Farmer's wife creates food range in response to drought

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020

Farmer's wife creates food range in response to drought

A family from The Tweed Shire Council, located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, is home to a fifth-generation farming family, The Foysters. The family owns and operates several farms across Northern NSW and Far North Queensland, and are known for their avocados, lychees, watermelons and pumpkins.

Julia Foyster has launched ‘Tweed Real Food’, a product that brings food from the farmer to the plate, with every product containing a blend of all-natural ingredients. Foyster created Tweed Real food as an opportunity for her family to have another stream of income, subsidising some of the loss from climate challenges such as drought and floods that have affected the family’s farms in recent years. The product range includes spice blends, nut-free dukkha and a range of balsamic vinegars, including the Tropical Splash Balsamic Vinegar, which was awarded the silver medal at the 2019 Australian Food Awards (AFA).

Foyster has been recognised for her products, winning the silver award for the food and beverage category at the AusMumpreneur awards, alongside placing as a finalist in three categories. Foyster has also joined Thankful4Farmers. A selection of Tweed Real Food’s products and hampers is available both online and at a variety of retail stores.

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