Investment NSW CEO Katie Knight said 18 NSW companies who manufacture products locally will receive support to attend Fine Food Australia 2023, which is taking place at the ICC Sydney from 11-14 September.
“From sustainable tea and native tonics to edible insects and cough serum from Bowral bees, we are supporting some of the country’s best food and beverage manufactures to showcase to the world the exceptional products manufactured right here in NSW,” Ms Knight said.
“With our highly efficient manufacturing supply chains, world-class transportation and logistics, and export support programs on offer, it’s no surprise we have some of the county’s leading food and beverage producers manufacturing in our great state.
“Fine Food Australia is an incredible opportunity for NSW businesses to raise awareness of their brands, build connections and help expand into new markets. We are thrilled to support these businesses on their journey.”
Fine Food Australia attracts over 26,000 trade visitors from more than 50 countries each year.
The tradeshow will include a ‘Flavours of NSW’ zone where some of the state’s emerging and premium food and beverage manufacturers will showcase their products to international and domestic buyers, distributors and investors.
The Kind Coffee Co Director Jules Gardner said she was looking forward to highlighting their locally produced, premium coffee products in the Flavours of NSW zone this year.
“We are excited to take part in this year’s event and grateful to be included in the Flavours of NSW zone,” Ms Gardner said.
“We hope by taking part in this event we will be able to spread the word about our fantastic products and expand our reach to even more coffee-lovers.”
In addition to the subsidy, businesses also attended a Trade Show Readiness and Marketing workshop which provided specialist export and exhibition advice. They will also receive assistance from other NSW Government business support experts during and after the event.
For more information on Fine Food Australia 2023 go to www.investment.nsw.gov.au/priority-sectors/agrifood/fine-food-australiaExternal Link
The NSW businesses supported to exhibit at Fine Food Australia 2023 are:
- Billabong Jerky (Cootamundra Country Foods): Based in the Riverina, Cootamundra Country Foods is a specialist meat drying company producing its own quality jerky under the Billabong Jerky brand name.
- Cedar Creek Cider: Cedar Creek uses homegrown apples from their orchard in Thirlmere to produce a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders.
- Circle Harvest: Circle Harvest is a world leader in edible insect farming techniques, developing edible insect products suitable for the Western diet including cricket protein powder, corn chips, pasta and bake at home mixes.
- Eggzi: Chef Mark Beattie launched Eggzi on the NSW Central Coast to supply free-range pasteurised egg products to the hospitality industry nationally.
- Finders Distillery: Finders is an artisan distillery in St Leonards, with a range of gin, vodka and liqueurs.
- Karu Distillery: A startup from the Hawkesbury creating traditionally made spirits for the modern pallet, and recognised globally with two World’s Best trophies in the five years they’ve been on the market.
- Long Track Pantry: Established in 2006 in the village of Jugiong, the Long Track Pantry has a production facility to produce and bottle high quality jams, preserves and dressings with HACCP certification.
- Ozganics Australia: Tweed Heads business Ozganics Australia create delicious, organic sauces and dressings to suit every meal while catering to various food intolerances.
- Spiralz Fermented Foods: The Central Coast-based business produces a premium range of pure, raw fermented foods and beverages that are NASAA certified organic, free from starter cultures and preservatives, and full of flavour.
- Sweet Pea & Poppy: Sweet Pea and Poppy produces a collection of handmade artisan chocolates on site at its Murrumbateman location.
- Teascapes Australia: A Sustainable B Corp, ACO Organic Loose Leaf Tea and Opulent Pyramid Tea Bag business which makes traditional, caffeine free and iced tea flavours in retail ready and food service bulk packs from their Sydney Blenditorium.
- The Apple Thief: For more than a decade The Apple Thief has been hand crafting high quality gluten-free and vegan alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders from its Batlow orchard, in the Snowy Mountains.
- The Green Lion: Based in Marrickville, The Green Lion has been producing a range of vegan ready meals, sauces and desserts since 2016.
- The Honey Thief: This Bowral beekeeping business produces a range of immunity boosting and flavoured honey products.
- The KIND Coffee Co.: This South Murwillumbah company manufactures premium cold brew coffee, and is Australia’s 1st manufacturer of shelf-stable, milk-based canned coffee drinks.
- The Unexpected Guest (Wambool Dreaming): This Indigenous-owned company on Dharawal Country, Minto, in South West Sydney, specialises in Australian Certified Organic health bars and muesli.
- Trang Hue: This Orange-based business specialises in traditional Vietnamese marinades, sauces, pork crackling and beef jerky.
- Ziggy’s Wildfoods: Elevating hand-foraged wild and native ingredients, Bellingen’s Ziggy’s Wildfoods captures the unique flavours of local seasons into one-of-a-kind Australian fermented condiments and beverages.