This video is about regional produce.
Video in review: Hillary Ellis works with Limestone Coast regional as a Food Ambassador in SA. There are different food growing regions, with a variety of regions that grow different products. Producing food and fibre requires different soil types, which along with rain goes to producing good food and fibre. In a local region you should check out the local markets to see what grows well.
Watch the ‘Researching produce in the local region’ video.
Provide your students with a copy of the questions below by downloading the Student Questions sheet above.
- On a map of Australia, draw up the 3 types of food production Hilary mentions from around the country and why they grow there.
- Have a think about 3 other types of food, and investigate where they might be on the map.
- What is the meaning of value added products? Can you identify 2 different types of value added products in the video?
Researching a local market
- Wherever you are in the country, investigate if you have a local farmers market, and what they supply
- How far (in distance) did the seller come from?
- Are they able to provide information on how the produce is grown?
- Do you have any value added products being sold?
Here is a national website to try and locate a local market – http://farmersmarkets.org.au/
Each state will likely have a website to check for local markets in your region.
An example of a state site is in Tasmania – http://www.marketguide.com.au/tas.htm
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