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Fresh from the box

October 14, 2014 |


Someone calls from the open door.

Fiona goes to see who it is. “Oh, hi… it’s our Ooooby delivery. Thanks for that”, she says as she takes two large, brown cardboard boxes from him.

“Enjoy it”, says the delivery … Read More

Connection remade

April 12, 2014 |

It was good to meet Robert again because he is one of the pioneers of Australia’s fair food movement… Read More

In Sydney, a new food enterprise

February 19, 2014 |

When Ooooby — Out Of Our Own Backyards — took over Food Connect Sydney I experienced a little reticence because here was a food system from Auckland, New Zealand, expanding to Sydney.Read More

The conviviality of Food Connect eaters

April 11, 2013 |

RANDWICK CITY COUSIN might not be the largest in the Sydney Food Connect galaxy, but it’s perhaps one of the more social.

That’s guessing of course, and I don’t want to put other City Cousins’ noses out of joint by … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: New opportunity in fresh food-Food Connect comes to Randwick

April 15, 2010 |

Here is a media release I edited and distributed on behalf of Food Connect Sydney


Issued: 16 April 2010A

A new opportunity in fresh food:
Food Connect comes to Randwick!

Randwick residents have a new option when it comes to choosing tasty, locally grown food, now that Randwick City Council is to lend support to the new Food Connect Sydney initiative in the Eastern Suburbs.

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Why is Food Connect taking off?

February 22, 2010 | 7

…by Russ Grayson.

FOOD CONNECT… it’s a bit like a contagion really, something that is rapidly spreading through viral replication.

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In Adelaide and Sydney, a tasty future beckons

February 22, 2010 |

Story & photo essay: Russ Grayson

Plains To Plate Food Convergence, Adelaide, mid-February 2010

AFTER ALL THE PLANNING and problem solving, after all the talking and thinking, the moment had arrived.

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Food Connect pioneer at TransitionSydney’s Cafe Conversations

July 24, 2009 | 1

Story & photos: Russ Grayson

IF YOU EVER WANTED EVIDENCE that community food systems are riding the wave of the future, you need look no further than Food Connect. Brisbane’s premier community food system, Food Connect now boasts  around 75 core and 30 peripheral farmers supplying fresh, regionally-grown food to something like 1000 city subscribers.

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