Beer is again flowing from the taps at Morwell Central Bar and Bistro after the establishment’s owners closed its doors on 30 June this year after a decline in business.
The owners said the closure of Hazelwood and the pending shutdown of Carter Holt Harvey’s Morwell sawmill resulted in a 15 per cent decline in business.
“David Wade’s answer to dwindling motivation and entertainment options in the region is a community festival at Kernot Hall based around purely local music and Victorian beer in equal parts.Just as the AFL was “made up in a bar over a beer”, he’s seeking to provide the social grounds for new ideas and inspiration.
“I remember when I was a kid there was a lot of bands at Kernot Hall the whole community used to go to and that’s kind of died off,” Mr Wade said.
“It’s become Traralgon-based events lately and the big community events are gone.”
The ‘Beercide Yourself’ festival scheduled for Saturday, 18 November will showcase only Victorian breweries and bands, to draw attention to what’s happening in our backyard and create industry connections.” Latrobe Valley Express
local musicians and allowed us to keep providing local jobs within our state too.
“Growing good food, good health and local jobs in the Latrobe Valley” is the motto of this initiative by Reactivate: Latrobe Valley which seeks to “strengthen the local food economy, create jobs and improve community health”. One of the main goals is to “create local jobs and and new industries through the local food economy. By doing this it will alleviate the impacts of wealth disparity and social marginalisation, while making food more readily available.”
This project is run by a dedicated team of local food growers and advocates, in partnership with ReActivate Latrobe Valley. It brings together a long list of partners and supporters from the Latrobe Valley and beyond including :
“Get Stuffed” is a movement which aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the Latrobe Valley, in order to develop a more self-reliant and resilient food network.It represents an alternative to the global food model, a model which often sees food travelling long distances before it reaches the consumer. The local food network involves relationships between food producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers in Latrobe Valley, where they work together to increase food security and ensure the economic, ecological and social sustainability of the community.
Check out the “incredible edible” effort at Todmorden in the UK for an example of a successful local food network where a community works toward the same goals of growing their own food.
“Get Swapped” is one of the projects that comes out of the Get Stuffed project where vegetable boxes are placed in locations where community members can share fresh fruit and vegetables that might otherwise go to waste. You can see some of the locations in the posts below.
I Love Farms is a family owned and operated Mirboo North farm, supplying premium quality fresh vegetables and fruits to Australia for over 50 years.
Their farm shop evolved from a small honesty box at the end of the driveway. The locals would stop and fill their car boots with potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli picked fresh from our farm. It wasn’t long before they were having to fill the box three times a day, so they decided to give the old dairy a lick of paint and turn it into a little shop, partnering with other growers to share the best that our region has to offer.
The boxes are available in three sizes: Small boxes will generally have 5-6 veggie varieties; Medium boxes have 10-12 varieties and Large boxes have 13-15 varieties of veggies. You can also add Free Range Eggs, bulk bags of Spuds (which if stored in a cool, dark spot, will last you for months), Milk from the champions at Gippsland Jersey and delicious preserves from our kitchen to your order, by adding them to your cart before check out!
You do have the ability to customise what is in your box at check out or you can leave it up to us! We will do our best to accommodate your requests, although we can’t make any guarantees as it will depend on what Mother Nature makes available at certain times of the year.
Orders close at 3PMon Wednesday for a Thursday delivery to your doorstep. .