Six months ago 11 local, likeminded producers formed the Southern Gippsland Paddock to Plate group and undertook a Certified Land Management workshop. Last week we all had an on-farm audit to assess how we were progressing with the management plans we set back then. We passed!
By way of celebration the 11 local producers who have taken part in this were given an opportunity to showcase their products to friends, family, consumers and the organisers behind making this process possible (huge thanks go out to Landcare and the Catchment Management Authority in our area who provided the funding making this all possible). Marty and chef Trevor from Moos at Meeniyan prepared a sumptuous menu for the #sglnonaplate event with a taster of everyones product. We supplied some stewing steak which was turned into a mouthwatering beef bourguignon. This is the first time Scorrybreck Farm Highland beef has been put out publicly and we are overwhelmed with the positive feedback we have had.
The evening also gave us a chance to network and tell people about our enterprises and what changes and plans we have put in place since starting the CLM workshop. Everyone was so interested in what we did and how each enterprise was different. I can’t really do it justice on here telling you what a wonderful evening and opportunity we had. The ABC have a nice little writeup and audio interview about the event if you follow the link below.