We’re innovating a new relationship between the FARM and YOU. It’s called a BUYING CLUB and it frees you from health and ethical inconveniences of supermarket shopping. It connects you to the farm, deepens your relationship to the land and provides you with the satisfaction that your food is ethical, ecological friendly and healthy for you and your family. Taranaki Farm produce is exclusive to the Buying Clubs.
For more information on how this works, scroll down this page.
Buying Clubs : Round #1 club registrations are now closed
(Strictly Locals in Victoria Only – We Don’t Sell/Ship Interstate [see FAQ below])
We will be contacting all registered individuals shortly.
If you’d like to register for round #2, please sign up to our newsletter on the right of this page.
So how does it all work?
Do you remember when someone first told you about the internet? Maybe you’re not even that old! Either way, one thing is certain – the internet has changed some much about the way we do things – and continues to… So we’re inspired to leverage the power of the internet to change the way people source their food. Just like you shop online for books, gadgets anything, why shouldn’t you also source your food this way – and in the process, support land healing, young farmer renewal and a new movement away from chemical industrial farming. We’re re-inventing food buying and it’s called the Buying Club.
Support Your Local Farmer – Conveniently!
We know you’re busy and sometimes it’s difficult to source local farmer food. Now, joining a Buying Club is your way of ridding yourself of dependance of the unethical supermarket duopoly for your families food AND gaining the satisfaction of knowing your food is safe, healthy, nutritious and ethically produced by your local farmer (us!). What’s not to LOVE? Have you ever seen where you food is grown? Well, we have no locked doors here – instead, we have an open-door policy so at anytime you can come and see the way we farm – the loving way your food is produced (we’re just 50mins drive from melbourne). Deepen your emotional connection to the farm…
OK, I’m Keen! Tell me more…
Our Buying Clubs will enable you to purchase our produce online and have it conveniently delivered to your locale with no minimum order. This spring we’re setting up buying clubs are various points around Melbourne and Country Victoria and so we’re deciding which locations we’ll setup Buying Clubs in first (so register you interest above). These points will be situated at HOST/HOSTESS homes.
Once a new buying club is initiated (a host/hostess volunteers making their driveway available at a specific time once a month), members registered near that location can start ordering produce online. We set delivery dates, provide email notifications or ordering times , then pick, pack and drive to the host/hostess’s house – club members converge at the arranged time and collect orders they have placed over the previous weeks. Simple!
Your online buying experience is streamlined to your specific area and as easy as one click purchasing. All orders or Cash on Delivery or cheque. This simple system allows you to patronise our farm, get wholesome, trustworthy, non-industrial, ecologically and emotionally satisfying food and it’s delivered DIRECT to your area. We’re committed to building a buying model that helps you to change the world through your food purchases! Register your interest today so that we can start a buying club in your area!
FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Buying Club Host/Hostess?
A Buying Club Host/Hostess is an individual who strongly supports the farmer/community relationship by making available their home available for deliveries (usually just their driveway). These individuals believe in re-connecting the community to the farm and do so by supporting our purchasing model in this way. Hosts/Hostesses have few actual responsibilities beyond providing a drop location and contact phone number (for Club Members to call directions etc). They enjoy the satisfaction of serving as a hub for the local food movement and the social benefits that represents. Additionally there are discounts on produce offered as well as other perks for Buying Club Hosts & Hostesses.
What is a Buying Club Member?
A Buying Club Member is a person or family in the local community who believes in supporting their local farmers and wishes to source trustworthy, non-industrial food that is raised in an ethical fashion. They are people who want to see change on our ‘consumer’ culture by re-connecting themselves to the farm. They enjoy the benefits of convenient online purchasing without the need to visiting the farm to collect produce on a regular basis. We love our Buying Club members – they are the heart and soul and they heal the land and themselves with each bite of our tasty, nutritious food.
How Do I Order?
You must first become a member of an existing Buying Club, or offer to become a Host/Hostess should there be no local Buying Club in your area. Food purchasing is then conducted online through our e-commerce website at specified intervals prior to each delivery date. Upon joining a Buying Club you will receive full details including delivery dates, ordering times and so on.
How Often Do You Deliver?
Once a month to established Buying Clubs with a 6 week break over the Christmas/New Year period when people are on holidays.
If I Move, Can I Change Clubs?
Of course, just contact us when you wish to shift from one buying club to another.
What Produce Is Available?
Everything that we produce, from Pastured Beef, Poultry (Chicken & Turkeys), Eggs, Pork & Dairy. If you’re unfamiliar with our ecological farming methods that produce the safest, more trustworthy food, click here to read about it!
I Don’t Live in Victoria. How Can I Participate?
We believe in what we do, and we work diligently to promote and spread the word. We’re also in the integrity business which means supporting our local community/economy. If you’re outside our delivery spectrum, you can support our causes by encouraging local farmers and businesses in your area. Additionally, you can promote our education programs via Facebook and by telling all your friends!
Any other questions, just Contact Us!