Step into the future and discover something new at this year’s Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. From the most technological advanced products for home and land to fresh and alternative produce, next month’s three-day event will showcase all things innovative.
Event manager Susie Filleti said the expo had something for everyone.
“As you explore the whole site you will be surprised with the produce and products you will find,’’ Ms Filleti said.
“If you are looking for advice on alternative products, or wanting to tap into the latest innovative ideas that will assist you in being a successful farmer, then Seymour expo is your place to visit.
“And we don’t forget the homemaker; there is produce and demonstrations to inspire the next gourmet creation or the latest kitchen gadget worth trying.
“We are sure you will have a great day out at Seymour expo.’’
Jam-packed with produce you won’t find in the supermarket, the new Farmers’ Market is the ideal place to be inspired to whip up a unique meal. Woodstock Flour will sell direct to the public and also demonstrate flour milling on site, Australian Tea House will have a selection of herbal teas, infusions and tonics. Visit the Herb Store or check out the quality handmade clothing and alpaca yarn and more.
The crowd will have a chance to taste test Camel Milk Victoria’s healthy alterative to cows’ milk. The business’ owners, husband and wife duo Chris and Megan Williams, will explain the benefits of camel milk and urge people to give it a try.
“People’s first reaction to the thought of camel milk is always interesting, but after giving it a try they surprise themselves with how pleasant tasting it is,’’ Mrs Williams said.
“While camel milk is so new to Australia, some cultures have been consuming camel milk for hundreds of years.
“It’s a great alternative for those seeking something different.
“Camel milk is lower in fat (than some other types of milk), lower in lactose and a great source of calcium and magnesium.’’
Karen Sutherland of Edible Eden Designs will give expo-goers the latest permaculture tips and advice on edible native plants.
Hoping to encourage people to use bush foods in everyday cooking, Ms Sutherland will demonstrate how to use fresh and dried leaves and experiment with vinegars and marinades using old man saltbush, strawberry gum and native thyme.
The latest innovative products and bright ideas the small to medium practising farmer needs to make farm life easier and more productive will be on display at the expo. From drones to help with stock and crop management and solar battery storage for a life free from power bills to white-ant-resistant wooden-look fences and small-scale domestic onsite sewerage treatment plants, there is something new for everyone.
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Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is a unique farming expo with something for everyone. It’s the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere and attracts up to 500 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors over three days.
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