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About us

Farmhouse Pet Treats was founded in 2019 by Andrew (with Nala).

A pasta background – Andrew was gearing up through 2018-2019 to launch ‘The Gourmet Pasta Factory’ in Yass when the kitchen he was to be based out of was sold and the new owners declined to have him work from the premises. That left him with a large amount of Australian whole-wheat flour that was to become his ‘farmhouse pasta’ range.

The following weekend he was baking some treats for his dog Nala when it dawned on him… pet treats! Having made treats for more than 15 years for Nala and his previous dog Jessie, it was a natural fit of Andrew’s cooking skills, food technology knowledge, and love of dogs.

Andrew and Nala perfected recipes throughout 2019, and in November trialed the concept at the Murrumbateman Farmers Markets as Farmhouse Pet Treats. The response was huge, almost selling out on the first day with a range of only five treat products. Andrew was joined by Ebony (with Luna) to grow the business. New treat lines were added, and new markets attended.

Today Farmhouse Pet Treats has more than 35 treat lines, many made at the actual farmhouse in Yass, with more treats planned. As of August 2020, Farmhouse Pet Treats has Andrew and three part-time staff to bake treats, bag treats, pack internet orders, and attend markets.

We remain responsive to customer requests for new treats, and as always have a solid focus on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. If, for whatever reason, you’re not satisfied with our products please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to correct things. We’d also love to hear from you if you have any ideas for what we can stock next, or just to show us photos of your pets enjoying our treats.

Ingredients & safety

We love our pets as much as you love yours – only the best will do. We only use Australian ingredients wherever possible.

Our fresh-baked cookie treats use the very best of human-grade ingredients, the same ones you could buy for yourself. This ensures the highest quality and safety goes into our treats, resulting in the best quality treats for sale. We do use a preservative in our baked treats – like our other ingredients, it’s human-grade and safe for pets. Our baked treats carry a shelf life of six-to-eight weeks.

Our dried treats are 100% meat product, with no additives or preservatives of any kind. Our dried chew and sausage treats contain a majority of meat products, with only the minimum amount of other ingredients to ensure a consistent texture.

We dehydrate the products, removing all moisture, and then give a short heat treatment sufficient to destroy pathogenic organisms (including salmonella) – making the product healthy and safe for pets. This advanced process allows our dried treats to carry a shelf life of one to two years.

HACCP
(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement, and handling, to manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of the finished product. Whilst not yet HACCP-accredited, Farmhouse Pet Treats is implementing all HACCP steps with a view to formal certification in 2021.

Lunala Pty Ltd

Lunala Pty Ltd is the company behind Farmhouse Pet Treats. The name does not come from a Pokémon, but simply from the joining the names of Ebony’s dog Luna and Andrew’s dog Nala – Lunala.

Our operations are based on Andrew’s farm on Wargeila Road Yass. As this is a working farm we do not offer appointments or allow visitors – there is a range of other ways to buy our treats.

Australian

We pride ourselves on being Australian and using Australian-made and -grown inputs wherever possible. This ensures we have higher quality control and keeps our dollars and employment here. More than this, we also actively work to reduce ‘food miles’ – that is, the distance the ingredients travel to get to us. We buy as local …

Nala’s tribute

On 29 April 2020 it was with great sadness that Andrew’s companion, Nala, passed today after a short battle with a brain tumor. Nala will live on with Farmhouse, she recorded several videos while munching on treats, and there are still a few new baked treats she approved but aren’t yet in production. Her legacy …

Our ethics

Environmental – reducing our pawprint Be the change you want We care about the environment we live and work in, and are taking steps to ensure our impact is as small as possible. We try to be the change we want by using: Australian We pride ourselves on being Australian and using Australian-made and -grown …

Where to buy

Directly from us at markets or online You can buy direct from the Farmhouse team from this website, or atCapital Region Farmers’ Markets – Every Saturday of the monthHartley Hall Village Markets – 1st Sunday of each monthBatemans Bay Sunday Markets – 3rd Sunday of each month (except Winter)Murrumbateman Village Markets – seasonal evening marketsSee …

Shipping

We offer our retail customers shipping with Australia Post: Parcel Post with tracking – $10.00 (free for orders over $90) Express Parcel Post with tracking – $15.00 (Although we’re not in a ‘next day’ zone, the parcel will be expedited through the postal network to you.) We ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All items …

Charity support

We’re committed to supporting various pet rescue and shelter organisations by making regular donations and responding to funding requests from these worthy causes. We also run an active affiliate program giving these organisations an ongoing revenue stream. Specific charities we’ve supported Wildcare Inc who Rescue, Raise, Rehabilitate and Release Native Australian Wildlife around southern tablelands …

Work for us

Lunala Pty Ltd is looking for one or more energetic people to join our team to assist us with preparing and/or selling pet treats. Position Description – production assistant Duties may include: Making and baking of pet treats – mixing ingredients, rolling dough, cutting treats, placing on trays, baking in the commercial oven (this is …

Terms and Conditions

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Privacy Policy

Farmhouse Pet Treats 1. We respect your privacy 1.1. Farmhouse Pet Treats respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors. We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal …