Strengthening local produce links
PRODUCERS attending the Meet the Food Innovators forum will explore alternative high-value markets for local products and strengthen links in the local food chain.
The forum is an initiative of the Central Highlands Development Corporation.
“Meet the Food Innovators is about supporting and connecting local producers to opportunities to value-add to their business,” CHDC agribusiness development co--ordinator Liz Alexander said.
“It’s also about laying foundations to make locally-grown food more accessible to consumers within our region.”
CHDC will launch and share the results from the 2018 Central Highlands Beef Processing Feasibility Study and the 2018 Grown in the Central Highlands research project that measured the local community’s interest in purchasing local produce.
“This event is an opportunity to start working together to grow value for farmers, agribusiness and retail and to link our local community to fresh, healthy food,” Ms Alexander said.
The event will be held in Emerald on October 25.
To register, visit www.chdc.com.au.