The people who bring you the produce! Almost everything you can imagine is grown right here in the Northern Valleys region by farmers like these ones. Some are artisans working on a small scale and some are large producers who have grown their ideas into big business. All are offering produce which is good, clean and fair – the slow food way.
When Russell Bradshaw first sighted the brackish marshlands of Maldon, the British birthplace of the world-renowned sea salt of the same name, he was singularly unimpressed. The thought which crossed his mind was the one that sparks many an entrepreneurial endeavour: ‘Just how hard could this be?’View
For Courtney Bayliss at Gingin Premium Meats, the path from paddock to plate is shorter than most. The supply chain from her family farm to the Gingin butcher shop she bought in partnership with her father, Gingin Shire President Wayne Fewster, makes for beef with extremely low food miles and total traceability. However, as she explains, it was more of an intuitive decision than a marketing strategy.View
The bright green rows of vegetables bursting from the ground in Michelle and Mario Trovato’s veggie paddock are a picture of health and vitality. Amidst the leafy sea a glimpse of black earth below is the clue to the success of this certified organic farm which produces up 4-5 ton of vegetables per week as well as organic beef and pork.View