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Pomegranates on the “foodie trail” 14th March, 2014

The next producer to be added to our “foodie footsteps” mobile app, Paddock2Plate, not only grows pomegranates but produces beef, lamb and eggs as well. We are excited to be adding Cameron Phillips and family of Pomegranate Farm to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far).   Here’s a little bit of info about the business: Pomegranate Farm

5000 Meals Project 11th March, 2014

It’s called the 5000 Meals Project and it brings together teachers, students and chefs to produce healthy and nutritious meals for those in need using surplus and donated fresh produce. The ‘Prepare Produce Provide’ initiative started last year thanks to a group of dedicated Australian teachers who wanted to make a difference. School students learn the skills and knowledge to assist them in pursuing career options within the food industry,

The Healthy Chef 10th March, 2014

The Healthy Chef is making the most of premium organic ingredients in its quest to create unique, delicious, functional and “the first of their kind in Australia” foods for optimum health and wellbeing. “The use of organic and natural whole-foods is at the heart of our philosophy at The Healthy Chef. It’s important to know where you’re food has come from and treat it with the love and respect it

Green Eggs on the “foodie” trail 6th March, 2014

Guess who are the latest producers to join the ‘Paddock2Plate’ mobile app, aka “foodie footsteps”! We are excited to be adding Alan and Shelley Green of Green Eggs to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far). Here’s a little bit of info from the Green Eggs website: Located at Great Western near Ararat on the foothills of

The beauty of organic flowers 24th January, 2014

Janelle Johnston is the only organically certified grower of edible flowers in Australia. About 15 years ago she certified 16 acres of her family’s 120-acre farm on the outskirts of Byron Bay with ACO and has grown organic fruit, vegetables and edible flowers ever since. With a science degree specialising in Botany, Janelle featured nasturtiums and marigolds in her salad mixes, inspiring local chefs to request other organic edible flowers

“Supercado” secrets 21st January, 2014

It’s a fruit shaped like an egg, with vibrant green flesh and is nicknamed the “alligator pear”. What is it? You guessed it! The avocado, native to Mexico and Central America, is one of the most useful salad ingredients out there. Not only for its versatility in cooking, but also for the nutritional content it provides us both on the inside and out. The “supercado” (another nickname) not only has

Cherry season means Christmas is nearly here! 12th December, 2013

If you could pick any salad ingredient that reminded you of Christmas, what would it be? For me, it’s cherries! In Australia, the trees are laden with this fresh, vibrantly red and succulently sweet stone fruit. Manjimup is the largest cherry-producing region in Western Australia and each year the local community holds the famous Cherry Harmony Festival. Taste the most delicious apple and cherry tart and see how far you

Hagens Organic Butcher 10th December, 2013

Chemical-free, 100% free-range and ethical are the words that Oliver Hagen uses to describe the value of organics to his customers. Hagen’s Organic Meats was established by his father, Royce Hagen, in 1999 as one of Victoria’s original organic butcheries. “We started selling organic fruit and vegetables at the Prahran Markets 25 years ago, until my Dad saw the opportunity to open a small organic butcher thanks to requests from

Organic seed supply 10th December, 2013

The last thing an organic farmer needs is to wake up one day and discover that the seed for one of their best-selling varieties no longer exists or has risen dramatically in price. Wayne and Natasha Shields are certified organic market gardeners on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, producing up to 30 different heirloom and heritage vegetables on 30 acres of land. After years of sourcing their desired seed from

The perfect Christmas present 27th November, 2013

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