Food and Drink

Aussie Artisan Week Puts a Spotlight on Delicious Produce You Need

Support local and learn a thing or two.

Aussie Artisan Week
Photo: @pepesaya

An artisan is defined as someone who does skilled work with their hands. Aussie Artisan Week aims to celebrate how integral they are to our community and Australian culture.

When you buy from local artisans, you support farmers and small businesses and help build community. This sense of community has become increasingly important as artisans and everyday Australians continue to grapple with the restrictions in place due to the pandemic across the country.

Founders Pierre Issa and Melissa Altman of Pepe Saya Butter Co joined forces with artisans from across the country to encourage all Australians to consciously choose to support, champion and purchase locally made products, buying directly from artisans where they can.

Expanding on its efforts in 2020 which saw a passionate community form, and introduce Australian consumers to a range of artisans and quality products, this year Aussie Artisan Week aims to help define what being an artisan means, elevating these hard-working producers as essential parts of our community.

“The past 17 months have shown the importance and value of community, and our community has kept us afloat. Not only our customers, but also all of the incredible hard-working producers who we work with, or alongside whom we sell our products at farmers’ markets and local stores. From John Fairley at Country Valley Dairy who we buy our cream from to Alex Olsson of Olsson’s salt, and the many producers we’ve collaborated with on our packs and products on our online store – the collaboration and respect in this community is one of a kind. To be completely frank, we wouldn’t be here without them,” said Issa.

Aussie Artisan Week calls for Australians to support artisans of all kinds, whether they’re growers, cheesemongers, bakers, wine producers, expert picklers, or even ceramicists, and the call to action is simple:
● Visit your local farmers market
● Shop on your local high street
● Buy online direct from artisans where you can

To hear the stories of local artisans visit @aussieartisanweek. They will be uploading stories, conversations and more information about Australia’s local artisans from Monday, 16 August to Monday, 23 August.

You can get involved by sharing their artisan-made products and purchases,
tagging @AussieArtisanWeek and using the hashtag #AussieArtisanWeek. Aussie Artisan Week will continue to update its website to include brands getting involved, and local farmers markets to visit around the country via their website.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
Instagram / @redrooster_au

The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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