Apr 172014

09-IMG_6110Just a short newsletter this week because of Easter.

Local food-related events

Eltham Farmers’ Market

A fabulous turn out to the first farmers’ market at Eltham. Thanks to many of you who came and said hello to us at the LFC stall! Look forward to the next one on April 27. There will be a foodswap from 10-11am, at the LFC tent, for those of you who are home growers and have excess to swap.

A local food Act for Australia?

We are planning an evening with Dr Nick Rose on Wednesday May 7. Nick is the Project Coordinator of the Food Alliance’s Food Systems Project for Victoria. He is also the National Coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and will be visiting Melbourne for a few days during that week.

LFC is a member of AFSA, and we are looking forward to a conversation with Nick about local food matters, in particular the idea of a local food Act. “A Local Food Act is a visionary reform which will send a strong signal throughout the community that we are recognising the true value of our food system: the natural resources and the people on which, it – and we – depend.” All LFC members and LFC News readers are invited! Place the date in your diary now and more details will follow.

Other food activities/information

Another chocolate list, this one from Sustainable Table.

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