Mary Valley Food Hub Information Sessions


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Farmers and food producers in the Mary Valley are being asked to take part in a proposal that aims to support local food production and boost the rural economy, by supporting the development of a Mary Valley Food Hub.

Food hubs are a form of co-operative where local producers can join together to help market and distribute their goods.

“For many producers, the main thing we are good at is producing high quality foods,” said Elaine Bradley, a market gardener from Dagun who has been working on a project to investigate the establishment of a food hub in the Mary Valley. Elaine is also one of the co-ordinators of the Dagun Growers Market.

“What we are not so good at is selling what we grow. A food hub would be a great tool to help market our produce. It could help get local food into homes, restaurants, cafes and institutions such as hospitals throughout the region.”
 

The food hub would also coordinate the logistics of planning crops to avoid gluts and to ensure that there was always a good supply of a diverse range of produce.

“It has the potential of saving growers time and money,” said Elaine. “It can also create economic opportunities and jobs in our communities.”

 
Food producers are invited to discuss the draft business plan and specific activities of the local food hub. Comments will be taken into account for the final plan. It is expected that the Mary Valley food hub will then be ready to start operations by June.
 

Sessions will be held as follows:

Kandanga: 7pm Tuesday 24th April at Kandanga Bowls Club.

Kenilworth: 7pm Thursday 26th April at Kenilworth CWA Hall
 

Material will be available for reading before the sessions (from 6.30pm), or can be emailed/posted on request a few days prior.

For more information, please call Elaine Bradley on 5484 3749 or email to wurraglen@homemail.com


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Mary Valley local food project ready to start up

 
Farmers and food producers in the Mary Valley are being asked to take part in a proposal that aims to support local food production and boost the rural economy, by supporting the development of a Mary Valley Food Hub.

Food hubs are a form of co-operative where local producers can join together to help market and distribute their goods.

 
Food producers are invited to discuss the draft business plan and specific activities of the local food hub. Comments will be taken into account for the final plan. It is expected that the Mary Valley food hub will then be ready to start operations by June.
 

Sessions will be held as follows:

Kandanga: 7pm Tuesday 24th April at Kandanga Bowls Club.

Kenilworth: 7pm Thursday 26th April at Kenilworth CWA Hall

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