Regional NSW businesses on show at Fine Food Australia next week

30 August 2011

Andrew Stoner and Adrian Piccoli with Redbelly Citrus and Dissegna products

A group of 16 businesses from regional NSW will showcase their food and beverage products in Sydney next week to a national and international food trade audience at Fine Food Australia.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner said the companies will participate on the Flavours of NSW stand from September 5-8, funded by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment.

"The NSW Government is committed to helping small businesses in regional NSW attract new markets for their products," Mr Stoner said.

"By organising a Flavours of NSW stand, we can help small food and beverage businesses to maintain a more cost-effective and stronger group presence at this important trade show.

"Exhibitors on the NSW stand will aim to secure domestic and international distributors, local retailers including delis, gourmet stores and supermarkets, as well as pick up business in the hospitality and food service industry."

Fine Food Australia is the nation's largest food and hospitality industry event. Fine Food Australia usually attracts around 24,000 trade buyers from the retail, food service, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.

For more information on Fine Food Australia, visit www.finefoodaustralia.com.au

The NSW businesses on the Flavours of NSW stand are:

Blue  Mountains
Blue Mountains food business, blue M food co will showcase its preserves, chilli jams, relishes and lemon butters. The blue M food co. business began when owners Jeanette Grice and Tony McQuillan moved to Katoomba from Sydney. A neighbour gave them a bag of lemons from which they produced 15 jars of lemon butter which they sold at a market in Wentworth Falls. The company now produces a range of sweet and savoury products that are exported overseas.
For more information on blue M food co., go to www.bluemfood.com.au   

Hunter region
Oz Tukka is a small company based at Lake  Macquarie which produces gourmet Australian native spices, macadamia nut oil and dukkah, and a gluten free muffin mix. For more information, go to www.oztukka.com.au

Morpeth Sourdough is a bakery owned and operated by members of the famous Arnotts family. The bakery produces sourdough bread, muesli, gingerbread, crisps, croutons and grissini which it sells wholesale in NSW.
For more information, go to www.morpethsourdough.com.au

Tar10 manufactures bottles of gourmet chutney, relish, sauces, infused oils and vinegars made from locally-grown Australian produce.
For more information go to www.tar10.com.au

Sprocket Roasters produces gourmet roasted coffee using carbon-neutral technology in Newcastle. Coffee blends include Green Galaxy, Sprocket Rocket and Supa Nova. For more information, go to www.sprocketroasters.com.au

Mid North Coast
Unique Australian Beverages, which trades as Namastae Chai, specialises in natural masala powdered chai. For more information on Unique Australian Beverages Pty Ltd and Namastae Chai, go to www.uab.net.au

Northern Inland
Bingara business, JAC Wagyu will showcase its Kobe style boxed Wagyu meat for export and domestic markets. Owners, Jason and Ann Lewis are fourth generation farmers operating in the Gwydir Valley. They produce naturally-fed Wagyu beef using low stress handling techniques.
For more information on JAC Wagyu, go to www.jacwagyu.com.au     

Northern Rivers
Salumi Australia is an Australian-owned and operated boutique smallgoods manufacturing business. Salumi produces a variety of Italian fermented sausages, and cured and air-dried pork products such as guanciale, pancetta and lonza.
For more information, go to www.salumi.com.au

Hills of Byron grows, harvests, processes, dries, roasts, packs and sells its own 100 per cent Arabica coffee. The Arabica coffee beans are sourced from its own plantation of 18,000 coffee trees and others within the Byron hinterland.
For more information, go to www.hillsofbyron.com.au

Duck Creek Macadamias produce gourmet sweet and savoury macadamia snacks which are distributed throughout Australia and internationally.
For more information go to www.duck-creek.com

Orana region
Murrungundy Pistachios is a small family farm located at Elong Elong near Wellington, run by Richard and Diana Barton. Their pistachio business began in the late 1970s when Richard and his father sought to diversify from cattle.
For more information, go to www.pistachionut.com.au

Riverina
Redbelly Citrus brings a family history of growing blood orange varieties in Sicily to its business in Australia, producing fresh blood oranges as well as juices, marmalades and conserves.
For more information, go to www.redbellycitrus.com.au

Dissegna DD&D produces olive oil, prunes, rice and vegetable seed crops from the Dissegna family farms in Griffith.
For more information, go to www.dissegna.com.au

South Coast
Campbell Foods Australia from Narrabarba will be showcasing its beef, lamb, veal and condiments, salts and seasonings. The company also recently added chocolates, cookies and candy to its product range.
For more information, go to www.campbellfoods.com.au 

Southern Inland
York Foods from Goulburn has been feeding the world since 1935 and was a key supplier of beef dripping for Britain in the Second World War. The company's products now include Wagyu oil, beef dripping, pork lard, and mutton fat for use in cooking.
For more information on York Foods Pty Ltd, go to www.yorkfoods.com.au  

Poachers Pantry from Hall is a gourmet smoke house, owned and operated for 20 years by Susan and Robert Bruce, producing high quality smoked meat, poultry, game and vegetables. Poachers Pantry also began producing hot and cold smoked meats, poultry and game in 1991.
For more information, go to www.poacherspantry.com.au