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Good food starts with the discovery of good ingredients.

Western Victoria is home to some of the highest quality produce in the world, fostered by passionate growers, farmers, foodies, and everyone in between. The ingredients in this region are lovingly cultivated, grown, reared, and handcrafted to promote healthy and delicious dishes.
Inspired by the already present culinary strengths of the region, Eat Drink West is an online community of sustainable farmers, thoughtful foodies, innovative chefs, and collaborative artisans, sharing expertise in order to showcase Western Victoria’s vibrant culinary industry. By creating a directory of like-minded food producers from across the region, Eat Drink West strengthens local food systems and constructs opportunities. Connecting across sub-regions of Western Victoria, our platform allows for communal interconnectivity, using digital and in-person forums to share information.
By clicking through our website, attending a workshop, or ‘liking’ a Facebook post, travellers and locals alike can connect effortlessly with all things food-related in their area.

Expertise

If knowledge is power, members of the Eat Drink West community are as mighty as can be.While connecting members, we responsibly ensure that community resources and knowledge come from knowledgeable and passionate individuals and sources.
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Purpose

Eat Drink West is gaining momentum at a time when individuals around the world are showing increased interest in understanding where their food comes from and how it ends up on their plates. As an educational resource and connecting force, Eat Drink West
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Connection

Eat Drink West believes that collaboration is the key to developing a vibrant ‘paddock to plate’ industry in Western Victoria. We live in a fast-paced society and in an environment where the comfort of interacting behind a screen further isolates community members.
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Community

Eat Drink West is not only a way to boost business through connection. The heart of this initiative is in the way in which we strive to connect a community of likeminded Western Victorians. As a community driven service, we create forums and opportunities that directly
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Sustainability

We are maintaining sustainability for consumers and industry alike as they find region- specific information and engage with what the people of Western Victoria consume like never before. The best way to lessen a carbon footprint for many individuals is to buy locally.
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Growth & Support

The success of partner organisations like Plate Up Ballarat has emphasised to Eat Drink West what we already were aware of: there exists a consumer-driven demand for local food, locally produced ingredients, locally owned cafes and restaurants, and ways for individuals
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The Eat Drink West Community.

At the core of Eat Drink West is the Western Victoria community; a community that fosters an amazing and growing food industry. We strive to create accessibility to and for growers and producers in order to promote their wares by developing a range of models for spreading information.
Our community consists of anyone committed to sustainable, delicious, and healthy food from across Western Victoria. We are chefs, entrepreneurs, producers, and bakers. We are farmers, artisans, sommeliers, and advocates. We are a diverse and versatile community with our values rooted in the natural resources and society cultivated in Western Victoria.
We connect community members by actively engaging with individuals across platforms, both in person and from behind the comfort of a screen. Using mediums such as podcasts, interactive social media campaigns, workshops, and in-house publications, we weave together the stories of local producers that are committed to health and sustainability.
While individuals promote their wares, they exchange so much more – artisans, makers, and consumers all take on the role of storyteller.

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