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The future of our food is in the hands of every man, woman and child. The farmer in the paddock and wholesaler at the market, and the consumer in the store, we all have a role to play in providing a food secure future.

When we buy and eat locally, it is fresher for us to eat, better for the environment (less carbon footprint) and it supports the farmer to keep going. That is good news.

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By telling the stories that are important to farmers and farm life, we can share the amazing work and celebrate some of the beautiful characters that make up today’s agricultural industries in Western Australia.

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Picky Shoppers

By |August 24th, 2020|News|

For those wanting a taste in agriculture but not wanting to drive long hours, the suburb of Lesmurdie, Western Australia, is the perfect place to pick your own produce. S&R Orchard is located just outside of Lesmurdie and is a family-friendly orchard. The orchard is involved in various events such [...]

Ecology & Eat Experience – Edition 1: York

By |August 24th, 2020|Eat, Ecology, Experience, News|

With borders being shut due to COVID-19, its time to explore our great state! In this series of "Ecology & Eat Experience", we will give you some interesting ideas to visit on the weekend. In today's exciting edition, we are focusing in on York. So...York is one of WA's oldest [...]

The Nyoongar six seasons: The Third Season – Djeran

By |August 24th, 2020|News|

This season is known as the season of adulthood. Djeran is characterised by the first rain and occurs between April and May. So how do you know that you are Djeran? Well it will be the cooler nights, dewy mornings and windier weather conditions from the southwest. Banksia trees are [...]

WAFarmersFirst Milk gets a new face!

By |August 21st, 2020|Dairy, News|

https://www.facebook.com/gwn7news/videos/1578473372340727/ Food You Can Trust and WAFarmersFirst were featured on GWN7 News last night. It was a great acknowledgement of our website and program, but the main event was WAFarmersFirst Milk. WAFarmersFirst milk is re-branding with WAFarmers' own Jess Wallace the brand ambassador and face of the new era. [...]

Broccoli actually contains more vitamin C than oranges ?

By |August 20th, 2020|Food Security, Fruit & Vegetables, News, Produce|

I know right? ??? So yeah, broccoli is a brassica. That's the family of vegetable it belongs to, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Western Australia grows A LOT OF brassicas. Broccoli contains antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C. Its thought to prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and reduce [...]

Extra “cool” facts about the influence of temperature on wine!

By |August 19th, 2020|News|

Did you enjoy yesterday story about wine? ? Cheers! No seriously, put the glass down. Would you like some more wine...facts...that is? Well, here is the vintage for you and some extra "cool" facts about wine. Did you know that temperature influences the flavour of wine! Temperature affects the sugar-acid [...]

The Nyoongar six seasons: The second season – Bunuru

By |August 18th, 2020|News|

Bunuru is the hottest part of the year that usually runs from February to March. The season is known as the season of adolescence, or the second summer. ☀️ The Nyoongar/Noongar people used to collect wattle seeds, Banksia flowers, and various roots for food. Bunuru is associated with the blooming [...]

The Nyoongar six seasons: The first season – Birak

By |August 11th, 2020|First Australians, News|

The "first" of the Nyoongar seasons is Birak. Birak is known as the season of the young or the first summer and involves the hot and dry season. It typically runs from December until January. ? Birak is often indicated by hot easterly winds, the shedding of reptiles, and the [...]

Food connects us all (and nothing connects like food)

By |August 3rd, 2020|News|

We eat it, we share it, and some like Jessie, grow it.     So when a food producer takes time out of the farm schedule to produce something OTHER than what they grow, you know it has got to be special.   WAFarmers Board Member Jessie Davis has [...]

Trevor Whittington on Rural Focus: Kids To Farm.

By |July 31st, 2020|News|

WAFarmers CEO Trevor Whittington was recently on the radio talking about the federally funded Kids2Farm educational program. On this radio spot on Rural Focus. Trevor explains that the goal of the program. to educate about agriculture in Western Australia to demonstrate the various jobs in farming show that farming is [...]

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