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Upcoming Events

NRF Events are organised by a dedicated team of NRF member volunteers.  We offer a variety of events for our local food industry and foodies alike.  Watch this space for more!!

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  • Upcoming Events
    September 3rd from 12.30 - 3.30pm

    My Mayor Rules NRF Cooking Stage, Sample Food Festival, September 3rd

    Don’t miss our NRF “My Mayor Rules” cook-off this year at Sample Food Festival, September 3rd, when our local mayors team up with chefs from their region to battle it out!  The teams will be focusing on regional food and the audience shall be the judge!  Let the best region win!! 

    Join us at the NRF Cooking Stage at Sample Food Festival, September 3rd from 12:30 – 3.30pm. 

    Proudly sponsored by Brookfarm, Bangalow Sweet Pork & The Kitchen Shelf.

    NRF Cooking Stage Program, September 3rd:

    12.30 – 1.15pm MKR Dan & Steph vs “the locals” Bangalow Sweet Pork and Michael Dlask, Salumi, with a big smokey sausage making cook-off!  MC:  Samantha Gowing.

    1.30 – 2.15pm Team Byron vs Team Lismore:  Team Byron: Mayor Simon Richardson & The Balcony, Byron Team Lismore: Mayor Jenny Dowell & Chef Iohne from The Spotted Pig at Alphadale. MC: Eddie Brook.

    2.30 – 3.15pm Team Kyogle vs Team Richmond Valley:  Team Kyogle:  Mayor Danielle Mulholland & Linda Render from Feathers Homestay B&B Team Richmond Valley:  Mayor Ernie Bennett & Don Leo from Mongogarie Lodge B&B. MC: Eddie Brook

  • Upcoming Events
    September 28th 2016, 4- 7pm

    Ready, Steady, Sell...

    Are you looking for help to get your product to market and onto the shelves? Do you currently sell via the markets, but would like to expand into retail? Then this event was created just for you!  

    We have a great line up of NRF member speakers who will be sharing their own experiences in getting their product to market & on the shelves.

    Our speakers will include: 

    • Eddie Brook (Business Development Manager, Brookfarm) - the 30 second sales pitch! Selling your product to the buyers...
    • Cate Lilja (Regulatory & product development specialist) -  labelling & compliance issues;
    • Paul Tansley (Head of Sales & Marketing, Stone & Wood) - getting product onto shelves - the S&W experience!.

    Come along and hear first hand from people doing it well....ask your questions and chat with like minded people in our dynamic local food industry. 

    Date: Wednesday September 28th from 4 - 7pm

    Venue:  The Point, Ballina

    Cost:  $45 NRF Members $65 non-members

    More info and tickets here:  https://register.eventarc.com/35560/nrf-ready-steady-sell


  • November 3rd from 5.30-8.30pm

    NRF Grower Event: Farms of the Futre

    Coming soon...watch this space for more details of this event.

  • 8th December

    NRF AGM & Xmas Party

    Watch this space...details coming soon!