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Pocket Herbs now supplying local retailers!

We are excited to announce that we are now supplying local retailers in the Byron Bay, Ballina and Tweed Shires. See contact details below. If you know anyone who may be interested in stocking our produce, please email us at sales@pocketherbs.com.au.  Byron Bay Shire Baz and Shaz – 44 Beech Dr, Suffolk Park (02 6685 4445) Bay Grocer – 63 Tennyson St, Byron Bay (02 5605 8407) Newy Store – 50 River St, New Brighton (02 6680 1102)…

Out of Pocket : Demand for micro-herbs dries up overnight

Last month ABC Landline visited the farm to talk about the effect of Covid-19 and our use of AutoGrow systems. Read the article published by the ABC below or click here. To watch the ABC Landline episode click here. All below content captured and written by ABC Landline. Tears and heartbreak as coronavirus shutdown forces microgreens farm to fire two-thirds of staff A farm growing microgreens for garnishing meals at high-end restaurants has been forced…

Announcing an Indigenous food production partnership between Burringbar’s Pocket Herbs and Tweed’s Traditional Currie Country

Pocket Herbs is proud to announce a partnership with Currie Country. The duo will cultivate, grow and develop the ‘Native Foods with Currie Country’ range for market. “We are creating a knowledge base that will enhance the use of Native Foods and bring a new awareness, texture, and taste to tables” said Pocket Herbs’ owner Iain Reynolds. “Our Indigenous partner represents one of the largest Aboriginal traditional owners of the Tweed Region, accessing ancient knowledge…

Pocket Herbs’s potted history of herb growing

Pocket Herbs Director, Iain Reynolds, met with The Weekly Times late last year to chat about the development of our agribusiness. In the article, Iain discusses some of the technology and hydroponic systems used and our scientific approach to growing produce. Iain highlights the importance of harvesting rainwater on a sustainable hydroponic farm and discusses our new bush food range. To read the full article, follow the link below. https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/on-farm/pocket-herbs-and-produces-potted-history-of-herb-growing/news-story/e1d5abbe5054e2e15474b6dfb1a4ffcd

Demand for native foods pushes foraging trend to greenhouse cultivation

The Edible Garnishes team are excited to receive the first batch of results from the Halophyte trial early in the new year. The Southern Cross Plant Science group, based at Southern Cross University, Lismore, continue to research the nutritional content of our bush foods; something we are itching to share with our customers and wider community! Check out the ABC article to learn more about the growing demand for bush foods by chefs here in…

Northern Rivers’ Pocket Herbs partner with Southern Cross University

A GREENHOUSE TRIAL TO DETERMINE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT, SAFETY OF NATIVE BUSH FOODS Northern Rivers’ Pocket Herbs – a cutting edge producer of specialist edible plants in Burringbar Valley – has entered into a research partnership with Southern Cross University to determine the nutritional (and anti-nutritional) content of native bush foods. Up to 20 bush food varieties will be selected and their propagation optimised in greenhouse conditions. The year-long $95,000 study is jointly funded by the…