On Sunday 19th August, the Melbourne food and hospitality community are banding together to support a much-loved small producer who has been doing it tough.
Tim and DeriAnne run a small organic farm in Glenlyon which supplies Melbourne restaurants and homes with seasonal vegetables and culinary herbs, garlic and heirloom tomatoes.
The thing that sets Angelica apart and which makes them a much loved supplier for restaurant kitchens is their values of environmentally sound and regenerative farming and food production, leaving a positive legacy for future generations of farmers and eaters to come.
Following an incredibly difficult growing season, that legacy is now in danger of being stopped in its tracks.
The 2017/18 season saw the Farm hit with a perfect storm of back-to-back set- backs. Much needed land leasing and crop plantings were significantly delayed, multiple irrigation equipment breakdowns in the middle of summer, threat of being shut down from a neighbour complaint, staffing difficulties, the loss of 50% of our award winning annual garlic crop. On top of this, recent consecutive heavy frosts have depleted yet more crops and have resulted in a hugely touch growing season.
The hospitality community have heard Angelica’s call for help and are banding together. for one lunch only, some of Melbourne’s chefs are coming together for a unique lunch.
Hosted by Jerry Mai at Annam, lunch will consist of five family style courses. Adam Racina (Pinotta), Nicky Reimer (Bellota), Ben McMenamin (Social Food Project) and Sascha Rust (Copper Pot) will join Jerry for this once-only occasion.
All produce served has been donated from other suppliers local to the Angelica neighbourhood, showing that none of us are doing it alone. Guests will be treated to beef from Warialda Belted Galloway, pork from Bundarra Berkshire and Jonas Farms with seafood from Hiramasa Kingfish suppliers. The menu will also feature items from Tim and Deri’s Angelica Organic Farm so guests can see exactly why we are fighting for them to stay in business.
This lunch is all about community in the hospitality industry, about our connections and commitment to a sustainable food future for everyone.
Sunday 19th August, from 12:30pm - small bookings may be seated communally
Tickets $65 per person, includes 5 courses with beverages on consumption
Bookings via Annam (03 9654 6627 / firstname.lastname@example.org) – payment will be required at the time of booking.
For more information about Angelica Organic Farm and to support their fundraising activities, please follow the link