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We Feel Blessed

After 35 years of developing the Beach Organics HQ we feel blessed to have amassed a vast array of fresh organic produce and flavours our customers can now enjoy at our Store at PLANT 4 BOWDEN.Our edible gardens are now spread over two and half thousand square metres and sit well into our 10 acre property.A […]

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Gado Gado

Beach Organics Gado Gado … our favourite Indonesian street food. Full of crunchy certified organic herbs and vegetables from our farm, in-house made peanut sauce, rojak … a delicious and healthy dipping sauce, our free range eggs, toasted tempeh, long pepper, krukups and our steamed new potatoes. Available tomorrow at our Store at PLANT 4 BOWDEN.

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600 Basil Seedlings

600 basil seedlings have been planted by hand on our certified organic permaculture farm (circa 1984) Pt Elliot … and we’re happy to say we’re now harvesting kg’s of fresh basil leaves per day. Now the natural thing to do is allow our customers to enjoy this amazing bounty. Voila … kg’s of pesto, using […]

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One of my Most Favourite People

ONE OF MY MOST FAVOURITE PEOPLE I first met Barry Beach in 2001. We were fellow stall holders in the ‘early days’ of the Willunga Farmers Market. 🙂 Barry tickled my fancy right from the beginning with his commitment to food sovereignty, organics, character & unbelievable energy to bring authentic food culture to our community. […]

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Coffee Project

Ten or so years ago I became interested in the Australian coffee industry and its social and environmental implications. We had our Traditional Farmers network well and truly established and some of our farming friends had coffee growing within their beautiful food forest farming systems. It seemed logical to “piggy back” their organically grown green […]

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Moving Meditation

It’s like a moving meditation. I like nothing more than wondering through our organic garden beds first thing in the morning looking for inspiration for our menu at PLANT 4 BOWDEN. With an abundance of baby leeks to be found, crunchy Asian greens and young kaffir lime leaves … I am thinking of braised leeks […]

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Contemporary Research & Turmeric

Contemporary research continually confirms ancient wisdom when it comes to the many health benefits of turmeric. After many years of interest in growing this plant we can now offer our customers an excellent selection of this amazing plant. Yellow turmeric, black turmeric, temu lewak (giant turmeric), white turmeric and our high potency 4 fold organic […]

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Calling all Organic Gardeners

Calling all organic gardeners! We’re in the process of harvesting our certified organic carrot seed … and we have bucket loads! Swing past our Store at PLANT 4 BOWDEN if you would like some. $4 will get you enough seed to keep you in carrots for the next year.

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Yellow Turmeric

Our latest harvest of yellow turmeric …. Sliced and dehydrated in our dryer at low temperatures ensuring it retains its amazing flavour and reputed medicinal qualities. We use it regularly in our teas, blended with long pepper, ginger and temu lewak (giant turmeric). Pop it into a bowl of your favourite Asian style soup, or […]

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Good Farming / Fermentation

Businesses and individuals can make conscious efforts to be more environmentally sustainable. Agricultural practices are often less palatable than we think. They often strip minerals from the soil and destroy valuable habitats! Good farming practices which “enrobe” carbon and provide safe havens for bioremediation, abide by careful crop rotation practices, plant trees etc help expedite […]

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Last Minute Christmas Presents

Looking for a last minute Christmas present? Its 11.00 pm & I’ve just finished making another batch of luscious raw dark chocolate with our dehydrated wild mango. Blossom Honeys if you’re looking for something a little special. We still have jars of our rare Black Jungle, Coffee Blossom, Mango Blossom and Soursop. Find these and other […]

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Busy Time of the Year!

A busy time of the year on our certified organic permaculture property! 800 organic basil and salad seedlings are ready for planting, thornless blackberries are providing us with bowls of luscious fruit for breakfast, asparagus picked, apples, quince, plums, apricots, nectarines, nashi, figs, olives, almonds, grapes, thornless blackberries etc netted against our native bird population. […]

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Informative Workshops!

We’re running a series of fun, free, short and informative workshops every Saturday as we head into the festive season! First cab off the rank, will be a session on how to make your own RUJAK, a favourite dipping sauce of mine! Delicious  with green mango, crisp apple or tossed through an Asian style salad! […]

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Poultry Forage System

Our poultry forage system at work …. We’ve re-introduced our “girls” to our certified organic permaculture property near Pt Elliot SA. They’re attending to all our weeding requirements, dealing with any undesirable pests, foraging through our “spent” broad bean patch, manuring and of course providing us with beautiful saffron yoked egg as on a daily […]

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Spice Workshop 3rd December

No need to travel the ancient spice routes! Beach Organics is conducting another Spice Workshop! When: Sunday the 3rd of December Where: Our new Store at PLANT 4 Bowden (on Third St) Time: 11.30 – 2.30 pm Cost: $60 We’ll be crushing, grinding and smelling our unique spice range , as we make our signature […]

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Black, Yellow & White Turmeric

Prized for their medical properties we may have the best commercial turmeric range in Southern Australia. Our customers can now choose from black, yellow and white turmeric, giant turmeric and 4 fold organic turmeric extract! And we’re more than happy to embrace their health giving properties in our menu at our new Store at PLANT 4 BOWDEN!

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Featuring A Few Specials

We’ve been busy of late preparing our garden beds for summer crops, travelling to the edge of the Nullabour looking at bush foods, receiving our latest harvest of Black Java tea, lemon grass, rosella flowers & long pepper directly from our Traditional Farmers network and working on menu ideas for our new Store at PLANT […]

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Get More Greens Into Your Gut!

Recent studies by the CSIRO have re affirmed the importance of incorporating more vegetables onto the plates of the average Australian. We are blessed to have ample freshly picked organic vegetables direct from our own permaculture farm near Pt Elliot SA. We’ll even serve them to you at our Beach Organics Store at PLANT 4 […]

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

My interest in the health benefits of turmeric began decades ago when growing it on our certified organic farm near Pt Elliot. We now have one of the most interesting range of turmeric products available in Australia. We have giant turmeric – temu lewak, white turmeric – kencur, yellow turmeric, ground turmeric and are over […]

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In search of the perfect vanilla bean

In search of the perfect vanilla bean … Travelling to exotic locations can be tough … and joyous at times! I’ve had dengue fever, malaria, food poisoning, bouts in not so hygienic Asian and African hospitals, bone infections, reasonably traumatic injuries & met an amazing collection of people, farmers and produces over the last three […]

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Aloha from French Polynesia

Aloha from French Polynesia … Vanilla has always been one of my favourite spices! So, in the spirit of adventure and the desire to deliver the best possible products to our customers, we’ve decided to hit the road yet again! If you travel to latitude 16 degrees, 39 south, longitude 151 degrees 29 west, you’ll […]

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Best Delicious Nutritious Porridge

Anyone know what this little device does? OK … we’ll divulge our little secret! Every Friday night I turn the handle of this little machine and steel cut and roll whole organic rice, quinoa, oats, sunflower seeds and buckwheat. I then soak them overnight with a little organic cider vinegar! The following morning I am […]

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