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Local coffee gains medals!

Congratulations to some of our Northern Rivers coffee growers, who were awarded medals at the 2014 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Coffee Competition  last week. The biggest haul – SIX medals – went to  Jenni and Tony Rogers of High Trees Estate at Dalwood. They gained three silver medals in the Espresso, Cappuccino and Plunger classes […]

Future Feeders – growing young farmers from the ground up

Future Feeders is a new initiative that provides a supporting bridge for young people  eager to move into careers in ecological food production. It’s all about local food security, small-scale farm management and sustainable agricultural skills development. It will gather young people committed to feeding our community to be participating owner/members of a food production […]

2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. The goal of the 2014 […]

Keep Our Food Local FORUM: 6 December

Sustain Northern Rivers

On: FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER from 9am-3pm At: Grafton TAFE Terrace Restaurant, corner Pound and Clarence Streets, Grafton Keep our food local will focus on the role of farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and restaurants in the Northern Rivers, and explore how anyone working within the food industry can increase their profile, improve quality, utilise existing distribution networks and […]