The Waratah-Wynyard Council and Live Well Tasmania were very happy with the running of the inaugural Wynyard Local Long Table lunch. The whole day went well, we were lucky to have decent weather and a great team of volunteers, including over a dozen students from the Wynyard High School, and Table Cape Primary School. We ended up with about 80 people, 10 more than we had anticipated. We discovered that the Civic Square was a great venue in one way being in the center of town since we had quite a few people walking past who joined in. But it was also challenging in terms of having enough portable means of both cooking and keeping food warm. However, we had lots of good feedback on how good the food was and how good the event was for bringing the community together. The range of food included h0mmus and pumpkin dip, crackers and veggie sticks, roasted hemp seed, Sauerkraut, pumpkin soup, tomato soup, vegetable Ragu, bread rolls and gluten free bread, potato bake, roast veggies and feta cheese, roast veggies and vegan cheese, garden salad, potato salad, tebouleh salad, veggie burgers, gluten free veggie burgers, chorizo, hamburgers, roast beef and for dessert, fresh fruit, apple crumble, Sicilian apple cake, spiced rhubarb cake, rhubarb, blackberry and apple crumble, homemade yoghurt with local honey. To drink we offered freshly squeezed apple juice and locally made water kefir (a fermented drink).
The second photo shows the long list of thank-you’s, which includes Wynyard High School, Table Cape Primary School, St Brigids Primary School, The Smith Family, Takone Organics, Red Cow Dairies, Hill Farm Preserves, Tasland Produce, Jude and Mark Purton produce, Cassie Smith (for donations of her wonderful kefir), Coast FM, 7AD & &BU, and invaluable volunteers Billie Chettle, Jodie Hill, Robin Krabbe who made and donated the majority of the food and helped organise the event, Sue Hartley donated time and a spiced rhubarb cake, Alister Ross, he helped all day and he won one of the veg boxes and Julie Riddle who donated at potato bake and also won one of the veg boxes. Without these volunteers, the day would never have been so successful. Thank you so much.