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Mornington Peninsula Food Forum

April 24, 2018@9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Building a resilient, agile food economy on the Mornington Peninsula.

This one day forum will bring together local food growers, makers and advocates to tackle key issues and opportunities around food production on the Mornington Peninsula.

 Keynote Address

Agritourism: Why are tourists important to Agriculture?

Emma and Tom Lane, The Farm, Byron Bay

A local take on Agritourism: How Mornington Peninsula farms accommodate tourists’ growing appetite for locally produced food.

John Winkels, Pure Peninsula Honey

Suzanne Holmes, Red Hill Cherry Farm

Panel Discussion

The challenges of distribution: Addressing the hurdles and opportunities of supplying locally grown food to retailers and restaurants.
Ryan Sharpley, Bentons Rise Mushrooms
Steve Palamara, Mt Eliza Village Fruits
Tash Shields, Peninsula Fresh Organics
Phil Wood, Pt Leo Estate

Keynote Address

Fresh Ideas in a family business:
Emma Germano, I Love Farms, Mirboo North and founder of hellofarmer app

Adapting to a changing local landscape: being brave to do something new
Robin Koster-Carlyon, Transition Farm
Sheryn Mock, Mock Orchards
Richard Hawkes, Hawkes Vegetables & Farm Gate


April 24, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mornington Peninsular Shire
03 5950 1000


Balnarring Community Hall
3041 Frankston - Flinders Rd
Balnarring, VIC 3926 Australia
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