RealFood is about the community taking responsibility for its own food.

RealFood Network is a network of over 150 strictly local farmers. We have the largest consistent selection of organic produce north of the Sunshine Coast and the largest selection of strictly local produce in Australia.

We provide our network farmers access to the local Cairns market, via the second largest stall at Rusty’s Markets, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We also provide our network farmers access to the entire FNQ region’s customers via a weekly RealFood Box delivery throughout the region.


We provide local FNQ customers, throughout the region, access to fresh, strictly local and mostly organic produce, with a generous selection of strictly local grown fruit, vegetables and herbs are sourced from farms between Bloomfield and Innisfail. The seasonal nature of our business has meant that the most loyal customers have learned to cook primarily with the ingredients offered in our region (which is abundant).

This is the crux of RealFood Network. We are a social enterprise aiming to change the behaviour of modern food consumption which has become far too reliant on industrial methods and practices which degrade the overall quality of the food we eat.

Playing an active role in societal change, RealFood Network supports local farmers and family growers by reducing transport and packaging to deliver RealFood Boxes every Thursday + sell produce at Rusty’s Markets – (Look for our Banners) on Friday Saturday Sunday – Trading as per the Rusty’s Trading Hours.

RealFood produce is mainly organic and spray free, at an affordable price.

When you shop with RealFood or subscribe to our food box, you can be assured that you are eating 100% local.