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Dec 11

Buy Local Produce


They say you are what you eat, so you’re going to want to know where the food you’re eating is coming from, right? Buying local produce is not just important because you’re getting the freshest food, you’re also supporting local small business and your local economy. So, where can you buy your local produce for your Christmas dinner and beyond?

Check out our top tips for picking up fresh food, and great deals too.


The Source Bulk Foods brings back the good ole days with friendly personal service and a zero waste shopping experience.

You are welcome to buy as little or as much as you like from their great selection of organic, conventional, gluten free and paleo products. Select from over 400 bulk whole foods including; nuts, seeds, grains, herbs, spices, cereals, flour, rice, paleo products, superfoods, honey, oils, confectionary, yummy snacks, cleaning products, personal care products and so much more!

It is waste-free shopping at its best! Remember to take in your own bottles, containers and bags for refill as The Source is proudly plastic bag free. They also have a great selection of paper bags to use as well as bottles and jars to purchase.

Located at 10/85 Lake Street and open 7 days.
Ph: 4031 5698
Fb: thesourcebulkfoodscairns


Extended Christmas Hours

Thursday 21 Dec – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 Dec – 5.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 24 Dec – 5.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 Dec – 5.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 31 Dec – 5.00am to 3.00pm

Rusty’s is renowned for its carnival atmosphere, colourful stall holders, sumptuous displays of exotic fruit, vegetables, exotic flowers, bric-a-brac, delicatessens, specialty products and an excellent selection of food and beverage stalls.

Don’t forget there’s also two hours FREE parking!
Ph: 4040 2705


JohnBull Farming is a Certified Organic, family-run farm located in Malanda, on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Their certified organic beef is 100 per cent free from pesticides, chemical fertilisers and hormone growth promotants, guaranteeing traceability from paddock to plate.

Bulk and custom orders, cut and packaged to your liking are available and they can arrange delivery to your door.
Contact Shane and Fiorina Solinas from JohnBull Farming for your organic beef needs:

Ph: 0407 598 052
Fb: johnbullfarming


The Watson family from Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Dairy support nine Tableland family farms and is North Queensland’s only Organic Dairy.

They offer a great range of Biodynamic Milk, Lactose Free Yoghurts, Cheese, Bio-Eggs and Australia’s Healthiest Flavoured Milks. Look out in stores for their new Probiotic Kefir and Farmhouse Cheddar.

Why not visit their Farmhouse café over the holidays? Set in a stunning location and home to the world’s best cheesecakes, yummy gelato and a great selection of snacks and cheese platters.

Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily (closed Christmas and Boxing Day) and located just 10 minutes from the famous Millaa Millaa Waterfall Circuit.
Ph: 4097 2232

Also check out:

•• A Silly Sausage in Raintrees for delicious hams, gourmet sausages and even sauces.
•• Oceanwild Café and Prawn Sales (outside Armour and Artillery Museum) to pre-order your prawns for Christmas. Visit
•• The Swiss Cake Shop on Grafton Street and at Stockland Earlville for amazing cakes and desserts.
•• If you’re looking for a statement cake this Christmas, Cakes Annietime is the perfect choice.
•• For a cultural twist on the traditional Aussie, why not head to Le Crouton in Freshwater for some French delights or Loaf on Mulgrave Road for some Japanese sweet treats.

Do you know of a local producer that PakMag readers should know about? Let us know about them on our Facebook page.

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