Sustainability and Environment
Fewer Cars on the road
Every house that we deliver to means one less car on the road driving to the supermarket. Our franchisees deliver to up to 130 homes in a single round, which works out to be around 5,000 food kilometres saved by each of our rounds, each week... which equates to thousands of cars off the road!
Locally sourced products
Aussie Farmers Direct food is locally sourced, often within your state so the carbon footprint of our products are much less than imported goods that may have travelled from the other side of the world. Melbourne environmental organisation CERES has found that the average basket of 25 food items has travelled a staggering 70,803 kilometres – the equivalent of almost two trips around the world! In comparison, Aussie Farmers Direct’s fruit and vegetable boxes travel an average of 10,000 kilometres.
Reduce, re-use and recycle
Aussie Farmers Direct fruit and vegetables are delivered in recyclable cardboard boxes with lids made from recycled cardboard, and our milk and bread range is delivered straight to our customers’ reusable cooler bag on their doorstep helping them to avoid plastic shopping bags.
Less food waste
Aussie Farmers Direct buys according to customer needs; because the customer orders online first, there is little food wastage as our buyers only buy the quantities that the customers have asked for, and any food that is leftover is donated to charity organisations such as Fare Share and Second Bite.
Aussie Farmers Direct uses less energy; we don’t run retail outlets that have lights and display fridges on around the clock, so our food storage practices are much more energy efficient.