If you love food, local produce and supporting local farmers then you should most definitely know about Food Connect and their Street Party TONIGHT! Luckily, I was privileged enough to attend a breakfast at one of their biggest supporters, Merriweather Café, to celebrate Food Connect’s 10th Birthday and can luckily now fill you in on everything you may have missed and all that is yet to come!
Essentially, Food Connect are leading a Fair Food Movement, where they are helping us all to reward and support a healthy food culture, where by there is a fairer food system in place for everyone. Food Connect deliver seasonal, ecological food directly from local, hardworking farmers to a community of restaurants, cafes and individuals all over South East Queensland.
Their work so far has minimised packaging and waste while nourishing us all with fresher and more nutrient dense produce. They support numerous companies and in return, have a whole lot of companies to support their 10th Birthday Celebrations – we are sure in for one amazing event!
So, what’s on tonight?
The ‘Real Food Street Party’ is set to be located at the Food Connect homestead on Commerce Street, Salisbury and is open to everyone via a gold coin donation. With activities underway from 3pm today, there will literally be something for everyone who loves food – so pretty much, just everyone.
Imagine a street full of local food and beverage vendors all using high quality, local produce provided directly from Food Connect farmers – it is pretty much a done deal for me there. But there will be games and activities too, like food trivia, fruit box relays, live music and guest speakers!
Special guest speakers include Joel Salatin and Costa Georgiadis *ABC’s Gardening Australia), and tickets for this are available from www.regenag.com !
This festival is going to be a prominent celebration of all things food, health and local – its definitely not one to miss!
The food from Merriweather is the perfect indication of the quality of food that is produced by the Food Connect Farmers. At the breakfast we enjoyed the Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash w sobrasada, poached egg & tomato relish and the Local Mushrooms w flat bread, goat’s cheese, dukka, & poached eggs, while still eyeing off the amazing dishes that were being served around us. From rye pancakes to Asian pork omelettes and even Sri Lankan Chicken curry – it really was all too good to choose from and we couldn’t have had a more pleasant morning!