- "At Fresh Provisions we are passionate about supplying local fresh produce that meets our customers dietary and ethical food requirements. Dirty Clean Food offers a premium 100% grass-fed beef and lamb that is ethically raised and locally sourced and our customers love it!" Tom Katselas
Fresh Provisions"At Fresh Provisions we are passionate about supplying local fresh produce that meets our customers dietary and ethical food requirements. Dirty Clean Food offers a premium 100% grass-fed beef and lamb that is ethically raised and locally sourced and our customers love it!" Tom Katselas
Short Order Burger Co."Quality and provenance is paramount when selecting the ingredients to include in our burgers. DCF provides us with premium 100% grass-fed beef that is ethically raised and locally sourced." Simon Kony, Owner
Peaches Fresh Food"At Peaches Fresh Food we offer a huge range of the freshest and best produce in WA. What we love about Dirty Clean Food is their regenerative story, supplying us with grass-fed meat of the highest quality whilst taking care of the land for future generations." Nadia Di Tullio
We are thrilled to be supplying some of the best chefs and independent retailers in WA. We would love you to support them, secure in the knowledge that the beef and lamb you are served is ethically raised and grown by farmers committed to regenerating the world...and it tastes fantastic!
Blythe Calnan and Gregg HooperCattle can be a valuable contributor to sequestering carbon. It can be done sustainably and in a way that actually improves the land resource and reverses the damage .
BEN & SASHA MCDONALDAs custodians of this land they endeavour to use regenerative farming practices to promote a healthy, balanced ecosystem.
WARREN PENSINIWe hand select our cattle, then raise and finish them in a grass-fed, low stress natural herd environment on farm, free of any artificial growth hormones and antibiotics. This guarantees and enhances the eating quality of our beef.
JOHN & BARBARA DUNNETJohn and Barbara Dunnet are experienced 4th generation farmers who have discovered their niche in cattle farming and established the premium beef brand Black Point Grassfed Beef.
CB FARMINGTheir production system enables them to produce a consistent high quality lamb from the healthiest and most contented ewes, whilst managing their flock as part of a fully regenerative farming system to regenerate both soil and ecosystem health.
We want food that we know - from farmers who care for their land as much as the foods they produce.
Our wonderful farmers use regenerative farming methods. There is a lot of buzz around that word currently, but what does it actually mean?
Technically, Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming and grazing principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative agriculture helps reverse current global trends of atmospheric accumulation of carbon by drawing carbon back down into the soil, offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, and higher health and vitality for farming communities. (Terra Genesis International).
Practically, our farmers use a holistic management approach to grow our foods in harmony with nature, restoring rather than depleting the planet.
The food is more nutritious and delicious as the plants, animals, natural cycles and soil comes back to life. Like all change, it is a journey and through a combination of practices such as multi-species cropping, planting pollinator strips, diverse crop rotations, high intensity rotational animal grazing and reducing tillage the land can be regenerated over time.
This requires a lot of smarts and care. Seeing that you also have smarts and care, we’re thrilled to be able to introduce you two. The more this community grows, the more we can regenerate that 40% of the Earth’s land that farms occupy into a healthy ecosystem again.
Together we can change the world!
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Blythe Calnan & Gregg Hooper - Runnymede Farm
Blythe and Gregg from Runnymede Farm in Binningup are now supplying grass-fed and grass-finished beef to Dirty Clean Food.
With backgrounds in various areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and welfare consulting in the Pilbara region, the couple moved to the South West in 2014 inspired by stories of people regenerating environments.
“We have both worked with cattle for much of our careers but got our first cattle when we purchased Runnymede. We actually started our herd with cows from north Western Australia and have used genetics from the Pharo Cattle Company in Colorado USA to create a herd that thrives in the grass-fed regenerative environment. They have natural hardiness and parasite resistance which means no drenches or chemical support is required. They are highly fertile and efficient at converting every mouthful of grass into delicious nutritious protein, said Blythe
They believe that cattle can be a valuable contributor to sequestering carbon. It can be done sustainably and in a way that actually improves the land resource and reverses the damage that’s been done with more chemical and artificial processes. This moves the land into a self-balancing and healing system.
Their growing herd has its genetics tailored to get just the right amount of intramuscular fat, ensuring a richer flavour and succulent eat.
“Quite a few vegetarians come and look at the farm and people who don’t want to eat meat for fear of contributing negatively to the environment, once they have seen a regenerative system and how much are goes into caretaking, they think, “maybe I can eat meat again.”
Blythe and Gregg welcome visitors to take a tour of the farm and delve deeper into regenerative farming.
For more info visit https://runnymede-farm.business.site
Warren Pensini - Blackwood Valley Beef
Our heritage is Italian, so we are passionate about family and food. With Blackwood Valley Beef, we combine both.
The Pensini family has been raising cattle in Western Australia for a century.
In Western Australia they farm some of the most fragile and worn soils in the world, so farming here is very challenging. Add to this the effects of climate change and declining rainfall, it soon becomes clear the old European ways of farming are not sustainable.
"Nestled in the beautiful Blackwood Valley in South West WA, Warren Pensini manage his farm ‘holistically’. This means employing planned grazing methods to ensure ground cover year-round and true environmental sustainability.
"We hand select our cattle, then raise and finish them in a grass-fed, low stress natural herd environment on farm, free of any artificial growth hormones and antibiotics.
This guarantees and enhances the eating quality of our beef.”
Warren is also the Supply and Logistics Manager with Wide Open Agriculture. He assisted with establishing Dirty Clean Food's meat distribution business, supplying meat to premium restaurant and food outlets in Perth and the State's Southwest.
Warren’s extensive network and experience in the farming and meat production sectors will allow Dirty Clean Food to maintain a consistent year round supply of high quality grass fed beef and lamb to local and export markets.
For more info visit www.blackwoodvalleybeef.com.au
Col Bowey & Ash Baldwin – CB Farming
Col Bowey is a regenerative agronomist based in Green Range, near Albany.
Col started his own consulting business, CB Farming Systems, in 2008, working with growers all over the country advising on regenerative practices. Col's aim is to advise growers on how to adopt a system-based approach to farming, formed on the understanding that the root of overall farm and ecosystem health is healthy soil. This involves soil and plant nutrition, livestock management, and retaining and increasing soil cover.
Col sees the biggest challenge and frustration of regenerative farming as changing your mindset. You need to unlearn everything you know, be willing to drop your old ways and be open to not only farming differently, but thinking differently. The underpinning concept is understanding whole farming system thinking.
Col and Ash run ultrawhites, a high muscling sheep breed with high growth rates. They dedicated their time and energy into the genetics of their sheep, along with achieving an ideal nutrition balance, so that their ewes are in top condition when lambing and producing as much milk as they can, to give their lambs the best start in life. They have set up 25 paddocks over 900 hectares where they are rotationally grazing their sheep to achieve between a 50 and 100 day recovery period for their pasture. They have lots of trees and shelter for their sheep, with specific lambing paddocks that help the ewes feel safe when lambing, and create ideal conditions for the ewe and lamb to bond before being moved onto fresh pasture.
Col's production system enables him to produce a consistent high quality lamb from the healthiest and most contented ewes, whilst managing their flock as part of a fully regenerative farming system to regenerate both soil and ecosystem health.
Ben & Sasha McDonald – Glenarty Road, Cosy Corner
Ben and Sasha McDonald produce wine and lamb on their beautiful property Glenarty Road in Karridale, south of Margaret River and like to do things a little differently. They love the term agricultural, seeing it as a way of thinking laterally and being responsive to what mother nature throws at them. They take this approach from 'Ground to Glass' and 'Paddock to Produce' ensuring that what you are tasting is a true representation of the site, the season and a bit of hard science.
They believe that great wine is a reflection of the vineyard, and for them this is where it all starts. The 26 acres of vines are planted on their fifth generation McDonald family farm, evolving over the years to become the collaborative space it is today. The vineyard has its roots in Karridale, the southernmost grape growing region in Margaret River.
As custodians of this land they endeavour to use regenerative farming practices to promote a healthy, balanced ecosystem.
Sheep graze among the vines for 6 months after harvest in order to control weed pressure, as well as improving soil productivity by adding extra nutrients to the cycle. Bug pressure under vine is taken care of by their chickens and Guinea fowl, whilst beneficial bugs are seeded into the vine canopy for bunch protection. They look at this as the dance of the vineyard, with all the elements playing a vital role in the overall heartbeat of the farm.
Their sheep are the Wilshire self-shedding breed, originating from the Wiltshire mountains in England and is known as the 'wagyu' of lamb for its superior edibility. We are very excited to have Ben and Sasha onboard as Dirty Clean Food Lamb suppliers!
John & Barbara Dunnet – Black Point Beef
John and Barbara Dunnet are experienced 4th generation farmers who have discovered their niche in cattle farming and established the premium beef brand Black Point Grassfed Beef. Their Milyeanup property lies within the coastal plains of Scott River in the State’s South West and the family have been farming in the Scott River region since 1907.
Years of experience and a passion for regenerative farming.
The Dunnet’s have implemented soil testing and management programs which result in high quality pasture for their cattle all year round. The prevailing winds of the bordering Southern Ocean ensure the land remains disease free and the rainfall encourages year-round green grass.
We offer a premium beef which is packed with flavour.
"We don’t use any hormones or antibiotics and thanks to our coastal location we have little need to use chemical fertilisers either. Our cattle lead a stress-free life grazing on green grass all year round,” said Barbara. “You can taste the difference”.
Rob & Caroline Rex – Westendale Farm, Arthur River
Rob and Caroline Rex are farmers who own and manage farmland in the Arthur River and Kojonup areas. They run merino sheep for wool and meat and grow a variety of crops including oats, barley, canola, wheat and lupins.
The Rex’s believe that healthy soils are vital for long term profit and resilience in farming. To guide their decision making and keep the process as simple as possible, they consider: the water cycle (how rain can infiltrate into the soil and then be held there for later use by plants), the mineral cycle (how soils can recycle nutrients and break down old plant matter) and energy flow (how leaves can capture sunlight through photosynthesis) and the impact different decisions will have on each of these processes.
Originally the Rex’s used a conventional system of farming with high inputs of acid based fertiliser, fungicides and insecticides. Over time they began to question that system and the impact it was having on the land and long term profits. So began what has been and still is a long term education and research process looking for different tools to help in the quest to improve the water cycle, the mineral cycle and energy flow of plants and soils on their properties while also having a positive result for people, profit and the environment.
The Rex’s work towards building organic matter in their soils by trying to promote growth of plant roots, retaining crop residue and maintaining ground cover. This is done by using strategic grazing with sheep, perennial pastures in certain areas, cover crops when the seasons allow and trying to bring diversity into the system. They encourage natural predators in the insect world and only use pesticides when absolutely necessary. They are engaged in a constant process of experimentation and adaptive management following observations and trial results that aim to improve both production and soil, plant, animal and human health.
The oats are grown in a rotation which can include canola, barley, lupins, oats, wheat and pasture and the stubbles are grazed by their sheep. The aim is to have a rotation that is beneficial for weed control and soil health whilst producing a strong healthy crop.
Bannister is the variety of oats grown as it yields relatively well in their system and environment and is preferred by the millers, with the groats being quite large.