TICKETS - $10 from Temora Shire Council offices. Includes film, local food, boutique beer.
About Temora Food Network:
For generations agriculture has remained at the heart of Temora’s economy and community. Our local farmers have become experts at growing quality grains and livestock. There are a growing number of producers who are adding value to their raw ingredients and taking their products direct to consumers.
At the same time, restaurateurs are increasingly capitalising on consumers’ growing appetite for locally grown products. Moreover, through our membership of Riverina Regional Tourism the Shire benefits from a massive marketing program to promote agritourism to a national audience.
The Temora Food Network aims to connect the individuals and businesses involved in the production, manufacture and sale of food and food related experiences with the aim of providing more opportunities for growth and development of the food sector in the Shire.
Hosted by Temora Shire Council, this event will gather food producers and restaurateurs in Temora to stimulate discussion, partnerships and innovation in the local food sector, with the aim to:
1. Educate participants on the changing attitudes towards food production and consumption
2. Obtain contact details to create an informal network of food producers, vendors and restaurateurs who are motivated to develop the food industry in Temora Shire
3. Discover what is currently happening with food production in Temora Shire.
4. Launch the Taste Riverina event to generate ideas for Temora to participate.
5. Register participants for the Grow Your Ethics Producers workshop scheduled for July 2015
6. Determine preferred method/s for maintaining contact
About the Film:
For far too long, we’ve taken our food and the people who produce, transform and distribute it for granted. This is perfectly understandable: our food system creates the appearance of an abundance of food and much of it is cheap, in terms of the checkout price.
But this seeming abundance rests on fragile foundations. Cracks are beginning to show. Many of our soils are eroded and degraded, and each year we lose thousands of hectares of our best farmland to the mining industry and suburban sprawl.
It can’t go on like this much longer. All over Australia, thousands of women and men are working for a better food and farming system. A fairer system, one that feeds all of us well and looks after the land, the farmers and the food workers. They are Australia’s Fair Food Pioneers.
The film documents some of the best Fair Food Pioneer stories and brings them together inform, provoke and inspire. The film will open your eyes to Fair Food and why we need it.