South australian rye DRINKING straws

A truly compostable drinking straw that builds healthy soil.

New production available!

Limited quantity available!
The only drinking straws 100% grown and made in Australia.

Box of 30 rye straws at home


Flat shipping fee of $9.15 for up to 5 boxes!

Out of stock

  • Selected by hand, cut and packed with love in South Australia.
  • Grown on South Australian certified organic farmland.
  • Inner stalk of the rye plant and the by-product of the grain production.
  • Naturally gluten free*, super strong, tasteless and waterproof.
  • 100% compostable and biodegradable at home in your garden and compost or in commercial composting facilities.
  • Each purchase supports South Australian organic farmers and encourages more local sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic.

    *Rye stalks are naturally gluten free, and our straws have been tested gluten-free. Gluten is present only in the rye grain. Our cleaning and sterilisation processes are carefully controlled, although cross contamination cannot be guaranteed. 

>> Wholesale orders for cafes and restaurants available here.

From seed-to-straw
Discover the story of your straws and the people who grow them!

Meet our farmers

  • Our regular straws are 18cm
  • Diameter can vary between 3.5 and 5mm
  • Flat shipping fee of $8.95 for up to 5 boxes!

Mister RYE straws are intended to be used as a drinking straw and are not intended to be eaten or digested. You will notice straws quantity have changed as well as retail price to cover our production costs. Following our customers’ feedback we also upgraded our packaging into a quality tube boxes that are reusable, recyclable, and also compostable so you can easily transport your straws. We have also updated the quantity of straws per tube in order to match better with your home needs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

Awesome product & packaging.

Natasha Bartholomew

Better by 1000% than paper straws!!

Gail List
Box of rye straws

My 11 year old grandson was thrilled with your product as he loves looking after the environment.

Karen Broughton
Great product

Excellent alternative to paper straws, able to use over and over again. My grandchildren will love them, cause paper straws just don’t last. Will definitely give them a couple of packs and keep an eye on your website
Thanks again😊

Very happy

Nicely packaged and pleased with these all natural straws. Highly recommend A+

never soggy


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Mister RYE farming partners

Meet Josh, Peri and their family!

Their farm Border Park Organic, located in the Riverland, has been growing organic cereal rye for more than 20 years. They have a complete zero-waste lifestyle and they consume only what they produce. 

Our rye straws are also

  •  a by-product of the grain production

  • suitable to any drinks

  • home and commercially compostable 

  • 100% grown on certified organic farmland 

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A genuine natural product

Each Mister RYE straw is unique – with natural markings, various lengths and diameters.

These unique characteristics signify a genuinely natural product.

Watch our latest videos 📹

From paddock to drinking straw, watch our harvest!

While we've been waiting for the 21/22 harvest season to start, we are super excited to announce Alexis and myself received our Permanent Residency from the Australian Government! 🇦🇺🥳

This year has been super stressful for us, with no clear vision on our projects because of our visa status... We are now on our way to become Australians and we couldn't have hope for better news!!

While mother nature does her magic with our little rye plants, if you're currently looking for straws, please have a look at our sister business Compostable alternatives! We have these amazing grass and coconut straws, both also byproduct of the agriculture. We're also excited to see our range our certified home compostable products growing (link in our bio)!!

📸 by the lovely @andrea_whitrow_photography

#permanentresidency #soonaustralian #SouthAustralia #australianentrepreneur #frenchentrepreneur #adelaidesmallbusiness #supportaustralianhandmade #australianfarmers #organicagriculture #handmadeinaustralia #handmadeaustralia #certifiedhomecompostable #homecompostable #misterrye #ryestraws #compostablepackaging

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That’s all we have left from our 2021’s production 🌾

Thank you so much to all our customers for supporting a local, fully compostable, organic alternative to plastic 💚

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New retailer 🚨 For the very first time, we are so glad to announce our Mister RYE straws are available in WA at @a2bulkfoods 💚🌾

Thank you so much for your support and trust guys!

📸 @a2bulkfoods

#ryestraw #MisterRYE #retail #organicstraws #plantbasedstraws #firstaustralianstraws #adelaidebusiness #southaustralianbusiness #plantbasedproduct #compostablestraws #nogreenwashing #leavenotrace #ichooselocal #madeinSA #agribusiness #sustainablefarming #farmingaustralia #paddocktoplate #supportyourlocalfarmer #homecompostable #compostableanywhere #organicdrinkingstraw #organicfarming #madeinaustralia

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As well as hand writing the place your straws have been growing on, on each box, we also love hand writing a little note in each order 💚


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🎉 Adelaide has just been selected THE MOST liveable city in Australia and THE THIRD most liveable city in the world !!!! Let’s now make Adelaide THE MOST plastic-free city!! We don’t want to see this ⬇️ anymore…

Straws are an easy start (10M used daily):

🚀 Coffee cups are next (2.7M used daily):

#theworldmostliveablecity #circulareconomy #zerowastecity

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How cool and delicious does those espresso martini look with their rye straws? 😍⁠⁠
What is your favorite drinks with our SA rye straws??⁠⁠
📸 by @ikigaicoffeeshop_lightsview
#ryestraw #MisterRYE #ikigai #consciouseatery #plantbasedstraws #firstaustralianstraws #adelaidebusiness #adelaideloves #southaustralianbusiness #plantbasedproduct #compostablestraws #nogreenwashing #leavenotrace #IchooseSA #ichooselocal #madeinSA #agribusiness #sustainablefarming #farmingaustralia #paddocktoplate #supportyourlocalfarmer #homecompostable #compostableanywhere #organicdrinkingstraw #organicfarming #madeinaustralia ⁠⁠

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The hundreds (or thousands) little pieces of ropes used to bundle our rye crops during harvest! 🌾⁠⁠
Initially we wanted to reuse them for a different purpose, but we still haven't found the right way to do so! Any suggestions?⁠⁠
(they all have a node and have been cut with a scissor, which makes the reuse part a bit more challenging!)⁠⁠
#ryestraw #MisterRYE #harvest #plantbasedstraws #firstaustralianstraws #adelaidebusiness #adelaideloves #southaustralianbusiness #plantbasedproduct #compostablestraws #nogreenwashing #leavenotrace #IchooseSA #ichooselocal #madeinSA #agribusiness #sustainablefarming #farmingaustralia #paddocktoplate #supportyourlocalfarmer #homecompostable #compostableanywhere #organicdrinkingstraw #organicfarming #madeinaustralia ⁠⁠

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👿 Anyone here still believe paper straws are a good option to replace plastic?⁠⁠
Did you know:⁠⁠
😲 some of them are lined with a plastic or PLA liner inside to make them last longer in drink. That also means they are non recyclable.⁠⁠
👎 for the paper only options (1,2 or 3Ply thickness), they are a nightmare to recycle as they are so small they always fall between the gaps of recycling machines. On this photo it seems they also fall on the floor even before reaching the bin... ⁠⁠
🥤how do they stand together? glue of course! yum⁠⁠
🤢 they soften after only 10mins while also disintegrating in your mouth while you drink and giving a lovely taste ⁠⁠
😬 should I talk about how they are manufactured in Asian factories?⁠⁠
⛔️ elevated concentrations of mineral oils and chlorinated substances have been found in 12 different types of paper straws (source: The Office for Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs for the Canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland) ⁠⁠
So yes they cost 0,02c and are the cheapest option right now, but are they really doing a great job as an alternative?⁠⁠
#paperstraws #soggypaper #singleuseplastic #paperstrawsucks #Reducewaste #yayforearth #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #thehappiestplanet #mindfullysustainable #lifewithoutplastic #zerowasteshopping #nowaste #zeroish #wastefreeplanet #iamzerowastecommunity #zerowastefolks #banplastic #plasticsucks

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