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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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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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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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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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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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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Edwena Mitchell Catering

With over 25 years of experience there is no job too big or too odd for Edwena Mitchell and her team, off-site catering is her specialty!  Edwena has been involved in FOOD Week since it began, and her panna cottas at the Night Markets are legendary.  As is her Pork...

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Silver Compass Tours

Curators of charming food and wine travel experiences, Silver Compass Tours specialise in hosted and packaged weekends for special events to the cool-climate wine growing region of Orange and the Central West region in New South Wales, Australia. Our carefully curated...

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Red Chilli Deli

The Red Chilli Deli is a family owned and run gourmet delicatessen / providore which opened its doors on the 27th of November 2007 showcasing over 50 Hams, Salamis and other small goods, assorted cheeses, assorted cakes, pies and cooked meals and over a 1000 shelf...

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Greentrees Gourmet Preserves

Greentrees Gourmet Preserves has been operating since January, 1994. They started due to the faith the local Visitors Centre had in their products. Greentrees began as a 2 room bed and breakfast – the first in the City of Orange area – some eight months earlier in...

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See Saw Wine

See Saw wines are all about balance. From our cool climate vineyards, through to our sustainable practices and balanced approach to wine making we aim to achieve the perfect balance. Nurturing this land to bring out our grapes’ finest qualities requires one thing...

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Cargo Road Wines

James Sweetapple is a winemaker from Cargo Road Wines, the President of F.O.O.D Week Inc., and the brains behind the widely successful FORAGE event that is held during F.O.O.D Week each year. Originally a city boy, James’ mother was a caterer – from her domestic...

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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.