After decades of eating refined foods, communities in Australia care more about where their food comes from, and it’s opening up huge possibilities for small artisan producers to bring their fare to your table. Artisan food in Australia made by creative food artisans has an allure that is irresistable, and seeing the change in attitudes to food, farming and sustainability in Australia will give you a true appreciation of the journey food takes to reach your plate, a sincere respect for Australia artisan food makers and an understanding that a sustainable food system does not, and cannot, exist in a mass production food factory located half way around the planet.
Big Heart Bamboo was founded in 2014 by second generation bamboo farmer, Becky Dart. Big Heart supplies sustainably grown, fresh edible premium bamboo shoots and bamboo tea on the Sunshine Coast.
The Mission: to create a tasty artisan preserve product that could be used with many dishes to make them daring and exciting! The Verdict: Bill's Beetroot Marmalade from Tasmania, lovingly peeled and handmade.Bill and Caroline run Tasmanian Gourmet Kitchen and the Beetroot Marmalade is proudly named after Bill himself, affectionately known as the world's best Kitchen Porter according to Caroline! Working late into the night peeling and chopping the little respected beetroot, Bill and Caroline then ensure that this delicious versatile product is freshly sourced and painstakingly hand made for you to enjoy. The marmalade goes on everything, though goats cheese seems to come up again and again as the selection of choice with which to try Bill's Marmalade and the other TGK products on offer!
Black Duck Brewery is renowned for having some of the best craft beer in NSW. Based in Port Macquarie, the Black Duck Brewery offers a friendly, relaxed venue to try the range of locally brewed artisan beers while you catch up with friends and family or just enjoy your break. With the full range beers on tap, local food platters, local produce, and much more , the Black Duck Brewery is a must visit destination on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Spend some time, meet the brewer, do the tour, and experience the very best in Artisan Beer making at Black Duck Brewery.
Founded through passion and a purchased roaster in 2008, Blue Sky Coffee has grown into the boutique roastery it is today. At its Newstead headquarters, you will find a funky cafe with friendly, knowledgeable baristas serving great coffees. We have a dedicated team freshly roasting premium beans for single origin or blends daily. We believe that freshness is of paramount importance. Fresh locally roasted coffee will always taste better than transported and stored coffee.We provide the freshest coffee because we locally hand roast small batches of coffee to order, package it immediately and supply it within days of roasting.
Award winning, handmade Tasmanian Dukkah - a middle eastern dipping spice made from a mixture of roasted nuts and spices and eaten traditionally with bread and olive oil. Tanya Schrama started her Dukkah business around four years ago in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. Artisan Spice and Herb makers love what they do and Tanya is no different. This is backed up by multiple awards won all over Tasmania. For authentic handmade Tassie Dukkah, including chilli, garlic, lemon pepper and cashew.