WHO WE ARE, WHERE WE CAME FROM AND WHERE WE’RE GOING…
Wholefood Harvest is run by Melanie and Glenn Hawkins, both of whom take health, nutrition and creating a sustainable local food distribution system for their community very seriously. After all, that’s why they set up the business in the first place.
Mel comes from a long line of farmers and she grew up in one herself. That’s why she knows how valuable freshly produced food can be. In fact, she proudly attributes her stellar health to a daily diet of farm fresh produce.
After looking at how commercial food was ruining people’s health in her community and due to her own inability to access healthy food in an urban environment, Mel decided that it was time to do something about it. That’s how the idea for Wholefood Harvest came about.
Her idea didn’t take too long to become a reality and she had all the support she needed from her city clicker husband, Glenn. Of course, Glenn didn’t really have a problem because of his own penchant for working on the land. In 2007, Glenn learned of permaculture and began intensively exploring the concept of sustainable living, which rapidly became his lasting passion.
Glenn went about designing his dream farm, thanks to his newly acquired knowledge and skill. Now, he owns one of his own.
Working together as a team, Glenn and Mel have made a major impact in the community with their venture. Wholefood Harvest is a name that has earned a lot of respect and admiration from people. Establishing this venture has allowed the husband-wife duo to address dietary concerns among concerned families who, once upon a time, did not have access to affordable, tasty, and nutritious food options. In meeting this need, Wholefood Harvest has also been able to offer support to many local farmers and food producers.
Mel and Glenn are also proud parents of a sprightly little cutie. Becoming a mother served to enhance Mel’s passion for natural health and wellbeing and she is partway through a double degree in nutritional medicine and naturopathy, on hold for the moment as she brings Wholefood Harvest to her community.