Exciting changes for Devonport Food and Wine 2021

Devonport City Council Tasmania

Exciting changes for Devonport Food and Wine 2021

Devonport Food & Wine (DFW) is changing its format in 2021 to highlight the differences in the seasonal cycle for our regional food producers.

To celebrate the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables in 2021, during the first two weeks of March, DFW will be focusing on harvest time, farm gates, and the region’s wonderful producers.

The final two weeks in October will be a celebration of Spring through food, community, and the beginning of a new cycle.

We are excited to be partnering with two organisations who are working towards educating young people about agriculture and healthy eating.

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, as part of the Australian Government Kids to Farms grant program, will enhance the Devonport Food and Wine program by connecting grade 3-6 students to school farms and other identified suitable sites. Students will experience, hands on, what is involved in producing the food we eat. The Tasmanian School Canteen Association has also come on board to offer opportunities through schools throughout the region.

The chair of the Devonport Food and Wine Working Group, Councillor Lynn Laycock said, “From the farmers that grow produce, the local chefs that prepare dishes, and the community organisations that provide support and education through food, DFW aims to bring people together, to promote food security, seasonality and availability of produce across the North West.

“It is so important that our children know how to plant vegetables and fruit, harvest and of course how easy and economical it is to prepare meals using what they have grown. It is our responsibility to ensure this happens.”

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