Organic means a lot more than just spray free. Yes, it means producing without genetic modification or the routine use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, but it also frames a bigger, holistic way of thinking about food production that prioritises the long-term health of the land, soil, environment and surrounding flora and fauna over short-term gain.
It means thinking and acting to ensure the welfare of animals and the fair treatment of people in rural and farming communities. And it means thinking sustainably about the health and well-being of ourselves, future generations and our planet.
What Do We Mean By Wholefoods?
Wholefoods are fresh and minimally processed to retain as much nutritional value as possible. Eating wholefoods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes helps to ensure that our diets are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, good fats, high quality protein and natural carbohydrates. That’s why you’ll always find Huckleberry shelves packed with plenty of them for you to choose from.
Outside of Organic
With food allergies and intolerances becoming increasingly widespread, it is important for a responsible community grocer to offer products that cater to specific dietary requirements. That’s why at Huckleberry we stock a range of products for those looking for:
||dairy free / lactose free
||refined sugar free
Social and environmental responsibility
Taking responsibility and doing things the right way is fundamental to our organic philosophy and we believe in offering everyone the best quality natural food and product we can find.
We take pride in knowing that the relationships we have fostered with our suppliers support local businesses and organic farming communities nationwide and we support Fair Trade producers who advocate fair working conditions and stable prices across the globe.
We do what we can to work with producers who are interested in moving towards creating organic or more sustainable products to offer support around how they can take steps to make these changes happen.
We take steps to balance profit-making against initiatives that are of benefit to the community. That’s why we offer the expertise of qualified naturopaths.
We always do what we can to minimise waste and offer sustainable choices that don’t damage the environment. When it comes to supplements, skincare and makeup, we choose products that are non-toxic, contain organic or natural ingredients, and are approved by our Naturopaths.
When it comes to grocery shopping, we encourage our customers to bring their own pots and tubs to refill and we offer them reused boxes, recyclable brown paper bags and fabric totes to carry their goodies home in.