G’day! A very warm welcome to Border Park Organics.
If you’re visiting for the first time, this page is designed for you. We invite you to take a tour of how we do things below. (And yes, if you’ve been with us for a while, we trust you’ll also find this page tremendously helpful.)
How Our Ordering Process Works
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New Here? A Word from Us
As farmers, we’re humbled to have you here.
If you’re keen to learn more about the benefits of organic food (particularly meat) and support our farming family by purchasing meat from us, then you’re in the right place!
Over the past few years we’ve seen an increased global trend toward better health, particularly focused on real food. (And perhaps like you, our family hasn’t always put real food as a priority in our budget). Even though it’s becoming more popular, we’re also conscious of the common misconception that organic food is expensive and not worth the extra money.
It doesn’t have to be this way (and we oughta know cos we’ve got a bunch of kids!).
Our belief is that everyone should be able to afford good food. And that’s great news for you, because it just so happens that we produce good food (think organic beef, lamb and other goodies) 🙂
It’s also our desire to make organic meat accessible to other families.
Here’s what customer’s Kelly and Geoff (Adelaide) have aptly said, “Thanks very much for the work you are doing! It’s greatly appreciated by us in the city who simply don’t have room for a herd of sheep or cattle!”
So, whether you’re brand new to the concept of organics or buying straight from the farmer, or you once used to raise your own livestock, we hope you’ll enjoy your time with us (and perhaps find an organic meat pack to suit you too!)
Can we suggest three things?
Want to know how we organically manage our animals for optimum health and keep weeds under control (all without the usual arsenal of synthetic chemicals)? Keen to know how we’re training our next generation of farmers (aka our kids)?
We send out monthly updates through our Border Blog newsletter. Here you’ll receive farming updates as well as simple, tasty recipes and exclusive offers.
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Then, in the vein of farming community tradition, join us for a cuppa (or drop us a note if distance is an issue!) and introduce yourself. We’d love to ‘meet’ you.
If you’re ready to shop now and fill your freezer with organic meat, we won’t hold you up any longer 🙂
Alternatively, why not check out our delicious recipes. Hint: They’re probably a lot quicker and cheaper to make than you might think! Why not ‘pin’ a recipe that grabs your eye so you can make it soon?
And if you haven’t already, why not sign up to our FREE monthly info blog called Meaty Morsels where you’ll get simple tips to help you prepare and cook your meat in the best way possible.
What We Offer
We offer the following organic meat packs and products (in many different sizes):
• Beef ($16 – $22/kg)
• Lamb ($11 – $15/kg)
• Combo – beef and lamb ($18 – $21/kg)
• Hogget ($10 – $14/kg)
• Mutton ($7 – $11/kg)
• Mince ($9 – $19/kg)
• Sausages ($12 – $13/kg)
• Organs ($5/kg)
• Bones ($1.50 – $2kg)
• Suet ($2 -$3/kg)
Residents of South Australia, Mildura and Broken Hill have the opportunity to order monthly.
We deliver to over 60 central collection points throughout South Australia, as well as Mildura and Broken Hill.
For families, the health-conscious, those with allergies or special eating regimes, those who enjoy great tasting meat with flavours from the ‘good old days’.
So you can be confident that the meat you’re serving your family and friends is certified organic and 100% pasture-fed. Our meat is also free of chemicals, hormones and antibiotics.
Order your organic meat pack online and pick up your box of wholesome goodness from a collection point near you!
What We Mean By… (Basic Definitions)
With so many buzz terms around these days, it’s understandable if you’re a little bamboozled.
We thought it might be helpful to briefly outline our understanding on the terms you’ll find on our website.
For The Standard referred to through the definitions below, please see here.
Hormonal products that act as growth promotants which help accelerate weight gain in livestock. While they are banned in the EU, approximately 40% of cattle raised for the Australian domestic market are still raised using hormone supplements.
Synthetic medicines used to address disease in intensively farmed livestock, provide a growth boost, and suppress digestive biota in grain-fed animals.
The actual weight of the meat product. All our meat packs and products are charged by the boxed weight (not carcase weight).
An operation that is registered with a certifying body as complying to ‘The Standard’ for organic production.
‘Chemical free’ is used loosely by the organic industry to mean free of harmful chemical inputs. These may include but are not limited to pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and some naturally occurring chemicals, as defined by ‘The Standard’.
Ultimately, ‘The Standard’ determines what we are allowed to use in our organic livestock and cropping enterprises.
When we use the term ‘chemical’, we’re referring to these proprietary (owned) products that are classed under ‘The Standard’ as being not acceptable for use in certified organic food production systems. We realise that technically speaking, everything physical consists of chemical elements. For example: salt and arsenic both consist of naturally occurring elements. But arsenic is prohibited under ‘The Standard’ for food production for obvious reasons.
The place where customers pick up their order. This could be either a location that is able to store orders for a short time, or an arranged location for an on-the-go pickup.
A deposit of 50% of the anticipated order amount is due at the time of ordering.
This will be calculated from the exact weight of an order, minus the deposit. It is due after the order is received.
Livestock production where animals are not intensively confined. Rather they are allowed to graze in an open space, with access to pasture, water, shelter belts, sunshine and others in the mob.
Refers to intensive feed-lotting of livestock. Animals are usually raised on pastures, then spend up to 3 months in a pen on a growth ration that includes a high percentage of grain.
grass-fed / pasture-fed
This is a broad term that refers to livestock that are allowed access to grass or pasture for feed, including natural and stubble pastures (and naturally occurring plant seeds), grasses, shrubs and hay.
Generally all livestock will have access to grass during their lives, but perhaps not exclusively unless stated.
Genetically Modified Organisms are the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially inserted into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. ‘The Standard’ does not allow any GMO-derived products in organic production systems.
An older lamb that is approximately 13 – 24 months of age, and whose meat has a great flavour!
A sheep that is at least 3 years of age and has a full flavoured meat.
Stands for National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. The oldest of the 7 organic certifying bodies in Australia.
The internal hard fat from beef or lamb found around the kidneys and loins. Suet can be used for culinary, beauty and general purposes.
A production system that has an emphasis on building up and regenerating it’s nutrient sources and ecosystem to ensure long-term use by future generations.
We refer to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (edition 3.7) as ‘The Standard’.
As organic producers, we are required to adhere to the guidelines within this document.
Having verifiable records to demonstrate compliance with ‘The Standard’. For example, livestock records may show details such as birth date, parents, paddock movements, weights, changes to feed sources, any treatments and transport.
Our Mission & Operating Principles
To provide families with affordable and nutritious food. Food that promotes overall health and healing. Organically produced meat online. 100% pasture-fed. Grown with integrity and sustainably managed. Naturally free from chemicals, hormones and antibiotics.
OUR OPERATING PRINCIPLES
Our Promise to You
“How can I be confident in your products?”
We are dedicated to maintaining two objectives:
• providing a reliable source of quality meat for customers, and
• being wise caretakers of our livestock and soils.
To this end, you can be assured that we:
• allow our pasture-fed animals to grow at a natural rate (without adding hormones)
• offer animals that have been solely born and raised on our farm (unless otherwise stated)
• only slaughter in response to orders (not in advance)
• butcher animals that have reached their fullest potential
• provide customers with fresh meat (not frozen)
• are farming sustainably with the future in mind