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Burger Urge throws their support behind Sustainable Table and ethical sourcing

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, places to visit|

Just prior to Christmas last year we received a call here at Sustainable Table from a Brisbane based burger chain called Burger Urge. Being from Melbourne we had admittedly never heard of them, but they are actually quite big in Queensland, with 20 stores across the state and growing. Burger Urge were contacting us to [...]

A Bespoke Harvest in a magical place called Forrest

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, places to visit|

I recently spent three incredible days in and around a little place called Forrest, just two hours south-west of Melbourne amongst the Otway Ranges. It’s about 40 minutes inland from its flashier cousins Lorne and Apollo Bay, which boast beautiful beaches, nightlife and cafes galore. But what Forrest lacks in outward sex appeal it makes [...]

A gathering of growers that inspired this humble eater

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: ethical eating, events, passionate people|

Last week I attended the Gippsland Food Growers and Makers gathering in Warragul, which included many lively presentations from fabulous food growers in the region. It provided an incredible opportunity for everyone to learn from each other, have a chinwag and brainstorm ideas and future opportunities. I left with my brain bursting full of wisdom [...]

Why we need to be Clever Cooks PLUS a recipe for the perfect chicken soup

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

With the release of our latest waste-fighting eBook The Clever Cook, we sit down and have a short Q&A with the eBook's author (and our comms coordinator) Maria Hannaford to learn what developing the book taught her about our power to improve our environment. What's the premise of the eBook? Out of the 4 MILLION [...]

A rare insight into the life of a fisherman

By | April 30th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

With the release of our new sustainable seafood eBook, The Good Fish Book, we thought we'd share a story that puts a face to the issues. It's the story of Port Franklin (VIC) fisherman Wayne Cripps. Wayne's family history is steeped in salt water. The Cripps' family have been fishing for their livelihoods since 1874. [...]

Kiltynane Wines is doing it their way

By | November 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, passionate people, places to visit|

Blend 27 degrees, blue skies, Aussie bush, water views, a biodynamic vineyard and veg garden, a chicken coop, a productive beehive, one delightfully hospitable host and the shade of a fig tree and you have the recipe for a perfect day out, no? Kiltynane Wines is perched on the shore of Swan Bay, Bellarine [...]

Edible Weeds – Seasonal & Local – Delicious & Nutritious

By | October 18th, 2012|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

There's a weed revival brewing, so we asked Doris Pozzi, a speaker on edible weeds and author of the book Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne to give us the low-down on which weeds we should be sending to our kitchen, as opposed to the bin. Here she provide's some great insights into the [...]

Australia, meet your grower. It’s Australian Year of the Farmer 2012.

By | August 2nd, 2012|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, passionate people|

This year is a very special year. It marks the year that farmers are celebrated for the brobdingnagian (that's immense, to you and me) contribution to our way of life. From the food that we eat to the clothes that we wear, farmers are intertwined in our daily lives in ways we tend to forget, [...]

When sustainability makes good business sense

By | July 9th, 2012|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, passionate people|

Goat meat is eaten by approximately 75% of the world’s population, yet very few Australians consume this “other” red meat. Its health benefits are well documented: lean, low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Our sensibility poses the largest barrier to consumption although that’s gradually changing. Enter Taylan and Megan Atar who are recent converts to [...]