I grow your organic rice
“The home delivery service
that brings the best groceries, organic greens,
and natural health products from local producers
to your doorstep”
We like to be local because it supports the local economy, increases the quality of fresh produce and reduces the environmental impact of consumption. It also means we can visit producers and assess for ourselves if these correspond to Bali Direct values. We stock imported products only when these are not available locally (like oats, lentils, chia) or when the local variants may contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), like soya sauce. We have no products with GMOs or that contain palm oil and we have committed to no plastic in our deliveries.
The principle of kindness, for us, is inseparable from our values. In practice this means we pledge not to profit from production that does not respect social and environmental integrity. We support production that contributes to the food sovereignty and reduced poverty of producers whilst managing natural resources in trust for future generations. Sometimes this simply means conscious sourcing. Other times we actively give back, by investing in the production, education and livelihoods of producers.
We commit to being informed and open about the products we source and working with producers and makers who operate with the same transparency. Working towards a business that supports conscious consumption we are aware that there are compromises and trade-offs in reaching social, economic and environmental objectives. Each product we stock is considered against this and our other core values. We believe that if we are open and informed, we will be able to learn and improve how we work.
What do we mean when we say “Organic”, “Natural”, “Non-Organic”
Fresh produce that is free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers and dyes as certified by an accredited third party.
Bali grown and processed produce whose organic claim is credible because of the characteristics of the produce, our validation and the reputation of the producers. Note that this category is not certified by an accredited third party.
Fresh produce that require no chemical additives to support growth and whose cultivation is known to be largely chemical free in Bali. This is our ‘loosest’ category and we commit to updating our knowledge of both cultivation practices and producers.
Fresh produce whose cultivation is known to be difficult without synthetic additives and whose claim to be organic would require consistent validation or certification.