Locavores

  • 29. Buderim Ginger: A Taste of History and Innovation

    30:23
    A local Sunshine Coast business has been crafting the finest ginger product since 1941, with an unwavering commitment to quality. It all started with some raw ginger pieces that found their way to Buderim on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. They thrived in the rich volcanic soil and as a result, five Buderim farmers met in the old blacksmith's shop and formed Buderim Ginger, now a longstanding and proud Australian business success story. I have the absolute pleasure of welcoming here today to have a chat.In this episode of the Locavore Podcast, host Roz White chats to Simon Hamilton, the senior marketing and sales manager of Buderim Ginger. They discuss the history of the company, the process of ginger cultivation and production, and the variety of products offered by Buderim Ginger. Hamilton emphasises the importance of understanding customer preferences and highlights the health benefits of ginger. He also discusses the company's focus on supply and demand, their commitment to innovation, and the importance of taking risks. Welcome to the Locavore podcast. This is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White's IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Become A LocavoreOur locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers where their food and goodies come from, and help connect them to the families who create it.
  • 28. Unleashing the Power of Fermented Foods

    33:16
    Welcome to the Locavore podcast. I'm Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White's IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers where their food and goodies come from, and help connect them to the families who create it.Kimchi, Kombucha, Kefir & Sauerkraut - we've heard about them, but how much do we know about them? Your taste buds will be invigorated by the flavours, and your gut will be delighted by the abundance of benefits made in small batches using traditional methods. This multi award winning fermented food and drink maker uses local produce to ignite your senses and support gut health. Founder of The Fermentier, Tanya Wiesmayr-Freeman joins me now to take us on a journey of health and wellness.You will love this podcast!Become A Locavore
  • 27. White's IGA 30 Year Anniversary $30K Giveaway

    42:42
    In this episode of the Locavores podcast, Roz and Michael White, founders of White's IGA sit down with Dom Kimber from the Your Biz podcast and discuss their journey into retail, the growth of their business, and the challenges they faced along the way. They share their experiences of balancing parenthood with business, the introduction of new products, and the development of their locavore program that supports local producers. They also discuss their strategic decisions to consolidate their stores, their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and some future plans. Find out more about White's IGA 30 Year Anniversary $30K Giveaway
  • 26. Pioneer Coffee: Locally roasted coffee served with local art.

    33:59
    In this episode of the Locavore Podcast, host Roz White welcomes Jo Bennett and Jonathan from Pioneer Coffee. They discuss the origins of Pioneer Coffee, its focus on unique blends and flavour profiles, and its collaboration with Nut Works to create a chocolate-coated coffee bean. The conversation also covers methods of brewing coffee at home, tips for keeping coffee beans fresh, and the benefits of grinding beans at home. They also delve into Pioneer Coffee's support for local artists and their partnership with White's IGA. Become A Locavore
  • 25. Pomodoras Fine Foods: The Most Versatile and Flavorful Dressings

    36:52
    In this podcast episode, Roz White, the host of the Locavore podcast, interviews Jody and Chris Bond, the creators of Pomodoras Fine Foods. They discuss the couple's journey in the hospitality industry, the inspiration behind their handcrafted bell dressings, and the versatility of their products. Jody and Chris share how their dressings can enhance dishes like a Sunday roast and offer tips on using them. They also talk about their personal mantras and what drives them in life. The episode highlights the success of Pomodoras Fine Foods and the impact they have had in the food industry.Become A Locavore
  • 24. Go for Zero: The Revolutionary Sustainable Product Line

    32:12
    Are you tired of using cleaning products that are harmful to you and the planet? In the Locavore Podcast, host Roz White and guest Ellie Degraeve, founder of Go for Zero, discuss the importance of sustainability and reducing waste in everyday life. Ellie shares her journey to creating a toxin-free, sustainable product line and emphasises the importance of natural ingredients and regenerative raw materials. The most valuable lesson from this podcast is that small changes, such as using cardboard boxes instead of plastic bags, can have a significant impact on the environment. Join the conversation and learn how to make a difference with the Locavore Podcast.Become A Locavore
  • 23. Revolutionising the Tea Industry: The Story of Planet Organic

    37:40
    This is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food and goodies come from and help connect them to the families who create it.In this episode of the Locavore Podcast, host Roz White interviews Brian Condon, National Sales Manager of Planet Organic, a company that specialises in certified organic and ethically sourced teas. They discuss the history of Planet Organic, its commitment to sustainability, and the different types of teas that the company offers. Condon emphasizes the company's focus on sustainability and maintaining affordable prices for their organic tea products. They also discuss the importance of local ownership and distribution in building healthy communities and supporting sustainable practices in the food industry. Overall, the interview highlights the importance of supporting local businesses and sustainable practices in the food industry.Become A Locavore
  • 22. Cérging Towards Inclusivity: How an App is Breaking Down Barriers for People with Disabilities

    44:13
    This is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food and goodies come from and help connect them to the families who create it.In this episode of the Locavores podcast hosted by Roz White - we delve into the inspiring story of Cérge, a digital concierge app that is changing the lives of individuals with disabilities. Join Roz as she chats with co-founder Chris about his journey to create a technology that not only provides a VIP experience but also reduces social barriers for people with disabilities. Discover how they conducted customer research and built a culture of inclusivity within participating stores to ensure the success of Cérge. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in technology, social impact, and revolutionising the way we think about disability and inclusivity.Check out Cérge HEREBecome A Locavore
  • 21. The Sourdough Success Story of Silver Tongue Foods

    40:57
    This is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food and goodies come from and help connect them to the families who create it.Roz White delves into the captivating stories of locally sourced, artisanal, and innovative products. Get ready to explore the fascinating journey of Silver Tongue Foods, a small batch gourmet wholesome, organic, and naturally leavened sourdough crackers company founded by Christina and Andy. Discover how their passion for food, farming, and traditional Croatian cuisine led them to create these exquisite crackers, made with locally sourced ingredients and a starter culture inherited from Roz's grandmother. This podcast is not only a mouth-watering adventure, but also a celebration of local businesses, traditional food cultures, and the power of hard work and determination.Become A Locavore
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