Lovers of sustainable and delicious food are in for a treat. The Great Local Lunch is being run on the 14th February as part of The Sustainable Living Festival, and will bring together Melbourne's local farmers, backyard growers and passionate foodies for a lunch to be remembered. All food will be contributed from local farmers and gardeners, meaning a wide range of seasonal, locally grown and foraged produce.
Costa Georgiadis Will be Hosting The Great Local Lunch
The lunch will be held on the banks of the Yarra River and is a great way to connect with Melbourne's food and gardening community. "Gathering around a table and engaging in conversation is a simple solution to sustainable living. The Great Local Lunch is about connecting with each other and the source of our food," says host Costa Georgiadis.
Costa is known for his ABC's Gardening Australia program, and will be there to share his wealth of gardening knowledge, plus cooking, recipe and sustainability tips. Other guests include Nick Rose, project coordinator of Food Systems at the Food Alliance and Miranda Sharp, founder of Melbourne Farmers Markets.
There are 200 seats up for grabs, however there is a twist. Tickets can't be purchased but must be won, by proving your love of local food. To be in the chance to win a double pass, post a selfie of you and your lunch to Facebook or Instagram, tag it with #LocalLunchie and try to be unique. Backyard gardeners and growers can also win tickets by contributing their own home grown goodies to the lunch.
So if you're passionate about great food, grow your own produce and want to meet other Melbourne foodies, enter now for the chance to sit down at this unique table.