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

Have you ever tried to organise an event using produce from your local region?  Farmer Meets Foodie founder Erica Hughes did this and came across the challenges of not knowing what produce was in season, which farmers would have it and which would be able to provide the quantities she was after. As a small farmer herself she realised this would be even more difficult for restaurants and cafes who potentially didn’t know any farmers.  This is where Farmer Meets Foodie was born.

Farmer Meets Foodie founder Erica Hughes lives on a small farm in Far North Queensland with her husband, son and daughter.  The whole family is passionate about supporting farmers in getting good value for their products, sharing the stories behind how food is grown and supporting commercial foodies in their commitment to using local produce.


Farmer Meets Foodie has been focussed in North Queensland where the idea was hatched, we are currently focussed on making our services availble throughout Queensland and Northern NSW.  We also have businesses from across Australia testing the site for us and welcome more, if you’re a commercial foodie or producer anywhere in Australia please feel free to trial the site and let us know what food events and field days are coming up in your region and we’ll aim to get there next!  contact us here

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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!


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 getting local produce on the menu!  Our mission is to connect producers with commercial foodies.