where are they now?

Where are they now?

Here's a list of bushfood firms I compiled back in 1999. The list wasn't exhaustive even then and I have removed individuals - but I'm still am amazed at just how many different firms were involved in the industry back then. Are there more today? Fewer?

Here's a nice little exercise for your quiet moments - work out how many of these firms are still around.

I'll post the answers in the next week or so...

Alpine Bush Foods

 

ANBIC

(Australian Native Bushfoods Industry Consortium, I think!) Defunct

AQIA

www.users.centralonline.com.au/aqia

Aroma Australis

Still have a mention in the Toowoomba local page http://www.toowoomba.ido.com.au/entry.php3/5/292

but their link (http://www.aromaaustralis.com.au/) doesn't work

Auntie Myrtle's Spice Factory & Bellinger Valley Bushfoods

Contact: Maree Blewitt
Phone: 66552073

Region: Mid North Coast
Locality: Bellingen

Email: maree@midcoast.com.au

Australian Bush Flower Remedy Society - BACH

 

Australian Bush Prods

 

Australian Native Food Resource Development

 

Australian Wild Rice

 

Australian Aromatics

 

Australian Botanical Prods

 

Australian Bush Foods & Products Co-op

 

Australian Bush Products

 

Australian Bushtucker Wines

 

Australian Gourmet Wildfoods

 

Australian Harvest Bushfoods

 

Australian Native Foods Management

 

Australian Native Plant Industries

 

Australian Natural Tucker

 

Australian Tropical Native Food Industries

 

Australian Tropical Native Foods

 

Baddaginnie Bush Foods

 

Bandicoot Nursery

 

Basically Wild Edible Art

 

Beh Enterprises

 

Bibbawarra Blooming

 

Birmunda Herbs

 

Blue Gum Fine Foods

 

Bunya Mountains  Eco  Tourism

Bush Berry Farm

 

Bush Garden Native Plants

 

Bush Nuts Native Nursery

 

Bush Tucker Plant Nursery

 

Bushbooks

 

Bushlife Native Nursery

 

Cherikoff the Rare Spice Co.

 

Coen Regional Aboriginal Corp

 

Daley's Nursery

 

Davo Group

 

Diemen Pepper

 

Dinkum Fare

 

Dreamtime Oils

 

Dynmilkin

 

Earth Farm Native Produce

 

Emu Bottom Bisquits

 

Essences from the Australian Bush

 

Eva's Place

 

Finger lime group

 

Flamin' Bull Bushtucker Restaurant

 

Forbidden Fruits Nursery

 

Four Seasons Organic Orchards

 

Freshzest Pty Ltd

 

Future Fruits

 

Gilston Native Nursery

 

Good Oil

 

Goozeff Seed

 

Goozeff Seeds

 

Grandpa Tuckers

 

Green Farmhouse

 

Gundabluey

 

Gundaroo

 

Hank's Jams

 

Herbsorganic Bushfood

 

Hinkler Farm

 

Joliffe's Outback

 

Kareelah Bush Nursery

 

Kullanteenee Bushtucker

 

Lacewood Jams

 

Lahnlea Quandongs

 

Lenah Game Meats

 

Lizotte's on the Bay

 

Local Focus Native Tours

 

Local Native Flora

 

Longreach Bush Tucker

 

Macadamia Plantations of Australia Pty Ltd

 

Maleny Dreaming

 Makers of tea - business sold. Seems to be gone.

Matilda Fresh Foods

 

McMillan's Backdoor Bakery

 

Melbourne Indigenous Seedbank (GA)

 

Milligans Gourmet Gallery

Hard to find - mentioned in Austrade document of 2004.

Minjaroo Native Seeds

 Nothing on net

More than a Morsel (Kadjunga)

 Nothing on net

Mother Nature's Bush Tucker

 Now closed.

Mt Tara Bushfoods

Elizabeth & Brian Blakeman
Lemon Hill Farm - Wairewa via Nowa Nowa 

Phone: 03 51557383
Fax:     03 51557383
Email: lemonhill@net-tech.com.au

Description:
Approx. 20 species in plantation format & hydroponic setting.Monitor growth to identify species suited to E. Gippsland. Will sell produce direct or via co-operative to restaurants or manufacturers. Currently use produce ourselves in tourism.

Mudgee Native Food Growers Group

 Only old mentions on net

Muntari

 Brian King has gone back to 'working in the city' - but he plans on returning.

Native Foods SA

A mention in
www.rirdc.gov.au/reports/NPP/99_158.pdf

and that' s about it.

Native Harvest

Website gone but they still manufacture exquisite native jams. Under new owners at 

Shed 4 14 Lawyer St Maleny QLD 4552;
Tel: (07) 5499 9255

Natives Naturally

http://www.nativesnaturally.com/

New Directions

www.newdirections.com.au – essential oils

Nindery Nursery wsale

Can't find  it anywhere *

Nindethana Seed/Gondwana Seed

www.nindethana.iinet.net.au

Norfolk Punch

http://www.norfolkpunch.com.au

'Ooray Orchards'

Still registered but can't find

Peppermint Ridge P/L

www.peppermintridgefarm.com.au

Prickles Cafe

408 South Terrace , Fremantle  Postcode :

6160
Phone :

(08) 9336 2194

Quorn Quandongs P/L

http://www.quandongs.com

Bob Lott
Level 11
68 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: + 61 8 8223 1450
Fax: + 61 8 8223 6568
Email: bob@venuetix.com.au

Raymondo's Gourmet Pizza Still serving pizzas with native ingredients:

Islander Resort, Thomas St, Noosaville, Qld

07 5442 4944

 

Red Dog

 

Reedy Creek Nursery

 

Rhys Freeman Native Plants

http://www.apskeilorplains.org.au/rhys_freeman.htm

no mention of his business but he gets a page (above) in the Aus Plants Society web site

Riberries Restauarant

Can't find it

Robins Bush Foods

http://www.robins.net.au/

Saches

Seem to be gone

Samarian Goods

ASIC listing “RMVD”.

Sandalwood Research Newsletter

www.jcu.edu.au/school/tropbiol/srn/

Santalum Australia

Can't find this firm but will keep hunting - last contact was Elizabeth Gordon-Mills, Magill, SA

Serendipity Ice Cream

www.serendipityicecream.com.au/

Shoalmarra Quandongs

http://www.shoalmarra.com.au/

doesn't work but his last contact details were:

Ben McNamara Owner & Manager QUANDONG Grower & Marketer 

PO Box 21, Tumby Bay, South Australia 5605

Southern Vales Bushfoods

www.onkaparingacity.com/services/doc-southern_vales_bush_foods_inc.html
 and www.tmorganics.com/living_art.conmap

Southern Vales Bush Foods Inc.

Contact Ben Lethbridge, tel. 8383 6181
Ewa Jones, tel. 8388 7360

Sunshine Tropical Fruits

Still around but seem to have dropped their bushfood range

Tambourine Mountain Distillary

http://www.tamborinemountaindistillery.com/

Tanamera Bushfoods

Hunt Road, McLaren Flat, South Australia, Australia 5171
Phone: (08) 8383 0374
Fax: (08) 8383 0374

Tarnuk Bushfood & Flowers

Gil & Meredith   Freeman
PO Box 274
Korumburra VIC 3950
03 56598238
03 94167150
gilf@compost.nu

The Essential Ingredient

www.theessentialingredient.com.au/

The Food Forest

http://www.foodforest.com.au/  

very permaculture oriented - not so much about bushfoods anymore.

The Fudge A'Fare

The Fudge A'Fare - Lutana, TAS
13 Athol Street
Lutana TAS 7009
Australia

Phone

Fax

emailthefudge@bigpond.net.au

The Gourmet Gum

http://www.lloyds.net.au/

Now trading as Lloyds Gourmet Condiments

The Pharmaceutical Plant Co

Only mentioned in very old sites

Tjuringa Emu Products

http://www.tjuringa.com.au

Reesville Rd, Maleny,

Queensland, Australia. 4552.

Phone 05 00561444 - Int +61 500561444

Fax 074639 2333

Mobile 0409 061 444

Email : tjuringa@bigpond.com

Toad Gully Growers

still around, but promoting Paulownia, which is not a native.

Toona Essential Oils

http://www.toona.com.au

/

Top End Seeds

Top End Seeds
PO Box 86, Nightcliff NT 0814
Contact: Marj King
Tel: (Aus 08)(Internat 618) 8985 6885
Fax: (Aus 08)(Internat 618) 8985 6456
Email: topendseeds@octa4.net.au

Toppacawongla

 

Tuckombil Native Foods

www.nativefood.com.au

 

Walkabout Foods

Listed in this article: http://www.tmorganics.com/living_art,conmap,1950
Also here: http://www.rirdc.gov.au/programs/nativefoods4.html.

Waratah Mt  Pepper

 

Warrigal Foods of Australia

 

Wild About You Bushfoods

 

Wild Harvest (Taylor Foods)

http://www.taylorsfoods.com.au/

Wilderness Foods

This is worth chasing up as Peter was one of the real pioneers. Peter established the original Wilderness Foods plant nursery in the 1980’s

Peter Hardwick

Mentioned here:  www.earthwise.org.au/bushfoods.html

Also here: www.home.iprimus.com.au/michellejbailey/recipes.htm

Willamba Wirra Bushfoods

Still registered but can't find online

Willow Creek Farm

www.foodbarossa.com/pages/foodbarossa/willowcreekfarm/

Lyn Whiteman 

33 Fiddlewood Drive

Freeling SA 5372

Zhora's Delights

I'm chasing her up as I think she's still around - makes the best 'Davidson fruit strap' in the world!

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