Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tasty, Local, and Organic, Food

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tasty, Local, and Organic, Food

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SINCE opening in September 2004, Bellingen-based organic grocery store, Kombu Wholefoods, has been working hard to get the tastiest and freshest local organic food onto their shelves.

Focusing increasingly on locally produced food is something that has been a long-term vision of Kombu Wholefoods partners Kevin and Lowanna Doye.

"Before we set up Kombu, we developed a Mission Statement to guide us through the development of the store," Kevin said. "It states, 'Where possible we will source regional produce because it is fresher, more affordable, supports the local community and is more sustainable for the environment'.

"It is great that we are now at the point where we can look beyond the almost 50 per cent of local produce that filled the shelves at times during the summer and work with the dedicated local growers in this area to head towards an even higher ratio in this coming growing year.

"Getting the food onto the shelves as quickly as we can - sometimes only an hour or two after it has been picked - means that the food is still buzzing with taste and goodness. …

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