Top 6 grocery items to ‘swap’ for certified organic this month

Are you on a health kick after a sluggish winter, or keen to get yourself on one? Why not start it this month, in the most delicious way possible?!

It’s Australian Organic Awareness Month and we’re all being urged to ‘swap in’ an organic product. Opting to add one organic item to your regular grocery shop goes a long way to support Aussie organic farmers but also prioritises personal health, as certified organic produce is free from synthetic chemicals.

So, during your next shop, rethink the milk, brekky muesli, butter or wine you would usually toss into the trolly and look for something certified organic – your tastebuds will thank us later!

PRO TIP: When shopping, keep an eye out for The Bud logo, which is the sure-fire way of knowing the product is legitimately certified organic.

Here are our top six grocery list items you can easily switch in this month to kick off your organic journey:


Searching for some beef or lamb for the barbie? Look no further than Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co’s Cleaver’s Organic beef and lamb. The team has pioneered the organic meat industry both here in Australia and internationally. The Cleaver’s range is the most successful organic meat brand in Australia and, because of that, it’s easy to source. Find it in more than 1000 supermarkets and independent stores across the country.

If white meat is more your thing, Enviroganic Farm’s organic chicken and turkey are for you. The animals are raised naturally among gentle valleys in southern New South Wales, where they roam free in the fresh air and sunshine, eating certified organic pastures. And speaking of chook, Inglewood Organic specialises in chicken that is simply better for you and a perfect one to switch in. Rest assured, the meat is synthetic chemical and antibiotic free, grown at nature’s pace and, as a result, you’ll enjoy delicious meat that is lean and succulent.


It’s something most of us eat every day, so why not swap your morning yoghurt for the organic variety? Jalna has a huge range of certified organic goodies and all its yoghurts are made using milk from certified organic Australian dairy farms. That means no synthetic chemicals from a team that believes the less processed their food is, the better it tastes and the better it is for you. When you see The Bud logo on Jalna products, you can be confident it’s been organically certified from the cow to the supermarket fridge.

While we’re talking dairy, you simply must try The Organic Milk Co’s range of butter and cheese. Its cows stay healthy through farming practices that are free from the use of synthetic pesticides, GMOs and antibiotics. The cows that provide milk for the delicious butter and tasty cheese have a pretty incredible life – they roam with an average of two cows per hectare of clean, green pastured land, the equivalent of having just four cows grazing on the Melbourne Cricket Grounds!


If, like us, you can’t start your day without a piping cup of aromatic coffee, this could be the perfect organic “swap” for you. The team at bean ground & drunk has been producing ethically-sourced, certified organic coffee since 1999 and are trailblazers in the sustainable space. You can find its Melbourne-roasted products in your local Coles or Woolworths stores. Sourced from some of the world’s best regions, the beans are made from 100% pure organic Arabica and you can pick up whole beans, pre-ground or even the newly-launched capsule range that have been conveniently developed for Nespresso machines. With this organic coffee, you’ll be your own favourite barista in no time.

Olive Oil

Whether you’re drizzling olive oil over a salad, soaking it up with fresh sourdough, or using it in cooking, you want the simplest, cleanest and purest oil available – right? Your perfect swap is Bertolli organic olive oil, which has been around for more than 150 years, so you know it’s produced the old fashioned, clean, way. The olives are grown, harvested, pressed and bottled without the use of any synthetic chemicals or pesticides. The high standards used to produce the oil means you can be sure of the quality and certain there is just one single ingredient in Bertolli’s bottles – olives. We all known extra virgin olive oil is good for us, so if there’s one free of synthetic pesticides and chemicals, why wouldn’t you choose it?


What do you get when you combine incredibly healthy vines and your love of wine? An extraordinary drinking experience! This month, swap your usual drop for an Angove bottle, made by Australia’s largest certified-organic grape grower and winemaker. Their wide range of wines have been made with the gentlest touch and minimal inputs – free from synthetic herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. The team at Angove are leaders in the industry and their biodynamic vineyards compete with the very best in the McLaren Vale and Riverland regions. And because the wines are produced in such a healthy way, you will experience the purity of the fruit in every single sip.


Here’s the ultimate better-for-you certified organic food swap, thanks to the team at Murray River Organics. They sure know how to keep our bellies full… from breakfast to dinner and all the delicious snacks in between. Start your day right with their moreish organic muesli mixes blended with premium organic oats, delicious fruit and nuts. The Murray River Organics range of grazing and snacking options is also extensive… think organic dried apricots, sultanas and trail mixes – all produced sustainably with your wellbeing in mind. And if you don’t mind indulging at the end of a long day, be sure not to neglect their organic fruits and nuts coated in a silky smooth organic cashew mylk chocolate.

Find out more about Australian Organic Awareness Month and how you can get involved this month here. Don’t forget to send us your organic swaps for a chance to win a bundle of certified organic goodies worth over $250!*

*Terms and conditions apply

Other AOAM 2021 you may like...

Using Macro Organic rolled oats and peanut butter, this quick and easy Organic Oat Slice is perfect for morning or afternoon tea!
Using bean ground & drunk certified organic coffee, this Spiced Vanilla & Cinnamon Coffee recipe puts a warming twist to your regular morning coffee.
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
Using new Inglewood Organic Chicken Strips, this Honey Chicken & Asian Greens recipe by Elise Blight is a healthy addition to this week's dinner menu!
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
This healthy and easy Lemon & Herb Chicken With Piri Piri Coleslaw & Sweet Potato Chips recipe by Live Love Nourish uses NEW Cleaver’s Organic Chicken Lemon & Herbs.
Bean Alliance produce award winning organic and fair trade coffees in their bean ground and drunk and Fair Coffee ranges.
Founder of Clémence Organics, Naturopath Bridget Carmady, let's us know why she doesn't believe in skin types, and how she manages her own skin through the changing of seasons.
Australia’s number 1 Certified Organic wine brand, Angove Organic, has continued to grow throughout 2021 as consumers switch to healthier wine, more care for the environment and a strong trust in the brand.
Kialla Pure Organics produce high-quality flours and wholefoods using the best grains from organic farmers. Their new range of innovative products can help you bake up organic treats in no time at all!
Inglewood Organic is Australia's leading producer of Organic Free-Range chicken and are dedicated to rearing premium quality chicken using strict Certified Organic farming methods.
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
Celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month with this moist Organic Greek Yoghurt Loaf recipe by Ayla Renham, made with Jalna Organic Farm to Pot yoghurt.
Chef and MasterChef judge Andy Allen is this year's Australian Organic Awareness Month Ambassador and has cooked up this special recipe, championing certified organic ingredients.
Murray River Organic's new toasted muesli flavours are proudly made with Australian oats and boast an exciting range of Certified Organic ingredients!
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Darling Downs, Qld, and see which organic producers are in your back yard.
Enviroganic Farm is Australia’s leading Organic chicken and turkey producer. Being the longest established producers in the industry, they have a commitment to providing the highest possible quality and sustainability through their certified produce.
Treat yourself during Australian Organic Awareness Month with delicious Jalna organic yoghurt. Made with whole milk from Certified Organic Australian dairy farms that employ ethical and sustainable farming practices, they’re good for the environment and great on practically any dish you can think of.
Farmer and scientist Anika Molesworth discusses the challenges Australian farmers face with changing climatic conditions and how organic agriculture could provide the answer.
To celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month, we’re encouraging shoppers to swap out one product for a certified organic alternative to go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a major prize pack worth over $250!*
From farm to plate, join in the celebrations this September and learn why organic is the best choice for you and your family.
We are excited to announce our 2021 Awareness Month ambassadors, Andy Allen, Anika Molesworth and Mike Bennie who will help to promote organics this September.
Organic food is better for your health, animal welfare and for the environment. Dr Sarah Lantz provides us with some tips to get more bang for your buck when buying organically.
Whether you’re already a devoted organic shopper, curious about organics or completely new to the concept, there are so many ways you can get involved and show your support to organic producers this September.
Are you a certified organic producer, or looking to become one? We’ve put together a few simple ways you can get involved this September.
Whether you’re a certified organic retailer or simply sell certified organic products in your store, there are so many ways you can get involved this September.
We are excited to announce chef, MasterChef winner and co-host, and co-founder of the Three Blue Ducks, Andy Allen, as our 2021 Awareness Month ambassador.