There’s a new story up on the Open Food Network Learn site about the Australian Pumpkin Seed Company and Artisan Mill - check it out: https://openfoodnetwork.org/au/learn/story/starting-a-community-oil-mill/
I found Jay and Sharan’s story super inspiring - they run Australia’s only pumpkin seed farm, with Sharan in charge of the farming operation, and they also run The Artisan Mill, where they mill their own oil. What makes their operations so inspiring is that not only are they running an ethical farming business, they also donate 10% of their time to helping other farmers shift to organic, and they allow others to use their mill for free as a community service. That’s just the start of what this family does for supporting others to farm and value-add, have a read of the full story: https://openfoodnetwork.org/au/learn/story/starting-a-community-oil-mill/
I’d be interested to hear if people know of other examples of stories like this - please reply if so.
Or if you have questions about how the Rivetts got started, or you want to discuss a similar idea, then please get involved in this discussion! It’s pumpkin harvest season, so they’re a little busy right now, but hopefully they’ll get a chance to chip in if there are specific questions about their work. You can tag them @Pepo if there are specific questions.