I was very pleased to learn that local street food champions, the crepe making couple of St Helens won an award at the annual Agfest in Evandale. Here they are proudly holding their award. Chris and Carol came up with this business concept and so far people have responded favourably. The support of locals and the award help to overcome a few obstacles that some people have put in their way.
For those who do not know what the award is, here is the background, from the Evandale tourism community.
Agfest is an annual festival featuring agricultural and industrial demonstrations, working sheep dog trials, helicopter rides, chainsaw carving, and new product releases. It is run by the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc.
Agfest is run by a volunteer committee of 30 young Rural Youth members, who are committed to making a significant contribution to agriculture, by staging the best possible event. The profits from Agfest, as well as supporting the Rural Youth Organisation, and enabling the employment of three full-time counsellors for Tasmania Rural Counselling (also administered by Rural Youth), have been channelled back into the site, to provide permanently installed Hydro power, four blocks of high quality permanent toilets, fencing, roadworks, and other cosmetic improvements. Regular working bees are held throughout the year where Rural Youth members continually work on these improvements.
It is located near Carrick, a fairly short drive from Launceston, Tasmania. For more information take a look at the Agfest website.
I was out of Tasmania last weekend for the 2010 event but will be heading up there in 2011. Roz