Port city to house rural food hub
Read about the WA Artisan Food Hub, a new outlet for premium WA food producers.
Producers of premium WA produce, food and beverages will have a new outlet to showcase their wares and progress marketing and trade opportunities when a new centre is set up in Fremantle early next year.
Mission Kitchen, the group driving better collaboration between the State’s premium food producers, chefs and markets, unveiled its WA Artisan Food Hub concept in Perth last week.
The hub will be a centrepiece of East Fremantle’s new Sunshine Harvester Works, a project owned by WA shopping centre and property investor Hawaiian and based in a renovated warehouse.
“It is a step towards making small local fresh produce, food and beverage businesses more sustainable and more able to expand to achieve scale.
“The hub will also give regional fresh produce groups and growers an outlet in the city to showcase their produce and provide a central point for buyer’s groups, overseas trade delegations and tourists.”
Local producers and representatives from Nannup-based Chestnut Brae and Southern Forests Honey, the Cidery and Blackwood Brewing Company, Latasha’s Kitchen and High Spirits Distillery attended this week’s hub launch to talk to key industry stakeholders.