Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

A network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important.

Joining Up

Did you know that even if you don't join, you have access to all our information?!  You only need to join if you want to make comments, add pictures or contribute to the action. 

However, everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators. 

Please take joining seriously. We will not invade your privacy, but we need to ensure you are not a scammer. 


 You will normally be approved (or not) in 48 hours max.

Click here to contact site Administrator Andy

Site tips:

1. Join the Garden Visits "group" so you can be inspired by other members' gardens. Check the CALENDAR for dates and suburbs.

2. You can search the whole site for content by using the search window on the far right (near your site name). Don't forget to add "tags" to your photos and blogs to aid searching.

3. How to search for content in photos

4.  Search BLF directly via Google (thanks Dave!)

About this site

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!

This site was created by Scarlett Patrick in 2008 to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. BLF is now an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

This site exists for you - make the most if it!

BLF is motivated by passion, not profit. We thank all volunteers and members who make this an active and inspiring space to be, as well as those individuals, organisations and groups working to make the future greener.  Feel free to support us by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page. 

What is local?
The closer the better - but regional and global activities are important too.
Why local?
To reduce food miles, increase food freshness & security, improve social outcomes and reduce the unused outputs of our living environments - like stormwater and green waste.

Brisbane is a sub-tropical city in Queensland, Australia.



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Scones with Valerie's Mulberry Sauce

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Christa and Ian's backyard.

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Christa and Ian's backyard.

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Christa and Ian's backyard.

Christa and Ian are fellow members of Brisbane local food group. They are getting older but still manage to maintain a heap of fruit trees. Was given a heap...
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Scones with Valerie's Mulberry Sauce

Thanks Valerie, your mulberry sauce is delish

Blog Posts

Dried Tomatoes in oil

Posted by Barbara Tealby on October 5, 2021 at 17:31 11 Comments

I just dried a pile of cherry tomato halves in the dehydrator (thanks, Andy). I'm thinking of storing them in oil in the fridge. Has anyone else done this, and if so, how long did you keep them for? I have seen all sorts of advice on the web -…


In Praise of Black Nightshade

Posted by Nigel on October 3, 2021 at 10:12 1 Comment

Folks generally seem to be unaware of the merits of one of my favourite "weeds", Solanum nigrum or…


The garden come spring

Posted by Susan on September 26, 2021 at 16:00 2 Comments

Well spring has surely sprung but I’m still waiting on consistently nice weather before I count my chickens. I have been trying to get all my irrigation updated and ready for summer when there is just no way I’ll get enough time to make sure the…


Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.

Posted by Dave Riley on September 8, 2021 at 6:30 7 Comments

Taking the milkcrate garden to another level. And more delights working with cardboard in the vegey patch.…


self isolating at home

Posted by Mary-Ann Baker on August 30, 2021 at 9:38 5 Comments

so for the past 12 months or so we have been quiet on the visiting etc front - health issues , covid etc . just as i was getting up steam to do Valeries visit bang accident at work - no driving for  5 months at least - so staying still has been…


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