Navigating Australian Native Foods

Food and Wine

16 Jun 2021 Once Only Event

The Northern Rivers NSW region has seen big growth in the production and use of Australian Native Foods. Locally we produce an impressive range of native foods including macadamias, Davidson Plums, finger limes, myrtles, strawberry gum, lilly pillies, lemon aspen, native mint, native raspberries and there is also an enormous array of indigenous spices and flavourings that are less well known but show the incredible diversity of flavours and textures.

The local food industry has seen a steady rise in interest and use of Australian native foods in a range of food and beverage products in food service, and value add products such as jams, conserves, oils, kinds of vinegar, chocolate products, cookies, ice cream, meat products and gin! They expect to see this grow even more, as the awareness and demand for these local foods and value add products grow.

With more focus on these foods, our local industry has expressed interest in understanding more about the cultural aspects of these foods and the respectful path to market when it comes to marketing Australian native foods in products – who do they acknowledge, how do they do it, what should they say? What are the ‘right’ things to do when growing, marketing, producing local food and beverage products using Australian native foods?

Event Dates

Once Only Event

16 Jun 2021

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