Do you sometimes look into a Food Connect box after a big day at work and say to yourself,
“What will I do with all this? How can I prepare easy meals from real, whole food?”
Well, we’re about to make your life a lot easier! Food Connect, in collaboration with Chef Jarrod Huey of Merriweather Cafe is hosting a Real Food Workshop at our Homestead Kitchen in Salisbury. Combining the wisdom of old traditions and new studies from Integrative Nutrition, Jarrod will guide you through a fun, hands-on evening of learning, health and enjoyment.
Numbers are extremely limited, and we are planning on a future series if the interest demands it.
When: 5.30pm – 8pm, Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Where: Food Connect’s Homestead Kitchen,
1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury, Qld, 4107
Register: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
A little bit about Jarrod
Jarrod Huey’s short, but amazing work history spans some of the best restaurants in Brisbane, London and the world. These days he is a passionate local food advocate tending to his own small oasis of sustainable food, while running Merriweather Cafe. He is also studying Integrative Nutrition and is passionate about traditional methods, contemporary science and Joel Salatin’s work. You can get a deeper understanding of Jarrod’s philosophy by visiting his website.
1/8 Textile Crescent
Food Connect's Vision is a world where all Australians have access to healthy, fresh, ecologically-grown food that is fair to growers and eaters.
We’re a social enterprise, which means that all our profits go into doing more good. We differ from conventional, profit-driven businesses, in the following ways:
- we work to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to society
- we reinvest all of our trading surplus into fulfilling our mission
Our customers come to us because they want to support a local, connected, embedded, engaged and wealth distributive (not wealth concentrating) food system.
Since the very beginning in 2004 any surplus we've made has been directed to improving business operations to ensure we can deepen our impact. We also support the work of the Food Connect Foundation and the Fair Food Movement. Here are some of the social and environmental impacts our enterprise has achieved over the last eight years:
- 50% of our retail dollar is paid to our farmers (industry average is 10%)
- 1,500 households are fed affordable, nutritious, seasonal food every week
- 45 buyers groups, restaurants, cafes and farmers markets are supplied each week
- 75% of the weekly recommended fruit and vegetable consumption is met by our customers (the Australian average is 38%)
- 1,600 community members have attended our farm tours
- 80 small, family farmers are engaged in our network of suppliers
- 100% of our product range fulfils ecological standards
- Minimal packaging and minimal waste programs reduce our carbon footprint
- 5% of our annual turnover is donated to community groups and food rescue programs
- 22 local people meaningfully employed
- 25% of our staff come from marginalised backgrounds or long-term unemployment
Our Values: Taking a Stand, Fairness, Sharing, Connection, Wellness
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