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Mar 24 2022

Member Stories – Dilectio Gourmet

f you have overindulged over the festive period and are now exploring having a more plants-based diet we encourage you to check out the range of gourmet cheeses from Dilectio Gourmet. At Dilectio they dream of cheese and dream of a world where our cheese indulgence doesn’t have to cost the earth. Welcome to the exquisitely delicious world of Dilectio… where wonderful things can happen. Founders, Mark & Marie, were vegans that struggled to give up the dream of cheese, they missed the taste, texture and indulgence and couldn’t find a plant-based...

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Mar 21 2022

Two Northern Rivers chefs raise over $170,000 and deliver over 200,000 meals to communities cut off by floods.

The Northern Rivers community answered the calls from open fire chef Pip Sumbak of Pip’s Plate and Wal Foster of Natural Ice-cream Australia, and came together to cook and feed those who lost everything from the floods.   Nearly every restaurant and chef in the Northern Rivers contributed their time and energy to the cause, including Three Blue Ducks, Bread Social, Bay Leaf, Fleet, Eltham Hotel, Paper Daisy, Frida’s Field, Barrio Eatery & Bar, The Diner Lennox, Harvest Newrybar, Salumi Australia, Lightyears and many more.   Byron was flooding and there were rumours that...

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Feb 16 2022

Member Profile – Frida’s Field

Frida's Field is a paddock-to-plate eatery set on a 120 acre farm just 10 minutes from Bangalow in the Byron Bay Hinterland. It’s owned and operated by Edward Rawlings and Jeanie Wylie, who live on-site with their three young children. Their three long lunches per week are carefully curated by award- winning chef Alastair Waddell to celebrate the seasons, their ecological farming practices, and the amazing produce of the Northern Rivers region. Rawlings and Wylie are striving to transform their property from a blank canvas into a productive farm using regenerative farming...

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Jan 21 2022

NRF Welcomes our new Chair: Mark Napper

Mark Napper is a Business Advisor with a reputation for being a business value builder. He has worked in many senior leadership roles including Managing Director for the Australian Horticulture Corporation and CEO for Windsor Farm Foods. He has also run his own fruit orchard in Bangalow.     Armed with 30+ years of experience and passionate about giving back to the business community, Mark founded his business advisory firm in 2012. He particularly enjoys helping clients in the food and beverage, horticulture, agriculture and manufacturing industries develop the necessary strategies, systems and...

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