Slow Food Earth Market and Rotary Club Maitland

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but there will be 100 free breakfasts up for grabs at the Slow Food Earth Market at The Levee precinct, Maitland on Thursday, 3 June.

The breakfasts are being sponsored by Rotary in celebration of their 100 years of service in Australia and New Zealand. Members of the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise will cook and serve the plates of fresh, seasonal local produce.

Chair of Slow Food Earth Market Maitland Amorelle Dempster thanked Jim Klumpp, President of the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise and Slow Food volunteer, and Maree Hunt, Honorary Secretary, for making the free breakfast project a reality, and noted the synergies between the aspirations of Slow Food and Rotary.

“Slow Food Earth Market and Rotary both support the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals, which include to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture,” Ms Dempster said.

In line with this philosophy, there will be two ethical and sustainable breakfast-plate options, each served on Fosterton Farm sourdough bread. One will be a mixed vegetable and organic wholemeal flour fritter and one will be a 60gm beef pattie from Munni Farm topped with a kohlrabi, red cabbage, and winter-green slaw from Nebo Farm. Both choices, topped with pasture raised eggs from Kapsali Farm.

The breakfast plates will be served from 8.30am at the Rotary marquee, which will be located at the eastern end of The Levee, near the Maitland Post Office.

There will be a limit of one breakfast plate per person until 100 serves are given away.

Ms Dempster said that the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise, had been generous supporters of the work of Slow Food Hunter Valley, having provided funds to purchase dairy products for the food rescue and community food projects, and providing volunteers to assist with  drought relief rescue boxes.

“Rotary’s service principles work well with Slow Food,” Ms Dempster said. “We are both working for the betterment of our community.

“And what a great way to herald the new season––with delicious, seasonal produce cooked by members of the Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise!”

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