"MEET THE GROWER" - SDFP SUPPORTING THE JRM SOCIAL SERIES

"MEET THE GROWER" - SDFP SUPPORTING THE JRM SOCIAL SERIES

At the start of 2017, we supported the talented chef James Metcalfe as he put together a fantastic dinner to raise money for OZ Harvest. After this successful event, James decided to kick off his very own pop up dinners through his business JRM Hospitality called "The JRM Social Series".

Sydney Direct Fresh produce is proud to be supporting James and his team on this fantastic new journey of exploring local produce, exceptional wines and creative spaces throughout 2017 and into 2018.

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"MEET THE GROWER & CHEF" - JAYSON MESMAN & JAMES METCALFE

"MEET THE GROWER & CHEF" - JAYSON MESMAN & JAMES METCALFE

As part of our "Meet The Grower" series, we caught up with one of our favourite growers, Jayson Mesman of The Truffle Farm and the humble James Metcalfe at his recent " JRM Social Series Dinner" at the Urban Winery Sydney. 

We supplied our freshest ingredients and brought some of our customers along to enjoy a night of local wine by Alex Retief, laughter and tasty food.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - VITO MANCINI FROM REDBELLY CITRUS

"MEET THE GROWER" - VITO MANCINI FROM REDBELLY CITRUS

As we kick off the Blood Orange season in Australia, we caught up with Vito and Leonard Mancini of Red Belly Citrus. 

One of the founding directors of Redbelly Citrus, Vito Mancini, remembers his first encounter with a blood orange, “As a boy, I was always fond of my grandfathers back yard, walking in and around always excited me by seeing what vegetables were planted and what fruits were in season".

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"MEET THE GROWER" - TRENT DE PAOLI FROM AUSTCHILLI

"MEET THE GROWER" - TRENT DE PAOLI FROM AUSTCHILLI

This month's "Meet The Grower" Trent De Paoli is the director of the largest chilli company in Australia based in Queensland. Austchilli was founded by his father David and the business encompasses three generations of sustainable farming practices along with state of the art business management systems.

All of Austchilli product is produced in the Bundaberg region. We spent the day with Trent and his team who educated us and our customers on the process of growing the largest variety of chilli Australia has to offer.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - A TRUFFLE DINNER WITH NO.1 BENT STREET

"MEET THE GROWER" - A TRUFFLE DINNER WITH NO.1 BENT STREET

Mike McEnearney and his head chef Jeffrey De Rome headed up a five-course menu featuring truffles from Jayson Mesman's Truffle Farm in Mount Majura near Canberra, and matching wines by Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Vineyard in Murrumbateman, NSW. The menu consisted of cobia sashimi with braised truffle mushrooms and radish, spit roast chicken 'demi-deuil' vinaigrette and truffle infused creme caramel.

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"MEET THE EDUCATOR" - DIEGO BONETTO & THE SDFP ANNUAL PINE MUSHROOM FORAGING TRIP

"MEET THE EDUCATOR" - DIEGO BONETTO & THE SDFP ANNUAL PINE MUSHROOM FORAGING TRIP

Every year we take a selection of our customers on a seasonal pine mushroom foraging trip with the environmental enabler and cultural producer Diego Bonetto "The Weedy One". This year we had an absolute ball and were able to expand our "Meet The Grower" series to "Meet The Educator". 

Diego gave us so many golden nuggets, facts and ways to find pine mushrooms and slippery jacks without damaging the environment. We are so excited about next year's chef adventure. A massive thank you to everyone involved.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - JAYSON MESMAN FROM THE TRUFFLE FARM

"MEET THE GROWER" - JAYSON MESMAN FROM THE TRUFFLE FARM

As the truffle season kicks off we will be sourcing some of the best black gold in Australia. Please contact your accounts manager to pre order.

Sydney Direct Fresh Produce director Luke Kohler, Mike McEnearney and Jeffrey De Rome from No.1 Bent St took a trip to Canberra to learn more about the process and what makes truffles so special. Check out part one of this adventure before our Truffle Dinner at No.1 Bent Street on the 15th June.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - TONY MANN FROM EXPORT FRESH & PETITE BOUCHE

"MEET THE GROWER" - TONY MANN FROM EXPORT FRESH & PETITE BOUCHE

Sydney Direct Fresh Produce Director Luke Kohler took a trip to the new farm in Queensland to find out what it takes to get the perfect leaf on the plate.

Petite Bouche has been delivered to our customers for the past four years. We have always had consistent and innovative produce from the boys at Export Fresh. So when Directors Tony & Paul gave us the green light to film a "Meet The Grower" we jumped to the opportunity.

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MEET THE SDFP TEAM - GAULT & MILLAU EVENT 2017

MEET THE SDFP TEAM - GAULT & MILLAU EVENT 2017

MEET THE SDFP TEAM as they showcase all the beautiful Australian produce they deliver daily to many of Sydney's leading kitchens at this years Gault & Millau Australi Misen En Place Event 2017.


Sydney Direct Fresh Produce is committed to providing its customers with the best service, reliability, quality produce and educating chefs with the new "Meet The Grower" campaign. 

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"MEET THE GROWER" HOT CHILLI VERSION XXX COMING SOON XXX

"MEET THE GROWER" HOT CHILLI VERSION XXX COMING SOON XXX

We jumped to the task as we do with all of our customers. We made a few phone calls and got some interesting little fellah's sent all the way from North Queensland.

From Black Prince, Pink Tigers, Brain Killers, Trinidad Scorpion and Scotch Bonnets, we knew we could blow the roof off Applejack Hospitality for their Annual Chilli Eating Competition. Check out chef Billy's adventures here.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - SUPPORTING JAMES METCALFE'S CHARITY DINNER

"MEET THE GROWER" - SUPPORTING JAMES METCALFE'S CHARITY DINNER

We are so pleased to have supported chef James Metcalfe with his charity dinner to raise money for OzHarvest #CEOcookoff with our donation of fruit and vegetables from local growers.

Here is a clip from the full night if you missed out on a ticket. We all had a fantastic evening of food, wine and bringing people together to raise money for an epic charity.

We would also like to thank Urban Winery Sydney, Export Fresh, Vic's Meat MarketSimon Johnson ProvidoreGarlands FloristPFD Food Services and everyone else who donated produce, time and money for this positive cause.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - JRM CHARITY DINNER IN SUPPORT OF OZ HARVEST

"MEET THE GROWER" - JRM CHARITY DINNER IN SUPPORT OF OZ HARVEST

James Metcalfe is best known for his time as Head chef at Justin North’s Becasse and he will be cooking on tonight's exclusive 4-course dinner using local produce with matching wine from A.Retief.

The dinner will be held at the very cool Urban Winery in St Peters. This will be a great evening for all those who have missed James’s cooking this last year and are yet to check out the unique space that is Sydney’s first Urban Winery.

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"MEET THE GROWER" - JOHN FROM CANOELANDS ORCHARD

"MEET THE GROWER" - JOHN FROM CANOELANDS ORCHARD

To kickstart 2017 we caught up with Canoelands orchard with our "Meet The Grower" campaign. This 100 acre orchard was originally purchased by John Cecil Christie in 1923. At this point it was crown land which he purchased for 100 pounds. He cleared 25 acres by hand and planted passion fruit, oranges and lemons during the depression. He also had poultry. Over the years he moved on to stone fruit.

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"MEET THE GROWER" HAPI FROM FIELD TO FEAST.

"MEET THE GROWER" HAPI FROM FIELD TO FEAST.

At Sydney Direct Fresh Produce we pride ourselves on supporting local farmers. "Meet The Grower" is our new monthly blog connecting our customers with the farmers story. 

This months farmer is the epic Hapi from Field to Feast, Sydney NSW. He has so much passion and love for what he produces. Field to feasts philosophy is simple, grow organic and farm fresh produce as mother nature intended. 

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MEET THE GROWER COMING DECEMBER 2016.

MEET THE GROWER COMING DECEMBER 2016.

COMING SOON.

"Meet The Grower with Sydney Direct Fresh Produce"

From December we will be bringing YOU, our customers the "Meet The Grower" campaign. We want to share with you the passion, love and expertise that goes into some of the produce that we supply to Sydney's restaurants, hotels, catering, pubs and grocery stores.

We want to share the farmers story to celebrate fresh Australian fruit and vegetables.

Our experience in the market and in dealing directly with growers ensures we are able to provide the highest quality produce to our customers on time and in the best condition. One of our aims at Sydney Direct is to consistently supply our clients with the finest produce available in Sydney all year round.

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