Individuals, community groups and businesses across the Northern Agricultural Region, are being encouraged to plate up to support local farmers this November by signing up for Landcare Australia’s From Farm to Fork Feast.
On 28-29 November, dinner tables and restaurants across the state will be hosting ‘From Farm to Fork Feasts’ full of fresh Australian produce in a bid to raise $10,000 to support the Western Australian farmers who feed us day in, day out.
Landcare has partnered with Mt Barker Chicken and Fremantle-based food preparation business, Dinner Twist, who have prepared a special From Farm to Fork pack full of fresh produce that people can purchase to host an event. With every pack sold Dinner Twist will donate $5 to a fund to support local farmers.
Landcare Australia CEO, Tessa Jakszewicz, said the initiative was not just about raising much-needed funds to support Australian farmers, but to get people to start thinking about where their food comes from and their relationship with those who produce it.
“We all know how important our Aussie farmers are for the Australian economy, for our Australian landscape and for our future, and this event is your chance to show them just how much we care,” Ms Jakszewicz said.
“From Farm to Fork is about supporting the farmers who are working to make sure that our land not only produces the food we need now, but enough food to feed our kids – and our kids’ kids. It’s about helping our farmers respond to the growing number of challenges they are facing while keeping our landscapes healthy and productive.
“More than 150,000 Australian farmers produce 93 per cent of the food we eat, and also feed some 40 million people outside Australia every day. With increasing demands on our land, along with drought, floods, and an ever-changing climate, it’s easy to see why our farmers can sometimes need a helping hand.
“The money people raise by hosting a feast will enable Landcare Australia to fund a range of innovative and sustainable projects that will improve natural resource management and productivity outcomes and help our farmers at a time when they need help most.
“We all love having Australian food on our forks, so on November 28th or 29th join or host a From Farm to Fork Feast to support our local farmers and help secure our future food supply so we can all enjoy fresh, local food into the future.”
Visit http://fromfarmtofork.gofundraise.com.au/ for more information.