Playing with Fire is owned by Gus Donaghy and Rebecca Barnes. We found inspiration one day when wandering through the bush we discovered the delights of native raspberries. A trial crop was planted a few months later and was a huge success. Our appetite for Australias indigenous foods was born and still grows today. We are fascinated by the variety, nutrition, taste, colours and smells of foods available and largely ignored by white man. We operate from beautiful Ballina by the Sea in northern New South Wales and have become passionate about this regions rainforests and coastal heaths.
Some years on from our original discovery and the potential for these fruits has only grown. We have been supplying rainforest fruits for testing and research to Food Science Australia . Their research has shown these fruits are literally loaded with anti-oxidants and health-giving nutrition. Clinical trials are underway to investigate further bioactivity including antimutagenic and anti-cancer activities. we'll keep you posted....................
To see more on the research click on the following link:
CONGRATULATIONS to our founding director Rebecca Barnes for her latest success as a finalist in the RIRDC NSW/ACT Rural Woman of the Year 2017. We are all very proud....
OUR BUSINESS MISSION
To supply the highest quality Australian indigenous foods in as pure and natural way as possible (without artificial additives or preservatives) for both domestic and international markets, and to educate the public about these Australian natural foods. To encourage and support organic sustainable farming methods which aim to preserve native flora and fauna and their habitats. To pay tribute to Australias indigenous people through education and understanding.