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Not only are we green and delicious, we aim to be the fastest brussels sprout in the East. Right now we are trialing express Delivery for Sydney, and will soon be rolling it out further.
Express Delivery is available for set boxes and other items showing the speedy sprout 🥦 icon. If you only have those items in your cart you are eligible for express delivery, otherwise your first available date will be Regular Delivery.
'Local' means Your Food Collective goodies have been grown and produced close to where we live. In fact, on average our fresh produce range is sourced no further than 200km from your front door. This means it is grown by your friends and neighbours, you’re supporting your local farmers and you are getting the freshest produce possible. Our ónline product 'stickers' indicate the distance products have come from.
We are Australia's most sustainable grocery offering. 30% of a household’s carbon footprint comes from food - shopping at Your Food Collective reduces your food miles by 90%. Plus, 80% of our products are rated ‘Good’ or better for sustainability. We are different because we’ve put hours of research into everything we sell to make it possible for everyone to eat sustainably. We are proudly carbon-neutral, too. We’re passionate about connecting our customers with local producers. To that end, we strive for transparency and authenticity in every aspect of our business. We regularly visit our producers so we know exactly how and where your food is coming from. Once your order lands with us, our producers pick those items bring to your local hub. At the hub we assemble your order into one handy parcel, ready for you to collect or delivered right to your door. We aim to do everything we can to make choosing local easy for you!!
Queues, crowds, finding a car-park, all that plastic packaging....Ahhh, there are so many reasons we reckon shopping with us beats shopping at a supermarket! The best reason of all is that when you shop with us, more of your dollar gets into the pockets of our local farmers - in fact, up to three time more!!
We connect you with local producers. You can get to know them and learn how they do what they do. Also, sourcing produce locally means your food hasn’t travelled half the country to reach your plate. With Your Food Collective your produce is picked to order - there's no sitting around in a warehouse loading dock for weeks. Instead, YFC produce is in the ground until you order it. Once picked, it makes a short voyage to our warehouse in Tighes Hill, creating far less greenhouse gas emissions than produce shipped from far corners of the country, or in some cases, the world. Quite simply, local fresh food lasts longer, tastes better and keeps your dollars in the community.
Around 95 % of our fresh produce comes from within 250km of your front door. We love our producers and love to visit their farms. Best of all, nurturing supplier relationships and seeing how they grow, what they grow and where they grow helps us appreciate why our produce tastes so darn delicious!! If you'd like visit and of our producers, please reach at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch.
For some staples and where there is seasonal abundance we will go outside this radius to source produce directly from growers who meet our sourcing criteria based on growing practices. This means we're helping reduce food waste, further build local food security and support farmers to transition to regenerative growing practices. All of our fresh produce is Australian grown. Follow our product key and producer descriptions for details on where each product is grown, how it is grown and who it is grown by.
Quite simply, if it’s a product is not ready to harvest, we are not able to supply it. All of the produce we offer is grown locally and generally picked the day before your order is packed. When you choose Your Food Collective, you get to eat with the seasons, just as nature intended. Eating what's in season means your food tastes oh-so delicious because it's at its natural peak and picked when it’s just right. This also ensures an ever-changing variety of delicious produce throughout the year - keeping you on your toes in the kitchen!
With correct storage methods, your Your Food Collective goodies should last much longer than their supermarket cousins. That’s because our local produce is picked to order, rather than spending time in a storage facility before reaching you...
Meat- when kept in the fridge, consume your meat within 4 days. The meat we supply is fresh, so it is suitable to freeze too. Raw sausages can be frozen for up to 2 months, hamburger patties and mince are good for 4 months, steaks, chops and roasts - 6 months, while whole chickens can be kept frozen for one year.
Ready-made meals- made with fresh ingredients, these are clearly labelled with a ‘best by’ date. Yummiest when eaten fresh, these can also be frozen up to 3 months for later use.
Fruit and veg- Most of our vegetables keep really well in the fridge, with many customers reporting the taste and crunch is still excellent after 2 weeks! Potatoes, (sweet and regular) and onions are happiest stored in a dark, dry pantry shelf for up to 3 weeks.
Fruit is best consumed within a few days of becoming ripe. Keep your tomatoes, bananas and citrus in a fruit bowl on the bench. Most other fruits, such as apples and grapes, prefer to keep their cool in the fridge.
Sustainable is our middle name... Well, we'd like it to be! But really, in everything we do - from packing orders to cleaning the staff room - we aim to do things as sustainably as possible. We are tracking towards being completely plastic free, by avoiding plastics wherever we can, and reusing any necessary packaging. Through sourcing our products locally by working with small and medium sized farmers, we contribute to a lowering of greenhouse gases.
We favour suppliers who share our passion and values around sustainability, and work together to follow appropriate sustainable practices such as reusing boxes, and returning glass bottles.
Most of our fruit and veg is packed 'nude'. If that's not feasible, produce is wrapped in paper bags. We want to reduce plastic use and are always looking for better alternatives. We're hoping one day it's possible to eliminate plastic in our business altogether!
Our suppliers all grow with Organic principles. This means keeping pesticides and fertilisers to a minimum and where possible making sure that they derive from plants or animals. This holistic approach to pest management ensures that minimum damage is caused to the environment in the growing process.
You can read about our sustainability philosophy in more detail here and our sourcing policy here
Going plastic free is super important to us. While we are tracking towards being completely plastic free - by avoiding plastics wherever we can, and reusing any necessary packaging - there are some fragile products, such as cherry tomatoes and berries, which are currently packaged in plastic punnets to make sure they don't get damaged on the way to your place. Due to health regulations meat is packed in plastic.
Rest assured, once there is a feasible way to get these products to you in a more sustainable manner we will be onto it! To avoid plastics altogether in your YFC shop, select the 'Plastic Free' option under our 'Lifestyle' tab located top right on the home page.
Select a set box or buy what you want.
We deliver across Sydney, Newcastle and Maitland and have pick up locations across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
Your local producers pick your order, we box it up and hand it over to you at one of our pick-up locations or deliver it to your door.
Making Local Easy!
Picked to order our food is fresher!
On average from 200km of your front door!
Producers receive up to 80% of the price you pay.
For you, for producers and for our children.
Your Food Collective
Buy Directly from Local Farmers
Picked Fresh for Your Order
Producers Receive a Fair Price
Support Small Scale Farming
Food Tastes Amazing and Lasts.