The Organic Collective is a plant-based, not-for-profit community project of Paradise Earth Foundation, established to bring together the producers of organically & biodynamically grown plant foods with the community. We aim to help secure a future for producers whilst providing increasingly greater access to the community at direct from farm and/or wholesale pricing.
HOW IT WORKS
In 5 easy steps you can have your weekly fresh organic produce.
1. Sign Up/Login.
2. Select your fresh produce goodies.
3. Select pick-up option at checkout.
4. Complete your order (* email confirmation sent once payment made)
5. Collect your produce at the next designated pick-up day.
Collection is required.
Please note WE DO NOT DELIVER or SHIP at this time.
This ensures we keep our costs at an absolute minimum.
Currently we offer access to the co-op to everyone. Simply by signing up and creating your account through our secure website, you are a member and may enjoy access to certified organic produce. We simply ask for basic details (Name, Contact Mobile & Email) so that we may contact you if required regarding your order, changes to the co-op and reminders so you don't forget or miss our ordering cut off time.
Member volunteer contributions are appreciated but not required. We operate an online volunteer register (link on the home page and here) so if you'd like to help out the co-op then register and we will see you at your designated pick-up day. This volunteer contribution helps us sort the produce orders and prepare the venue for the days pick-up and stall sales.
By contributing your valuable time you are helping make our amazing fresh organic produce available to the wider community at the lowest cost for everyone, including you!
Orders for organic fresh produce are open weekly between
Friday 5pm and Tuesday 2pm. Orders made outside of these times will not be available for collection until the following pick-up week unless we notify you otherwise.
Orders may be placed online only through our secure ordering system where payments are made via Square with your preferred payment method.
ORDER PICK-UP LOCATION
Fresh produce ordered each week may be collected from our Rusty's Market stall for free.
Thursday (5pm - 7pm) or Friday (9am - 12pm) from Rusty's Market, 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns QLD 4870
(Side wall near cark park ramp driveway entrance).
The Organic Collective also offers a retail produce stall at Rusty's Market on a Friday 6am - 2pm & Saturday 7am - 2pm, so you may select extra produce as you need it.
We accept produce from growers & suppliers who currently hold the following certifications.
We also allow growers, who are not certified, to sign a Statutory Declaration (legal document) to verify they grow by organic or biodynamic means and do not use any artificial chemicals at any stage of the growing process. We are dedicated to suppporting growers who grow high quality organic produce and so provide this alternative to broaden our produce selection and support smaller growers who cannot justify the expense of costly certifications.
OUR PRIVACY, COLLECTIONS POLICY & TERMS & CONDITIONS
PARADISE EARTH FOUNDATION
Paradise Earth Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-government, private foundation who's mission is to help improve the availability of and access to, organically grown natural plant foods. Through our projects we endeavour to increase supply & availability, grow demand and consumption as well as make affordable, a wholly organic, natural, plant based lifestyle for everyone.
Your support of The Organic Collective helps us to achieve this broader goal and for that The Organic Collective Team, the community of Cairns and region, our growers and the environment thanks you!