Forage – a unique autumn walking degustation across the hills of Orange

Cynthia Jarrett (FOOD) and Sonia Muir (DPI) launching 2012 F.O.O.D. program

Last Saturday I took a stroll around my local Orange Farmers Market with my husband Gordon to stock up on a few supplies… like the juicyblood plums that are still in season.

At 10.00am the 2012 F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) program was launched. This annual event is strongly supported by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) whose Head Office is located in Orange.

Forage is the key DPI sponsored event and kicked off in 2011 with rave reviews. I was part of this inaugural event and can only agree with all the positive feedback. Forage is a wonderful stroll across the landscape taking in the local agricultural views while tasting treats produced by local producers. I think the little 3km walk makes one feel virtuous about partaking in so many gourmet events that run through the F.O.O.D. program.

Forage (2011) from CWD

F.O.O.D. Week runs from 13-22 April and is a great way to get up close and person with those that grow the food we consumer.

The local media was there at the launch. To find out more visit:  Central Western Daily (CWD) 2012 F.O.O.D. launch article

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