Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan
Celebrating The Produce Of Swan Valley
Victor P Taffa
- Taste of the Swan Valley spruiks benefits of buying and supporting local
- Campaign to support Western Australia food and beverage producers and generate industry growth and jobs
Western Australians can experience the best of the Swan Valley and support local producers at Yagan Square this Sunday (September 9) as part of the year-long Taste of Western Australia campaign.
“By choosing to buy local, consumers are supporting Western Australia’s agriculture and food businesses and can have confidence in the quality and freshness of local products.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.
“Swan Valley is steeped in indigenous history and Mediterranean migration, and boasts a diverse range of foods, from olives, fruit and vegetables, to native bush foods, to meats and seafood.”
Supported by the McGowan Government’s Buy West Eat Best initiative, the campaign is the third Taste of Western Australia event at Perth’s Yagan Square to celebrate key food regions.
Produce from the Peel was featured in March and the Gascoyne was highlighted in July.
Food samples will be provided over the lunchtime period to an expected audience of more than 1,000 people.
Western Australia food ambassador and chef Don Hancey will be on-hand to talk with Houghton Kitchen head chef Herb Faust, slow food chef Vincenzo Velletri, and Noongar elder and Australian bush food cook Dale Tilbrook.
Menu includes slow-braised Dandaragan beef with Houghton Cabernet Jus; an Asian-style glass noodle salad with Lilydale Free Range chicken breast poached in Swan Valley Verdelho, Fini olive oil and lemon myrtle dressing; and a Swan Valley Jarrah Honey mousse tart with local honey nougat crumb. A locally produced cheese platter will finish the menu.
Taste of the Swan Valley builds on the success of Buy West Eat Best’s Good Choice campaign, which has helped raise awareness of the benefits of buying local.
Campaign also raises awareness of the breadth of produce grown across Western Australia and promotes regional agri-tourism destinations.