Fresh Australian Produce

Having run the Fruit&Veg Co-op for nearly 5 years now, I've known for quite some time the importance of buying locally grown produce. It's fresher, often not frozen for transport and lasts longer in the fridge. It's not always the prettiest but will often taste better. Supporting our farmers is so important not only for our economy but for your national identity. It's not always possible like with garlic, which has a short season and small harvest- but Australian garlic is the best in the world. Buying seasonal produce is better for us and it's a more economically way to shop. You can't always have everything you want when you want, but it makes those seasons even better when you can.
Start your own co-op and buy direct from the farmers, or at least buy Australian grown. Encourage your supermarket to stock Australian produce.