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“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

~ Masanobu Fukuoka

What we’re about – our mission

We love food. Talking about it, buying it, cooking it, eating it. But most importantly, we love wholesome food that will nourish and sustain us.

We believe nutrition should be simple. You don’t need to know the difference between spelt, farro and freekeh; or what a kombucha scoby is–we’ll educate you!

We believe in celebrating our growers, producers and suppliers. We want to reduce food miles and provide a more direct link from our farmers’ paddocks to your family’s pantry.

We want to create an in-store and online food shopping experience that takes you out of the city, walks you onto the farm, offers you a cold pressed juice, and then opens up its pantry for you to have a forage through.

A marketplace experience that must be enjoyed by all. We strive to challenge the traditional methods of shopping and allow you to buy as much or as little as you need.

Ethically sourced and ecologically sustainable foods. From the paddock direct to your pantry.

Find our Farm sheds in your local shopping village or shop with us online.

We have systemised our in-store bulk food experience and wish to grow The Farm family worldwide. Get in touch if you would like to discuss owning your own Farm Shed or working with The Farm Wholefoods.

Who we are – from the beginning

Josh Thompson grew up spending his school holidays on his family’s farm in Mollymook. His Mother Deena is one of 7 and so there were always plenty of mouths to feed. The kids would spend their days surfing Mollymook reef or burning around the paddocks on the motorbikes. When he grew up and met Lisa, they would head to the farm together, escaping the city for long weekends.

Life on the farm provided an incredible sense of freedom. An early morning swim would be followed by a fry up consisting of eggs donated by the 6 Heritage hens, herbs from the veggie patch and oranges juiced straight from the tree. The farm offered Josh and Lisa invaluable lessons about family and their inherent love for nature.

Returning to their jobs after weekends away – Josh, working as an architect and Lisa in corporate I.T. – they felt increasingly aware of how detached their city lifestyle was to their true beliefs. The birth of their daughter Indiana only increased their eagerness for a change. Both Lisa and Josh quit their jobs, and The Farm Wholefoods was born.

About us

We are a family-owned company co-founded by two budding entrepreneurs who were lucky enough to escape the corporate world. We were searching for meaning in our lives, but didn’t know that meaning was right where we left it. We made a conscious decision to realign our bodies with our minds. We got back in touch with our core beliefs of living a more wholesome and productive lifestyle.

Our Stores

To purchase from our selection of natural and organic products pop into one of our Farm sheds located in your local shopping village. Here you can experience the food shopping revolution that is The Farm Wholefoods. You can also purchase from us at our market stalls throughout Australia as well as through our online shop. Check out our locations page to find a Farm shed near you.

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