Albert Straus, Founder/CEO Straus Family Creamery & organic dairy farmer

We’re losing farmers because they aren’t being paid the true cost of producing the food. We do things differently because we’re trying to rebuild our communities and pass on dairy farms to the next generation.

Our shy places quietly bringing about change
The Farmer’s Daughter
Our summer 2018 honey campaign poster
A finalist in ‘good food’
Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic

In a lot of ways I think food is starting to take the place in culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago.

Organic opportunities: growing demand attracts supply
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway

Sustainable development is that which meets the needs of the present, without compromising on the ability for future generations to meet their own needs.

The power of three: or how three weirs are better than one
Niamh Peren on taking pragmatism to Parliament
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

It’s not a choice between our environment and our economy; it’s a choice between prosperity and decline.

Bees over ‘beefies’
Māori proverb

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.


The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

Salt licks and seaweed and blackstrap molasses
Salt licks and seaweed and blackstrap molasses
Andy Warhol, artist, director and producer

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

The Minister of Conservation on choosing mosaic over monoculture
Love Song for a Vampire
Dame Carol Ann Duffy, poet, playwright and professor

For this,
let gardens grow, where beelines end,
sighing in roses, saffron blooms, buddleia;
where bees pray on their knees, sing, praise
in pear trees, plum trees; bees
are the batteries of orchards, gardens, guard them.

On a dry day in spring
On a dry day in spring
David Chang, chef and owner of Momofuku restaurant group

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.

How a buried stream became a well-formed sieve
How a buried stream became a well-formed sieve
René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma

Learning about issues such as sustainability and locavorism are things that you need to have as part of you as a chef, because it will make you cook more delicious food.

The question is wai
Dame Jane Goodall, primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace

The greatest danger to our future is apathy.