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Cropfest: celebrating the wonky veg: Sydney, March 28

March 22, 2014 | Community Projects | 7 comments | Author:

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Cropfest is all about celebrating the three legged carrot, the eggplant with a nose and all those perfectly good veggies which don’t make it to market because they don’t ‘look right’.

It’s going to be a big evening of hands-on cooking classes, live music and making merry, right in the heart of Sydney… 


Did you know that 20 – 40% of our vegetables get discarded before they get to market due to imperfect appearance?

This does an injustice to both our farmers and to our environment, as it affects how much needs to be produced, and what farmers get paid, and the associated environmental impacts of both.

Youth Food Movement Australia have created this event to shine a light on the fact, and to celebrate the wonky vegetable in force.

As said, there’s all sorts of live and hands-on stuff happening, music, cooking classes, and food by some of our favourite Sydney makers, bakers and brewers. More info can be found on YFM’s Cropfest facebook event.

So if you’re able, get ye on down to St Marys Cathedral Square on March 28th – it all kicks off at 5.30pm - tickets are here.

Share it on, folks! We need more of this sort of thing in our cities.

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  • JonesGardenBlog March 22, 2014 at 9:33 am | Reply

    That reminds me of the carrot butt that I grew recently. Hahaha…

  • fraseroldmillroad March 22, 2014 at 10:10 am | Reply


  • Clare March 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Reply

    I dug up a potato bum today :-)

  • df March 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    What a fantastic idea!

  • swtspontaneous March 24, 2014 at 3:32 am | Reply

    Wow! 20-40?!

  • girlseule March 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Reply

    “Did you know that 20 – 40% of our vegetables get discarded before they get to market due to imperfect appearance?”

    That is just scandalous! What a waste.

  • jimmmycJim March 25, 2014 at 9:17 pm | Reply

    I agree Kirsten, what a terrible crime that our farmers suffer regularly because the consumer has been duped into only buying the “perfect” fruit or vegetable from the market stall because all those others might have “something” wrong with them, so the waste is astronomical!
    All my organically produced garden produce, no matter what shape or hole might be in it, is full of my hard established nutrient rich flavours, colours and so on.


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