WESTERN suburbs food lovers can rejoice as Presbyterian Ladies’ College introduces a new food event to its calendar this month.
Farm2Fork was established by the Peppermint Grove school’s boarding community to showcase some of the State’s top produce through a gourmet food experience.
The inaugural event will celebrate WA produce, while educating foodies about farm to fork dining, with more than 20 dishes on offer, including lamb, pork, beef, seafood, vegetables and grains, as well as fine wines and craft beer.
All food and drinks will be sourced from WA producers, with many attending the event to talk to guests about how and where their produce comes from.
PLC Old Collegian Sara Wilson (nee Horwood, 1981) and her husband Keith will be showcasing their dorper lamb and free-range eggs from their farm Gimlet Grove, located in Jilakin Downs, three hours southeast of Perth.
“These sorts of events where producers and consumers can connect and learn more about where their food comes from are vital to ensuring that we continue to eat and enjoy fresh, local ingredients,” Mrs Wilson said. “We have some of the nation’s most amazing produce available in Western Australia and supporting local farmers and local produce ensures that this quality can continue for generations to come.”
The Wilsons’ participation in PLC Farm2Fork is a family affair, as Sara and Keith’s youngest daughter, Emma, is currently a Year 11 boarder at PLC and their eldest daughter, Annabel, graduated from PLC last year.
“I’m really looking forward to the night and being able to talk with consumers about the produce they will be eating,” Mrs Wilson said.
“I encourage anyone who’s coming along to have a chat to any of the producers that will be there.
“It’s a great chance to connect and understand how your food makes it to your plate.”
Principal Dr Kate Hadwen, a former boarder from rural WA, said she was passionate about supporting boarding families and educating people more broadly about agriculture.
“Farm2Fork is going to be a very special event and we hope that after a successful first year, the event will become a staple on the Perth food scene in years to come,” she said.
“There are some mouth-watering dishes on the menu so far, with more than 20 to try.
“Combining good food and great company, it’s going to be a night to remember and all in support of our PLC Boarding House.”