You can find the original of this magnificent post here This Magnificent Life After successfully launching in 2020, (despite 2020), Aussie Artisan Week is back promoting Australia’s artisans and producers. Founders Pierre Issa and Melissa Altman of Pepe Saya Butter Co are again leading the charge to support and champion food artisans by buying local and direct. Aussie Artisan Week is already underway and this year, the call is to support producers, artisans, growers and wineries. It’s simple to do even in lockdown by shopping direct online and shopping for fresh and local from your nearest farmer’s market or small grocer or fruit shop. Tawnya Bahr from Straight to the Source with Moonacres Farm’s Phil Lavers at Northside Produce Market These sustainable, small and often family-run businesses are not only developing wholesome food they’re creating jobs and also utilising local products. Community is at the core of Aussie Artisan Week One of Covid-19’s few silver linings is that Australians are supporting local companies that had to pivot to stay in business. As restaurants and cafes shuttered and artisans markets dried up, many artisans started selling direct to consumers online or growers markets.   Butter maker and co-founder of Aussie Artisan Week, Pierre Issa, says, “The past 17 months have shown the importance and value of community, and our community has kept us afloat. Not only our customers, but also all of the incredible, hard-working producers who we work with, or alongside whom we sell our products at farmers’ markets and…
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You can find the original of this magnificent post here This Magnificent Life

After successfully launching in 2020, (despite 2020), Aussie Artisan Week is back promoting Australia’s artisans and producers. Founders Pierre Issa and Melissa Altman of Pepe Saya Butter Co are again leading the charge to support and champion food artisans by buying local and direct.

Aussie artisans take a bow - This Magnificent Life

Aussie Artisan Week is already underway and this year, the call is to support producers, artisans, growers and wineries. It’s simple to do even in lockdown by shopping direct online and shopping for fresh and local from your nearest farmer’s market or small grocer or fruit shop.

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Tawnya Bahr from Straight to the Source with Moonacres Farm’s Phil Lavers at Northside Produce Market

These sustainable, small and often family-run businesses are not only developing wholesome food they’re creating jobs and also utilising local products.

Community is at the core of Aussie Artisan Week

One of Covid-19’s few silver linings is that Australians are supporting local companies that had to pivot to stay in business. As restaurants and cafes shuttered and artisans markets dried up, many artisans started selling direct to consumers online or growers markets.

 

Butter maker and co-founder of Aussie Artisan Week, Pierre Issa, says, “The past 17 months have shown the importance and value of community, and our community has kept us afloat. Not only our customers, but also all of the incredible, hard-working producers who we work with, or alongside whom we sell our products at farmers’ markets and local stores.”

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In farmers markets across the country, artisans, producers and growers help educate their buyers about the importance of seasonality, old and new varieties and how to prepare and cook their wares.

Australians love knowing where our food comes from and who produces it. It is often that relationship that is as important as the product.

Aussie Artisan Week This Magnificent LifeIt’s easy to be a part of this year’s Aussie Artisan Week. Share pictures on social media of the artisan products you buy using the hashtag #aussieartisanweek. Check out the list of Aussie Artisan Week producers here.

2021 delicious Produce Awards

With expert timing, the national delicious Produce Award Winners were announced this week. In its 16th year, the Awards “unearth and champion Australia’s best and most innovative produce, with an emphasis on provenance, seasonality and sustainable production methods”. These innovative and outstanding Australian ingredients are grown, caught, sourced or produced with passion, knowledge, and most importantly, love

The winners have developed, nurtured, cultivated and created not only exceptional products but are quietly going about changing and improving our diets. You can see the full list here.

From the Earth
Unearthed Co. Mushrooms – Abalone Mushroom – VIC

Marine scientist turned mushroom grower John Ford supplies many of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants including Attica and Cutler and Co. He is obsessive about fungi and their possibilities.

He ‘discovered’ the coral tooth fungus in Victoria’s Otway Ranges National Park and was granted permission to clone and propagate the sample. Renamed Snowflake, it is Australia’s first edible fungus to be commercialised. Last year, he won a gold delicious Produce award for his Snowflake mushroom.

Outstanding Viticulturalist
Vanya Cullen – Cullen Wines – WA

Vanya Cullen is renowned worldwide for her commitment to sustainable wine-making. After taking over the chief winemaker’s reins from her mother Diana in 1989, Cullen Wines vineyard was certified A Grade Biodynamic.

The 2007 Kevin John was awarded the World’s Best Chardonnay at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2010.

Outstanding Region
Tweed & the Gold Coast Hinterland – NSW & QLD

Those who know food have been in on the secret for a while. What the Tweed’s producers, growers and artisans are doing is low-key but dynamic. The fervour to grow and create exceptional food and drink is remarkable. They genuinely care for the environment while being innovative, entrepreneurial and awfully nice.

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The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend showcases all the magic, hard work and exceptional food and drink.

 

 

 

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