New to the Territory Taste Festival, the Producers Pavilion will showcase the amazing produce the Northern Territory has to offer.

From barramundi to mud crab, from Kakadu Plum to Central Australian dates, the Producers Pavilion will show it off! Here we can showcase NT produce and let an engaged audience taste it, learn how to prepare, cook and serve it!

Arnhem Bushtucker

Arnhem Bushtucker has been bringing you the wild flavours of the Northern Territory Top End since 1993. The business is owned by Bob and Mandy Sandery and we run the whole operation from our farm in the Top End rural area.
Arnhem Bushtucker have a policy of sourcing as many products as we can locally.
At the end of the wet season we employ local Indigenous people to harvest Kakadu plums and during the dry season, our tomatoes are purchased from Kalano Aboriginal community in Katherine.
Native tomatoes grow in central Australia and are bush harvested by the local ladies. The rosella crop is now grown on our own property due to difficulty of sourcing large quantities in the wild. We plant the seed at the start of the wet season and the rosella calyxes are cut, de-seeded, washed and in the freezer by May.
We also grow pesticide free chillies, limes and mangoes which are used in the making of our jams, sauces and chutneys.
Providing tastings of Arnhem Bushtucker products including: Kakadu Plum Jam, Kakadu Plum, Mango and Passionfruit Dessert Sauce, Native Tomato, Mango Chutney, Native Tomato Chilli Sauce, Rosella Jam and Rosella Chilli sauce

Black Garlic NT

Black Garlic is the only producer of BLACK GARLIC in the whole Northern Territory.
Black Garlic is a kind of aged Garlic fermented for several weeks.
The result is a sweet aromatic balsamic caramelised product, which contains three times more antioxidants than fresh Garlic , but without the inconvenience of bad breath nor stomach reflux.
It is very popular in Asian Cuisine and recently become a big deal among Chefs in Europe and USA.

Crazy Acres

Crazy Acres are well known for their use of the iconic Kensington Pride mango grown on the property. These can be found throughout the menu, the freezer, the preserves and even in locally made mango smelling soy candles!
Hear from owner Karen about their farm, their mangoes, and how to use them in different recipes and taste the products they have on sale at the farm.

Eva Valley Meats

Eva Valley Meats is located at the Old Cameron Downs farm in Eva Valley, 107km from Darwin City Centre near the town of Batchelor. The farm and on-site abattoir are owned by Pete Cogill & Fiona McBean, both of whom were born in the Northern Territory. Aided by a tight knit team, they are very passionate about supplying fresh local product to Darwin & the surrounding area.
Pete was born in Darwin and has lived and worked on several different stations in the top end of the Northern Territory. Although a Diesel Fitter by trade he chose to come back to the cattle industry soon after finishing his apprenticeship to work alongside his father at Litchfield Station. Pete has acquired his butchering skills whilst working on larger stations that butcher and supply all of their own meat to stockcamps and staff. He has an eye for detail and is committed to breeding a herd to produce consistent quality carcasses.
Fiona was born in Katherine and also grew up in the remote Northern Territory. She has worked on cattle stations in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Canada and holds a Batchelor of Agribusiness, a Certificate in Holisitic Management and a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Hygiene). Fiona is a strong advocate of healthy living, enjoys cooking with home grown vegetables and herbs, and has created each of the sausage and rissole recipes in her own kitchen.

Humpty Doo Barramundi

Humpty Doo Barramundi is a 100% Territory family owned and operated farm, growing premium saltwater Barramundi alongside the Adelaide River for 26 years.
They have grown from 1 employee and 6 kg/week harvest to employing more than 80 people in operations, over 100 people in supporting industries and harvesting 60 tonnes per week. Their Barramundi is in demand at restaurants and retail outlets around Australia for its consistent quality and great taste.
They proudly supply the Territory’s iconic Barramundi to quality restaurants and seafood retailers around the country, where they have become known for the continued supply of great tasting Barramundi.
Humpty Doo Barramundi maintains healthy Barramundi and great, saltwater taste through constructed wetlands, which naturally filter the water and reuse it, reducing the need to discharge water from the farm.
Sustainability runs deep to the core of the operations. Humpty Doo Barramundi holds globally-recognised Best Aquaculture Practices and Australian Sustainably Farmed Barramundi certification for our operations. The purpose-built saltwater wetland recirculates water, protecting the unique surrounding environment for future generations, and has been recognised with a Territory Natural Resource Management Award in 2017 and Woolworths Sustainability Supplier Award in 2018.
The fish food is carefully sourced from a certified sustainable Australian-based producer with international sustainability accreditation and contains no antibiotics hormones or artificial growth promoters.


Humpty Doo Barramundi

Farm Gate Tour

For the first time as part of the Territory Taste Festival Producers Pavilion, Humpty Doo Barramundi are inviting a small number of visitors on a guided farm gate tour. Situated along side the Adelaide River, guests will drive next to flood plains and channels, abundant with birds, wallabies and the occasional croc.
The bus will be met by a Humpty Doo Barramundi senior staff member, who will take a tour around the farm’s facilities and provide commentary.
Guests will see the ponds, nursery and barramundi fingerlings to learn about farming Barra in the Northern Territory.
Guests will also see how the production ponds provide a natural environment for Barramundi. Learn about the wetlands where water is reused, and how this process creates quality, great tasting Barramundi while reducing the impact on the natural environment. After the tour, relax on the ‘Farm House’ balcony and enjoy grilled barra and barra sashimi platters.
Tour includes: Air-conditioned bus, Guided farm tour & Light lunch
Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm Gate Tour – Bus departs from Darwin Waterfront at 9am, returns to Darwin Waterfront at 1:30pm on Friday 24 May 2019.
The bus will pick up and drop off from the bus stop at the front of the CDU campus on Kitchener Drive (opposite the WWII Oil Tunnels).
TICKETS: $70 per person. Limited to 30 tickets. Book Now!

Leanne's Famous Lemonade

Locally made, handmade, inspired by a certain cultural influence freshly squeezed old fashion lemonade and hot buttered corn on the cob.
Leanne’s old fashioned lemonade is made from NT grown lemons. Leanne hand squeezes over 2000-4000 lemons a week in the dry season using only the best lemons. The corn is also hand picked when in season. It has a sweet natural flavour when freshly picked.
Leanne will be offering tastings and selling her famous lemonade and corn on the cob at this year’s Territory Taste Festival.

One Mile Brewery

As keen home-brewers, Stuart and Bardy experimented with brewing all kinds of beers, including wheat beers, pale ales and stouts. They have since developed their own commercial micro-brewery, and have transformed One Mile Brewery from a hobby to a business. Hear about their story and their beers before heading to the bar to taste them for yourself.

Pincha Salt

At PINCHA SALT we all have one thing in common – FLAVOUR.  In creating our artisanal salt blends from seasonings and spices, we strive to source local first, such as, Chilli, Native Basil, Rosella, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass and the vitamin packed Kakadu Plum, all sourced from Australia’s Northern Territory. Our culinary Lavender is from Kangaroo Island. Our 100% Saltbush comes from the outer Barossa Valley region of South Australia; perfect for Vegans or those on Low Sodium or FODMAP diets. Our Pepperberry and Truffles from Tasmania, grow in pristine mountain air, said to be the cleanest air in the world, and our Lemon Myrtle from beautiful sunny Queensland.  We choose organically grown and pesticide free, with NO NASTIES or added MSG. Our seasonings and spices are Gluten Friendly, and NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING. Salt comes in many forms – Rock, Sea, Underground, Pink Himalayan Salt, Grey, and even Black! So depending on the blend we have taken advantage of these different Salts, mixed them with seasonings and spices from around the world and created flavoured blends with uniqueness and individuality.
On sale in the Producers Pavilion: Flavoured salt blends (16 flavours), Gift Packs, Refill Packs, Spice Racks and Hand made flavoured sugars including Chocolate Orange Honey
A variety of tastings will also be available.

Red Centre Devil

Be a little devil & come and celebrate Central Australia’s first craft beer. They  have infused their beautiful Quandong fruit (native peach), grown on the property with a delicious lager. Red Centre Devil is a tasty and refreshing lager with 4.3 % alc/vol, equivalent to 1.2 standard drinks. This product is distributed via Australian Liquor Marketers throughout the Territory and Australia.  This bush tucker brew is a first for Central Australia and they invite you to try our smooth and refreshing lager infused with our native peach (Quondong) that is sourced from the Earth Sanctuary and surrounding desert regions of the Australian Outback.  This beer is a tribute to the Thorny Devil, one of Central Australia’s great iconic characters. These small thorny reptiles can amazingly convey fluids to their mouths just by touching it with any part of their limbs. We think this is the best pub trick ever!

Something Wild

Something Wild are a majority Indigenous owned business that specialises in game meat and Indigenous greens headed up by ex-AFL star Daniel Motlop.
The South Australian bushfood company partnered with Fleurieu Milk Company to create Indigenous flavoured yoghurts. The first – Kakadu Plum flavoured – was created using the ‘mi mirrarl’ (Kakadu Plums) harvested in Wadeye, NT.
The company has since created additional flavours including Quandong, Muntrie and Davidson Plum.
The yogurts will be available for tasting in the NT Producers Pavilion at the 2019 Territory Taste Festival.

Territory Natural Resource Management

Panel Discussion - 2.30pm Saturday 25 May 2019

TNRM will be hosting a panel session and facilitated Q&A with primary producers and industry representatives with the common goal of increasing soil health.
Together, they will explore the importance of looking after the land, and providing the vital link between healthy soils and healthy, quality produce.

The Desert Fruit Company

The Desert Fruit Company is a cooperatively owned, worker run, Australian date farm. We are located south east of Alice Springs just shy of the edge of the Simpson Desert. Tamara Plantation was established in 1991 by Jim and Trudi Luedi and was run by Dave Berrick between 2006 and 2013. Since 2014, the farm has been managed by members of the Co-operative. Workers receive an hourly wage for their labour with any profits being re-invested into the farm to create a sustainable business.

Tou's Garden

Tou’s Garden began humbly in 1993 on a rundown mango farm at Howard Springs. The first harvest was undertaken by the owners with a wheelbarrow, single picking stick, and two guard dogs looking on.
The current plantings of 35,000 trees comprise:
– 17,000 Kensington Pride mango trees
– 11,000 R2E2 mango trees
– 2,000 Nam Doc Mai trees
– 3,500 Maha chanook mango trees
– 1,500 Tahitian lime trees
A new planting of 40,000 young Maha chanook mango trees has commenced on an adjoining property.
Their new state of the art packing shed with 4 star accommodation facility focuses on the supply of produce to the international and domestic market.
Come and speak with Tou about the farm, their practices, and have a taste of their produce!

Are you an NT Producer?

The Producers Pavilion will feature a small stage for presentations and we are keen to hear what you can present. We are excited to curate an engaging program putting the spotlight onto Territory Produce.

Participation in the Producers Pavillon is sponsored for approved NT producers that would like to showcase and sample their produce to an engaged audience. If you would like to sell produce or products to the public, full retail spaces are available.

For more information and bookings, contact Britta Decker 0417 875 901 or email britta@territorytastefestival.com.au

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