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Bundaberg’s sweet potatoes grow with the help of your coffee cup!

Bundaberg’s sweet potatoes grow with the help of your coffee cup!

If you’ve bought a sweet potato from an Australian supermarket recently, there’s a fair chance it will be a proud product of Bundaberg. Our region grows over 70% of Australia’s sweet potato supply. Always in season and harvested 52 weeks of the year, sweet potatoes are a hardworking crop so growers are always on the lookout for innovative ways to replenish the soils they grow in. One of the country’s biggest growers, Greensill Farming, has opened a new composting facility that turns your takeaway coffee cup into rich compost that helps grow their sweet potato crop.

Pushing boundaries: How Bundaberg Rum strives for sustainability

Pushing boundaries: How Bundaberg Rum strives for sustainability

Rum is what happens when a creative but thirsty soul decides to ferment molasses. Sure, there are a few other steps involved in turning a by-product of sugar milling into drinkable alcohol. But at heart, it’s all about making sure that nothing goes to waste. With that philosophy in mind, Bundaberg Rum continues to push the boundaries of modern rum making, embedding a zero waste ethos into everything they do.

The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks recipe for success

The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks recipe for success

Naturally brewed, Bundaberg Ginger Beer has been an Aussie favourite since 1968, long before Kombucha exploded onto the cafe scene. It all began when two generations of the Fleming family invested in a bottling and brewing business together. Fast forward fifty plus years into the future – the ginger beer is more iconic than ever and the company behind it is still family owned and operated.

Loving local: How Bargara’s iconic Windmill Cafe offers a true taste of Bundaberg

Loving local: How Bargara’s iconic Windmill Cafe offers a true taste of Bundaberg

Guest Blogger Bio Template Jen Richards

Joey Caruana’s heart-felt passion for Bundaberg flavours drives the delicious menu at The Windmill Cafe Bargara and keeps the whole business thinking local.

Showcasing sustainability: The Macadamias Australia Visitor Experience

Showcasing sustainability: The Macadamias Australia Visitor Experience

Guest Blogger Bio Template Jen Richards

Macadamias Australia embed sustainability into every aspect of business. They’ve even used nuts as a renewable energy source for their new visitor centre!