Regional Produce Posts

Evolution of a Regional Foodie

In part 7 of her “Know Food” series, regional foodie Kim Currie reminisces about her early days as a young regional restaurateur and the lessons she learned about using seasonal, regional food along the way… One of the joys of being a country cook is that we are so close to our food source. It […]

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Mastering the art of using regional produce

This week, Kim Currie shows how simple it is to incorporate regional produce into our daily  lives. Is using regional produce an art? Arguably. Certainly, it is a skill that can add enormously to your restaurant, café, B&B or simply enhance your pleasure as a home cook. Rules? You bet! (Even if they’re my made […]

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Showcasing regional produce

One of the most important factors in successfully promoting a regional destination to visitors is showcasing the region’s produce. You don’t have to be a tourism officer or producer, regardless of your role or occupation in your community you can support regional producers in many ways. Do the rounds. Taking visitors to places they can […]

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Regional produce showcased at Crave Sydney International Food Festival

In  part three of her Know Food series, Kim Currie explains how our regional producers can make a splash at The Sydney Morning Herald 2012 Crave Sydney International Food Festival. The Sydney Morning Herald 2012 Crave Sydney International Food Festival (1 – 31 October 2012) is offering people in regional areas the opportunity to be […]

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Know Food

Over the next few weeks, passionate regional foodie Kim Currie will introduce Shiny Halo readers to the food and food producers of the Central West. In this, the first of her “Know Food” series, Kim looks at the myriad of sustainable food terms and phrases and ties them together in one all-encompassing concept – Know […]

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The Evolution of Events – Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Events are events – large or small – which incorporate sustainable development principles such as the use of fair trade and locally sourced produce, the use of recycled and recyclable products, and the correct management of waste and rubbish. It may sound like common sense, but there are still many events which don’t consider […]

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To market, to market – regional farmers’ markets

As Woolworths and Westfarmers maintain their hold of over 80% of supermarket sales in Australia*, a groundswell of support is growing for regional farmers’ markets, where people can source fresh, seasonal produce directly from the producers. Orange, with its strong food and wine culture, was one of the first regions in central NSW to establish […]

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She’ll be apples – Orange ones

  In a region known for its food, wine and advocacy of producers– it’s hardly surprising that the next big thing is something they’ve been doing since 1871. The Orange region in Central NSW used to be the mainland’s largest producer of apples. Falling returns, more profitable agricultural alternatives and creeping suburbia have all played […]

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Totally Local & 100 Mile Diet, Orange

In 2005 a Canadian couple, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon, discovered that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels some 1500 miles (2414 kilometres) from paddock to plate. Given the costs (health, economic and environmental) of food travelling such long distances,  they resolved to spend a year becoming what eventually became known as […]

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