Like us, most of our present and past producers are family run businesses who are all passionate about their products. They usually market directly to quality delis and restaurants or through farmer’s markets. In several cases, you are buying directly from the farmers themselves. We’d like you to meet some of them.
Family owned local businesses, mostly
Sunshine Coast Brewery
This award winning brewery is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s premier boutique breweries. This family operated company handcrafts it’s beers using only the freshest and best quality locally produced ingredients. A brewing process free of chemicals and preservatives delivers a pure, crisp and natural flavour.
Noosa Natural Chocolate Co.
Michelle and Kris have produced a range of delicious, guilt free nutritious treats. Indulge your taste buds enjoying confectionary that contains beneficial antioxidants, is gluten free and contains no artificial colours or flavours.
Nestled in the heart of a natural macadamia growing region, Nutworks is the Sunshine Coasts very own macadamia nut processing factory. Producing a range of mouth watering unique and boutique products, their macadamias, chocolates and confectionary will have you coming back for more.
John has developed nutritious and delicious wholefood snacks using locally grown chic peas and broadbeans, which are slow roasted until golden and then tossed in a tasty, natural seasoning. This process takes place in the picturesque Glasshouse Mountains. Full of goodness and taste, these snacks are gluten, preservative and colouring free.
The Sunshine Coast's iconic Buderim Ginger has a global reputation for producing the 'world's finest ginger'. Grown locally on the Sunshine Coast, their ginger is a taste sensation.
Produced in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Gourmet Afrika's products are made using 100% natural ingredients and herbs and spices from their own garden. Specializing in South African fare, Gourmet Afrika are in demand by many retailers across the country.
The Coffee Place
Based on the outskirts of coastal Maroochydore, The Coffee Place specializes in specialty roasted coffee beans. Also supplying local hospitality, retail and corporate businesses with the equipment to brew the beans they so lovingly roast, The Coffee Place also runs professional Barista training courses.
Country Harvest Australia
Clean, Green and Yummy. Three words Country Harvest Australia want their products to be associated with. Based in Maleny, they are focused on bringing the taste of our local bush to your kitchen. Producing only the finest quality ingredients, Country Harvest Australia have been a fixture on the local market scene since 1993.
Kin Kin Tea
Organically sourced and grown on a small family farm north of Noosa, the Kin Kin Tea company also uses solar and wind power to dry and produce the tea they package. A beautiful family owned and run company focused on green and organic production, you can taste the care and love that goes into that cuppa.
Established by Peter Heinegar and Sally Hookey in 2005, Hinterland Feijoas is one of the first Feijoa orchards in Australia and certainly on the Coast. The certified organic jams, chutneys and glazes the local couple come up with are versatile and fresh whilst packing some serious punches in the flavour department.
Using only the finest grade ingredients, Candy Addictions specialize in colourful and yummy hard rock candy which brings out the kid in all of us. Hand crafted and made everyday in the Noosa Heads store, Candy Addictions is a must for anyone visiting the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Named after the pristine hinterland environment in which they are created, Maleny Cuisine's award winning products speak for themselves. Caringly prepared from natural ingredients only, you can be confident in their uncompromised sense of quality manufacturing.
Direct from the farm to the table, Daniel and Linda produce their refreshing range of lime products from limes grown on their own farm. These quality products contain no preservatives, or artificial colours or flavours.
Using macadamias grown on the Sunshine Coast and Mary Valley, Patons roast and salt these powerhouses of flavour and nutrition to perfection.
Pomodoras Balsamic Dressing
Chris Bond, owner and chef at Pomodoras on Obi Restaurant created his now ‘famous’ Balsamic Dressing and an Orange Vincotto dressing with the more recent addition of his Ginger & Lime dressing.
Planet Organic Tea
The starting point for all Planet Organic products is our dedication to organic integrity. Their now famous Organic Certified Tea is tasty and good for you!
The Garnisha range of curries, a perfect example of 'farm gate to plate' fare, are made by Tim Warren using fresh produce grown on the family farm. The absence of salt, gluten, oil, thickeners, emulsifiers, artificial colours and flavours makes the product popular in the health food market. Their amazing flavours make them popular with all lovers of spicy food.