All in Business
Drizzling lemon myrtle-infused honey onto my morning cereal feels blasphemous; I should instead be ceremoniously eating it directly from the spoon. It’s no secret the Sunshine Coast is home to a high calibre of producers, and meeting Leisa Sams, the woman behind Australia’s best new product, it’s evident she’s the Queen Bee.
When Sally Hookey suggested she and partner Peter Heineger turn the sod on a feijoa farm on the Sunshine Coast, Peter hadn’t even tasted the fruit. Now, the first certified organic feijoa growers in Australia are staunch members of the local farming community, dedicated to seeing it thrive.
If you’re tucking into a mushroom breakfast this morning, while sipping a cup of coffee, chances are you have never thought about the correlation between the two. But in one of the latest initiatives to combat the war on waste, Simon Jones is using spent coffee grounds to produce oyster mushrooms, all grown out of shipping containers on an urban block in Noosa.
You’ve seen them everywhere, chances are you’re drinking from one right now, but have you ever wondered where they came from? Renton Bishopric and Clare Botfield are the creators of the first ceramic reusable coffee cups, saving over 10 million takeaway cups from going into landfill.
Do you tear up at the thought of the Crying Tiger? Or are you as brazen as they come and bite into a Carolina Reaper without batting an eyelid? It’s time to put your taste buds to the test at the hottest foodie festival on the Sunshine Coast, as Olivia Sainsbury serves up the annual Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival.
Creating modern-day heirlooms is at the forefront of Holly Ryan’s mind, not only because of the sentimental value of her jewellery and sculptures, allowing her designs to transcend time, but also to maximise the sustainable and ethical ethos, which is at her very core.
When Jess Beveridge was breastfeeding her three babes, she struggled. Plagued with mastitis and a fluctuating milk supply, Jess found solace in a homemade batch of lactation cookies. Now, Jess is helping other mums through her business, which has been recognised with the Sunshine Coast Business Award for sustainability.