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Bienvenido a Ecuador 24th April, 2017

In Cayambe, one hour south of the Columbian border, roses (one of the biggest industries in Ecuador along with oil from the Amazon, bananas and shrimp) grow directly upwards towards the overhead sun and indulge in the 12 hours of sunlight no matter what the season, routinely rising at 6am and setting at 6pm.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Breadfruit 3rd April, 2017

This dimply bright green orb the size of a cantaloupe has always created interest and intrigue. Why now for a breadfruit comeback? It’s high in fibre, antioxidants, calcium, iron and potassium.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Green papaya 7th March, 2017

Deliciously sweet with a soft, butter-like consistency, it’s no wonder that Christopher Columbus called the papaya the “fruit of the angels”.

Treat your heart on Valentine’s Day 6th February, 2017

Cupid is just around the corner and to celebrate, I thought I’d create one of my all time Valentine’s Day favourites. Forget the chocolates – do something good for your heart with this heart-healthy, delicious and refreshing salad that is really easy to make.

How to be an inner-city farmer 6th February, 2017

Along with increasing the flavour and nutrition of your meals, you can feel totally smug about doing your bit for the environment. “Growing your own will reduce your impact on the environment and save money that may otherwise be spent on artificial flavours and colours out of a packet,” says Louise. She shares her tips with 9Homes.

School program offers more healthy lifestyle resources 30th January, 2017

From Paddock to Plate, the program which brings commercial agriculture concepts into the classroom, has prepared material for the new school year including videos, recipes, an app and worksheets.

Rainbow bowl of goodness 4th January, 2017

Bright pinks and dark greens, vibrant yellows and bold purples, fiery oranges and vivid reds are just some of the colours from the rainbow that when combined, make even your least favourite vegetables look wildly appetising. Not a bad idea for the children’s lunchboxes I hear you say?

Cayman conch season 4th December, 2016

It’s conch season in Cayman. And it doesn’t matter what mode of transport you have; boat, kayak or paddleboard, you can forage for these large edible sea snails if you know where to look.

Schools program offers farming focus for kids 10th November, 2016

Ask a child where milk comes from and they’re likely to say “cows”, but would know little about the workings of the dairy industry. Ask a child where flour comes from and they might say “wheat” or “corn”, but ask them how it gets from the field to the supermarket shelf and they’d likely come up blank.

Dairy cows know which side their bread is buttered 21st October, 2016

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.

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✨ Make your Christmas a From Paddock to Plate Christmas ✨ The FP2P recipe book is not just any recipe book, it’s a story made for summer reading after your bellies are full from endless Christmas leftovers and the kids are onto their 2nd innings of backyard cricket. It’s filled with inspiring stories told by food providores themselves, as FP2P Founder & Director, Louise FitzRoy, travelled many miles around Australia to capture their passions for food, farming and cooking. If there is a special teacher in your life, why not gift them a From Paddock to Plate National Schools Program Christmas Gift Card, it’s truely the gift that keeps on giving! Their 2019 school year will be bursting with quality food & farming educational resources for their entire school, celebrating our Aussie farmers all year round. ———————————————————————- Find both FP2P gifts at http://www.frompaddocktoplate.com.au or email hello@frompaddocktoplate.com.au

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