This is definitely you! The ‘Eaters’ in our food system include “all who eat” – and we all have to eat, right? This domain is especially interested in how we source, cook and eat our food, and how we can sustainably dispose of all food waste.

Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as an Eater.


The Food Embassy

The Food Embassy

Interested in learning more about your food? The Food Embassy runs a range of events and education programs across Adelaide and beyond.

It aims to bring people together to learn and get excited about delicious, sustainable food: growing it, procuring it, cooking it and – of course – eating it, as well as handling food waste more responsibly so we can be kinder to our environment.


Local Harvest

Local Harvest (Australia-wide map)

Local Harvest is a community mapping project, initiated by the Ethical Consumer Group, that makes easier to find local and more sustainable food sources. This includes a national directory – a searchable, interactive map – for finding food co-ops, swap meets, community gardens, farmers markets, box systems, ‘pick your own’ farms, farm-gate products, organic retailers, and more.

Local Harvest also promotes and explores DIY alternatives, including resources for growing your own food, making your own produce, storing and preserving, and low energy living. Local Harvest seeks to take people on a journey towards greater connection with their food and the processes and faces behind it.

A Local Harvest interactive map example.
Ripe Near Me.

Ripe Near Me (Adelaide-founded; global map)

Ripe Near Me is a small startup founded in 2012 in Adelaide by Alistair Martin and Helena Martin, two foodies passionate about local and fresh produce. Particularly the rare and exotic variety!

After noticing so many citrus trees full of fruit that no one was eating, they decided to create an online mapping project. Residents can now connect to find homegrown produce and share their excess bounty. Joining is free.

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Eat Local SA

Eat Local South Australia

Eat Local SA is an easy way to find venues that serve and sell authentic South Australia food.

Through their website, you can explore local food from restaurants, cafes, pubs, and cellar doors through to farm gate, retail, catering, accommodation and food tourism experiences.

Open Food Network

Open Food Network Australia

The non-profit Open Food Network is building a new food system that is fair, local, and transparent. The organisation produces resources and runs events and projects that help community food enterprises thrive.

At the heart of it all is an open-source platform that aims to enable new and ethical supply chains between farmers and eaters. Hop onto their Shops page to buy from South Aussie farmers and food producers.


We Need To Talk About Food

We Need To Talk About Food

A concise, wildly useful and hugely engaging resource, We Need To Talk About Food will help you to understand the wonderful, yet sometimes complex world of food and sustainability.

Download the free guide and start with an audit of your own personal food consumption habits.

The Great Full

The Great Full by Michelle Grant

Michelle Grant is a food systems and sustainability professional.

Her website and cookbook on sustainable food systems aim to help individuals and organisations to contribute to personal, societal and environmental wellbeing through intentional eating, living and leading.

Marine Stewardship Council

Marine Stewardship Council

Based in the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council maintains the world-leading MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing. You can read more about what sustainable fishing is here – and why it’s hugely important to our health and the health of our water systems.

You can also find where to purchase sustainable seafood here.


Which Bin?

Which Bin?

The SA Government’s excellent Which Bin? campaign help residents untangle what waste goes in which bin.

It’s well worth following the Which Bin? Facebook page, where common recycling, organics and landfill questions are regularly answered and demystified.

Share Waste


ShareWaste is a volunteer-run international community network and a free app that connects people through urban composting. It helps people who would like to compost their green scraps (rather than chuck them in the bin) connect with neighbours who have composting bins, worm farms or chooks and are willing to accept their waste. Membership is free.

As you can see below, the Share Waste map includes many compost piles and chook yards across Adelaide.

Trashless Takeaway

Trashless Takeaway

The Trashless Takeaway website helps you find cafes and restaurants who are happy for you to bring your own takeaway container, helping reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfill and waterways.

Search by suburb or postcode to find South Aussie businesses in your local area.


About Food – SA’s Food and Wine Story

A short film created by as part of the Through Local Eyes film project.

Which Bin?

This episode focuses on how to responsibly dispose of your food waste.

Share Waste

A Gardening Australia episode giving further details on this fabulous community initiative.

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‘Connectors’ are South Australians who volunteer their time to help link our network, providing information, contacts and connections to our members.

Linda Crutchett

Linda is the Project Manager for the Food Embassy, which delivers a range of fun, hands-on community food programs and events.

She has 20+ years nutrition experience in community-wide initiatives, early childhood settings, workplaces and equitable policy development.

Have a question for Linda? Join our network to gain Connector access, then email using the subject line ‘Eaters’.

Are you our missing Connector?

We are looking for another Connector – are you interested or already engaged in this space? Do you have good connections with others? Or do you keep up with relevant events?

Then please – get in touch by emailing us:

What’s involved? Less than an hour a month (when needed) responding to questions and letting us know about resources or events within your food space.


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