The food businesses will be part of the new Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) “New Producers’ Area”, which has been introduced for the first time at this year’s festival, to be held on 22-24 February at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Minister for Food and Regional Development, Gail Gago said emerging food producers will be given the opportunity to access an audience they previously may not have been able to target.
“The event provides a unique opportunity for our regional food businesses to showcase their products and collaborate with a range of groups who are working together to promote the best food and produce South Australia has to offer,” Ms Gago said.
“Exhibitors will offer tastings of their products, which range from capers, olive oil, pasta products, specialty cheeses, organic products, spices and a vast selection of chocolates and sweet treats.
“The enthusiasm and excitement from South Australia’s new producers to be involved has been impressive.
“Up to 8,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival, all of which will be lucky to have the chance to try and buy new and exciting local products.
“I commend the collaboration between Regional Food Groups, Food SA, Farmers’ Markets, Adelaide Convention Centre and PIRSA to help realise this opportunity for participants.
Supporting this initiative forms part of the State Government’s strategy to grow South Australia’s competitive edge as a producer of premium food and wine from our clean environment.
PIRSA New Producers’ Area exhibitors:
Spice for All Seasons, spice blends: Rowland Flat, Barossa
Talinga Grove, extra virgin olive oils, infused oils, kalamata olives: Strathalbyn, Fleurieu Peninsula
Pangkarra Foods, wholegrain pasta products: Clare, Mid North
Nelshaby Capers: Nelshaby, Yorke and Mid North
My Divine Foods, Thai and Indian curry pastes, wine / vinegar sticky reductions, savoury and dessert dips: Coromandel Valley, Onkaparinga
Marcus Booth-Remmers, chocolate products made using single origin beans: Mylor, Adelaide Hills Kolophon Capers: Barmera, Riverland
Kangarilla Creamery, soft marinated and mature cow and goat milk cheeses: Kangarilla, Fleurieu Peninsula
Geralton Hill, chocolate and almond toffee products: Bute, Mid North
Beach Organics, certified organic value added products including condiments: Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula
Matjarra, fresh herbs grown in Port Victoria, Ceduna, and Port Lincoln
The Cellar Door Wine Festival is one of number of partnerships PIRSA has cultivated to increase recognition of South Australia’s premium food and wine, including the high standards of its producers, and the regions from where it comes.
More than 150 South Australian wineries will showcase their wines alongside the emerging food producers at this year’s Cellar Door Wine Festival, which is expecting to attract thousands of visitors over the three days.
For more information about the Cellar Door Wine Festival, visit: www.cellardoorfestival.com