Jules & Merridy, Gatton, Qld – Kialla Pure Foods

Jules & Merridy, Gatton, Qld

Jules & Merridy’s farm lies in a beautiful valley on the edge of the fertile Lockyer Valley region in south east Queensland. Five years ago they made the shift from the mid north of South Australia looking for “greener pastures’’.  After the purchase of their property, it became evident very early on that they wanted to farm organically. Having their then two year old twins running around the paddocks with them was a big driver and the beginning of a new found passion.

The original focus of the farm was lucerne hay production, primarily for the horsefeed market. After deciding they wanted to farm organically they began to consider other opportunities and markets that would support their own organic enterprise.

The opportunities to diversify saw the beginning of their relationship with Kialla Pure Foods. Although their farm is much smaller in size compared to other grain farms, the fertile valley soils certainly compensate for this. It also means they can grow a variety of crops during both summer and winter.

Jules and Merridy believe soil health is the most important element on the farm and are always actively seeking ways to help build soil biology.  Cover crops, on farm composting and worm “juices’’ are key components to building ‘’healthy’’ soils. As a fourth generation ‘’conventional’’ farmer these weren’t things that Jules would have once considered but now he really sees the value and benefits of them.

When asked why they farm organically their response is “We see numerous benefits and reasons to farm organically. Improved soil health, access to niche markets, a growing consumer demand, environmental responsibility and the desire to leave our land to our children in a better condition than when we purchased it are just some of many.’’

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  • Pernille Berg Larsen, Baking Teacher & Author

    I always get the best result using your Organic Rye flour!

  • Cherie W., Home Baker

    I never make a bad loaf of bread now, since changing over to Kialla flour… I can’t get over the superior quality of your product. I have bought some for everyone in my family.

  • Pauline Mirabelli from Simply Honest Foods

    We’ve found that Kialla popcorn is the best – it pops so much better than other popcorns, and it tastes great. Our kids love it.

  • Mrs Ergül of Mrs Ergül's Delish Treats

    I truly like the transparency and traceability that Kialla Pure Foods offers. I’m actually able to see which farm grew the wheat milled into my 10kg bag of flour. This really sealed the deal for me. And I feel that Kialla sets themselves apart in this sense.

  • Rebecca Laughery, Consumer

    We’ve tried several other pancake mixes but nothing comes close to yours!

  • Lisa, owner & baker at Sweet Tooth Noosa

    Of all the brands of flour I have used Kialla is by far the BEST!

  • Meredith J. Home Baker

    Kialla is the best flour I’ve ever used – and that includes some great US flours. Please keep milling forever!!

  • Jacqui Mead, Consumer

    We’ve been using Kialla’s products for approximately seven years now, making the change to Organic Spelt Flour following the discovery that my son had a wheat and dairy intolerance. I have found that our whole family’s health has improved.

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