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The Kitchen Gardener At Fox Hill Farm

After devastating loss in the Victorian bushfires, Lynne Derwin has made a brave new beginning in the NSW Southern Highlands, on Fox Hill Farm. John and Lynne Derwin lost everything in Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009 … their Roundstone Vineyard and Winery, cellar door, restaurant, all their stockpiled wines, irrigation and fences. All [...]

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BACKROADS TRAIL

The wonderful produce that grows on both sides of the Murray River is celebrated by a loose affiliation of primary producers and venues known as the Backroads Trail. When Don Hearn announced his desire to return to the family farm in the Caldwell district of south-western NSW it would be putting it mildly to say [...]

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EATING THROUGH ENGLAND’S GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND

Exploring the counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire in the heart of England’s green and pleasant land involves lots of eating and drinking, best enjoyed by bicycle.

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QUINOA FARMERS

Diversify or die is the mantra of the modern farmer. For three Western Australian Wheatbelt families it’s transported them into the brave new world of the wonder food, quinoa.

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PADDOCK TO PLATE TASMANIAN BAKERY

Healthy connections between organic farmers and bakers and consumers of more natural end products such as sourdough bread have grown from humble beginnings in rural Tasmania.

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A CARROT FARMER’S SOLUTION TO WATER ISSUES

A carrot farmer and an industrial chemist have formed a partnership which may help to resolve some of the world’s water issues.

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MURRAY RIVER GOURMET PRODUCE

A gourmet food product provides a rosy solution to a major environmental problem.

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TASMANIA’S LOCAL HEROES

Tasmanian restaurateur Karen Burbury has built a hugely successful business from the most inauspicious foundations.

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SUN WORLD TABLE GRAPES

The farmers who grow Sun World table grapes are part of a mission to provide Australian consumers with a grape for every season and reason.

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ALEX ELLIOT-HOWERY’S PRESERVATIONS

If life gives Alex Elliott-Howery lemons, she salts and preserves them, or makes marmalade, or perhaps lemon cordial. One thing is for sure, however, nothing will go to waste.

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PADDOCK TO PLATE

A career in catering has taken Brigid Kennedy from the high seas to the Southern Highlands of NSW. But her heart has never strayed far from the farm where she spent her childhood.

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CHASING FLAVOURS WITH SALLY WISE

When Sally and Robert Wise host lunch in the garden at their home in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, it’s all hands on deck with three generations manning the stoves.

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A SEASIDE CAFE

Sue and Chris Alison’s beachside cafe feeds their garden, which in turn delivers fresh produce for the kitchen.

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SHANNON GARSON’S CAKE RECIPES

Australian Country were lucky enough to visit Shannon Garson and her family where she baked us two delicious cakes.

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A DIETICIAN’S FOOD BAG

New Zealand foodie Nadia Lim inspires cooks from all levels of expertise with her simple, flavour-packed recipes.

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HARRY & LARRY’S ICE CREAM

In the past 20 years Harry & Larry’s ice-cream business has grown from boutique to booming.

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AIREYS INLET LAMB FARMER

A family tradition of holidaying by the Great Ocean Road resulted in a special venue for sharing good food with friends.

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SALMON FARM FIGHTS BACK

Rebuilding after the devastation of Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires has been a remarkable journey for the Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm.

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RIVERSIDE REVIVAL

Jane and Neil Mackenzie have traded hectic corporate lives for a bucolic existence on the NSW mid-north coast.

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VICTORIAN GOAT FARM

Victorian farmers Dave and Connie Northey emerged from devastating bushfires with a new direction for their farm.

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CHOCOLATE FIX

Seeking stress relief from high-pressured jobs led to new careers in chocolate for Victorian couple Neil and Robyn Funston.

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A LUNCH IN THE ORCHARD

Food miles are reduced to metres when Janet Jeffs hosts lunch in the orchard with most ingredients sourced from her farm.

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RAISING THE BAR

Yealands Estate winery sets benchmarks for the wine industry way beyond its home shores.

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BY THE SEASHORE

From their newly renovated home on the Irish coast Jane and Myles Lamberth are living the ultimate hand-crafted dream, running a cafe and a funky little shop.

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