South australian rye straws

A truly compostable drinking straw that builds healthy soil.

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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.Β 

Our rye straws are also

  • Β a by-product of the grain production

  • suitable to any drinks

  • home and commercially compostableΒ 

  • 100% grown on certified organic farmlandΒ 

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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.

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From paddock to drinking straw, watch our harvest!

We often say our rye straws are "a labour of love" πŸ’š From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why they cost more than other options, why we only do small batches of production at a time and why we don't automate our processes straight away so we can do more volume.⁠⁠
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Well well, I hope the photos and content I posted over the past 30 days have explained these in more details. So much work goes into a single rye straw to produce, so much attention and so much time. ⁠⁠
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We hope to see Mister RYE straws produced by millions one day and be as cheap as paper straws, however it always take longer to figure things out as a first mover in the industry.⁠⁠
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Big thanks to all of you who have been supporting our journey throughout the past 2 years! Yes it's been 2 years already we've started this project!! Keep supporting us and sharing our story around you, this means the world to us πŸ’š ⁠⁠
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We still have boxes of 30 straws available on our website for those who would like to discover our "labor of love" and sip sustainably with a product grown and made locally, in partnership with certified organic South Australia farmers. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ίβ β 
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Have a lovely weekend!⁠⁠
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Alexis is getting along well with the farm's lifestyle πŸ˜ŽπŸ§‘β€πŸŒΎβ β 
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Why rye and not wheat straws? 🌾⁠⁠
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People often get confused when they see our products as they could be any types of plants, right?⁠⁠
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We chose rye as our only ingredient for 4 main reasons:⁠⁠
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1. it is a much stronger plant than wheat. We tested different wheat straws before deciding on our raw materials, and we have always been impressed by how strong rye can be compared to wheat, that can easily be squeezed between your finger.⁠⁠
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2. it is a tall and naturally hollow plant (and not many are!) Especially because of the nodes in the plant's stem (see previous posts about our straws' structure and our sorting process)⁠⁠
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3. it is a locally grown crop in the organic certified grain industry. That's why our straws are the byproduct or the local agriculture. We don't sow rye to create straws, we create an added value for the rye crops, already sowed for grains. The big PLUS is they are 100% chemical, GMO and pesticides free, being grown on certified organic soil. ⁠⁠
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4. it is a tough crop. Rye grows on many different types of soil and resists throughout difficult weather conditions, which is super important here in Australia due to severe drought, winds, frost and heat.⁠⁠
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Have you tried our products yet? We would love to hear your feedback πŸ₯°β β 
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Happy Monday everyone! 🌞 due to a cancellation over the weekend - we have one last box of 16+cm Mister RYE straws available!!

🚨 This is the last one of 2021 🚨 Grab it here: https://www.compostablealternatives.com.au/product/mister-rye-straws/

πŸ’šπŸ’š Marion & Alexis

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Did you know rye stalks were naturally gluten-free?⁠⁠
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Only the grain contains gluten and grains are harvested weeks before we harvest the stalks. ⁠⁠
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We very very very rarely see a rye head (containing grains) in our sorting process. ⁠⁠
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We do, however, mention cross contamination is possible on all our boxes, in the 0,001% chance a rye grain finds its way into one of your boxes. ⁠⁠
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Considering all the steps our straws go through, it's pretty unlikely you’ll find a grain in your box, however full disclosure is always in our top priority.⁠⁠
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You now know everything about gluten so you can make the best decision if you have a gluten intolerance. And if you need more proof, we of course have tested our products for gluten and will be happy to send you our test result! Simply dm us πŸ˜ƒπŸ’β€β™€οΈβ β 
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πŸ“Έ This photo is the byproduct of our sorting step, which is basically mixed rye stalks that are too thin, too short or broken to become straws, mulch and weeds that grow naturally on organic certified farms.⁠⁠
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Alexis during our sorting step, the most time consuming step of our process. ⁠⁠
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Each bunch is opened and sorted to only keep the best stalks, suitable to be straws. πŸ‘Œβ β 
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