As with most people in their youth, I took my health for granted and had no reason to question the food we eat and the environment we live in. However, a health crisis led me to discover the role environmental toxins play in our general health and wellbeing which further led me to explore the availability of certified organic/biodynamic fruit and vegetables in the Young region. This interest coincided with a point in my life where I was searching for a new professional challenge and change from my career as an Occupational Therapist. Therefore, when a gap in the market appeared with the supply of organic fruit and vegetables, the concept of The Gathered Green evolved.
Coming from a farming background and being heavily involved in the Young community, I also decided that if I was going to provide organic fruit and vegetables to local people, then this needed to come from the local area to ensure optimum freshness and quality, while also supporting our local farmers and producers. After speaking to friends, I was repeatedly told that people would prefer to eat local, however their busy lives prevented them from accessing the orchards and farms to collect the produce. Hence, the concept of the home delivered Organic Seasonal Boxes developed which enables local people easy access to locally grown, flavoursome and chemical free fruit and vegetables.
As with most businesses, putting the concept into reality requires a lot of hard work, which would not have been possible without the support of my husband Ben. Ben is establishing an agricultural software business based in Sydney, while maintaining involvement in our two farms between Young and Cowra. We are very lucky to have two happy and healthy children, Owen and Maeve. Owen has recently started school, which further motivated me to have The Gathered Green up and running before the demands of the primary school era kicked in.
Thank you for taking interest in The Gathered Green. I look forward to providing you and your family fresh, tasty and locally grown produce with the added peace of mind of being free of toxic chemicals. I welcome all enquiries so please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email.
Eat and Enjoy!