Did someone say food education? Introducing the From Paddock to Plate food schools program as a food education resource that is educating people about the importance of food, food sustainability and food security so that we can continue to feed a growing global population.
They stick close to your heel, instinctively read the movement of sheep and independently make decisions based on their own judgments. Yes I’m talking about the iconic Australian kelpie. Intelligent, reliable and protective. Energetic, courageous and eager to please.
I must go now to harvest the trees in the Sevenhill Cellars’ orchard laden with ripe oranges and figs. A place where, in the heart of the Clare Valley, learning where your food comes from is inevitable and food education is unavoidable. The sun is setting and it’s time to put the chooks to bed. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. One thing is for certain. Fresh eggs for breakfast!
Do you care? What would your reaction be if there were no bananas, eggs, tomatoes, milk or even oats to make your breakfast? Don’t laugh. This could happen. And it’s more likely to happen if we don’t support the farmers who produce the food that we eat everyday. Imagine Instagram without people posting photos of their breakfast…some would argue it would never be the same!
In amongst the monster trucks and wheelbarrow races, fairy floss and fireworks, stands the From Paddock to Plate (FP2P) marquee. This is where farmers come to share their stories, people gather to learn about where food comes from and chefs cook healthy delicious tastings.