Adelaide Central Market

Great Food Rescue Race raises over $70,000

Posted by on November 15, 2016

Adelaide CBD was a buzz of activity as twenty teams from local businesses raced to the finish line in The Great Food Rescue Race. The day was packed with creative cooking, food rescue and tasting challenges, teamwork tests and fundraising goals. Over $70,000 was raised which will help OzHarvest provide 140,000 meals to people in need.

Beating the heat, competitors got stuck into making sauerkraut from surplus cabbage at Adelaide Central Markets, creating a recipe book at Common Ground, identifying foraged food at The Henry Austin, blindfolded mindful eating at the Hilton, rescuing food from OTR outlets and conjuring up Christmas leftover ideas using South Australian produce.

OzHarvest SA State Manager, Hayley Everuss, says the second Great Food Rescue Race was a great success and the fundraising efforts of each team was truly phenomenal.

“The Great Food Rescue Race is fast-paced, exciting and inspiring for all involved. Although it’s a day of fun, it highlights the importance of redistributing surplus food to help people in need. Thanks to all the teams who took part today, OzHarvest will be able to provide 140,000 meals to vulnerable Australians” said Hayley.

There were three winning categories, which included:

  • Highest fundraisers – OTR’s Awesome Golden Whoppers
  • Highest point score – Woolworths Southern Champions
  • Fastest team – Woolworths Southern Champions

Team Haycom competitor, Adam Chesters who raced in a full body yellow lycra suit, said every team challenge was fun and educational. “We tasted green ants, it was incredible and I never fully appreciated the sheer quantity of food wasted each year, a staggering 4 million tonnes ends up in landfill,” said Adam.

After an exhausting race, competitors, volunteers and event supporters enjoyed delicious South Australian food generously donated by Saskia Beer and prepared by OzHarvest’s Nourish students while listening to amazing live music from Angela Easson.

Proud partners of this year’s event include South Australia’s largest private company OTR, Nova Entertainment, Bigwig Advertising & Digital, Haycom and Tucker’s Natural. Supporting partners include, Adelaide Central Market, Hilton Adelaide, Kytons Bakery, EcoCaddy, Santos, Hither & Yon, Lobethal Bierhaus, Brand SA and Channel 44.

www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au.

OzHarvest Tree of Goodness back in Adelaide Central Market

Posted by on December 12, 2014

Starting on the 18th of December, the OzHarvest Tree of Goodness will be back in the Adelaide Central Market to spread the OzHarvest love with Christmas shoppers during the ‘seven days of goodness’ before Christmas.

The Tree of Goodness is a fun way for market-goers to share some ‘food love’ this season – decorating The Tree during the last Market trading days before Christmas helps to put nutritious food on the tables of people in Adelaide that need it.

We will have a brightly coloured market stall where people can visit the Tree of Goodness, donate or purchase a Christmas gift and help to decorate the tree with yellow. For every item purchased or donation made, a decoration will be added to the tree, highlighting the number of meals contributed.

“Absolutely every dollar counts. Every dollar donated means we can deliver two more meals for men, women and children in our community who are doing it tough” said Hayley Everuss, State Manager of OzHarvest.

The aim of the Tree of Goodness is to make it easy for market-goers to embrace their generous spirit and help to nourish their community this season.

“It’s a bit of fun and it’s also very visual, you can literally see the tree becoming more and more festive in response to community goodwill,” Hayley added.

The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness market stall will be located next to SAMTASS at the Gouger Street end of the Market from Thursday morning 18 December until Christmas Eve. Market-goers can chat with volunteers in OzHarvest yellow, make a donation or purchase one of the items available which make fabulous Christmas gifts that keep on giving.

Items available for purchase include the newly released OzHarvest Cookbook ‘Urban Harvest’ which includes recipes from 50 top Australian chefs, as well as OzHarvest Tea Towels, Shopping Bags, Aprons, Key rings and – new this year – Gingerbread Cookies in the shape of a little OzHarvest food truck.

Thank you so much to the Adelaide Central Market and the stallholders for their ongoing support. Since we started collecting food surplus from the Market in June 2011 they have delivered more than 100,000 meals to people in need.

We look forward to seeing you all in the Market in the days leading up to Christmas to spread the OzHarvest love and season’s greetings!

3232 meals donated through Garden of Goodness during #MarketWeek Adelaide

Posted by on September 9, 2014

From the 2nd to the 7th of September it was Market Week in the Adelaide Central Market (ACM). Aimed at inviting the community to rediscover the Market, the ACM collaborated with traders, producers and small businesses to provide the community with tours, cooking classes, tastings, super specials, music and much more!

Of course OzHarvest Adelaide was part of the fun! We installed our beautiful Garden of Goodness where market visitors could ‘plant’ a Vegie Card into our garden beds for every donation made or merchandise sold. Our wonderful volunteers shared the OzHarvest love and encouraged the festival-goers to help fight food waste by donating and planting their own veggies to represent the meals they saved. The Garden of Goodness started completely empty at the first day of the festival, but after four days the ‘garden’ grew significantly!

For every donation or merchandise sold $1 represents two meals that OzHarvest can rescue. Thanks to all the generous donations of the market visitors by the end of day four we could rescue 3,232 meals!

What better way to celebrate the first week of Spring!