Kakadu Plum Co. is a social enterprise that celebrates Indigenous culture and traditional Australian bush foods. We are not an Indigenous business. We partner and collaborate with enterprises (many that are Indigenous) that share our vision in celebrating and showcasing Indigenous products and bush foods.
Kakadu Plum Co exists as a vessel to celebrate Indigenous culture everyday through food, broadening the exposure of traditional Australian bush foods and ingredients. We are not an Aboriginal owned business. We work directly with Traditional Owners and Indigenous Australians who wild harvest many of our foods, including Kakadu Plum and our bush tea range. The communities and individuals we work with set the price for the foods grown on their land and we pay them directly. We believe that the more we can foster and help engage Indigenous Australians forage and engage in traditional practice and help them grow their bush food business on country, the more impact we make.
Our bush food products provide a valuable way for the broader Australian (and the world) community to connect with 'the oldest foods on earth' and our traditional native ingredients.
We work collaboratively with every grower, gallery and Indigenous business we are connected with. We work together that is mutually beneficial and rewarding. We are proud to maintain the strong relationships we have developed and bring their products into the homes of Australians and the world.
Kakadu Plum Co. has also become a platform and vessel to showcase products made by Australian and Indigenous businesses and enterprises.
"I started Kakadu Plum Co. because I saw too many Australians opting for international superfoods for their health. I connected with country and community and knew I had to share this incredible fruit - the Kakadu Plum. I was driven about sharing this incredible product and story and highlighting the amazing foods that have been growing on this land for thousands of years. To be connected to Traditional Owners and communities is an incredible honour."
- Tahlia Mandie, Founder and Director