Native Foodways is a First Nations owned and led social enterprise collaborating with people from all communities across Australia.
Native Foodways is owned and led by Kubin woman Carla McGrath (Moa Island in the Torres Strait), Pitta Pitta woman Cristilee Houghton, Wiradjuri man Jason Glanville, Wiradjuri man Lachlan McDaniel, and Australian-Hungarian man (born and raised on Gadigal Land) Mickey Kovari.
We work alongside a range of collaborators to strengthen the native food system in a way that is regenerative, culturally respectful, and benefits First Peoples.
We have a growing network of First Nations-led native food farms, kitchens, and marketplaces. We grow, harvest, process, cook, and share native foods with everyone.
A Wiradjuri man born and raised on Wiradjuri Land, Jason has over the last thirty years worked in a range of leadership roles in the Indigenous sector, State and Federal Governments, and non-government peak organisations. Jason was recently the interim CEO of the GO Foundation.
Corey is a proud Gamilaraay and Wonnarua man.
Corey has been a leader in the native food industry for over 15 years. He has led or been a part of the establishment of the Native Botanical Brewery, Meat Brothers, Purple Goanna, Kool Purple Kookas, Bushfood Sensations, and now Native Foodways.
Mickey is an Australian born Magyar man (also known as Hungarian) who was raised on Gadigal Land. He maintains a strong connection to his cultural roots in Eastern Europe while constantly learning about and respecting the First Cultures of the land where he was born and lives.
COLLABORATE WITH US
Would you like to collaborate with Native Foodways and with First Nations native food growers?
Get in touch to understand how you can share your land and/or resources to partner with First Nations people and to support native food production. Together we can grow First Nations-led native food agriculture in Australia and strengthen the native food system in a way that is regenerative, culturally respectful, and benefits First Nations people.