ABC delicious. Produce Awards patron, Maggie Beer.

THE 2013 ABC delicious. Produce Awards has marked its biggest year yet, receiving a record 3,110 nominations from around the country. A team of leading chefs from around the country have identified the stand-out producers that make up this year’s finalists.

“This year’s record number of nominations shows just how wholeheartedly our consumers have embraced the ethos behind the Produce Awards,” said delicious. magazine editor, Danielle Oppermann.

“We all want to shop locally, know where our food comes from and support hardworking producers across regional Australia. With the help of our judging panel, made up of leading chefs and industry experts, we are bringing attention to outstanding products and exciting new ingredients. delicious. is proud to support and recognise those producers who are such an important part of our thriving food industry.”

The panel of national judges and industry experts have decided on the standouts in the four food categories – From the Earth, Dairy, Paddock and Sea – with a focus on quality and sustainability. Both primary producers and artisan producers working with their region’s best are recognised.

“These awards are so important, not just for the producers but for the public. The produce submitted to this year’s awards has been the best yet,” said awards patron Maggie Beer.

Now in their eight year, the delicious. Produce Awards encourage, showcase and reward Australian producers, building awareness of culinary regions and recognising seasonal food that is produced with integrity. The Produce Awards has received growing support from producers, chefs and readers, reinforcing the increased demand for world-class Australian produce.

2013 Produce Awards Finalists   

FROM THE DAIRY

Primary:

  • Barambah Organics (Pure Cream, All Natural Yoghurt), QLD
  • b.-d. Farm Paris Creek (Fresh Unsalted Butter), SA
  • Elgaar Farm (Full Cream Jersey Milk) TAS
  • Tongola Goat Products (Curdy) TAS

Artisan:

  • Cedar Street Cheeserie (Buffalo Haloumi), QLD
  • Pepe Saya (Handcrafted Salted Butter; Handcrafted Unsalted Butter), NSW
  • The Butter Factory Myrtleford (Soft Butter Curd; Cultured & Lightly Salted Butter), VIC
  • The Melbourne Pantry (Cold Smoked Yoghurt), VIC
  • Woodside Cheese Wrights (Monet), SA

FROM THE SEA

Primary:             

  • Cleanseas (Hiramasa Kingfish) SA
  • Kinkawooka Shellfish (Petit Bouchot Mussels), SA
  • Marine Produce Australia (Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi), WA
  • One Sea (Rottnest Island Scallops), WA
  • Palmers Island Mulloway (Mulloway), NSW
  • Seafoods Tasmania (Bay of Fires Uni (AAA-Grade Sea Urchin Roe)), TAS
  • Tathra Oysters (Tathra Oysters Bistro Grade), NSW
  • Yarra Valley Caviar (Autumn Harvest Caviar), VIC

Artisan:             

No artisan sea products were selected by the judges to put through to the national judging.

FROM THE EARTH

Primary:

  • ALTO Olives (ALTO Vividus Extra Virgin Olive Oil), NSW
  • Angelica Organic Farm (Red Rocambole Garlic), VIC
  • Barham Avocados (Reed Avocados), VIC
  • Capertee Valley Saffron (Saffron Threads), NSW
  • Cornucopia Farming (Agrumato Olive Oil), SA
  • Glenrowan Desert Limes (Australian Desert Limes), VIC
  • Kindred Organics (Organic Quinoa; Organic Rolled Oats), TAS
  • Kolophon Capers (Caper Berries), SA
  • Long Lane Capers (Caperberries; Capers), VIC
  • Moondarra Blueberries (Fresh Organic Blueberries), VIC
  • Nolans Road (Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Delicate), SA
  • Otway Forest Shiitake (Otway Supreme Shiitake), VIC
  • Pangkarra (Wholegrain Spaghetti; Wholegrain Durum Flour), SA
  • Patrice Newell’s Garlic (Purple Glamour Garlic), NSW
  • Rustlers Manjimup (Rustleberries), WA
  • Snowy River Station (Samphire; Beach Bananas) VIC
  • Tasmanian Black Garlic Company (Tasmanian Black Garlic), TAS
  • Tasmanian Natural Garlic (Green Spring Garlic), TAS
  • Yarra Valley Gourmet Greenhouse (Alpine Strawberries), VIC

Artisan:

  • Alligator Brand Fresh Pasta (Black Truffle Ravioli), VIC
  • Companion Bakery (Malted Barley Companion), TAS
  • dirt(y) inc (Kangaroo Island Pure Grain Red Nipper Lentils; Yorke Peninsula Pure Grain Kabuli Chickpeas), SA
  • Eden Valley Biodynamic Farm (Biodynamic Pasta Flour), WA
  • Liana Raine Artisan Pops (Apricot Cardamon Yoghurt Pop), NSW
  • LiraH (Sweet Chardonnay Vinegar; Sweet Apple Vinegar), QLD
  • Mount Zero Olives (Biodynamic French Style Green Lentils), VIC
  • Rustico (Pane Di Pasta Dura), SA
  • SWEETNESS The Patisserie (Lemon Meringue Tart), NSW

FROM THE PADDOCK

Primary:             

  • Backfatters Free Range Heritage Breed Pig Farm (Double Smoked Maple Cured Bacon, Free Range Heritage Breed Pork), QLD
  • Blackwood Valley Beef (Organic Grass-fed Aged Beef), WA
  • Bruny Island Food (Pork Pie), TAS
  • Burrawong Gaian (Pasture Raised Pekin Duck), NSW
  • Cherry Tree Organics (Grass-fed, Organic Beef), VIC
  • Dandaragan Organic Beef (Organic Beef), WA
  • FigTrees Organic Farms (Organic Milk & Pasture-fed Veal), NSW
  • Flinders Island Meat (Milk-fed Lamb), TAS
  • Goodwood Green (Welsh Black Cattle Grass-fed, Dry-aged Beef), NSW
  • Greenvale Farm (Heritage Breed Genuine Free-range Pork; Pasture Matured Dry Aged Jumbuck), VIC
  • Jonai Farms (Ethical Bacon), VIC
  • Mandagery Creek Australian Farmed Venison (Venison), NSW
  • Mayura Station (Full-blood Wagyu Beef), SA
  • Melanda Park (Free Range Pork), NSW
  • Moorlands Lamb (Biodynamic Lamb), NSW
  • Mount Gnomon Farm Dairy (Traditional Dairy Shorthorn Beef), TAS
  • Papanui Open Range Eggs (Open Range Eggs), NSW
  • Robbins Island Wagyu (Grass Fed Fullblood Wagyu), TAS
  • SchuAm Pork (Berkshire Pork), SA
  • Sher Wagyu (Sher Wagyu Blue Label Fullblood Wagyu), VIC
  • Siwa Fresh (Organic Grass-fed Hogget), QLD
  • The Farm House Margaret River (Arkady Lamb; Big Red Pork), WA
  • Warialda Belted Galloways (Bresaola; Grass-fed Beef), VIC

Artisan:

  • Piper Street Food Company (Traditional English Pork Pie; Pork Rillettes), VIC
  • Salumi Australia (Salsiccia Sarda), NSW
  • San Jose Smallgoods (Jamon – Black Berkshire Pig), SA

ABC LOCAL RADIO COMMUNITY AWARD

  • Emma Lupin, Taste Of The Top End, Darwin, NT
  • Nick Ray, Local Harvest, Footscray, VIC
  • The Wayside Chapel (Community Garden), Potts Point, NSW

OUTSTANDING FARMERS’ MARKET

  • Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market, Wayville, SA
  • Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market, Launceston, TAS
  • Koondrook Barham Farmers’ Market, Koondrook, VIC

The awards cover 14 different categories including:

  • From the Paddock
  • From the Dairy
  • From the Earth
  • From the Sea
  • The Regional Award
  • Outstanding Farmers’ Market
  • Outstanding Use of Regional Produce by a Chef
  • Outstanding Provedore
  • Producer of The Year
  • Heritage Award
  • Best New Product
  • Hall of Fame
  • Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food
  • ABC Local Radio Community Award

The judging panel for 2013 comprises some of Australia’s most respected chefs.

National judges: Alla Wolf Tasker, Lake House Daylesford; Christine Manfield, Universal Sydney; Guillaume Brahimi, Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney; Bistro Guillaume, Melbourne & Perth; Maggie Beer (Patron); Shannon Bennett, Vue de Monde, Bistro Vue & Café Vue, Melbourne.

Assisted by expert industry panel: Colin Holt, Hudson Meats; John Susman, Fishtales; Simon Johnson, Simon Johnson Purveyor of Quality Foods.

State judges:

  • Qld        David Rayner, Thomas Corner; Ryan Squires, Esquire; Shane Bailey, Berardo’s.
  • WA        Hadleigh Troy, Restaurant Amuse; Jake Drachenberg, Hay Shed Hill Margaret River; Matt Stone, Greenhouse By Joost
  • SA          David Swain, Fino; Mark McNamara, Food Luddite
  • Tas        Daniel Alps, Alps & Amici Foodstore and Kitchen; David Moyle, The Stackings at Peppermint Bay; Luke Burgess, Garagistes
  • NSW     Alex Herbert, Sonoma; Martin Boetz, Cooks Co-Op

The winners of the 2013 delicious. Produce Awards will be announced in the August issue of delicious. magazine, released on July 17, 2013.

          

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