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May 10 2021

NRF Industry Breakfast: TAFE Showcase – Skilling for Recovery

We invite you to attend our next NRF Industry Breakfast which will be hosted by TAFE who will be showcasing their "Skilling For Recovery" Breakfast at the Nightcap Restaurant, TAFE Wollongbar.   TAFE are hosting this special industry breakfast and invite the local food & beverage industry to be their guest with a free breakfast & showcase!   Nightcap Restaurant is the training restaurant for TAFE Wollongbar tourism, hospitality and cookery students. It is situated high on the Alstonville plateau with beautiful views to the Nightcap Ranges in the north.   The students (most are recipients...

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Mar 17 2021

Member Stories: Rebecca Barnes, Playing with Fire Native Foods

Rebecca Barnes heads up Playing with Fire Native Foods, a local Northern Rivers NSW company that is working hard to promote the virtues of our amazing Australian native food industry.   She hasn’t always worked in the food industry – originally, she worked in the insurance industry but was looking for a career change that was a little more family friendly. Rebecca moved to the Northern Rivers NSW region back in 1996.  She found inspiration one day when wandering through the bush with a friend and discovered the delights of native raspberries....

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Feb 23 2021

NRF Member Story: Don Jones, Essential Greens A New Sustainable Microalgae Farming Industry for the Northern Rivers Region

“I can’t do that” is not a phrase that you will hear Don Jones utter…ever.   Don is the General Manager and Executive Director of emerging business Essential Greens Pty Ltd which is based in the Tweed region of Northern Rivers NSW.  Don has over 40 years of experience in Engineering and Architectural Design within the construction industry living and working in interesting and exotic locales such as Malaysia, Bougainville Island in PNG, Hong Kong and western Qld!   His latest base & business adventure is in the Tweed region of Northern Rivers NSW...

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Jan 20 2021

NRF Member Story: Barefoot Farms

Barefoot Farm is the story of Ash and Matt – two chefs with a shared paddock to plate passion who became regenerative farmers, café owners and value adders and then pivoted their business in the global pandemic with success.   Their story Ash and Matt started their farming story together while living in an old bus near Nimbin. Following organic farming principles, they grew a wide range of fruits and vegetables on a small one-acre market garden. They grew their produce and crafted it into delicious dips, pickles, sauces and spreads for sale...

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