At Hemp Foods Australia we believe Australia can be a major global competitor in the hemp industry worldwide and is committed to increasing and supporting hemp farming in Australia.
As an Australian Certified Organic (ACO) company, we're committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients. We aim to always source local first, however at this stage, local supply of Certified Organic Hemp is not able to keep up with the current demand (everyone wants to try nutritious, organic Australian hemp). However, we know many people still prefer Australian grown hemp, so this is why we have both Organic and Australian grown Hemp Seeds to choose from. We thank all our customers for their support and understanding as we work towards growing a local organic hemp farming industry in Australia.
We paid a visit to Tasmania, where a large proportion of Australian hemp farms are located. While there, we met with a local farmer, a harvester, an agronomist and representatives of the Tasmanian Hemp Association. Join us on journey and meet the people behind our amazing Australian hemp seeds.
Hear from farmer John Herd, who runs a 200 year old farm in Tasmania. Hemp is just part of the crops on John's farm. He is passionate about hemp farming and is looking forward to more people consuming hemp so he can continue to expand his operations.
Hear from Marty, an experienced harvester in Tasmania, Australia. Marty has been mastering how to harvest hemp and has been learning lots along the way.
Kondard is an Agronomist (Someone who helps farmers grow their crops successfully and acts as a consultant). Kondrad is based in Tasmania and has been enjoying working with farmer to help them grow hemp.
Andy works at the Tasmanian Hemp Association. They are passionate about all things hemp and 'growing' the industry across Tasmania and the rest of Australia. Find out some of the ways Andy and the team feels this can be achieved.
Has hearing about hemp farming got your taste buds tingling? Shop Australian or organic products here.
Want to learn more about the fascinating process of hemp farming? Hear more from hemp farmer, Harry below.
Growing Diamonds in the Soil. The roots (pun intended) of good hemp farming is the soil, and not simply NPK, and on the driest continent on Earth - Australian hemp farming expert considers soil microbiology, compost (40,000 tons of it) and mineral density is key.
Growing hemp in the driest continent in the world is possible when you increase the water holding capacity of the soil. Learn why one of Australia's most common fertilizers Urea kills our soil, and how alternatives simply sequester carbon and nitrogen in the soil
Soil restoration through the use of organic compost and no till farming. Healthy soils leads to healthy plants and this is part of Hemp Foods Australia's mission to create the best hemp foods ever!
Working in harmony with nature, Hemp Foods Australia farmer Harry Youngman is creating a sustainable hemp industry in numerous industries - from food and skincare to bioplastics and fuel.
If you are interested in becoming a hemp farmer or for more information, please visit:Hemp Farming Australia.