Recipes by Africola!

South African by birth, Duncan was head chef at The Goose at Britwell Salome, Watlington, Oxford when it was awarded a Michelin star in 2005. In early 2010, he arrived in South Australia and opened Africola in 2014. Over the years, Duncan has become Adelaide’s (un)official spirit animal – mythical beast, troublemaker, conversation starter. His … Continued

Australian Organic Awareness Month

Drakes proudly support Australian Organic Awareness Month September celebrates Australian Organic Awareness Month, which is all about raising awareness and educating consumers about the important values associated with certified products. Australian Organic Awareness Month is Australia’s largest campaign promoting the certified organic industry, across all categories, including fresh produce, food and beverages, cosmetics, skincare, garden … Continued

Our Customers Are Heroes!

Drakes Supermarkets raises record funds for HeartKids. It’s the 4th consecutive year that proceeds from Drakes Supermarkets Be a Hero for HeartKids day have been donated by Drakes to HeartKids. This year, we asked our customers to get involved by helping us raise money for Be a Hero for HeartKids. We are pleased to announce … Continued

The Cucina Classica Story

When they founded Cibo in 1996, Claudio Ferraro wanted to recreate the Italian dining experience in Adelaide. “Coffee was at its infancy in Australia, and Adelaide was picking up on that change,” says Claudio. “So we came in and delivered that style of Italian espresso.” As Cibo Espresso grew, the family opened up a production … Continued

The Barossa Fine Foods Story

For Alex Knoll, Business Development Manager of Barossa Fine Foods, making smallgoods is a family tradition. “I remember Thursday nights at my grandparents’ farm at One Tree Hill, where Dad would be making sausages and smoking ham; and then on the weekend selling these products in the Central Markets” says Alex. “Fast forward to today, … Continued

The Nippy’s Story

When he was just 18, Alic ‘Nippy’ Knispel decided he wanted to grow citrus in the Riverland. “Dad worked with an apricot harvest company in Moorook and he liked the little town so much he bought a mixed fruit property there,” says Jeff Knispel, joint Managing Director at Nippy’s. “Before World War II, he went … Continued

The Norco Story

Established in 1895 in the foothills of Byron Bay (under the catchy name of North Coast Fresh Food and Cold Storage Co-Operative Company Limited) Norco “has many unique points of difference,” says Brett Arthur, Sales Operations Manager. At Norco “the one that resonates most is that we are 100% farmer owned and our profits go … Continued

The Yummy Snack Foods Story

Yummy Snack Foods started with just two staff, Rina Agostino & Rocco Romeo – and a little help from their six children. Now, 25 years later “The business has changed dramatically with our greatest achievement our growth, now employing up to 85 staff, and still growing,” says Rina Agostino, Director of Yummy Snack Foods. In … Continued

The Tuckers Natural Story

Launching Tucker’s Natural in 2007, husband and wife team Sam & Cindy Tucker saw an opportunity to give crackers a new gourmet taste. Having been involved in food production for over 3 decades, they wanted to put their family name into a product range that shared their values. “This saw the introduction of the Natural … Continued

The Beerenberg Story

The Paech family have been farming in Hahndorf for 180 years.  For 50 of those years, they’ve been growing strawberries off the road near Hahndorf, now the home of their famous ‘pick your own’ strawberries. “That was Dad’s big idea,” says Anthony Paech, Managing Director of Beerenberg Farm. “He was very entrepreneurial and that was his big idea, to start … Continued