By using local ingredients we reduce food miles. By using biodynamic and organic ingredients, we look after the planet and your health. Our signature icecream, "The Daintree" typifies the unique and clean taste of our regional produce.
Whenever possible, our ingredients are sourced from the local Daintree area.
The milk and yoghurt used in the manufacture of our ice cream is produced by the world renowned Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Organic Dairy.
Most of the fruit used is grown on organic farms in the Daintree. Orchards are nurtured by the rich volcanic soils and fresh natural air from the rainforest. There is no pollution from chemicals or cities and you can taste the difference.
The flavour of our ice cream reflects this beautiful clean green environment.
Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition. Floravilla Icecream is produced using these principles, which means it is not only better for the environment, and your health, but the flavour is uniquely clean and reflects our pristine, world heritage location.
In 1924, Rudolf Steiner, with his eight lectures on agriculture, lit a candle for the world that was to grow into the Biodynamic Agriculture method. This was in response to the serious problems in plant and animal health caused by the widespread adoption of water soluble artificial fertilizers in Europe.
Steiner appointed scientists to thoroughly test his suggestions for a renewal of agriculture - the eight preparations for enlivening soils and plants were proven to be very effective. However, much remained to be developed. Only a decade or so after Steiner's agricultural lecture series, Biodynamics was suppressed by Hitler and it was only after the second world war that the development of the Biodynamic method could continue.
Steiner's wish was that Biodynamics should become adopted by 'all farmers'. He stated that this was crucial for the long-term survival of the Earth and humanity. A blind taste test comparing Biodynamic and conventional food was organised by The Age newspaper in March 2008. The tasters were eleven experienced food and wine critics, buyers and writers. The test involved 20 fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy products. 80% of the Biodynamic foods were rated as better than their conventional counterparts.
(Editorial, Biodynamic Growing No.11.)