Fair food Week is all about food produced fairly, locally and with as little waste as possible.
The GULP project invited community members to join us for a fair food share in conjunction with the Mulchpit to highlight the great food system of local food we grow ourselves. A group of 1local produce cooks met and shared their local dishes on a sweaty Sunday afternoon
Georgia of Alawa made curried eggs from her backyard chooks and garden chillies
Penny of Nightcliff brought home made bread to go with locally grown Mango jam, that she made with ginger.
Zohara made a wonderful Garden Greens stir fryEmma made a local watermelon, sweet leaf and coconut mint saladLauren bought along some crunchy and delicious home made and grown pickled Okra
There was a wonderful selection of dishes to enjoy…
All washed down with some garden tea
After a garden tour
Fair food is the way forward and Growing and Using Local Produce!
We also had a wonderful food share and work shop at the Mulch Pit back in November for Eat Local, Feed Global Oxfam campaign that highlights the craziness of our food systems and how eating local can help others further away!.
The night was a beautiful twighlight evening and raised money for a great cause and let us share some food and recipes at the same time as show casing the origins of the food- in the gardens!
There was a local food dish bring a dish competition which GULP NT (Bhavini and Emma) were the judges of. It was hard to judge because all the dishes were so excellent.
We loved the use of local eggs in the great frittata style dishes and will be popping some recipes like this on line and in the book-
There were also some amazing curries and of particular note was one that used entirely plants from the garden as the paste- lemon grass, Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, limes and I think even the green paw paw (the main ingredient) was local and the coconut milk. This was made by Sonya and we decided took the prize- a fair trade food package wit local harvest! (Fiona Left, Emma- GULP- right)
Louise also made a great curry, but someone at the market had made the paste for her (mainly local though)
And Lucy’s salad was quite remarkable, the use a typical savoury root veg. (sweet potato) with pineapple, coconut and herbs and a splash of oil. Delicious!
A wonderful evening of many in The Mulch Pit…
Below are picture of people explaining their dishes (or eggs)
Our next workshop is on Sunday, please come along!