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Growing the Pie – Food Hubs in The Age

Growing the Pie – Food Hubs in The Age

Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Food Hubs, Media | Comments Off on Growing the Pie – Food Hubs in The Age

The Age’s Future of Food series has been an incredible overview of the complex issues faced in our food system, particularly the tensions between farmers and the supermarket duopoly. I’d take my hat off (if I was wearing a hat) in acknowledgement Royce Miller and Melissa Fyfe’s excellent work on this series. From the number of articles they’ve pumped out […]

Casey Food Hub – Final Scoping Report

Casey Food Hub – Final Scoping Report

Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Food Hubs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Casey Food Hub – Final Scoping Report

The final report for the Casey Food Hub scoping project is now available. An outline and key points are summarised below and the full report is available below. Part 1 of this report describes the Scoping Project undertaken from July-December 2011. The scoping project set out to: Undertake a preliminary investigation and consultation about the Casey context – what is […]

Australian Food Hubs Network

Australian Food Hubs Network

Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Food Hubs | Comments Off on Australian Food Hubs Network

The Australian Food Hubs Network was formed in order to undertake the Casey Food Hub scoping project and has now extended into a community of practice, supporting the establishment of socio-ecological food hubs in Australia.  The AFHN is a collaboration of individuals from diverse backgrounds, who are bound by a set of commonly agreed values and principles (below), and by […]

Bromley Organics, Dunolly

Bromley Organics, Dunolly

Posted by on April 09, 2012 in Farms & Farmers | Comments Off on Bromley Organics, Dunolly

Bromley Organics in Dunolly has been certified organic for 14 years now. They grow a large variety of herbs, vegetables and garlic. They grow an Italian soft neck variety of garlic which has a great strong flavour and keeps for a long-time . . .

Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Resources | Comments Off on Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

“As they grow, local and regional food systems create jobs and raise incomes in the areas they serve, keeping customers’ food dollars active in the local economy as farmers increase spending on inputs and equipment to meet growing demand. Local food outlets can also become catalysts for economic development in their immediate surroundings: people who shop at farmers markets are […]

GV Food Coop offer to Heinz refused . .

GV Food Coop offer to Heinz refused . .

Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Food Hubs, Ownership & Governance | Comments Off on GV Food Coop offer to Heinz refused . .

This is a really good opportunity to show your support for multi-functional Food Hubs in Australia – please show your support for the Goulburn Valley Food Co-op by ‘liking’ this page. Make sure Heinz knows how many people know what’s going on and what we think of it!  Extremely annoying news! that Heinz have rejected the $750,000 GV Cooperative offer for its […]

‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Food Hubs, Ownership & Governance, Things We Like | Comments Off on ‘Paddock to Plate’ Cooperative Replacing Heinz at Girgarre

“We are keen to offer a fair price for what Heinz is leaving, reduced to allow for tax payer support over the years and then we would like to get on with running the business for all Australians.” Les Cameron – Cooperative Member It’s exciting times for people in Girgarre, as well as everyone else who thinks it might be time to […]

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Resources, Services & Supports, Things We Like | Comments Off on Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Everything you could ever need to know about food systems? Incredible amount of webinars and distance learning programs on food systems (mostly free and open to the public). I love the ethos around this stuff – learn, share, learn more . .  Compiled  by Duncan Hilchey (editor in chief, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development – JAFSCD). If […]

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Imagining a Casey Food Hub

The City of Casey, in Melbourne’s South-East, is uniquely positioned to explore the possibility of a Food Hub as it strives to address the needs of a rapidly expanding urban population and offer new opportunities for highly productive farms and farmers close-by. The attached scoping document explores an imagined ‘Casey Food Hub’ that could up opportunities for: Better prices and market […]

Scoping Methodology

Scoping Methodology

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Scoping Methodology

Australian Food Hub Network projects focus on the type of interventions that are required to change the scale of activity and viability of local / regional food systems, by carefully considering infrastructure and systemic needs. We are applying thinking and knowledge around ‘food hubs’ to develop proposals that suit the place they’re in, as well as supporting others to develop […]