Entries by Jenni Downes


I don’t waste, I can’t afford it!

Australia’s food retail and food service industries are prone to food waste. Estimates suggest that for these businesses, between 30-40% of all waste sent to landfill is (avoidable) food waste. So we were surprised to hear stallholders frequently say “But I don’t waste!” and have this echoed by market organisers too.


Why farmers markets and food festivals?

Full of fresh and delicious food, farmers’ markets are places where people interested in local and sustainable food gather.  They bring together both ‘food retail’ stalls, selling fresh and processed produce, and ‘food service’ stalls, selling ready-to-eat, take-away food. Outside of people’s home, the food retail and food service industries are some of the biggest […]