Our Story So Far…

About Us

When you think Organic Times, think certified organic and delicious! 

 

A variety of Organic Times products

Organic Times is an ethically driven, food loving, Australian-owned family business based in Melbourne, Victoria, in operation since 1999.  We provide an extensive selection of only the best certified organic products available including:

  • Fair trade couverture chocolate
  • Artisan cookies
  • Feel good confectionary
  • Ethically sourced pantry staples
  • Grass-fed butter, ghee and milk powder

Being certified organic means all our products are grown and produced without using synthetic chemicals (such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers), no GMOS, no exposure to irradiation and where animal welfare and environmental sustainability are also priorities.

Being Organic Times means all our products are also of the highest quality, free from palm-oil, fair-trade where applicable and packaged in locally produced and printed recycled cardboard when possible.

Our brand is for the ethically and environmentally conscious consumer, family and business who seek great tasting wholesome food products that doesn’t compromise their health or our planet.

We source Australian and international organic ingredients from ethical farmers and partners who share the same standards and beliefs as us.  These strong and established relationships have been built over time with hard-work, respect and loyalty.     

Supported by our team and family of dedicated and customer focused staff, our operations include manufacturing, contract manufacturing, ingredient sourcing, wholesale distribution and an information rich website and online store.

Our History

Organic Times was established in 1999 by two close-knit cousins, Lawrence and KC, back in a time when organic products were only found in health-food stores or the health-food aisle of the supermarket. 

 

Historical images of Organic Times owners, logo and packaging

Growing up in the inner city of Melbourne, they spent most of their youth at the Queen Victoria Market and their family speciality grocery stores, where they both developed a strong sense of family and love of quality food. 

In adulthood, focused on ethical business and sustainability, they worked in senior positions for a leading Australia Health Food company, which gained them insight into the health industry and the benefits and necessity of eating organic foods. 

With this knowledge and their passion for tasty food, it only seemed natural for them to venture out on their own and create a trusted household brand known for making organic products for everyday people just like us, for foodies who are mindful of the environment and good health, but also see food as one of life’s greatest pleasure,
where taste and flavour are also paramount.

 

Our Mission

We dreamt of bringing a more natural, organic alternative to the confectionary market. With just enough capital and loads of passion, that dream came true.

 

A handful of Organic Times Little Gems

That was back in ’99 and ever since it has been our mission to provide you a high-quality, better-for-you version of your favourite staples and indulgent goodies. We all enjoy a sweet treat from time-to-time, and we want you to enjoy the simple pleasures of food without harmful chemicals, GMOs and artificial preservatives and additives. 

We believe in building lasting relationships whilst engaging in environmentally sustainable practices. The farmers we work with, both locally and our international fair-trade partners, care about natural cycles and use true, sustainable farming methods to work in harmony with nature.

Organic agriculture and production is not just healthy for you, it’s vital and environmentally beneficial to the natural eco-system of our planet.