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Wine Masterclass, Funding Opportunities & On Farm Experiences
An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.
By Portal Admin - 2nd December 2019 - Back to News
Two more members join the Tribe!
Farmer's Daughters Gippsland and Energy 360 have joined the steadily growing number of businesses getting on board with the collaborative force that is Food & Fibre Gippsland.
Farmer's Daughters Gippsland is Chef Alejandro Saravia's new way of food, providing a paddock to plate experience using local ingredients grown with passion and love. We're looking forward to engaging with the team on lots of innovative ideas and projects.
Energy 360 designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, commissions and services biogas delivery systems that are helping companies with organic waste streams to save utility costs and turn waste into profit. Welcome - it's great to have you join our member tribe!
Want to find out more about becoming a member and how being part of Food & Fibre Gippsland may help your business? Email us here for a friendly, no-obligation chat!
On Farm Learning about the Food & Fibre Sector
A large group of students from Gippsland and surrounds recently participated in an Industry Immersion program where they were welcomed by four of the region's leading producers in South and West Gippsland, and in the Baw Baw Shire.
To read more about where they went, what they saw and who they met, click here.
Everything you want to know about Gippsland Rose.. and more!
One of our founding members, Ken Eckersley from Nicholson River Winery is hosting a unique Masterclass on Rosé varieties from the Gippsland region at the International Rose Garden Festival Food & Wine Fiesta.
With over 40 years experience as a winemaker and educator, Ken will be sharing and discussing eight different Rosé wines. Places are limited so don't miss out - to book click here.
And if you want to take in every aspect of the festival, you can reserve your own private mini marquee or a book table in the Garden Marquee for a day of live music, artisan food, wine and beers from the Gippsland region, enjoyed amongst the 4000 majestic roses of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. To find out more click here
Call Out to Gippsland Mobile Food Creators !
There are a few stallholder spots left for artisan food stalls at the International Rose Garden Festival on Sunday 17 November in Morwell.
The organisers are seeking Gippsland producers of homemade food that can be consumed in a picnic setting. To find out more click here.
Innovation Group Workshop Unearths Diverse Ideas
Food & Fibre Gippsland's Nicola Watts facilitated a high-energy 1/2 day workshop last week at Latrobe Valley Authority, exploring opportunities for supporting Gippsland food and fibre producers connect more seamlessly with customers and markets via online platforms.
With representatives from industry, government, research and community present, there were plenty of diverse ideas around how online platforms could support a stronger regional food system that delivers benefits for business, the community and the planet.
We are looking forward to the next Innovation Group meeting and progressing this opportunity. A big thank you to everyone for their amazing contributions so far; your collaborative enthusiasm is inspiring!
Opportunity For Gippsland Artisanal Food & Drink Producers
Applications are now open for the Small-Scale and Craft Program.
This Victorian Government program builds on the Artisanal Sector Program to support premium small-scale agribusinesses to scale-up operations, diversify product lines and expand outreach.
To find out more and apply click here.
Find Out More about Social Procurement!
Grow Gippsland is holding two workshops in November to help local businesses respond to Victoria's Social Procurement Framework requirements.
Gippsland business owners and suppliers can learn about how to incorporate social impact into their procurement processes and lots more. Click here to read more.
Let Technology Work for You
Want help to find, filter and work with technology companies who can help solve problems on-farm?
The Farmers2Founders Early Adopters Programme might be just the support you're looking for.
Be part of building a community of like-minded, forward-thinking producers across Australia, sharing challenges, ideas, and solutions for getting the best out of technologies.
Expressions of interest are open until the 20th of November. Click here for more information.
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