan: Fruit barn
  • Burleigh: IGA James St
  • And more…

 

Organic Home Delivery – Brisbane and the Gold Coast

  • Food Connect: CSA community supported agriculture, non profit organization www.foodconnect.com.au
  • Organic and Quality Foods: SE QLD incl. Brisbane and both coasts 32753552
  • www.organicfoods.com.au I personally have been ordering from them for mmm, since they started 20+ years ago (time really does fly) and when I moved to the Gold Coast – no prob as they deliver here also.

Meat and Poultry

 

  • GJs Organic Meats, Cnr Olsen Avenue And Central St, Parkwood , 5591 2423
  • Mermaid Waters: Gold Coast Organic Meats – 07 5572 0090, Waterways Shopping Centre, Cnr Karbunya St & Sunshine Blvd, opposite Pizzy Park Miami – www.goldcoastmeats.com
  • Organic Meat Farmers: Direct from the farm – to you or near you
  • Mitchell Grass Meats: Grass fed, Lamb & Beef from chemical free, natural pastures in Western Queensland.   Available in bulk home delivered – www.mitchellgrassmeats.com.au
  • Inglewood Farm: organic free-range chicken farm run by the Wylie Brothers on southern edge of the Darling Downs between Warwick and Goondiwindi in Qld – www.inglewoodfarms.com
  • Alaringa Organics: www.alaringa.com.au
  • The Grayson’s: Pete 07 4664 8366 pl.grayson1@bigpond.com or Lyle 07 4664 4142 lyleval@bigpond.com
  • Hillside Meats: chemical free, Colin, hillsidemeatsnsw@gmail.com 02 6569 9306 or 0427 699 305

 

  • Also refer to the list of home delivery and health food stores.

 

Brisbane

Health food stores, organic products, organic fruit and vegetables

  • Paddington: Fundamentals: La Trobe Terrace, Paddington 3368 1855 www.fundies.com.au
  • Samford: Four Seasons: 42 Main St, Samford, 3289 1087
  • Margate: Go Vita: 32 Baynes St
  • Greener Pastures Wholefood: http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/search/redirect.jhtml?url=1/ 18 Wynne St Sunnybank Hills http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/search/redirect.jhtml?url= 3344 7889
  • Hi Vita Organics: 17 Bald Hills Rd, Bald Hills 3261 7855 www.hivitaorganics.com.au
  • House of Organics: Deb & Janelle, Northwest Plaza, 97 Flockton Street, Everton Park  33538541
  • Margate Health Foods:  Lesley Parker, 273a Oxley Ave  Margate Beach 4019
  • Mrs Flannery’s: 52 Annerley Rd Woolloongabba, Rode Rd Nundah, 191 Moggil Rd Taringa,
  • Organic Essentials: 11 Days Road, Grange 3856 0678
  • Planet Matterz: 684 Wynumm Rd Morningside 3399 6008
  • Poppy’s Organic Food Store: 14 Baroona Rd Milton 38765381
  • Sol Bread: Cnr Hardgrave and Vulture Sts West End. Sourdough breads, pastries, coffee shop.
  • Sun & Earth Whole Foods: 845 Brunswick St, New Farm 3358 2299, Wynnum plaza 33934955  
  • The Green Grocer: 144 Boundary Street, West End 38447961
  • Vive: 36 Riding Rd Hawthorne www.vivemarket.com.au 33991002
  • Wray Organics: 110 Enoggera Rd, Newmarket 3356 0444 www.wrayorganic.com.au

 

Organic Home Delivery – Brisbane and the Gold Coast

  • Food Connect: CSA community supported agriculture www.foodconnect.com.au
  • Organic and Quality Foods: SE QLD incl. Brisbane and both coasts  32753552
  • www.organicfoods.com.au I personally have been ordering from them for mmm, since they started 20+ years ago (time really does fly) and when I moved to the Gold Coast – no prob as they deliver here also.

 

Organic, Paleo and Health Focused Cafés and Restaurants

  • Fundamentals: Whole food café, open for breakfast and lunch. Café is next door to the health food shop. La Trobe Tce Paddington.
  • Mondo Organics: Hardgrave Rd West End. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.  www.mondo-organics.com.au Also cooking school and regular newsletter with delicious recipes
  • Nourish Collective: www.nourishcollective.com.au 3/440 Samford Road, Gaythorne, 3354 1336
  • Organic Kitchen of Ascot: Shop 3, 68 Racecourse Road, Ascot
  • Paleo Café: Paddington – www.paleo-cafe.com.au
  • Primal Pantry: Newstead www.primalpantry.com.au
  • www.orawgi.com Raw food café Woolloongabba
  • The Forest Café: 124 Boundary St, West End www.theforest.com.au
  • Wray Organic: 110 Enoggera Rd, Newmarket 3356 0444 small café inside the health food shop www.wrayorganic.com.au

 

Organic Meat:

  • The Meat-ting Place: Steve and Andrew, 107 La Trobe Terrace, Paddington (in the supermarket shopping complex) 33699522. Also at 97 Flockton St, McDowall 33538541
  • Allsops: Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo (Opposite Myers). 33974117
  • Superior Meats: Barry O’Conner, 959 Logan Rd, Holland Park 33972743
  • Northey St Markets – see markets
  • Organic and Quality Foods and Food Connect
  • MGM Mitchell Grass Meats – www.mitchellgrassmeats.com.au
  • Inglewood Farm www.inglewoodfarms.com organic free-range chicken farm run by the Wylie Brothers on southern edge of the Darling Downs between Warwick and Goondiwindi in QLD.
  • ·      Mitchell Grass Meats www.mitchellgrassmeats.com.au Grass fed, Lamb & Beef from our chemical free, natural pastures in Western Queensland. Available in bulk home delivered.
  • Alaringa email for regular newsletter ian@bionutrient.com.au Beef, lamb, chicken, pork. At Northey St Markets.

 

Markets

  • Northey St Organic markets: Saturday morning 6 – 10 am. Morning tea available. Directions – drive past the RBH hospital, past the service station, take the next left turn into Northey St, next left into Edgar St
  • The Powerhouse markets: (Next to New Farm Park on the river behind the powerhouse theatre. Parking in Lamington St or walk through from New Farm Park.) 2nd and 4th Saturday’s
  • The South bank markets: first and third Saturdays (alternate Saturday to the powerhouse market)
  • Eumundi markets Sunshine Coast Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Farmers’ market at Noosaville on the fourth Sunday of each month

 

Natural Therapists – Practitioner list

 

The following list are in the majority practitioners who I know personally are excellent or who I have had clients rave about.

 

Holistic Dentists:

 

Chiropractic

  • Springwood Wellness Centre 38086633
  • Alan Brown Windsor Chiropractic

 

Counselling

 

Doula, Midwife:

 

Fertility:

 

Homeopathy:

 

Lactation:

  • Bridget Ingle 38628332

 

Massage – pregnancy and baby massage:

  • Lemise Kassim  3878 9302

 

Osteopathy:  

 

Yoga – pre & post natal, Birthing workshops:

  • Suzanne Swan 38768531 www.yogababy.com.au,
  • Jane Campbell-Kaye 33791896 (also counselling, especially surrounding the birth process)

Vaccination awareness education:

  • Healthy Lifestyles… Naturally: Stephanie Messanger – excellent resource for information available via post, regular newsletter and social educational gatherings in Brisbane and Gold Coast. stephanie@naturematters.info
  • Australian Vaccination Network: www.avn.org.au

Local Produce in your area?

The following are local Australian chapter leaders of THE WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION® You are welcome to contact any of these people for information on local produce in your area. For international contacts www.westonaprice.org

Have additional listings you’d like to submit? Please add them in the comments below.

Comments

  1. karen kindt says:

    HI
    Just looking to purchase unpasteurised goats milk to make some cheese with near Brisbane.

    • Julie Phillips says:

      Unpasteurised goat’s milk is readily available, frozen, from the suppliers listed on my website. Generally most of the main health health stores in Brissie carry it i.e. flattery’s, Wrays and home delivery i.e. organic and quality foods

    • Julie Phillips says:

      Hi Karen, Most of the major health food stores in Brisbane stock goats milk, there’s a list on the website here under resources will all the addresses to find your closest. It’s also available home delivered through organic and quality foods, if ‘near’ Brisbane is a bit of drive to a health food store, this may be the easiest option for you. Have fun with the cheese making.

  2. Hello, Julie,

    I’m a mother from Canada, of a 23-year-old son with a condition labelled as “Indeterminate colitis”, probably caused by Amoebiasis, but now chronic thanks to the standard (mis-) treatment with steroids, immune-suppressants, etc. FMT at the excellent CDD in Sydney has sadly not worked. So, whilst looking into the possibility of MAP treatment with long-term antibiotics, we are continuing to persue complimentary therapies, including, of course, nutrition, and came across your very helpful site with links to producers and suppliers of all kinds. What a long and complex journey these digestive disorders take one on! But people like you provide encouraging beacons of light along the way. Thank you, and bless you.

  3. Thank you, Julie, for your encouragement and your loving heart. : )

  4. Judy Williams says:

    A great organic store at Everton Hills. They also do home delivery. Their fresh meat and chicken products are to ‘die for’ including salamis! Fresh seasonal and local fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices

    Take a look at Your Organic Markets

    http://yourorganicmarkets.com.au/

  5. Michelle Jensen says:

    Hello Julie,

    I noticed Simone Pavlakis on your list of practitioners at The Gap. I used to go to her, but sadly she is not practicing anymore as of last year. I thought you might try to contact her before amending your list though, in case she has returned to it!

    Thanks,

    Michelle

    • Julie Phillips says:

      Hi Michelle, that as she is doing an amazingly long gentle trek around Australia. Hopefully she’ll recommence her practice when she returns all refreshed. Julie

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