Inspired by the concept I worked on during openIDEO, I decided to write about FreshMoves, a produce market on wheels for a uni assignment. Rather than let the essay gather digital dust, I’ve decided to publish it here. Because a market on a bus rocks. WANT!
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What’s special about the Wessex Saddleback? Eliza from Mount Gnomon Farm explains.
I’m delighted to introduce you to the Jonas family (aka the Jonai) of Daylesford, and if you recall, you’ve met Tammi Jonas before. She’s kindly agreed to let me track a litter of their Large Black pigs from paddock to plate. In doing so, I hope to show you what Joel Salatin calls, the ‘pigness […]
Last year, I was quite moved by this story on Landline about an Australian ex-farmer who worked in the Solomon Islands; their diets had become dependent on heavily processed imported food at the expense of local fruit, vegetables and fish.
A while ago I wrote about the closure of the Heinz tomato processing factory at Girgarre, Victoria; they exited Australia to conduct processing offshore. This affects 15 workers directly but about 600 jobs in the local area and leaves tomato growers in the Valley with just one processor – who is systematically screwing down prices […]
“I believe that any fundamental change to our food system has to begin with a very simple question, and that question is how does it taste? A focus on taste will lead us to make better decisions about how and where we grow our food, how we distribute and store it, how we market and […]
Good-bye Old Economy.
In May 2011, Heinz announced it was closing its tomato sauce factory in Girgarre in northern Victoria.
“Farmers connecting via social media is important. What barriers do you have to participate? How can we encourage farmers to connect?,” I asked on #agchatoz, a Twitter conversation centred around agriculture.
I was anticipating this report about Americans teaching Australian farmers about social media and how to “agvocate”.