THE rural area of the NT has some amazing produce on offer, and many of them will be on show at the Paddock to Plate marquee at this year's Fred's Pass Show, running on May 13-14.
Always a popular feature of the show, the program this year is steering away from celebrity chefs, focussing instead on the people behind the locally grown, made or produced food and the wealth of information they can provide.
From coffee, to cattle, tropical fruit, raw food and barra, stallholders will be providing demonstrations and presentations on produce that is fresh, healthy and easily accessible to Territorians.
Marquee co-ordinator and passionate foodie, Mim McMasters is excited about all that's on offer over the weekend.
She said the move away from high profile presenters to the producers themselves, meant the audience would walk away with a more real, hands-on approach to cooking and preparing local food.
"Paddock to Plate gives suppliers and growers the chance to showcase their products,” she said.
"It makes the food accessible to locals, and shows you how to make it at home, easily, healthily and without 23 ingredients.
"So you can say 'I can throw that together' and know it will be great.”
Some of the stallholders at the show include Sailors Brew, who will be explaining their cold drip process, Love Thy Juice, and who will be introducing raw, natural juicing techniques as well as preparing healthy lunch box snacks for the kids.
Eva Valley Meats, whose buffalo meat featured in this year's Territory Taste festival, will be presenting their local, grass-fed beef and buffalo products, while Tropiculture will be demonstrating how to use the exotic, tropical fruit and vegetables found here in the Territory.
There will also be a cup cake decorating competition on Sunday.
For more information, visit the Fred's Pass Rural Show Facebook site, or visit the Paddock to Plate marquee at the show.
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