About Us
Mission:
The Gloucester Food Hub aims at creating self-sustaining community. The Hub draws its strength from being a community-developed economic growth model with a focus on food production that:

• demonstrates the conversion of underutilised land into valuable agricultural land;

• provides local jobs;

• offers support for existing local farmers;

• encourages start-ups of entrepreneurial food producers;

• helps stop the drain of young local workers to the cities;

• offers opportunities to tree-changers escaping from those cities;

• provides income-generating opportunities for rural residents of any age;

• allows a connection point between rural food producers and urban dwellers to access nutritious fresh food with low food miles.
Principles:
As individuals and as a group, our guiding philosophy is:

• Show honesty, integrity and motivation;

• Promote the benefits of nutritious, seasonally grown food;

• Protect waterways and aquifers to ensure supplies of clean fresh water;

• Build soil by increasing its organic content and nurturing soil organisms;

• Encourage use of open-pollinated plants, heritage varieties and seed-saving;

• Ensure biodiversity of food, farm life and wildlife;

• Avoid use of artificial pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified organisms;

• Use renewable resources and recycled materials, and minimise non-reusable waste;

• Be open to new ideas, build our knowledge and share it.

Hours
GARDENS: Summer: 6.30am - 11.30am Monday to Friday; Winter: 7.30am - 12.30pm; other times by appointment
FARMGATE SHOP: Fridays: 10.00am - 12.30pm; Sundays: 11.00am - 1.30pm.
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The Tucker Patch is run by Gloucester Food Hub Ltd.
This initiative is supported by the Community Builders program
- a funding agency of the NSW Department of Community Services.

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