It's getting harder and harder to create and share a meal together without running into laws that say:
You can't share an annual farm-slaughtered steer with your family, OR
You can't grab a bottle of milk directly from your dairy-farming neighbour's vat next door, OR
You can't spend the day transforming a pig into a great variety of salami for everyone to take home and cure in their sheds (just like they still do across Italy).
For farmers who want to do their own value adding and sell their produce directly, regulations can be cost prohibitive or criminalising. That's why the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is raising money for a Legal Defence Fund - to defend farmers' and eaters' rights to collectively determine their own food and agriculture systems! We hope that all attendees on the day will support this cause and make a donation.
Join us on Tarrawalla Farm for a rousing potluck lunch to celebrate the food traditions that nourish our communities over a variety of foods that you can’t buy! Tammi Jonas from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance & Jonai Farms will be in attendance to talk all things food and answer any questions you may have regarding the establishment of the Australian Farmer to Consumer Legal Defence Fund.
Bring anything that is homemade, wild-caught, shed-brewed, fermented, unpasteurised, air-cured or dry-aged. In other words all the good stuff that we all eat but too often can’t buy or sell! And if you’re all out of your own wholesome illicit produce, come along anyway and share in the bounty!