Want to know how you can help Aussie farmers doing it tough?
Then we have the ultimate Christmas shopping guide that will support our farmers and rural communities around the country. Keep scrolling for 20 top tips!
1. Featuring family favourites from top chefs, farmers and foodies, all funds raised from the sale of Farmer Cookbook go directly to Rural Aid.
Pick up a copy from Big W for just $40.
2. Buy from the Bush showcases products from rural and regional retailers who are struggling through the drought.
3. Use #buyfromthebush to post photos of your purchases online and encourage others to shop rural.
4. Be mindful of where your food comes from – check the country of origin, what's in season and what's grown near you.
5. Support restaurants and cafes that use locally sourced ingredients.
6. Find Australian-made, organic, fair trade and local pressies at Booful Gifts and Homewares.
7. Based in Millmerran, Queensland, Loo La Belles stocks gorgeous gifts for your home.
8. Love Thy Farmer's tees, totes and towels are designed by two Wee Waa women and made from Australian cotton.
9. Sign up for a weekly home delivery service of fresh produce, like Food Connect.
10. Donate your empty drink cans to Bottles for the Bush. Every eligible bottle and can donated raises 10c for Rural Aid. Find your nearest recycling location here.
11. Do your grocery shopping at your local farmer's market.
12. Located in Boggabri, NSW, Treasured Traditions offers delicious homemade jams and preserves. Order through Facebook here.
13.Founded by farmer Cassandra McLaren, One Day Closer to Rain is your one-stop shop for gifts made by talented rural Aussies.
14. From drink bottle covers to pot holders, HoneyKu Creations are lovingly made on the family's Parkes property in Central West NSW. Visit honeykucreations.com or call (02) 5804 9020.
15. Farmer Tammy's bath bombs, bath fizz and goat's milk soap are all handmade from milk produced by her goats in Leyburn, Queensland.
16. Grown in Colbinabbin, Victoria, Kennedy Farm Produce's clever popcorn on the cob makes a fun edible gift valued at $15 for a 3-pack.
17. The Australian Firefighters 2020 Calendar raises money for charities like Rural Aid, delivering hay bales to farmers.
18. Discover where to eat, shop and learn locally to support your community and farmers with Local Harvest's interactive map.
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