FEAST IN THE FIELD : Woombah Coffee co-owner Joy Phelps looking to attend the Grafton food event.Photo: Debrah Novak
FEAST IN THE FIELD : Woombah Coffee co-owner Joy Phelps looking to attend the Grafton food event.Photo: Debrah Novak

Food producers preparing for a Valley feast

ORGANISERS of the Clarence Valley's Feast In The Field food event are looking for a wide range of producers and makers of local, native and organic food to participate in their April event.

One of the organisers Debrah Novak said the event would be gold for producers to network and learn about each other's industries.

"This is a networking opportunity for local producers and chefs to build relationships to develop and secure our local, organic and native food markets and to establish a supply chain," Ms Novak said.

Headline chef for the industry morning is Clayton Donovan whose aim is to inspire local chefs to include a wider variety of flavours in to their menus using local produce.

"This industry event connects educators with farmers, wholesalers and food creative," she said.

The organisers are also interested in food stories from the region.

"We have such a wonderful layer of world culture in the Clarence Valley and with that culture comes their food whose recipes still exist now," Ms Novak said.

One of the businesses that may attend the event is the Woombah Coffee growers.

Co-owner of the business Joy Phelps said their coffee trees were brought here over 100 years ago and those family members are still in Maclean today.

"These are great local stories connected to great local food and we want to see and hear more of that," Ms Novak said.

Tickets are $50, the event is on Sunday April 19 from 9am -12pm and is presented by the Organic Matters Foundation.

For bookings, phone Gina Lopez on 0423325281 or email gina@ecobagmedia.com.au.



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