The Slow Food Saddleback AGM was held on Wednesday 17 October at Silica Restaurant in Kiama. The Office Bearers for the coming year are:
Leader: Celia Wade
Treasurer/ Ticket Secretary: Michael Blythe
Secretary: Barbara Khalifa
Committee Members: Carolyn Evans, Judith Ball, Rhonni Garven and Ros Markezic.
The meeting was followed by a delicious Celebrating Growing Locally dinner which included home grown radish, golden beetroot, red vein sorrel, silverbeet, rainbow chard, kale, shallots, leeks, cos lettuce and celery. The amazingly tender organic grass fed lamb was sourced from the Riverina and the free range chickens came from Thirlmere Poultry. Sourced even closer to home was Pecora Dairy’s raw milk cheese. Two very pleasant wines were selected to complement the meal. Silica restaurant is certainly doing some good things – a big thank you to the owners and staff.
Chris Bridger from Mahbrook Organics was the keynote speaker and gave a very interesting talk outlining the development of the Albion Park farm he and his brother took over some five years ago. With its rich alluvial soil and hot house igloos the farm is continuing to increase its production of certified organic vegetables.