Get top farm pro­duce on your fork

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WESTERN sub­urbs food lovers can re­joice as Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege in­tro­duces a new food event to its cal­en­dar this month.

Far­m2­fork was es­tab­lished by the Pep­per­mint Grove school’s board­ing com­mu­nity to show­case some of the State’s top pro­duce through a gourmet food ex­pe­ri­ence.

The in­au­gu­ral event will cel­e­brate WA pro­duce, while ed­u­cat­ing food­ies about farm to fork din­ing, with more than 20 dishes on of­fer, in­clud­ing lamb, pork, beef, seafood, veg­eta­bles and grains, as well as fine wines and craft beer.

All food and drinks will be sourced from WA pro­duc­ers, with many at­tend­ing the event to talk to guests about how

and where comes from.

PLC Old Col­le­gian Sara Wil­son (nee Hor­wood, 1981) and her hus­band Keith will be show­cas­ing their dor­per lamb and free-range eggs from their farm Gim­let Grove, lo­cated in Ji­lakin Downs, three hours south­east of Perth.

their pro­duce

“These sorts of events where pro­duc­ers and con­sumers can con­nect and learn more about where their food comes from are vi­tal to en­sur­ing that we con­tinue to eat and en­joy fresh, lo­cal in­gre­di­ents,” Mrs Wil­son said. “We have some of the na­tion’s most amaz­ing pro­duce avail­able in Western Aus­tralia and sup­port­ing lo­cal farmers and lo­cal pro­duce en­sures that this qual­ity can con­tinue for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

The Wil­sons’ par­tic­i­pa­tion in PLC Far­m2­fork is a fam­ily af­fair, as Sara and Keith’s youngest daugh­ter, Emma, is cur­rently a Year 11 boarder at PLC and their el­dest daugh­ter, Annabel, grad­u­ated from PLC last year.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the night and be­ing able to talk with con­sumers about the pro­duce they will be eat­ing,” Mrs Wil­son said.

“I en­cour­age any­one who’s com­ing along to have a chat to any of the pro­duc­ers that will be there.

“It’s a great chance to con- nect and un­der­stand how your food makes it to your plate.”

Prin­ci­pal Dr Kate Had­wen, a for­mer boarder from ru­ral WA, said she was pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing board­ing fam­i­lies and ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple more broadly about agri­cul­ture.

“Far­m2­fork is go­ing to be a very spe­cial event and we hope that af­ter a suc­cess­ful first year, the event will be­come a sta­ple on the Perth food scene in years to come,” she said.

“There are some mouth­wa­ter­ing dishes on the menu so far, with more than 20 to try.

“Com­bin­ing good food and great com­pany, it’s go­ing to be a night to re­mem­ber and all in sup­port of our PLC Board­ing House.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470928

Year 11 boarder Emma Wil­son’s par­ents Sara and Keith will be show­cas­ing their dor­per lamb and free-range eggs at Far­m2­fork.

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