Hi there my fellow local travellers!

Even though we are home in Stage 4, travellers in this wild ride called life we are. You guys are my A1 crew! I wouldn't choose anyone else.


My mind was wandering and instead of Michael being the one to come up with equations, it was my turn.

What does this equation mean? It has all great sounding elements, but what is it?

FRUGAL - Sparing or economical as regards to money or food.

ECO - Not harmful to the environment.

LOCAL - An inhabitant of a particular area or neighbourhood.


For instance;
 our environmental impacts to our dear mother have many of their answers found in local services, such as driving to closer locations, buying local foods from local businesses that can offer fresher quality without the need for plastic packaging and can potentially take back their packaging to be reused. Less driving, less packaging, and opportunities to form relationships and collaborations with others who share the same area and governance. Community working together can tackle and find solutions for what they share in common.

Frugal, to find efficient uses of resources, buying local foods are generally more affordable, particularly at the moment many international foods have prices going up due to the economic climate and the Australian dollar.  Buying bulk sizes reduces the price of goods, less travel saves money on fuel. Investing in local invests in those who know first hand who you are and together are sharing in the co-creation of an area.

Therefore Local offers savings of money and impacts on our mother earth. Both investments in our home and health.

Pretty cool hey? How lucky are we to have such a community of savvy and dynamic people. Your integrity and kindness, we here at Fill Good are on the receiving of daily and love sharing it out.


Should there be a product or service you would like on offer, please let us know, we are in service to all. We have many plans in place about to be rolled out. Anything you are looking for, sing out! 😍



I will bring your attention to our new handling fee. In line with our commitment to service to you all, we take very seriously our pricing and accessibility of our quality food. 

We have really put to the test the developers of our site with our various pick up locations and delivery options. We are not the straight forward order and ship out kind of gig. There have been some hiccups and we thank you all so much for your patience with this and we believe we have found a solution. 

The site has ongoing costs to keep it running and there is a charge for Paypal and Credit Card payments. We did try to have surcharges for Paypal and Credit Card purchases and still offer cash and bank transfers as payments however we are unable to add these surcharges without adding to the overall cost of all the products. We were advised to increase our prices to incorporate these expenses however this fell short for us as when someone was buying multiple products and to have all the extra charges built into the price would affect affordability. 

The fairest way forward has us now adding a flat $2 handling fee that we believe fairly covers the site running and the payment surcharges. It is a way that shares the expenses across the board in a small contribution by all.



​I feel I must mention the book I am reading at the moment Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. Previous to this book the only education I had of Australians First Nation people's living habits were of their nomadic ways. Dark Emu completely debunks this with evidence and accounts of first settler experiences mixed with the traditional knowledge of our First Nations farming and architecture.  There are accounts of harvested grain in haystacks in fields, stone rollers milling grain indigenous to the land, most grains were gluten-free too! There are even photos of damming and fish harvesting. The architecture of homes was solid, efficient, and beautiful.

Farming and building was in complete harmony with our earth and was a highly sophisticated and gentle system that did not require massive human or animal energy expenditure and used magnificent simplicity and efficiency with the local environment the towns were built on. (yes they were called towns by the first settlers as their housing was permanent and had 1000's dwelling together comfortably). Each area's architecture, foods, and farming was unique and shared between tribes with seasonal gatherings and celebrations. 

The various living and farming methods that were adapted to the locality of each land is exquisite, and this book only manages to scratch the surface with the records left.

Please take the time to read the following article and share it far and wide. It is a snippet what this great man Bruce Pascoe not only wrote about but is also embarking on the path to grow and harvest indigenous Australian grains and foods using our first Nations People technology. Bruce's farm is right here in Victoria, Gippsland way.

"It's very easy to despair, so we don't use words like 'lost'. We try to use the words like 'found' and 'recovered'. And that's what I'm looking at, recovery' 
Bruce Pascoe


By Chris Brock - yummo!
The Brock's have done it again! Concocting more goodness in their slice of paradise just up Don Road. Carob is back in stock this week, and we will be whipping these up too! Thanks Chris and Helen for this sweet share for us all ❤️
3 cups of oats
3/4 cup of buckwheat flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 cup of raw cashews chopped 
250 g of butter
3/4 cup of carob powder 
2 eggs
4 dried pear halves
1. Combine dry ingredients, mix well.
2. Melt butter in container and beat eggs in a separate container. Pour both into bowl of dry ingredients and mix.
3. Spoon into a shallow slice tray with 2-3cm edges. Press firmly into tray lined of course with Agreena wraps.
4. Cook at 160 for 15 minutes. Let cool in tray for 10 Mins then take out to cool on a mesh tray.
5. Cut into bars when cool.
Wishing you all a week of local love and connection. We are here for anything you may need.

Much love
Chris and the Fill Good Fam


We acknowledge that this newsletter was written on and our business is located on Wurrundjeri Country. We pay respects to Wurrundjeri elders, past, present and emerging.