Pro­gram boost for pro­duc­ers

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

An ex­pan­sion of the Buy West Eat Best pro­gram will ben­e­fit food pro­duc­ers in the Gas­coyne and Pil­bara, ac­cord­ing to North West Cen­tral MLA Vince Cata­nia.

The well-known logo will be now be avail­able for restau­rants, which en­sure at least 70 per cent of en­tree and main meals have WA pro­duce as the main in­gre­di­ent.

Mr Cata­nia said the pro­gram would en­cour­age more chefs to high­light pro­duce from the re­gion on their menus.

“Whether it is the best beef and goat meat, fresh prawns, line-caught pre­mium fish, ev­ery kind of fruit and veg­etable that you can imag­ine, trop­i­cal fruits in­clud­ing the iconic mango, the best-tast­ing ba­nanas in Aus­tralia, (or) the best crab in the world, North West Cen­tral has it all,” he said.

“Sup­port­ing lo­cal pro­duc­ers means the pro­duce is fresher, tastier and sus­tains our re­gional com­mu­ni­ties, cre­at­ing jobs and eco­nomic pros­per­ity.”

The Buy West Eat Best pro­gram has been in place since 2007 and is avail­able for food that is farmed, fished or grown in WA.

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