Book highlights shire’s bounty

Book highlights shire’s bounty

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Writing the book was a collaborative effort between Ellen Walker, Colleen Rankin, and Merri Harris.

More than 150 people enjoyed some of the unique food and beverages on offer at the launch of the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance book at Millbrook Winery last month.

SJ Food and Farm Alliance president Merri Harris said for many years the shire had been asking residents and visitors to experience the beauty of the place.

“The book takes it to the next level,” she said.

“We are asking people to experience the beauty and the bounty.”

Titled Food and Farms in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the book was a collaborative effort between SJ residents Colleen Rankin, Ellen Walker and Ms Harris.

Ms Harris said the group noticed a lack of understanding about the different varieties of food produced in the shire so they decided to write a book to educate people.

“The book reveals many farms and famers that produce high quality food,” she said.

“It also talks about restaurants which produce meals of the highest quality and unique ways the local products are used.”

Ms Harris also said the book represented the start of a new era of raising awareness about the importance of local food.

“It also aims to increase the social and economic status of food producers and celebrate the natural and great biodiversity within the shire, which has enhanced the quality of local food,” she said.

Anyone interested in purchasing the book visit sjfoodandfarmalliance.com.au or call 0437 911 011.