CERES Fair Food
What’s the social or environmental cause your enterprise addresses?
CERES Fair Food works to bring fairness and resilience to our local food system, allowing small organic farmers, young innovative businesses and new migrants a pathway to thrive. We proudly employ many staff from Melbourne’s refugee community, and return 100% of profits to CERES Environment Park to inspire action for a liveable climate future.
Describe your trading activity (what do you sell and who are your customers?)
We deliver fresh organic produce and ethical groceries to homes and businesses across Melbourne.
How are you going with the work?
Since our beginning in 2010 we have grown to deliver to over 1000 households a week, directly supporting over 100 farmers and producers. Fair Food employs 45 staff and is currently supported by a network of around 70 volunteer Food Hosts and about 2500 regular customers. It is an absolute pleasure to see our diverse and engaged community connect and grow, as households embrace the power of their everyday choices to impact environmental and social change at a local level.
What is the biggest challenge?
Scaling our impact is probably our greatest challenge at the moment and something we are curious about as we look ahead!
What is your hope for the future?
That together we are able to transition from a wasteful, extractive economy to a resilient and regenerative one. A natural economy that sustains and nourishes everyone in our community.
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