Keen eye on local produce

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Chef Rodriguez Juan Antonio, importer Sebastion Chia, WA Trade Commission agrifood business development manager Natalie Tan, all visiting from Singapore, and Southern Forests Food Council executive chairman Bevan Eatts, look at some of the region’s produce on Friday.
Camera IconChef Rodriguez Juan Antonio, importer Sebastion Chia, WA Trade Commission agrifood business development manager Natalie Tan, all visiting from Singapore, and Southern Forests Food Council executive chairman Bevan Eatts, look at some of the region’s produce on Friday. Credit: Cecilia Allen

THE Southern Forests Food Council hosted a group of delegates from Singapore and Hong Kong to Manjimup on Friday for a look at local produce.

The group consisted of chefs, exporters and food enthusiasts, who were visiting parts of the South West.

The visit was organised through the South West Development Commission, the WA Trade Commission and Tourism WA.

SFFC executive Bevan Eatts said the guests would be treated to a tour of some farms, including The Truffle and Wine Co, Chestnut Grove, Fontanini Fruit and Nut Farm and Blue Ridge Marron before heading off to Margaret River the next day.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to promote the region,” Mr Eatts said.

“It’s a good way for us to showcase our produce, introduce producers to exporters and hopefully get some direct sales and develop export markets.”

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