Now in its third year, this is a gritty gathering for all those who embrace, support and farm FAIR! A day of connection, sharing, learning and solidarity. It’s an uplifting event that truly celebrates food and all its magnificence.

With a vibrant, engaged and rapidly evolving bunch of local contributors across the North East, the Fair Food movement is diverse and exciting so the Beechworth Food Co op thinks this is worth raising a toast to!

This intentionally informal gathering is suited to anyone who is even just a little bit curious.

Discomfort about our future is indeed a growing sentiment for so many reasons and we all make change and reassure ourselves via the approach that fits best with each of us, whether this be by minimising plastic, growing veggie gardens, donating to the RSPCA, buying fair trade where possible. Whatever your sentiment, one thing remains true – WE ALL EAT. Three times a day (perhaps more), regardless of who we are (what sex, age, job, political alliance) eating is at the core of our existence and as one of the largest global contributors to climate change, the power that each of us has in our decision of ‘WHAT we eat is profound. The difference we can make by simply eating locally grown, seasonal food and getting to know and support our farmers is immense. Not only does it shorten supply chains, minimise freight, reduce reliance on plastic, keep dollars local and build regional resilience it secures food sovereignty and that is not only critical but an exciting opportunity that we can all embrace.

The day starts with a keynote speaker from ‘Local Food Loop’ and is followed by 10 ‘speed speakers from across the region sharing their stories of farming and other ‘connection initiatives’

A shared community pot luck lunch is without doubt the most raucous and joyous part of the day (there truly is no lunch spread like it) and provides a great chance for everyone to really banter before the afternoon sessions which will divide the gathering into two to three groups to discuss topics that the group decide to give attention to on the day.

The day is designed to be informative, naturally unstructured, open minded and a chance to meet others who are on the same page.

 

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For further information, quotes, images or to arrange an interview contact Jade Miles; Beechworth Food Co op 0418 520 554

Jade Miles
Fair Food Advocate. Farmer. Facilitator. Business Builder

Black Barn Farm
60 Lower Nine Mile Road
Stanley Victoria 3747

m 0418 520 554
e [email protected]
w blackbarnfarm.com.au