Cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal pro­duce

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO food­ies will celebrate the best of lo­cal pro­duce at the Jacks WA Food Fest on Oc­to­ber 10 from 10am to 2pm.

Farmer Jacks Cross­ways di­rec­tor Fred Fairthorne said the lo­cal food scene had suc­cess­fully “weath­ered the storm” fol­low­ing the clo­sure of Pav­il­ion and Sta­tion Street mar­kets.

“The vil­lage com­mu­nity here is close knit and we’ve come to­gether to be cre­ative about putting Su­bi­aco back on the map,” Mr Fairthorne said. “We’re truly ex­cited to see the Mar­kets on Rokeby launch at the end of the month, but for now Farmer Jacks want to give some­thing back to the lo­cal food busi­nesses who are a big part of the com­mu­nity.”

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Buy West Eat Best, Farmer Jacks will sup­ply pro­duce to lo­cal chefs Stephen Clarke, Kiren Main­war­ing and Jason Hutchen to cre­ate meals for the public to taste.

Bistro Felix owner Jeremy Cariss said he was thrilled with the con­cept.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to be part of some­thing pos­i­tive in Su­bi­aco,” Mr Cariss said.

Farmer Jacks Cross­ways was re­cently re­fit with Buy West East Best branded pro­duce.

“Their re­fit and gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the Su­bi­aco food com­mu­nity sends a strong mes­sage to con­sumers about their sup­port of the lo­cal food in­dus­try,” Buy West East Best busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager Melissa Ital­iano said.

Pic­ture: An­ton Blume

Farmer Jacks Cross­ways di­rec­tor Fred Fairthorne at grower Duc Nguyen's Ca­nar­von prop­erty.

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