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Adding a bit                                                                                                                From the farm to your plate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FRESH fruit, tasty vegetables


more spice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and gourmet dairy products at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           low prices are just some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           products Food Connect offers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Queensland-based busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ness buys produce directly from


to the CBD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 farmers, cutting out grocery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stores and passing the savings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on to customers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Food Connect sells its produce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to subscribers on the Peninsula
By RICHARD LANCASTER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       through Steve Riley, the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           City Cousin .
REDCLIFFE’S waterfront has a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘‘It’s good eating. It’s rich
new eatery to tempt diners’ pal-                                                                                                                                                                                                                           food,’’ Mr Riley said. ‘‘It’s all
ates and spice up local life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              organically eco-efficient
  After eight years in Margate the                                                                                                                                                                                                                         methods of production. You can
Thai Hut restaurant has relocated                                                                                                                                                                                                                          taste the difference.’’
next to the Jetty News shop and                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr Riley said it cost less than
owner Julie Guerin is excited                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shopping at a grocery store and
about the recent move.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the quality was higher.
  ‘‘In early 2001, we opened the                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘‘It still works out that the
Thai Hut in Oxley Ave, Margate,                                                                                                                                                                                                                            farmer gets a better price and
and for eight years we have en-                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the consumer gets it for cheaper
joyed being there,’’ Mrs Guerin                                                                                                                                                                                                                            too. That’s the beauty of Food
said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Connect,’’ he said.
  But a couple of weeks ago, Mrs                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘‘It’s all sourced from within
Guerin along with her husband                                                                                                                                                                                                                              five hours of Brisbane so it’s
Clarke and the rest of her family                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fresh. It’s the best quality food
moved to 75 Redcliffe Pde, in                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at the shortest distance, so
Redcliffe’s CBD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           there is less greenhouse gases.’’
  ‘‘We are now located in the heart                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food Connect customers sign
of Redcliffe and it’s working well,’’                                                                                                                                                                                                                      up for a monthly or yearly sub-
Mr Guerin said.                                                                                            BC179442                                                                                                                                        scription to the service. They
  Originally, the Guerin’s came to                          BIG MOVE: Clarke and Julie Guerin                                                                                                                                                              select what they want and then
Redcliffe in 1999 on holiday from                           from the Thai Hut, Redcliffe Pde.                                                                                                                                                              pick up the produce each week
Sydney.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from their City Cousin.
  They loved the laidback lifestyle                         we have added some new dishes,’’                                                                                                                                                                 Each subscription is paid in
so much that on their return to                             Mrs Guerin said. The Thai Hut is                                                                                                                                                               advance so price rises will not
Sydney they sold their home,                                open for lunch from 11am to                                                                                                                                                                    affect the customer.
packed up and moved north to the                            2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and                                                                                                                                                                     ‘‘By paying up front, you’re
Peninsula.                                                  dinner Monday to Sunday from                                                                                                                                                                   also securing the farmer’s
  ‘‘Our basic menu remains the                              5pm to 9.30pm.                                                                                                                                                                                 wages,’’ Mr Riley said.
same, as our regular customers                              ■ Phone 3284 0744 for further                                                                                                                                                 RB177845         ■ Phone 3216 7777 or visit
would not allow us to change it but                         information.                                                    FRESH: Steve Riley with his produce.                                            Picture: Russell Brown.                        www.foodconnect.com.au




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                                                                                                                                                      area, enter and win some great prizes.
                                                                                                                                                       Each week for 6 weeks, we are giving away fantastic prizes to readers of our
                                                                                                                                                       newspapers who believe, like we do, that to get the best bargains you need
                                                                                                                                                       to LIVE LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL.
                                                                                                                                                       Each week you could win:
                                                                                                                                                       1 x $100 fuel voucher
                                                                                                                                                       1 x $100 voucher courtesy of Morgans Seafood Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                       1 x $100 voucher courtesy of The Ambassador of Redcliffe
                                                                                                                                                       AND IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH…
                                                                                                                                                       One lucky reader could win $5,000 cash courtesy
                                                                                                                                                       of Quest Community Newspapers.
                                                                                                                                                       It really does pay to Live Local, Shop Local.



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Call Classifieds on 138822                                                          www.questnews.com.au                                                               REDCLIFFE AND BAYSIDE HERALD, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009                                                                             47

				
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