Social Food Project
“Building a fair food community through events, experiences and collaborations.”
A few weeks ago I shot the fifth edition of the Farmer to Table dinner, hosted by the Social Food Project at the CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick. The night included a three course meal curated by Melbourne-based chef, Ben McMenamin, and was centred around the great work of three local producers, who each spoke in depth about their contribution to the environment and the community.
We heard from Ant, the unique owner of Tellurian Fruit Gardens. With no background in farming, Ant decided to spend a few years of labour on various small-scale ethical farms. He now rents an established organic fruit orchard in Victoria. Ant is passionate about building food sovereignty and resilient local food systems through farmers markets and Community Supported Agriculture.
We also heard from Quentin Berthonneau, the passionate baker behind the iconic, transparent Q Le Baker in Prahran Market. Quentin acquires locally milled flour every week and has a team of exceptional local professionals who make every loaf, pastry and baked good shine.
And finally we heard from Kirsty and Pat, founders of Farm Raiser is a community project establishing market gardens on vacant land in schools. Existing currently on Wurundjeri land in Naarm. Farm Raiser also produces veggie boxes to feed the local community and delivers a long term learning resource, community hub & healthy fundraising opportunity.
The Social Food Project hosts not only pop-up dinners like this one, but also cooking workshops, private catering, food consulting, content creation, zero-waste products and interactive presentations.
“The Social Food Project manages a range unique food projects where you get to join a community of people interested in learning how to purchase, eat, and live more sustainably. “