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October 2015

A message from our Chairman

Next month we are celebrating and acknowledging the best on offer from our amazingly diverse and vibrant organic marketplace -  the Australian Organic Annual Awards for Excellence.  

Please join with us in recognising these great organic folk in our midst.

Andrew Monk 
Chairman, Australian Organic Ltd

Profile of the month

This month we meet Marleen Herbs of Tasmania, who relocated their business from The Netherlands, growing and processing organic medicinal plants.   

In the spotlight 

This month the spotlight beams down on Black Crow Organics; 4th generation farmers supplying organic produce Australia wide.

Where are they now:
Nathan Free  

This month we chatted with Nathan Free. In 2014 Nathan was awarded the AUSVeg Young Grower of the Year Award and is a current Nuffield Scholar (2015).


Welcome to the cellar door 

Angove Family Winemakers craft an extensive range of organic wines from vineyards across South Australia.

Certification News


Important Certification News!


Do you have the current ACO logo for your certification?

If you need an update, please contact


Wray Organic turns 10!
The Right Food Group brings an award-winning product to your home
Tracking the source proves successful for Kialla Pure Foods
Are you up to date with supplier requirements?
Ara-hura Farms has launched a cold pressed juice range 
Support Brash Higgins in the NYC Marathon

        Events Update


Want to know what's coming up in November 2015?

7th - Yangarra Estate Vineyard's Spring Lamb & Spring Wine
11th - Blackmores Institute Webinar - Paddock to Plate
27th - Australian Organic Annual Events

Are your team up to date on what “certified organic” really means?

We have developed training tools for staff at all different levels of knowledge regarding the meaning of “certified organic”.  It is a guide for your business to help train different departments such as your sales team, buyers, marketing team or research departments.


        What's been in the news 

Recipe of the month

A delicious breakfast parfait made from all certified organic ingredients -  brought to you by popular health and wellness blog FoodFitandRepeat


It's Competition Time!


H2Coco is giving away a 3 month supply of their Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 500ml to 4 lucky winners, valued over $190.00!   



AOAM Major Prize Winner Announced!

A massive congratulations to Jenny Hall who won the AOAM Major Prize – a five night escape to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat.

Congratulations Rachel Kayrooz!

Therese Kerr celebrated Australian Organic Awareness Month by giving away a certified organic Divine by Therese Kerr collection gift pack.  Congratulations to the pack winner - Rachel Kayrooz.

Congratulations Cathryn Wharton!

Tania Zaetta provided the team at Australian Organic a very generous opportunity to hold a give away of one personally signed copy of her latest book ‘Trim & Tone With Tania’. Congratulations to the book winner – Cathryn Wharton.
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