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14 EpisodesProduced by Peter KenyonWebsite

Exploring the food culture of Victoria's North East

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Pod 14: Connection to country: terroir

June 30th, 2021


Wine is frequently celebrated and understood for its connection to landscape. It reveals time, place, landscape and maker. Beechworth is regarded as one of Australia's premier wine regions. One of the smallest wine …

Pod 13: Sizing up to stay on top

April 28th, 2021


Keith Nightingale has been growing apples for 68 years. From 20 acres in Doncaster he and his brother stepped up to 100 acres at Wandiligong in Victoria's alpine North East. Since then they've expanded their Wandiligong …

Pod 12: Value is more than money

April 8th, 2021


Charlie Showers and Jade Miles eat a lot of apples. As heritage apple growers in Stanley, you might say apples have completely bitten them. Like me, they've watched apple orchards being torn out and felt more than a …

Pod 11: The high cost of staying on the front foot

March 15th, 2021


Henry Hilton from Snowline Fruits is the last full time, career apple orchardist in Stanley. He's regarded by many in the industry as one of the best …

Pod 10: The growing scale of growing apples

January 17th, 2021


Rob Tully is a fifth-generation apple orchardist and also the last. Three generations of Tullys grew apples in Doncaster, now suburban Melbourne. In …

Pod 09: Evolving landscape: mines, pines and apples

December 30th, 2020


The Thompson family grew apples near Stanley for most of the twentieth century. Retired orchardist Giff Thompson recounts that his grandfather and …

Pod 08: When Cole was Stanley's king

November 26th, 2020


Peter Chambeyron's family has grown apples in the small horticultural community of Stanley for almost a century. He's tranformed Europa Gully Orchard …

Pod 07: Beechworth juicing apples yield clear opportunity

October 9th, 2020


Once prolific around Beechworth-Stanley, apple orchards have been disappearing from the landscape over decades. Andy Christesen is the last …

Pod 06: Yackandandah pair happily heads underground

September 4th, 2020


Now closed, Lauren Salathiel and Chris McGorlick ran their cafe Saint Monday as a 'third place' in Yackandandah, where community culture - both arts …

Pod 05: Joan bowls some home economy

September 4th, 2020


Beechworth's Joan Simms OAM discusses home economics with me, how it was taught via the New South Wales' government's agriculture and education …

Pod 04: Beechworth Natural Farm sprouts fresh ideas

September 2nd, 2020


Ada and Pat Mickan talk with me about their certified biodynamic Beechworth Natural Farm where they produce fresh vegetables for the local market.

Pod 03: Jack's Wangaratta beans talk

September 2nd, 2020


Jack Herry grows fresh vegetables for the local market on rich soil in North Wangaratta. Herry's Harvest is a passion and a life purpose for Jack.

Pod 02: Lawyer shovels into high-value land

September 2nd, 2020


Matt Grogan, a Staghorn Flat market gardener and Beechworth lawyer, discusses the challenges of growing food in a region of high valuable land.

Pod 01: FoodShare chief talks food insecurity

September 2nd, 2020


More North East Victorian and border community residents suffer food insecurity. The bushfires of summer 2020 changed the way our region's food relief agency went about its business. Now COVID-19 has had its own impact.

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