• Closed on Christmas Day 25th December • Closed on Boxing Holiday 28th December • Closed on New Years Day 1st January
Head office, 1/55 Kirby Street, Rydalmere Retail Shop, 167 Parramatta Road, Homebush• Closed on Christmas Day 25th December • Closed on Boxing Holiday 26th & 28th December • Closed on New Years Eve 31st December • Closed on New Years Day 1st January 2021
Sales Office & Warehouse: 101 Antimony St, Carole Park
• Closed on Christmas Day 25th December • Closed on Boxing Holiday 28th December • Closed on New Years Day 1st January 2021
Deliveries to the Brisbane Markets & surrounding areas and to 3rd Party Transport companies will be as usual on all the days we are open.
Sales Office and Warehouse: 17 Mephan St, Footscray
• Closed from Christmas Day 25th December • Reopens 4th January 2021
We’d like to thank you for your custom during 2020, and look forward to supporting you and your business in 2021.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on most Australians in work and personal life. You’ve probably read enough on the benefits of good hygiene and social distancing to minimise your risk. So here’s a common sense approach on how you can boost your immune system and give your body a fighting chance. These tips apply not only to the corona virus but any virus.
Dear Valued Customers,
We live in testing and turbulent times. Respecting the almost expected challenges of the Australian environment, we now face dealing with an international pandemic. The coronavirus has turned the world upside down and we all are dealing with this as best as we can with the information provided.
Eco-Farms is currently not affected and is trading at full capacity across all sites. As we write this letter, we are sure you are aware and preparing your own business and Eco-Farms have been holding daily meetings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can manage this across our sites nationally. There are many unknowns with this situation so we can only look to other countries and how they are dealing with these issues and try our best to support our staff and service you, our customers, to the best of our ability under the conditions that are presenting day by day.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the bush fires ravaging throughout New South Wales. We are so grateful for the work of the RFS and all the brave volunteers involved in protecting people and property in the area. Unfortunately, we are one of those who need their assistance. Our source is only 2km from the fires and a simple change in wind direction could mean disaster for us and our team members who live close by (see above). Everyone in the area has been evacuated and there has been no bottling for over a week. It is still unclear when we will be able to resume work. As a result, our stock supply is severely limited now but also when we return from our break. Although we do not know when bottling will recommence, we have decided to push our reopening date to Monday 6th January 2020.This will allow more time to prepare stock. If the source is safe to access during the holidays, our dedicated team will be hard at work to minimise disruption to supply.
If you experience delays in receiving your order over the next few weeks we seek your understanding during these challenging times.
Thank you again for supporting ãlkalife and we look forward to hearing from you in 2020.
Sincerely, Thomas Cho. Alkalife’s General Manager.
Dear Valued Customer, As residents of this sunburnt country, we would be well aware of the conditions we may contend with. Dorothea Mackellar summed it up best in her poem “My Country” when she wrote, “Her beauty and terror – The wide brown land for me!”. The most recent of Australia’s concerns is the bushfire that is currently sweeping through millions of hectares of land, and that’s just the East Coast. This is while similarly large swathes of land are also in drought. Whereby the country faced 11 tropical cyclones last season, and we almost forgot the flood events at the beginning of the year when we saw most of Queensland’s North receive thousands of millimetres of rain in 7 days, however, this event did fill our famous Lake Eyre in Central Australia to its fullest in 45 years. We write this not to give you some news or insight about what is currently happening, but more importantly, to illustrate the plight of our farmers. As we moil through our cities, the farmers toil their land. As it stands today, at least one of our farmers has lost their farm and many more face current fire fronts. Approximately 20% of our growers are in a drought and facing water shortages that will most likely force less or no plantings for the next season. Similarly to the rain event earlier in the year, which brought on road closures, supply decreases and price increases, we should expect more of the same over the coming weeks and months. We are all facing our own difficulties, however, we can take a little time to remember what it takes for us to be able to have a relatively consistent supply of foods on our plates. And please, let’s not dwell on what we don’t have, but moreover, cherish what we do have. To our farmers, we will support you however we can.
David Como & Eco-Farms Team National Produce Manager
If we are to maintain sustainable food systems for future generations and tackle the many challenges facing our planet, including the climate crisis, governments would be wise to embrace organic farming practices. This is the main message a recently published report sends to world leaders currently gathering for the SDG Summit in New York.
We would like to inform you that our head office in Sydney is moving today to a new location at: 55 Kirby Street, Rydalmere NSW 2116.
Orders and deliveries will continue to be packed and processed at our Homebush site initially. In the future we will move all our grocery inventory to Rydalmere and keep Homebush as our Fresh Produce warehouse only.