Gippsland’s vibrant food and fibre production and processing sector plays a major role in the region’s economy and the resilience of its communities. It also contributes significantly to the Victorian economy.
Gippsland’s abundant quality produce is enjoyed by consumers locally, in Melbourne, as well as across other parts of Victoria, Australia and the world.
Food & Fibre Gippsland aims to be an integral support and stakeholder in projects, initiatives and activities that make a positive impact on productivity, profitability, prosperity, people and in the bigger picture, the planet.
A treacherous cove at Cape Conran is the inspiration for the name and the spirit of Sailor's Grave, brews inspired by the ocean and rural living. A sea change and love for beer prompted Chris & Gab Moore to assemble East Gippsland’s newest brewery in the abandoned 1893 Orbost Butter and Produce factory – not far from where Gabs grew up. The pair live with their children on a family farm at Point Ricardo on the coast, and source buckets of inspiration from their surroundings. Their beers are shaped by the ever-present coastal elements that dominate life here and rooted in the farms and plains where the Snowy River meets the sea. Sailor's Grave will make the most of the bountiful land around where they live and work, by incorporating indignous botanicals picked in the bush, salt, weed and sea life harvested from river and ocean, fruits, grains & produce from local farms & orchards and wild yeasts from thair backyard. Chris and Gab plan to keep the beers approachable even when they get adventurous. The pair have big plans for an array of limited edition seasonally inspiresd beers. Beers from the deep sou'east
At David Lucke's, we pride ourselves on being a great place to shop if you want the best in fresh product and local produce at competitive prices. Our store has a great selection of quality meat products, fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables and everything else you need to turn them into fantastic meals.Located on the banks of the Mitchell River, David Lucke’s Fresh Food market has been in its current location since May 2005.
The Victorian Country Market kicks off this weekend. An e-commerce initiative to promote the best that regional Victoria has to offer, the Victorian Country Market will provide a digital space to promote food & fibre businesses and receive support from local communities. From this Sunday May 17 suppliers of the best produce, products and services from around regional Victoria will have the opportunity to sell products with the support of an online platform.
An engaging online presence allowed the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days to deliver significant benefit to the horticulture industry last week, whilst adhering to strict rules to comply with COVID-19 regulations.
A high-profile industry Awards Presentation Gala Dinner to announce winners of the 2020 Excellence in Agribusiness Awards will be held on later in the year due to COVID-19. Our new date will be Friday November 20 at the Cobb & Co Stables in Sale. Tickets will go on sale in Spring and the evening will feature a feast of local produce and a whole lot of fun celebrating the quality and diversity of agribusiness in the region.