Meet Loise


Hi! I’m Louise FitzRoy, a Walkley Award-winning journalist, founder of From Paddock to Plate, food writer and educator, author, public speaker, local food and sustainability ambassador and proud country girl.

Find Out More

National From Paddock to Plate Schools Program

The first cross-curriculum teaching resource of its kind in Australia, that includes more than 10 virtual excursions, more than 100 worksheets and teacher manuals and more than 50 recipes for primary and secondary students.



Source fresh and flavoursome ingredients directly from farmers to make delicious recipes.

Read The Book by Louise FitzRoy

Meet Australia’s farmers
Meet Australia’s farmers

Join Louise as she travels through the agricultural heartland of Australia, sharing the knowledge and passion of numerous farmers.

Learn tips for growing your own food
Learn tips for growing your own food

Discover the tips and tricks to a flourishing edible garden thanks to the generous expertise found within these pages.

Cook delicious homemade recipes
Cook delicious homemade recipes

Treat yourself to a smorgasbord of over 170 treasured recipes from the people who know their produce best.

Read The Book



Explore Australia's most innovative farms, uncover local produce in your region, discover the latest foodie fads, share your favourite recipes and keep up to date with the latest news and exciting events. Experience the unique From Paddock to Plate journey right here. 

img_0705 21st October, 2016

Dairy cows know which side their bread is buttered 

A mountain of “thrown out” bread is piled in the corner of the recycling factory instead of making its usual route to landfill. The squashed rolls and leftover loaves from bakeries, supermarkets and fast food chains are tipped into the specially designed “do want don’t want” machine, plastic wrapping and all. The end result? Breadcrumbs for the cattle and recycled plastic for garbage bags.

Read More
img_0627 20th October, 2016

From farm to freezer 

How many different types of berries have you eaten? Have you ever tasted an elderberry, a loganberry, a cloudberry, a dewberry, a huckleberry or a mulberry? What about a berry that has been grown, processed and frozen completely in Australia? That’s what we’re tasting today as part of our next From Paddock to Plate production.

Read More
img_0455 15th October, 2016

Careers in Grains 

Have you ever considered working in the grains industry? Did you know that there are hundreds of careers that you can choose from? A rural news reporter, nutritionist, soil scientist, food microbiologist, plant breeder, lawyer, marketing manager, nurse, environmental biologist, farmer or a bioprocessing engineer if that’s what you’re interested in!

Read More