From 3pm on Friday 27th February, Food Connect at Salisbury will be hosting a street party to celebrate ten years of pioneering the paddock to plate movement.
This movement aims to help people learn about how and where their food is produced and connects people to Australian producers. Established ten years ago when Robert Pekin was forced off his dairy farm, the movement aims to connect the final consumers or eaters with those who produce, process and distribute food. This event will be a great way to learn more about the movement, to sample some great food and drink and to help Food Connect celebrate with music and entertainment.
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If you'd like to learn more about the paddock to plate movement there will be a number of speakers including Joel Salatin a passionate advocate of sustainable farming based in the US and Costa Georgiadis from ABCs Gardening Australia.
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Of course there will be fantastic food including a cook off with Matt Golinski, celebrity chef, Josh Lopez, GOMA Bistro and Sally Lynch from Taste Trekkers. These chefs will be challenged to create something delicious with a mystery box of ingredients.
I am not familiar with most of these groups but I do know that CocoaElf makes the most divine brownies with unusual flavours.
The Floyd Family Breakdown (image courtesy of the band)
While you are eating this beautiful food you can also enjoy the range of talented local performers who will also be part of this event:
The Floyd Family Breakdown
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Kicking off from 3pm this street party will be held at Food Connect's Salisbury premises in Commerce Street. Entry is by gold coin donation and bookings are required for th talk by xxx Salatin.