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.
Introducing Food & Fibre Gippsland
Morwell Manny's Market is a supplier of quality fresh Fruit and Vegetables servicing the commercial and hospitality industries, as well as the general public.A thriving hub in the Latrobe Valley community where their Retail store is constantly packed full of the freshest produce. They're dedicated to providing wholesale customers with a 5 star customer experience, delivering free to their door, six days a week.
Patties Foods, is an Australian food manufacturing company that produces meat pies, baked goods, frozen fruits, and pre-made desserts. Patties Foods is represented in the Australian market by the Four'N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna's, Chefs Pride, Boscastle and Snowy River brands. They are the creators of irresistible comfort foods !
Food waste is a 20 billion dollar a year problem in Australia. One of Food & Fibre Gippsland members, a fresh produce retailer and wholesaler based in the Latrobe Valley, has introduced an innovative solution to the region with a dehydrator system that converts food waste to a nutrient-rich fertilizer.
Interested in social innovation and social entrepreneurship within the Gippsland food system? Have a read of this recently published report by our Acting CEO, Dr. Nicola Watts.
Drying is one of the most common operations in food and feed production yet it is often poorly understood and inefficient. This short course in drying technology, presented in cooperation with CSIRO, combines the practical perspective of experienced industry professionals with the in-depth technical knowledge of drying processes.