We're a social enteprise with a mission to work with communities to bring
bushfood to tables across contemporary Australia.
Love it. Thank you
The plants arrived quickly and are still growing well!
They even threw in a bonus block of chocolate.
Got a little saltbush seedling a few weeks ago and it's going great guns! Doubled in size already and looking lovely. Was shipped very quickly and thoughfully packaged. Thanks for the pepperberry chocolate treat :)
Gift for friends for Christmas.
Hayden was very helpful on the phone with which type of tree would be most suitable for my needs. It arrived in perfect time and in perfect order, excellent packaging. Very happy.
Finally got a finger lime for myself. Super quick processing and delivery. A healthy looking tree. Happy happy happy!
I received my Murnong last Friday, put it in the ground in a nice sunny spot near my native grasses and they look VERY happy. They already have little flower buds on them and I'm looking forward to watching them grow.
Thank you so much for my Murnong it has been difficult to find.
I look forward to ordering more happy little plants from you in the future,
Delicious gift to try and sample
Excellent, thank you.
Received my 2 apple berry plants, good tube stock. One is going to be a christmas gift. Looking forward to giving them a taste. Can wait for my finger lime to arrive. Will buy more here. Thanks
I was looking for something original and authentic (and light!) to send family overseas for Christmas and bought a wide range of chocolates, spices and tea to divide up for family. Melbourne Foods offered the perfect gift and helped us share a little bit of Australia with our families in Europe :-) The products are excellent, beautifully and sustainably packaged (love how you can see the chocolate decorated with the spices through the packaging), selection great (not too overwhelming) and the customer online experience to purchase was easy and seamless (actually why I chose Melbourne Bush Foods over other similar companies I found online). Postage super fast and tracked all the way so you get text updates and know exactly when they have arrived (helpful if you are not home). They also include little ice packs so the chocolate doesn't melt which is super helpful. Slight hiccup with our order but corrected super fast and we were generously sent extra chocolates to make up for the small error, so we could even enjoy some ourselves! Customer service was excellent and very responsive. Can't recommend them enough. Will definitely be back again!
Got x 2 raspberries and x 1 salt bush. They were in great shape when they arrived and are growing well.
Needed the lemon myrtle in a rush and they got it to me within the 3 days of it being shipped out, granted i did get the express shipping im still very happy at the quality of it all and the freshness of the taste in the scones we made with it! In the area for a different taste, give ig a whirl with some apricot jam, good stuff.
I am amazed and the chocolates are so delicious
What is Bushfood?
Bushfood is any native ingredient found in Australia. And unlike ingredients you might be familiar with, bushfoods have been used for millenia by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people who developed a deep connection and understanding of the land. This deep, cultural knowledge is called Indigenous Ecological Knowledge.
we love it when you love it
our harvesters + growers
The Origins of Your Bushfood
To grow the plants that eventually become bushfood, we work exclusively with Indigenous Communities, Wild Harvesters, and Small Farmers who produce all of our raw ingredients.
With a range of leaves, grains, seeds, nuts, and fruit available, most modern machinery doesn't suit native bushfoods. That's why most are hand harvested, and hand dried into what you receive.
After we have worked with our producers, we prepare them to be given to you straight to your home. Bushfood are delicious, nutritious, and make incredible and unique gifts.
9 Key Bushfood Benefits
- Regenerates Native Habitat
- Sustainably Sourced
- Typically Dense in Nutrients
- Gives Back to Communities
- Free from Chemicals
- Unique Taste + Culinary Experience
- Requires Less Water
- Medicinal Properties
- Provides direct Social Benefits
Since our inception, we've been driven by our social mission to drive real change
with all those we work with. From profit-sharing agreements, to paying the prices
our producers set, we look past quartely profits and focus on what impact we drive.
Wattleseed Financier (French Cupcakes)
- 3-5g of Wattleseed (get yours here)
- 50g Almond Meal/Almond Flour
- 50g Plain White Flour
- 130g White Sugar
- 75g Unsalted Butter
- 4 Egg Whites
- A pinch of Salt
1. Preheat Oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Grease a small cupcake tin (around 4-6cm in diameter) Mix the Almond Flour, Plain White Flour and Salt together. Add the egg whites slowly to prevent clumping
3. Melt the butter on the stove and mix in the Wattleseed and keep stirring until it starts bubbling. Add butter to the mixture, and mix well.
4. Pour the mixture into your greased tin, and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
Let cool, and voila! You have your own Wattleseed French Financiers! Enjoy with a delicious brew of Wattleseed and Pepperberry Chai.