OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR
HEALTH IN EVERY MEAL
Our gourmet chef’s first choice is to use produce from our local community of organic farms that span from the Upper Richmond River in Northern NSW to the Darling Downs area of South East Queensland. Local food makes sense, socially, ecologically and economically and that is why we aim to use as close to 100% Australian Organic ingredients as possible.
WE ARE FREE FROM
WE DO NOT USE any synthetic additives, emulsifiers, preservatives,
artificial food colouring, flavour enhancers or GMO’s. These are
industrial chemicals known to cause allergies, obesity, and some even
The World in a Meal
what you choose to eat has a BIG impact!
The average Australian shopping basket contains food,
that when combined has traveled over 70,000 km
Globally agriculture (fertilizer, transport & associated deforestation)
contributes around 30% of the worlds greenhouse gas
Monocultures (single crop farming) require a multitude of pesticides which are
linkedto a range of health disorders that include decreasing male fertility, obesity,
Parkinson’s Disease as well as being ranked among the top 3 cancer risks.
As impossible as it may seem, we can literally improve the world by
changing what we eat 2 or 3 times a day. Let’s show just one example.
For every three acres of land that is converted from conventional farming
to organic production is the equivalent of taking one car off the road
(i.e. carbon dioxide reduction in the atmosphere).
Now let’s take that a little further. Believe it or not, humankind currently uses
45% of the earths surface for agriculture, and if we were to convert 40% of that
land to organic using the above statistic means that would be the same as
taking 750 million cars of the road and that’s every car on earth currently.
Don’t you think that’s exciting
WHO WE ARE
We've got a top notch team!
Alf & Marina Orpen
Local Organic Producers was created in May 2014 to support “sustainable local organic food production” from farm to plate.
By enabling simpler pathways for busy people to embody healthy nourishing foods by “turning everyday meals made with farm fresh ingredients into something simply amazing” says Marina and Alf Orpen founders of Organic Farm Share a community owned farm enterprise in the NSW region since 2010. The Local Organic Producers are a passionate team of entrepreneurs with a deep desire to create significant change socially and environmentally by designing and creating innovative, sustainable, ethical organic products that people will really love.
Research & Development
Despina Petri our bio-dynamic head chef and wellness educator. Adept in the healing alchemical affects of spices and Ayurveda traditions. Well known in the Byron Shire for her meticulous attention to detail and delicious culinary creations. Despina recently sold her Organic Ravioli business a year ago to join the Local Organic Producers team.
Interested in becoming a local producer of our meals?
We are looking for people to partner with in each region we sell Local Organic Producer
ready-made frozen organic meals to produce small scale locally under license.