The Great Local Lunch
Hosted by Costa Georgiadis, over 200 growers and gleaners will serve it up to revolutionise our food system.
The Great Local Lunch connects farmers and local producers to food lovers, urban growers and the sustainable food industry.
The Lunch begins with urban growers and gleaners being encouraged to register their harvest. Using a ‘crowd farming’ model, produce is grown or gleaned from gardens and local farms across Melbourne.
The harvest occurs during the month of February in the lead up to the event. Growers are encouraged to harvest their produce and deliver to assigned drop off points.
The produce is transported to the Great Local Lunch chefs – who do not know the type and quantities of produce they will receive. After receiving the produce, the chefs design a four-course menu and set about cooking up for over 200 guests.
David Holmgren will feature as a guest speaker addressing the issues of food growing and eating in suburbia into the future.