We not only supply Australia’s most sustainable bushfood, but through passing on knowledge and sustainable job creation, we empower our growers and their families to continue building bushfood enterprises across Australia.
The Journey To Bushfood
"It's about bringing native Australian ingredients to the frontline of Australian cuisine, and making sure that Traditional Knowledge holders benefit."
Finding bushfood that really reflects the story of each ingredient didn’t happen overnight.
It started with a chance discovery whilst studying, and took a lot of hard work (and a lot of eating) to bring ethical, purposeful, and sustainably sourced native ingredients to your pantry.
Each individual native ingredient is grown with the utmost care and knowledge by a mix of Traditional Custodians, Expert Harvesters, and Small Farmers – all across Australia.
Across the sunburnt continent, we are working to build rural and remote economies and provide oppurtunities in these communities to build strong connection to culture.
How We Got Here
In 2018, while studying at university, our founder Hayden decided to write an article about Australian food that led him to discover the Finger Lime, one of over 6,500 different native Australian plants.
Not wanting his knowledge to go to waste, Hayden dropped out of University at 21 and devoted himself to bringing bushfood to tables across Australia, ensuring that the growth of the industry benefits everyone involved.
Bringing people to the table to enjoy delicious native Australian ingredients whilst supporting communities?
We can cheers to that!
Australia wasn't created in a day, and neither was the incredible knowledge we have of it. Before the pyramids, before civilization itself, Aboriginal Australians were here. Over 80,000 years of constant habitation has lead to a rich knowledge of Australia's botanical plants - called Indigenous Ecological Knowledge.
Our products are exclusively supplied by Aboriginal communities, Wild Harvesters, and Small Farmers (many are intertwined).
As we grow, we continue to engage is benefit-sharing oppurtunities to ensure that the wealth trickles into the hands of the Traditional Custodians and remote communities, helping to build the economies of communities engaged with us.
Bushfood answers the question of sustainable agriculture. Since each plant has evolved to suite Australia's harsh environment, each are value adders to environmental improvements in Australia.
Our suppliers must meet our strict criteria to ensure a product that benefits the environment as much as the people that grow it.
Some of the richest superfoods can be found in Australia. We commit ourselves to ensuring all Australians have access to great nutrition through bushfood.
Kakadu Plum (the highest known vitamin C content of any plant), Wattleseed (Lab tested at 31% protein), Pepperberry (3 times the antioxidants as a blueberry), Sandalwood Nut (41% fibre).
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