ICONIC FRENCH CHEF SHOPS FOR DINNER AT TASMANIAN FARMERS MARKET

Iconic 3-Star Michelin French chef Alain Passard devised his entire menu for the one-off 14-course Gale Dinner in Launceston on produce sourced and bought from stallholders at the HARVEST LAUNCESTON Farmers’ Market.

Chef Passard spent over two hours tasting and choosing different ingredients for the dinner served to 120-plus guests.

The fresh local produce included Robbins Island Wagyu, Flinders Island lamb, celeriac from Elphin Grove Farm, local apples, beetroot, figs, cabbage, garlic, local leatherwood honey, Tasmanian Butter Co. butter,  Sandy’s Sourdough – and the tables were decorated with herbs and fruit.

What a coup for one of Australia’s stand-out authentic farmers’ markets.

Passard and his assistant chefs were supported by  chefs and apprentices from Launceston restaurants and the  students at the Drysdale Hospitality College. What an opportunity for these youngsters to work with one of the world’s most lauded chefs who operates his own bio-dynamic farms in France to ensure peak quality ingredients.

Asked what he thought of the Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market and its food – Passard had one word – ‘Magnifique!’

FARMERS’ MARKETS ON SUNDAY ABC RADIO

ABC Radio’s Cassie McCullagh served up an extensive Sunday brunch interview (Sunday 19 March) on the growth, importance and permanence of Australia’s farmers’ markets.

She was talking with AFMA spokesperson Jane Adams.

Listen here:

CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) has launched a new website – the go-to information platform for the national farmers’ market sector.
To view: www.farmersmarkets.org.au

Or read the Media Information:

AFMA NEW WEBSITE

More information and images: Please call Jane Adams
T: 02 9360 9380
M: 0417 733715

CALLING BUDDING BAKERS

JOEL SALATIN IS BACK

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance Fundraiser on 26 February  will be championed by the evangelical lateral thinking US farmer Joel Salatin.

For more information and bookings:
Eventbrite password: Joel_LDF

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/joel-salatin-at-jonai-farms-legal-defence-fund-fundraiser-tickets-31304706219

 

DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2017 – NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Here’s your chance for national farmers’ market fame!

The DELICIOUS PRODUCE AWARDS 2017 are calling all farmers’ markets – their managers and stallholders to nominate for consideration for this year’s OUTSTANDING FARMERS’ MARKET Award.

For all information and online lodgement details go to http://www.delicious.com.au/people-events/produce-awards/article/2017-delicious-produce-awards/XczhveVi

When you know what’s needed you can apply on-line:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesf6x6AOmn0vl6hTvRLCbCakzO-obZ1s2VM6veU08jiJ4uvw/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Applications close: 12 May 2017

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHING…