By Danielle Kutchel
With Cardinia Shire home to a multitude of farmers and growers, this National Agriculture Day, Friday 20 November, is the perfect time to acknowledge their work, according to Cardinia Food Circles.
After a turbulent 2020, ‘AgDay’, as it’s known, is chance to say thanks to the farmers who have continued to grow the food and fibre we all rely on.
Locals are being encouraged to come together in a Covid-safe manner to celebrate food and open spaces as part of an AgDay Long Table Lunch.
Families and friends can meet safely under Covid regulations in a celebration of locally produced food.
Find local farmers to support via the Cardinia Farm and Food directory, or via local Cardinia Shire Businesses listings. You can visit local food producers via Buy Local maps online.
For the bakers among us, try your hand at the 2020 AgDay Bake Off.
Whip up a country classic by following the Lamington recipe online at www.agday.org.au/bake-off, for your chance to be crowned the 2020 AgDay Bake Off Champion.
Cardinia Food Circles is encouraging members of the community to share their photos and stories to social media using the hashtags #CardiniaFarms #CardiniaFood #AgDayAU.
Find out more about AgDay 2020 at www.agday.org.au.