Our Story

In 2016, the Ethical Farmers was born out of a friendship between an egg producer and a butcher - Jim & Dominic (above).

Egganic (est. 2008 by Jim and Jacqui) and Grass Roots Urban Butchery (est. 2010 by Dominic) formed a partnership, developed from a shared passion in pasture raised, sustainable and organic food. Both Jim & Dominic were concerned about unethical farming practices and the misleading labelling of food in Australia and so decided to make a difference by creating the Ethical Farmers.

Our vision is to produce real food grown the way nature intended, limiting our impact on the environment and regenerating our land using sustainable, organic and regenerative farming practices. Our farm is located in the Dungog Shire 210km North of Sydney. All our beef is grass fed and finished on some of the best grazing land. The poultry, eggs are pasture raised in paddocks ensuring the animals have healthy and happy lives. Our hens are guarded by Maremma dogs, with less than 300 hens per hectare compared to the organic standard of 1,500 & 10,000 for free range! We partner with other like-minded farmers to supply is with our pork and lamb. 

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the sustainability of our packaging as we endeavour to reduce our footprint on the planet. If you have any feedback on how we can continue to improve on our packaging, we'd love to hear from you.

We hope you enjoy our produce as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to your table!  Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We are committed to offering transparency in all our operations to ensure consumers can make informed choices around the food system their money is supporting. 

To speak to the team, call (02) 4372 2021 or email orders@ethicalfarmers.com.au