Food Connect has been nurturing and developing local food systems in the Brisbane area for almost two decades. Through seasonal produce boxes, advocacy and events the organisation supports regenerative farmers and connects eaters to the story and people behind their food.
The Sustainable Table Fund has enabled Brisbane’s first community-scale flour mill to find a home at Food Connect Shed. The Salisbury Mill will revive an old craft, processing organic and native grains into fresh whole flours to meet growing demand from local bakers and households, and get the concept ready to share with regional communities all over Australia.
The project’s key objectives are:
- The Salisbury Mill will demonstrate a community-scale milling operation, which will be documented and shared across regional communities who are ready to join us in creating resilient food systems across the nation.
- The Mill will provide a previously unavailable and key raw material of freshly milled, regeneratively grown grains to existing and expanding local markets across Food Connect Shed’s tenants, wholesale and retail delivery clients.
- The Mill will complement the Food Connect Shed replication model as a place-based, multi farmer, aggregation, distribution, and marketing social enterprise. It will provide direct markets for local farmers in South East Queensland’s bioregion.