Local food week showing “fantastic variety” of Wellington-produced food

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News from Local Food Week
The Local Food Network invites Wellingtonians to savour local food* during LocalFood Week 2014.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Local Food Week, this year LocalFood Week features ten exciting events. This year the events aim to demonstrate the fantastic variety of local food across the Wellington region, from locally grown produce to artisan products, and to show the many ways that people can engage with local food.

Most of the events are free, making them accessible to a variety of Wellington residents and all events offer a variety of exciting opportunities to engage with local food. Events for the remainder of the week are as follows:

Tuesday March 25th
Fermentation Themed Local Lunch at Nikau Cafe 12pm $45, reservations requested
Tours of Wellington Chocolate Factory at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm FREE, RSVP req’d

Wednesday March 26th
Rhizome Effect Hui: Seed Saving and Preserving at Sustainability Trust 6 – 7:30pm FREE

Thursday March 27th
Writing about Food: Blogs and Books at The Library Bar 6 – 7:30pm FREE, RSVP req’d

Friday March 28th
Making Pallet Garden Beds with Social Lab at Innermost Gardens 5:30 -8pm$29 – $39 TICKETED
Taste Kapiti Demo Dinner at Elements Cafe 7pm – 9pm $60, reservations requested

Saturday March 29th
Harvest Festival at Hill St Market 8:30am – 12:30pm
Dumpling Workshops for Kids with Vicky Ha: 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm FREE, RSVP req’d

Sunday March 30th
Local Food Picnic and Talks at Botanic Garden 12 – 3pm FREE

Autumn is the harvest season and offers ample opportunity to demonstrate how localfood is delicious and accessible. The Local Food Network hopes that Local FoodWeek will inspire more people in Wellington to either produce food themselves or support local food through their purchasing choices.

For further information or to RSVP about the Local Food Week events please contact Ania Upstill at ph: 0223181037 or email: localfoodstories@gmail.com

* By ‘local food’ we mean food produced within 120km of Wellington’s city centre


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