You deserve access to high quality, ethically grown, and chemical free produce.
Your farmer deserves to be paid fairly, and recognised for their unique contribution.
Your animals deserve a healthy, active life on natural pasture with as little synthetic intervention as possible (if at all).
The results are on the table. Your table.
We are a small food distribution and advocacy company based in Brisbane, Queensland. Our vision? To create a unique outlet with exemplary service that is rival to none.
We work for, with and beside Australia’s small, sustainable farmers and producers who excel in the management of endangered, rare and heritage pigs, sheep, cattle, and poultry. We place particular emphasis on supporting Australian farmers and growers who have made a commitment to promoting sustainable farming and manufacturing processes.
Because we work with seasonal breeding cycles, we provide only that which is in its prime. Through this, we are able to assist in funding each farmer’s choice to chemical-free, intervention-free farming on clean pastures with sustainable, ethical and regenerative practices; helping launch small batch producers into the retail and wholesale market at little or no cost to the farmer. We have no high ongoing operating costs, no high margins, no bulk warehouse. We simply source and supply as demand dictates.We stock only ethically bred and open pasture raised animals, taking the worry out of sourcing ethically raised, sustainable foods that live up to consumer expectation.
We are proud to be the sole Brisbane distributor of Sommerlad Heritage Chickens; Awassi Queensland’s dairy, Awassi meat and fat tails; Lambtastic Saltbush lambs; and Berkshire Black pork from Emperors pork. Additionally, our range includes Flinders Island game; Stanthorpe venison, Jalbirri Googums eggs, and hand crafted cultured butter. We stock only ethically bred and open pasture raised animals. Our larder boasts treats and dry goods made by our own Queensland based customers and chefs – people just like you.
We work on full transparency and supply single origin produce only.
This means we do not supply boxed meats or bulk units of cuts. Rather, we encourage you to explore whole carcasses and full animals the way nature intended them to grow.
IT’S NOT ABOUT ORGANICS
Many of our farms run on full bio-dynamic systems. Some are certified organic; others have limited or seasonal produce with yields so small, organic certification becomes cost prohibitive. We guarantee that each and every one of them is doing something ‘different’ and provides a valuable contribution to our supply chain. Each farm is family owned, and our produce raised by those that run the land.
We never buy from third parties. Your dollar goes to the farmer, meaning you are contributing to an ongoing, sustainable food chain at a local level. Find out more about our farmers, and how you are helping them through your purchase.
HOW TO BUY FARM DIRECT GOODNESS
Retail, Food Service and Hospitality
Ask us for specialist items, regular stock or set us a task to find that elusive ingredient.
Are you a consumer with an appetite for premium produce direct from the farm? Order here from whatever open source farm co-operative products are currently available. These are specially selected products you can bulk order on an occasional basis. Place an order for pick up (Clayfield). We’ll confirm your order and advise delivery time.
Stay in touch with special items, classes and farm tours by subscribing to the newsletter. Watch out for the farmer direct specials – they offer bulk buying opportunities at very low prices.
Community Buying Groups
Save even more! Perfect for large groups, schools and community associations, and food related educational programs. Check out our Community Buying Group or think about using us as a fundraiser. The directions are here – and it’s easy!
Hand Sourced is featured on menus of top restaurants and kitchens throughout Brisbane. We also supply to select butcheries and retailers. Contact us for further details.