Food and Agriculture Minister tests strawberries and tomatoes for Wanneroo Show

Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, Wanneroo Agricultural Society president Michael Aspinall and Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Picture: Martin Kennealey d488970
Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, Wanneroo Agricultural Society president Michael Aspinall and Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Picture: Martin Kennealey d488970

FOOD and Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan checked on the quality of produce at the Wanneroo Show this morning, doing a blind taste test of tomatoes and strawberries.

The MP personally sponsored a fresh produce award for the Wanneroo Agricultural Society event, called the ‘Take the taste test’.

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton with honey judges Tom Coy, Brian Wickens, and Joy Coy.

“The pleasure in food is taste,” she said.

“We all remember the tastes of homegrown tomatoes and strawberries from our childhood – but we have often sacrificed taste for shelf life.

“We want to make taste great again.

“This blind test will allow us to look past how pretty fresh produce is to focus in on the taste: the part of food that matters most.”

Honey judging.

The award had three categories – hydroponic, home grown and field grown – and visitors will get to sample fresh produce throughout the show on November 23 and 24 and cast a vote for the best tasting strawberry or tomato.