Hi I’m Deborah Wray. I first became interested in organic food when my son was unwell at the age of 16. A mother with a sick child very quickly learns what needs to be done to make your child well again. The more I learnt about the way food is being grown, processed & stored the less I bought from a supermarket. The doctor suggested my son eat certified organic food so I used to shop all over the place trying to find it. Unfortunately I noticed when shopping at a farmers market many would say the produce was ‘organic’ but there were no guarantees because the farms were not certified organic.
In 2005 my partner Gary Davis & I decided to open a one stop certified organic grocery store. We have always believed this clean, nutritious food should be available to everyone so there are now 10 certified organic stores located throughout SE Queensland & Tamworth, NSW. We are a certified organic retailer & café with Australian Certified Organic (ACO), which is our customers guarantee that when we say it’s ‘organic’ it is!
I’m still the label Nazi! As a mother we’ve all dragged through the supermarket aisles reading the back label of grocery products for numbers & nasties. At a Wray Organic store, this is not necessary, because we review all products before they are selected for our shelves. We call this our Wray Worthy system.
Also on offer at a Wray Organic store is our wonderful range of certified organic, Australian grown fruit & veg. We also offer a unique certified organic café with plenty of tasty wheat free, dairy free & gluten free options. Unlike other so called ‘organic’ cafes all the ingredients in a Wray Organic cafe are certified organic the eggs, bread, milks, fruit & veg, everything! Of course we don’t use microwaves.
The best news is that due to a chemical pesticide & preservative free diet my son quickly recovered his health. Upon eating the food myself I also noticed huge improvement in my health, I lost weight & had much more energy. I have come to realise there is a higher level of living that I may never have discovered if my son hadn’t become unwell.
The value of good health is priceless!