May 20, 2016

Albanese officially opens Doorstep Organics

It’s with great pleasure that today I join Geoff Richardson to officially open the new premises of Doorstep Organics – Australia’s largest organic delivery service.

More than 20 years ago, in 1995, Geoff and partner Carolyn launched – the Australian organic industry’s first website.

For the first time ever, this meant that the online purchase of organic produce in Australia was a possibility.

Their son Peter and partner Georgia joined the business in 2005 and the business moved from the family’s Kangaroo Valley farm to a small warehouse in Alexandria.

When they quickly outgrew that Doorstep moved to Meeks Road in Marrickville until late last year.

By that time, demand for organic produce had grown so much the Meeks Road warehouse became too small, and it is with great delight that we officially welcome Doorstep Organics to Chapel Street in Marrickville today.

This is a great example of a local family business that has stayed local.

It also showcases the important role small businesses play in our community, by providing employment opportunities for locals.

I want to congratulate Geoff and his family on the success of their business, thank them for having me here today and wish them all the best for the future.