April 14, 2022

An update with Erica - Farmer Meets Foodie, FNQ online farmers market

An update with Erica - Farmer Meets Foodie,  FNQ online farmers market

One year on from my first conversation with Erica in April 2021, I catch up with Erica to chat and hear about how things are travelling, growing and going, in and around Mt Molloy, the tablelands and Cairns, and for the very special, regionally based virtual farmers market Farmer Meets Foodie that Erica created and operates with her family and colleagues. 

We chat about hospitality and tourism, is it bouncing back and what will it look like going forward? labour shortages, delicious organic seconds, COVID lockdowns and border closures, fuel prices and more.  So much has happened since we last spoke and it's been challenging times, but Farmer Meets Foodie has grown and is investing in its future plans.

Erica is a farmer, educator and former NRM practitioner in Queensland's Gulf Country. She is the founder of Farmer Meets Foodie that is very special online virtual farmers market, supported by clever local events and other support that nurture business-business, farmer-consumer, community and business development links and connections.  

The Open Food Network celebrates 10 years this month. Their gamechanging online market and distribution platform and networks, along with many local and regional farmers markets, networks and hubs are growing across the country and Farmer Meets Foodie and Erica are an inspirational part of the local and regional food innovation national scene who support farmers and consumers to connect n far north Queensland.

Bravo Erica - great to catch up with you! 

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