Slow food showcases workshops

(L-R) Workshop presenter Richard Cornish, West Footscray Traders Association President Pradeep Tewari, Rose Creek Estate local producer Lina Siciliano. (Supplied)

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market is honouring the migrant traditions of the western suburbs, with a two part workshop with premier food writer Richard Cornish.

President Alison Peake said these workshops are part of an annual seasonal programme to identify which fruit is in season and how to cook with them.

The first one hour session was held on Saturday, November 11 in West Footscray on the topic of loquats.

It really highlighted the importance of profiling fruit like loquats because they are not commercially available. It has made us aware of this great local source that we are not using,” she said.

The second session will be held at St Marks Anglican Church on the Spotswood market day on Saturday, November 25.

“Stone fruit is starting to come into season so that will be the next thing we look at,” Ms Peake said.

“This is going to be an ongoing programme , this part of teaching people what is around them.

“We hope people will start logging onto our website- The Urban Harvest local and spot trees in their neighbourhood to find some fruit.

“The whole point is for people to identify what they have around them.”

There are limited spots available, those interested are required to book.


Jennifer Pittorino