Region’s innovative food providers showcased
Moira Shire organised the Murray Farm Gate Trail Expo last week at Cobram Civic Centre.
The event gave an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their unique talents in the development of local produce and the creation of something new to meet the all-consuming demands set by customers today.
The day also offered networking opportunities for producers to learn about each other and perhaps gain a chance to work together in the future.
Moira Shire is in the heart of the food bowl, where growers produce the finest produce under the best climatic conditions and with obvious innovation shown at the expo, there are undoubtedly talented people ready to grow food tourism in the region.
Food is what the area is recognised for, and with greater promotion, perhaps through tourism initiatives, Moira Shire is capable of attracting a huge surge in growth and demand.
Among those attending the expo were Eden Farm, The Big Strawberry, The Olde Creamery, Bellissimo Catering, Corowa Distillery, Luella’s Cocktail Garnishes, Rich Glen Provedore & Orangerie, Billson’s Brewery, Windsor Park Country Flavour, Tocumwal Chocolate School, How Now Dairy, Cactus Country, Zankers Farm and Squires Winery.
Serving freshly brewed coffee to attendees and visitors was Rebecca Haynes of Odesi Collective with her relatively new mobile business.
Housed in a distinctive vintage van, Odesi offers excellent coffee and a range of delicious treats and is available for events and functions.
The only disappointment to the day would have to be that not many people appeared to know about the event being held or perhaps did not understand they were welcome to attend.