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Cooking with Paola: Kids In The Kitchen

At Food You Can Trust, we are all about encouraging all members of the family to cook at home from locally sourced produce. That is why we have started our own cooking show called "Cooking with Paola: Kids In The Kitchen". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKmeFbX8fV8 In this web series, we will explore how to make tasty dishes at home from local produce that everyone can follow. In today's debut episode, we look at how to make a beef stew with a french twist. Enjoyed our dish? Have other feedback? We'd love to hear from you here at Food You Can Trust.

By |2020-07-07T09:23:14+08:00July 6th, 2020|Fruit & Vegetables, Livestock, News, Produce|0 Comments

Jessie Davis talks the challenges of farming

In today's video, Food You Can Trust Brand Ambassador Jessie Davis talks about the recent wind damage to her crop. Western Australia broadacre farming operates under a Mediterranean climate. There is no irrigated farming unlike other states such as Queensland, NSW and Victoria. WA’s Grain Growers are regarded as the best Dryland farmers in the world, often dry-seeding well before the season breaks. Thankfully, Jessie Davis got a concentrated period of rain on Wednesday. A good 20 millimeters! Wind damage is something you can't avoid in farming.   You'll get to see first hand the devastating effects this can have on the plants and how Jessie will help mother nature repair the damage. So sit back and relax while you watch and learn from Jessie!  

By |2020-06-19T15:57:47+08:00June 19th, 2020|Food Security, Grain, Learn, News|0 Comments

Brix testing

We received a question in our DM’s about brix testing. So, just what is brix testing? According to bionutrient.org, “Brix is a scale based on the amount that light bends when it passes through a liquid. Thus, if one were to place one's hand in a pond and measure the amount it appeared to bend, and then place it in the ocean, it would appear to bend a different amount. That differential light bending is the best tool currently available to consumers to determine the value of crops that are purchased or produced. The brix chart is the scale that anyone can use to determine poor, average, good or excellent in a foodstuff. So how does Brix relate to quality? Centuries of wine making and work with other fruits and vegetables always show direct relations between high Brix and high quality, expressed most simply and directly as superior taste. So [...]

By |2020-06-19T16:13:37+08:00June 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Food You Can Trust announces Brand Ambassador

Food You Can Trust is thrilled to announce Fairview Farm's Jessie Davis as its 2020 Brand Ambassador. A mixed cropping farmer from Narembeen (286km due east of Perth), Jessie has a strong focus on social license to operate for primary industry. In her own words: "It is important for consumers to continue to trust farmers and for farmers to maintain and improve their social license to operate. We need the community to buy Western Australian grown products as a first preference." We welcome Jessie to Food You Can Trust and look forward to her teaching us about where WA food comes from (and finding our inner zen).

By |2020-06-18T13:51:34+08:00June 2nd, 2020|Grain, Livestock, News, The Farming Life|0 Comments

Did you know?

That a diet inclusive of red meat allows you to readily absorb zinc, iron and protein which are important for healthy cell function, a supported immune system, growth, wound healing and aid fertility. Ain't no mistake! We also get about 30% of our dietary intake of zinc from red meat and meat products... Who doesn't love a roast? BUT DID YOU KNOW that just like fatty fish, research has led to omega lamb which is rich in long chain omega 3 fatty acids and could help combat heart disease and obesity. And they... are Facts You Can Trust! Many thanks to our wonderful friend of Food You Can Trust for sharing her knowledge: Insta: @__kitchenThyme__ Twitter: @jmw_wallace

By |2020-07-13T12:21:43+08:00May 28th, 2020|Livestock, News, The Farming Life|0 Comments

Time to Double Up On the Bakers Brainstrust

    Agriculture and the Economy This year the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will spend around $200m on its various programs supporting food science within the grain industry, with $130m coming from grower levies and $70m from the federal government’s contribution. This funding bucket is topped up by the various state governments including Western Australia which added an additional $20m to partner in a range of programs including $5m/pa supporting the technical service side of grain marketing. As written for the Farm Weekly. Current Research Activities While farmers no doubt support the vast majority of the industry funding pool being spent on production agronomy, the reality is without a focus on grain quality and end user service all we can compete on in the market, when it comes to selling our grain, is price. While there [...]

By |2020-04-26T15:35:49+08:00April 19th, 2020|Grain, News|0 Comments

Are We Really Food Secure?

Agriculture and the Economy We are living through a very different time. A time where only a handful of people globally can recollect an event similar. In Australia, the bushfires earlier in the year and now the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the public’s concept of normal life across many subjects. Especially in activities that we all normally take for granted like going to a shop or a supermarket to restock. For many people this is the first time they have experienced empty shelves. The first time we've really been forced to fear a lack of food security. Not Such An Uncommon Occurrence Toilet paper is one item that everyone has noticed has been in short supply, but also long shelf life food items such as pasta and pasta sauce.  We have also experienced shortages of eggs, milk, rice and [...]

By |2020-05-19T19:38:01+08:00March 16th, 2020|Food Security, News, Produce, Sustainability|Comments Off on Are We Really Food Secure?

Why Connection Matters In Farming

Agriculture and the Economy Are you really getting what you paid for? Its an increasing trend in food of all kinds at the moment. The whole thing about traceability of food, where it comes from. Are you really getting what you paid for or is it what it claims to be? There are have been many high-profile scandals locally and worldwide where food has been sold as one thing, but is actually something else. The 2013 European horsemeat sold as beef scandal is a prime example of this. Food technologist, which are people employed by food producers to meet quality assurance standards (especially when supplying into major retailers), have had to carry out assessments on how producers guard against this event, which is called food fraud. While safety is the paramount in the mind of every consumer in the world, in Australia we are lucky [...]

By |2020-04-27T02:27:45+08:00February 20th, 2020|Fruit & Vegetables, News, Produce, Sustainability|Comments Off on Why Connection Matters In Farming
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