The hard working volunteer Food Revolution Day and Forbes Farmers Markets committee members did not let adverse weather conditions dampen their enthusiasm for the scheduled event held last weekend. The groups joined forces to provide the Forbes community with an opportunity to come together and cook good food and share skills, knowledge and resources.
Around 1800 people attended the morning which was filled with fresh food market stalls, food tasting, demonstrations and children’s activities. The Forbes community once again showed its diversity with the Bush Tucker and Multicultural Food tasting stall which provided samples of kangaroo, crocodile, emu, damper, sushi and Iranian cuisine.
The CWA night branch potted seedlings and Forbes Neighbourhood Watch were busy with Fruit Faces. Matt Pearce demonstrated how to make Mini Vegetable Gardens in large pots which were later won by twelve lucky attendees. Tammy Montgomery from Forbes North Public School gave an interesting presentation on kitchen skills and how to make Bircher Muesli which is one of the recognised Food Revolution recipes.