Our War on Waste

War on Waste

The challenge

Strawberries – and other berries – gathered after rain are often thrown away. Since 2017, LuvaBerry has been saving these damaged, but deliciously edible, berries and offering them as either frozen or freeze-dried. 

Our farm attitude has shifted, LuvaBerry is not accepting that these berries need to be wasted. We want the foodies – the jammers, the cooks, the bakers and the restaurateurs – we are linking with like-minded people in our war against waste to ensure these lovely berries, packed full of health benefits, don’t go to waste.

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Freeze-dried

We have created a delicious and nutritious freeze-dried strawberry powder with all the flavour and colour of fresh fruit – without any nasties. You can now enjoy the benefits of fresh strawberries anywhere, anytime.

Order freeze-dried strawberry, raspberry and blueberry Dust; and take-anywhere, freeze-dried berry Crunch snacks.

Please email for all wholesale enquiries.

Frozen

We are very pleased to be working with other local farms to take part in the War on Waste. Our strawberries and other locally sourced berries go straight from the farm to the freezer, we call them “cooking berries”– they may not look perfect but they are still delicious. 

Order in advance (essential) and pick up at our carpark locations.

Getting in touch

Join our Facebook community to connect with like-minded individuals.

Email Mandy if you would like to become a Carpark Party Ambassador and organise your own local collection point: we would love to hear from you. 

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Local collection points

Collect your War on Waste products at our local ‘carpark parties’: named ‘party’, because for a short time, like-minded people come together to make a difference to local farmers. We all enjoy a regular quick chat and update from the farm.​ 

Register to find out where our next carpark pickup will be and receive the link for advance orders. Order in advance, and collect on the day.

CARPARK LOCATIONS: Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay (includes Dayboro, Samford, Cleveland, Wynnum), South Brisbane, North Brisbane, Arana Hills, Forest Lake, Corinda, Ipswich, Chandler, Rochedale, Darling Down, Yarraman.

Each location is scheduled 3-4 times per year.

I want to buy your fruit that has been lovingly grown locally in our sunshine... Power to the people, this initiative is so important for change.
Omg the freeze dried strawberries are divine. Trying to make a packet last for a while is a problem...They are absolutely delicious.
We loved picking up berries in our local area – the grandchild ate them frozen straight after pick up. The fact we are able to contribute to the war on waste is so awesome.

In Feature Magazine

Rebecca Fawcett-Smith spoke to Mandy Schultz about how the War on Waste started. Issue 37, May 2018.

“The difference that it’s making to the farms themselves is just huge, and seeing so many caring and concerned people who are willing to get involved is really touching.”

On ABC Radio Brisbane

On Breakfast with Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston, 4 December 2017

"How often do we hear about farmers dumping fruit and veg because it's either weather damaged or cosmetically not up to scratch?... Craig spoke to Mandy Shultz, a strawberry farmer out at Wamuran near Caboolture who's waging her own war on waste."

A look at Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

SBS discusses a recent documentary on the issue of global food waste.
"Wasted! takes us from the farm, to the supermarket, to the restaurant and into the home. At all levels, a gobsmacking volume of food is not only unnecessarily wasted, but almost all of that ends up in landfill."

Available for viewing at SBS On Demand.