ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK

OUR PEOPLE

THE FACES OF F.O.O.D

THE PEOPLE OF F.O.O.D

Orange F.O.O.D Week celebrates the diverse and excellent regional produce from the district covering the three local government areas of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne. It is our local producers that make our F.O.O.D Week festival possible. Meet our ‘People of F.O.O.D’ and learn more about their stories.

Paling Yards Grove

Paling Yards Olive Grove began when Ross and Trish Bragg planted 2,000 young olive trees in 1999. There are now 3,000 trees on the family run property located 35 kilometres west of Orange in NSW. It is a complete family effort with Ross and Trish’s son and daughter...

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Windowrie Estate

Windowrie is a family owned and operated wine company. Based 26km from Cowra the vineyard was established in 1987 with an initial planting of 60 acres. By 1991 Windowrie had 150 acres under vine – both ‘traditional’ and ‘non traditional’ varieties. Traditional...

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Wallington Wines

The Wallingtons moved from Sydney to established their vineyard in 1990. Since Anthony’s death in 2003, Margaret and her 4 daughters have continued to produce carefully crafted wines and have embraced the principals of organic and biodynamic agriculture. On their...

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Trunkey Bacon & Pork

We are a locally owned and run family business since 2001. We pride ourselves on the quality of our pork and smallgoods. This is where you find all-Australian 100% locally-grown pork products, totally free from antibiotic and hormone treatment. All products are...

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thegarlicsmith

Here, we create garlic... We at thegarlicsmith know that garlic grows best in cooler temperatures, so our location is ideal for growing and harvesting. We sow from disease-free Australian garlic that is organically grown in the rich, fertile, volcanic soils on the...

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The Agrestic Grocer

The Agrestic Grocer is a delightful cafe and grocery with a focus on the local produce that Orange is famous for. Every product has a story, from the Badlands Beer to the beef to the heirloom carrots. with a grocery store at the back and lunch til late, this the...

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Swinging Bridge Estate

Swinging Bridge Estate was first planted in 1995 by the Ward and the Payten families with an initial planting of Shiraz and Chardonnay. The Home Block vineyard is located to the south of Canowindra in the Central Ranges of New South Wales (45 minutes drive south west...

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Straniero Olive Oil

Straniero olive grove was established in 1998 in the central west of NSW, 10km north of Canowindra in the Cabonne Shire. The grove of 4ha is planted in a rich alluvial soil type. The area enjoys a mediterranean climate ideal for growing olives. The oil is pressed...

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Sallydale Organics

Sallydale Organic Fruit and Vegetable Farm has been certified for 20 years, making it the oldest organic farm in the central tablelands area. Welcome to Sallydale Organic Farm, the oldest certified organic farm in the Central Tablelands of NSW. Our 40 acre farm is...

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Franklin Road Preserves

Having made pickles for our family and friends for several years, they encouraged us to sell the pickles rather than give them away, thus Franklin Road Preserves was launched in 2013. We are fortunate to have a larger than average back yard with excellent soils which...

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Philip Shaw Wines

The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo (vineyard site) in 1988. Philip spent years investigating and exploring many regions within Australia until by accident Philip noticed the undulating roll of the countryside when flying over the Orange region....

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Orange Mountain Wines

Orange Mountain Wines is a 5 Star Winery in James Halliday’s 2015 Wine Companion. Out of all the Orange wineries, Orange Mountain Wines has been considered to be one of the most innovative.
2015 and 2016 are proving to be great for Terry with

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Orange Apples

Orange and its surrounding villages will hold the annual Orange Apple Festival in May 2017. The aim is to celebrate the districts rich history of being an apple growing region. The Orange Apple Festival wants to extend the invitation to all members of the district and...

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Montoro Wines

Montoro Wines is located in the cool climate growing area of Orange in the Central Highlands of New South Wales. Montoro Wines is situated on the Cargo Road to the west of Orange in the Cabonne Shire
We are positioned at approximately 900

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Mandagery Creek Venison

Mandagery Creek Australian Farmed Venison was established in July 2002 with a commitment to process superior, young Australian Red deer. We produce a lean and subtle venison that is an exciting, accessible and healthy alternative red meat. A family business, Mandagery...

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Kurrafalls Farm

At Kurrafalls Farm our key priority is the welfare and humane treatment of our animals. All our animals are free range and pasture fed. We don't use chemicals, antibiotics or unsustainable farming practices. We aim to supply our local community with a higher welfare...

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Kalavista Organics

ue and Steve Brown bought Lot 8 of a community title farm called Rivers Road Organic Farms on the Belubula River at Canowindra in Central West NSW in 2004and had a tree change by moving there with their two young sons to build a strawbale house and live in a more...

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Groundstone Cafe

Nestled in the Orange Regional Museum Precinct, Groundstone is the central hub for fresh, seasonal, local meals. Including coffee, breakfast and lunch daily as well as stocking local shelf staples. Find out more about Groundstone...

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Fresh Pastures

Fresh Pastures produce is grown on ‘Glenroy’, a 400 hectare property owned by Ian and Sharon Chapman. ‘Glenroy’ is located at Store Creek, 50 kms north of Orange, in the Central West of New South Wales. At ‘Glenroy’, we love producing excellent pastured products such...

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Fourjay Farms

Fourjay Farms is a two generation family business that grows, harvests, processes and produces a range of hazelnut products. Our emphasis is on the production of high quality, healthy kernels that are freshly cracked for our customers. Our goal is to provide a...

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Delish Food Catering

Catering, functions and food - At Delish Food Catering, we are passionate about the food we serve and the customers who enjoy it. We have been trading in the beautiful city of Orange for almost 10 years, bringing you a wealth of experience and local knowledge to make...

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Colmar Estate

A very determined block of land - no one was ever going to tell our special block of land what grape varieties would produce great wines from its ancient soils. In typical Australian fashion many grape varieties were trialled, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and...

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De Salis Wines

De Salis is a small, family winery located at an altitude of 1050m on the northern slope of Mt Canobolas on our, ‘Lofty Vineyard’ in the cool climate region of Orange. Our minimalist winemaking philosophy is borne from a desire to capture the seasonal ebb and flow,...

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Chocolate on Purpose

Chocolate on Purpose® is a proud Australian owned business creating handcrafted chocolate out of Millthorpe, a heritage listed town in the Central West of NSW. This area of NSW has developed a reputation as a premier gourmet food district and the Chocolate on Purpose®...

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Charred Kitchen & Bar

We welcome you to the newest relaxed dining venue in Orange NSW. We would like to invite you to join us as we use the finest local and international produce & ingredients . Our food takes inspiration from our travels across the globe and is designed to be shared....

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Carbeen Pastured Produce

At Carbeen Pastured Produce our farming practices are based on holistic farming principles. We are focused on improving the health of our soil. The health of our soil is the key to healthy plants, healthy animals and our ultimate outcome, producing healthy, nourishing...

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Canobolas Smith Wines

Canobolas~Smith Wines is one of the oldest and most significant Orange producers of premium cool-climate wines. The vineyard and winery was established by Murray Smith and his family in 1986. After a lengthy search for a site with the ideal combination of climate,...

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Bloodwood Wines

No one on the land ever really owns anything. At the very best we are granted, via the cultural norms of society through the cautious largesse of nature, the responsibility and privilege to be a short term custodians of land. It is our duty to future generations,...

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Bills Beans

The Sydney based coffee roastery moved to town in November 2007, opening an espresso bar and moving their coffee roaster to a converted butcher’s shop in East Orange, lovingly known as Bills Beans. Since then we have grown our roasting business to bursting point from...

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Bell Hill Homestead

"Bell Hill" is a private, stylish and inviting home situated on a hill overlooking its picturesque working 2000 acre property. It is conveniently located only 10 mins drive (on tar road) from Orange city and its well know restaurants, wineries and Duntreyleague Golf...

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CURRENT COMMITTEE

The current F.O.O.D Week committee is made up of a wide representation of professionals from the hospitality, tourism, producers, winegrowing and services industries.

2016 /2017 Committee: James Sweetapple, Michael Sobotta, Len Bennett, Christine Williams, Richard Dowling, David Crawley, Gail Kendall, Hugh Rasmussen and Michael Abberton.