bridging the gap between the farm gate and the commercial kitchen
putting fresh local produce into the right hands

An Atherton beef producer has hatched an innovative new smart phone app that cuts out the middle man, by connecting chefs with fresh, local produce from our own backyard.#9News |

Posted by 9 News Far North Queensland on Friday, 27 October 2017

Local Connections for Producers

and Commercial Foodies

Farmer Meets Foodie connects farmers, harvesters, graziers and growers directly to restaurants, cafes, food trucks and caterers who have a passion for using local produce.  We are passionate about telling the story behind how produce is grown and prepared, the work that goes into it, the challenges, the innovation and creation that is making Australian produce sort after worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that Australia’s amazing produce is available locally, close to where its grown or harvested, in our restaurants, cafes and at events.  There are challenges around making that a reality.  Farmer Meets Foodie is addressing these challenges, making it easier for producers and commercial foodies to find each other, to tell the stories behind their businesses, to buy and sell produce locally.  Farmer Meets Foodie provides a first class service to make local produce available across all regions of Australia.

Community Engagement in

Sustainable Land Management

Farmer Meets Foodie runs small events to engage producers, community, youth and children in sustainable agriculture. Our most recent events include the Farmer Meets Foodie Forum and Sustainability Day Out. We are passionate about showcasing producers and harvesters that are going the extra mile to grow and harvest with the environment in mind and sharing this with the wider community. If you are planning an event or looking for someone to plan for you – a showcase of sustainable agriculture in your region, a local produce lunch, an environmental day out for schools or a bus tour for youth, contact us to get the best in events with a sustainability and local produce focus.

Founder Erica Hughes has more than 10 years experience in running activities focussed on sustainability for all sectors of the community, she has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Applied Science, a Permaculture Design Certificate and 20 years experience across the fields of Landcare, Rangelands, Environmental Education and Natural Resource Managment. Visit our event page to see our most recent activities!


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Connecting local farmers with local consumers

Farmer Meets Foodie is all about having local produce on the menu!  Our mission is to connect commercial foodies to producers.


Farmer Meets Foodie is about bridging the gap between the farm gate and the commercial kitchen, connecting commercial foodies to the grower.We have developed an easy and interactive way to find out who has what growing and who is looking to buy in your local area.  Farmers, Harversters and Producers will be able to update what produce they have available when.  Chefs, Restaurants, Cafes, Caterers, Green Grocers and Butchers will be able to register what they are looking to source, send call outs when they need something urgently and see what's available in their area.  Our FMF platform is live and available for 28 days free trial.  Be one of the first to join the Local Produce Revolution!

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Farmer Meets Foodie is all about having local produce on the menu!  Our mission is to connect commercial foodies to producers.