Loving Earth’s Raw Organic Purple Kale Chips are created with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours. Our Raw Kale Chips are a tasty way to get your dose of greens! Our certified organic kale is a source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A. We source farm fresh kale from our local organic growers. Our Purple Kale Chips are mixed with Styrian Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds and beetroot before that are slowly dehydrated at low temperatures (less than 40°C) to create a versatile snack with a satisfying crunch! It takes 4kg of fresh kale to make 1kg of our Kale Chips.
Our Raw Organic Yellow Kale Chips are a savoury mix of exotic flavours – dipped in a creamy cashew, carrot and coriander sauce before they are dehydrated.
Loving Earth sourced kale locally, here’s their kale story…
We source our kale from a Certified Organic farm in Labertouche. Situated two hours outside of Melbourne in the direction of Gippsland, it’s a beautiful part of Victoria upon which our farmers take a sustainable approach towards managing the land.
Kale farming in Victoria} When we first started making our Kale Chips, the organic farm out in Labertouche was the only one growing kale in significant quantities around Melbourne, so Biodynamic Marketing recommended that we talk to them. We went out there and met Larry who runs the farm and developed a relationship from there. We’ve been working with Labertouche for a couple of years now, since we launched the Kale Chips. To ensure the maximum efficient use of water, they irrigate the field at the same time as they rinse the kale. They then harvest it, usually on a Wednesday afternoon. We send them big containers which they destalk the kale leaves into. It comes into the market on Wednesday night for us to pick up on Thursday morning. Then we take it out to our facility and process it the very same morning. When we started buying from them, Labertouche wasn’t growing all that much kale. There wasn’t much demand for it in the fresh market. We started buying a certain amount from them, and as we launched the Kale Chips in the market, they became more and more popular. We kept asking for more, but they could never really keep up with us.
Eventually we became well-established to such a degree that we could commit to buying at least 250kg of kale from them every week, which they planted specially for us. With demand constantly increasing, what’s happened is that the fresh market now can’t get enough kale! So more and more is now being grown in this sustainable organic manner. The main guy down at the main organic fresh food wholesalers in Melbourne has told us that it’s because the kale chips have been out in the market for a while now and have been turning people onto kale… which is great to see!