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Healthy gut, healthy you


Lose weight, look better, feel happier. If your New Year’s resolutions included any (or all) of the above, then 2017 is the year to start taking care of your gut. Your gut has a huge influence on your overall health. An imbalance or lack of certain gut […]

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Cool drinks for a hot summer


Long hot summer days call for icy-cold, thirst quenching drinks. Skip the sugar-laden fizzies at the supermarket, and check out these locally made drinks that not only taste great, but are good for you too: KOMBUCHA Popular in the 60s and 70s, kombucha is enjoying a revival, […]

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Christmas for vegans (and everyone else)


Christmas traditionally means roast meat, seafood, rich puddings and sweets – not the kind of food that generally appeals to the vegans/vegetarians/raw foodies/gluten-free/dairy-free or those on other special diets amongst us. Fortunately, the Byron Shire is an epicentre for food producers who specialise in creating delicious food […]

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Ethical tastes better

Free range pigs at the Hayters Hill Farm near Byron Bay

Whether it’s the turkey, roast pork or Christmas ham, meat is traditionally the centrepiece of the Christmas table. We take great care in preparing it, spending hours stuffing, seasoning, glazing and basting, but how many of us take a moment to think about where it came from […]

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Cheeses Loves You

Burringbar cheesemaker Debra Allard of Cheeses Loves You, with her Jersey calves

IT’S the stuff cheese makers dream about – a ready supply of top quality milk fresh from your own herd of cows, and a brand new cheese room, purpose built for creating your cheesy masterpieces. Twelve months of hard work have turned that dream into reality for […]

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Wiccawood Organics


One after the other, market goers stop, get out their phones, and ask if they can take a photo. “It’s so beautiful,” someone gasps. The stall that’s caught their attention is Kenrick Riley and Maree Bracker’s Wiccawood Organics, known for its diverse, unusual and immaculately presented selection […]

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Byron Creek Farm


Last time you ate chicken, did you give any thought to where it came from, how it was raised and the life it lived before it arrived on your plate? You might be wiser not to, according to local farmer Andrew Cameron, who says most people would […]

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Sweet imperfection


Australia’s best tasting bananas are grown right here on the North Coast, but you’re unlikely to find them on the big supermarket’s shelves. Third generation Burringbar banana grower Lance Powell says despite their beautiful flavour, local bananas don’t have ‘the look’ supermarkets insist on, and are rejected […]

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Picone Exotics


Fruits that taste of chocolate pudding, crème caramel or banana bubblegum: it sounds like something from a children’s storybook, but you’ll find all of these and more in John Picone’s exotic fruit tree orchard. John’s immaculately kept one-hectare plantation near Mullumbimby contains an incredible collection of more […]

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Jungle Juice

Peter and Nora Brils and son Daan at their stall at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market.

Imagine stepping out of your door and being surrounded by trees dripping with tropical fruits. That’s the daily reality for Peter and Nora Brils, who own and operate a 13 acre exotic fruit orchard and nursery at Mooball, near Burringbar. Their farm, which Nora calls her ‘Garden […]

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