The Australian food market’s turning steadily towards healthy, fresh and sustainable produce, and so it seems a natural progression to make the most of our land’s native produce.
Local growers from Outback Pride Fresh, Mike and Gayle Quarmby are pioneers in cultivating native leaves and herbs with their unique Australian food grown ethically and sustainably.
“We’ve domesticated the best of the indigenous plants to be able to develop a truly Australian cuisine,” says Mike Quarmby.
Producing the best of Australia’s indigenous species at their Reedy Creek nursery in South Australia, the leaves and herbs are supplied weekly to some of the finest chefs (Peter Gilmore from Quay Restaurant and Kylie Kwong from Billy Kwong if we’re going to name drop) in the country… and are now available at your local grocer.
The range is available at Frewville and Pasadena Foodland Stores, straight from the fresh food fridges to your bellies, with take home packs of favourites like their signature saltbush, river mint and crunchy ice plant on sale now.
Amanda McInerney from fellow foodie blog Lambs’ Ears and Honey chats with the Quarmbys about the evolution of Outback Pride Fresh and the growing demand for Australian natives in the restaurant scene and at home. Check out the blog here!
Take a peak at the Quarmbys sharing their story…
If you’re keen to taste the native ingredients but aren’t quite ready to incorporate them into cooking at home, here are some SA restaurants and cafes using Outback Pride Fresh native foods on their menus…
Art Gallery Food + Wine Art Gallery of South Australia Lower Ground Floor North Terrace, Adelaide P: +61 8 8232 4366
Intercontinental North Terrace ADELAIDE, SA 5000 P: +61 8 8238 2400
Oyster Bar 10 Marina Pier GLENELG, SA 5045 P: +61 8 8376 3100
Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant 78 Penfold Road MAGILL, SA P: +61 8 8301 5551
Prairie Hotel Corner of High Street and West Terrace PARACHILNA, SA 5730 P: 1800 331 473