FAQs

Is Organic meat healthier to eat?​

We think so and there is a lot of research on the subject. Organic meat is lean and contains good nutrients including essential amino acids and iron. Unfortunately conventionally farmed meat also retains residue of chemicals and antibiotics.  Feeding an animal with a clean natural diet impacts the health and wellbeing of the animal and the content of the meat consumed by you. Health research is complex with many variables and we recommend you investigate research from varied trusted sources to decide on your own choices. 

What do the terms ‘Organic’ and ‘Certified Organic’ mean? 

The term ‘organic’ is currently not regulated. However, ‘certified organic’ is a regulated term in Australia so it gives you assurance that food production follows carefully planned systems and practices verified by a regulator.

 

We applaud all farmers working to improve practices and some will achieve best practice without certification.  Our farmers have gone further and have undertaken a rigorous and costly certification process.  Therefore our consumers can take comfort that our delicious meats are ‘certified organic’.

What do the terms ‘grass fed’ or ‘pasture raised’ mean?

We believe that cattle and sheep thrive best in their natural environment eating their natural food, namely grass.  Whereas conventional farming and some organic farming may allow the fattening of livestock with grains and other ‘food substitutes’, we supply only ‘grass fed’ and ‘grass finished’ beef and lamb. 

How do my choices impact the environment?

Consumer demand dictates what farmers do supporting organic farming has many benefits including:

  • It builds up soil by increasing organic matter, it also:

    • Improves water retention; 

    • Increases carbon capture; and

    • Increases nutrients for animals and vegetables.

  • No chemicals or pesticides are released into rivers and water tables.

  • Local wildlife habitat is preserved and/ or rehabilitated. 

You deliver.  Isn’t that bad for the environment?

All food chains have some transport element including a visit to the shops.  We source from local farms with limited food miles.  

Can I order in bulk?

Yes, if you have freezer space we can deliver larger quantities at efficient prices. Call or email with your requirements and we’ll deliver.  We’ll let you know when we can source and for larger quantities we will arrange a time when you are home.

How should I go about thawing frozen meat?

Australia’s CSIRO recommends thawing meat in a fridge with larger portions such as whole chickens or roasts needing 24 – 48 hours.  Chefs advise that complete thawing improves flavor and texture in cooking.

 

CSIRO also advises that, although thawed meat should not be frozen again, it is safe to refreeze provided it was not in temperatures above 5°C.

 

Our thermally insulated packages with frozen gel packs are delivered frozen, and returning home within a few hours you will find the meat still frozen.

 

Manufacturer tests in an ambient temperature of 30°C indicate that meat packaged in this way will not reach a temperature of 5°C for periods over 10 hours, and our delivery options mean you don’t need to get close to these limits.

 

Of course, you may want to put your delivery in the fridge and soon enjoy great food.

Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

Packaging consists of 

 

  • Cardboard cartons;

  • Australian manufactured thermal liners; and

  • Australian manufactured gel packs.

 

We can reuse – just leave it all out when we next deliver, we will clean, sanitize and reuse if not damaged.

 

The thermal liners contain minimum 20% recycled material, and are 100% recyclable as soft plastics.  

The gel packs outers are 100% recyclable as soft plastics and the inners can be mixed with salt and poured on garden beds.

Will you deliver organic fruit and vegetables?

We will expand our range in time, and we want to deliver the best fresh produce. We will serve you best by focusing on one category at a time.