In Australia, you can get organic food for less than you can find at your local supermarket.
Organic food discounts have been available for a number of years, but they have mainly been available to farmers in small family farms.
But that’s starting to change.
Earlier this month, the Federal Government announced that the discount will be available for anyone with a farm in the Northern Territory.
Organics retailer OrganicsDirect.com has announced that its organic food discounts will be being extended to the entire Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Organizations in NSW and Victoria, however, have had to wait until now to see the change.
The announcement came from NSW Agriculture Minister Josh Frydenberg, who said in a statement that the government was introducing a discount of 20 per cent for farmers in rural and remote areas.
The discount is available for all food products, including groceries and household items, as well as bulk purchases and small-batch products.
Organies Direct also said it is working with farmers to make sure the discount is accessible to them.
“Organics Direct’s organic food and home delivery service will be extended to all NSW and ACT households, as part of our drive to meet the growing demand for organic food,” the company said.
OrganysDirect.net said it was also working with growers to provide more affordable food in the areas affected by the discount.
OrganiGrain, a small farm in central New Southland, is one of the growers that has been hit hardest by the change in price.
Owner Chris Dickson said he’s been working with his farmer’s association for the last two years to improve the discount, but said the cost of making the changes has been too high.
“It’s pretty hard to make changes in the food supply, especially when you’re a small family farm, and the discount isn’t a great deal,” he said.
“We’re getting a lot of demand for it, but it’s really hard to get a good deal.”
The changes will only be available until June 30, 2020.