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Welcome to my locavore podcast - I’m Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food and goodies come from and help connect them to the families who create it.Imagine a valley, nestled in the Noosa hinterland that is lined with hops and parted by a stream of crystal-clear water.  When the heavens open, the stream breaks its banks and washes through the hops imparting their beautiful flavours to create what we now know as, Hop Valley H2O.These words from Heads of Noosa, a 100% Australian owned brewery based in the beautiful shire of Noosa, represent the sheer innovative thinking behind a carefully handcrafter brewed beverage which can be always enjoyed, is incredibly versatile and is beautifully refreshing……  It is an Australian first, hop infused sparkling water that contains zero sugar and zero alcohol.   I am joined by co-founder Craig Masterton and Head of Sales, John Cranley to tell us all about it, welcome gentlemen.Become A Locavore Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Locavores Highlights

Locavores Highlights

2022-10-3101:14:10

This a highlights episode of the best parts of the first season of the Locavores podcast!If you've enjoyed this podcast, let us know on the White's Iga Facebook page!Welcome to my locavore podcast this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food came from and help connect them to the families who create it.Become A Locavore Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Every once in a while you come across an idea so simple, you wonder why you didn’t think of it earlier. And so it was, when four Sunshine Coast macadamia growers passionate about their product founded Nutworks in 1993. The idea? To create a central facility purpose-built to crack and sort the region’s macadamias for supply to local businesses.As a result of this kernel of an idea, Nutworks was born. The original processing plant was built in the Noosa Hinterland at Verrierdale, and supplied hand-sorted raw kernel to local stores for roasting and flavouring.As with all great business ideas, it didn’t take long for the venture to really take off. Due to ever increasing demand for Nutworks’ products, a new processing factory was built in Yandina in 1996 to enable significantly higher production volumes. As part of the major redevelopment, a café, retail shop and tourist facilities were also incorporated into the new Nutworks.What’s more, 2002 saw a further evolution as Nutworks began production of chocolate and confectionery products. As a result, our wide variety of chocolates and sweets now form an integral part of our range.Welcome Sarah...And so from humble beginnings, Nutworks has now grown to employ over 60 people. Our products are exported worldwide, and we are recognised globally for our commitment to quality. We will continue to grow, but will always remain faithful to the passion instilled in our company by our founders over 20 years ago. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to my locavore podcast - I’m Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food came from and help connect them to the families who create it.Panoramic vistas, rolling hills, fresh running water through creeks snaking down from the hinterland through lush green bushland.  A magnificent setting in any order but perhaps also, the perfect place to make cheese.  This was the philosophy of original founders; Graeme & Karen Paynter and it certainly is now for current owner and cheesemaker Beth O’Leary. Handcrafted in one of our countries most beautiful regions, award winning Woombye Cheese is produced on the Sunshine Coast using raw product from happy cows, using traditional methods and care.   From the first batch in 2013 to now, Woombye Cheese can be found on the menus of some of Australia’s top restaurants and around the country.  It is my sincere pleasure to welcome Woombye Cheese owner, Beth to share this wonderful story with us Welcome Beth!Become A Locavore Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to my locavore podcast - I'm Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at whites IGA on the Sunshine coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food comes from and help connect them to the families who create it. Imagine coming home at the end of a busy day, to enjoy a prepared meal, created using only the highest quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible, and lovingly prepared under the watchful eye of a chef hat chef, without the hassle of preparation and clean up. Too good to be true? Well, no...The hatted chef, based at mooloolaba, captures all the deliciousness of the smoked meats that the dock mooloolaba is famous for, delivered to whites iga and many other outlets across the sunshine coast and the wider regions are easily heated up on demand for your enjoyment and convenience.The innovators, creators and founders of this fabulous offering join me now, welcome Phil Hart and Chris Sells to the locavore podcast.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to the locavores podcast - I’m Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast.Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food came from and help connect them to the families who create it. It is my sincere pleasure to welcome two very special guests today who are making a glorious impression through the beautiful flavours they create, but very importantly whilst doing that, are having a transformative impact on people’s lives. Karen and Lucie Barnett of Montville Coffee, a family-ownedbusiness based on the Sunshine Coast and a locavore supplier to White’s IGA, embody the values they state are important to them by demonstrating positive action to support coffee farming communities and the protection of the environment through their longstanding relationship with Fair Trade.Their award-winning coffee has been recognised by Industry at the Coffee roasting awards for excellence and their efforts acknowledged as the first fair trade certified coffee roaster in Queensland and first B Corp organisation in the Sunshine Coast region.Welcome Karen & LucieBecome A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Whether it is horses, cattle, guinea pigs, fish, birds, dogs...animals find their way into your heart.  So much so, that they become a part of your family and we find this deep inclination to want to spoil them rotten.  Such is the case for my next guest, possessing such an immense love of animals, having been a massive part of their lives, created a range of unique pet treats ranging from gourmet meat and baked goodies, lollies, soft, small, and hard treats, cakes, snuffle balls, and mats. Imagine how happy this has made so many of our furry friends.  Russell & Emma Gibbons share in this delight as the founders and innovators of Huds and Toke an award-winning, Sunshine Coast-based manufacturing company located at Coolum Beach.  I am delighted to have Emma join me today.Visit Huds & Toke here Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Good food, that feeds the soul, keeps the family together – so anything we put our name on is guaranteed to be eaten at our own table and we take great pleasure in bringing it to yours.This is a quote direct from my guests today and it brings joy to my heart to hear these words. Mel & Marco Guidotti also believe the kitchen is a place where a family comes together, to re-live their day and plan for tomorrow. They are the founders and creators at Belladotti where they always source the highest quality ingredients to bring together a range of flavours, from both local producers and international markets. Mel & Marco, welcome to the locavore podcast.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Introducing Karen Lindsay of Little White Goat Cheese. Karen is a a self confessed goat lover who purchased a dew goats 16 years ago and set out to create a cheese like no other, she has succeeded in that winning multiple awards with Little White Goat Chees and has also created a world first freeze-dried feta.Welcome Karen Lindsay to the Locavores podcast!Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
John Maslen Snr is the founder of Advanced Refrigeration Technology, an award-winning commercial refrigeration manufacturer based at Warana on the Sunshine Coast. These are the refrigerated displays we showcase our fresh and local products in at White’s IGA including our custom made fromagerie and cheese cases, cold rooms, bulk freezer stores, delicatessen, bakery, and hot displays.Advanced Refrigeration Technology specialises in the manufacture of ultra-low energy supermarket display cases. They are made in Australia for Australian climate conditions and distributed internationally. Awarded the National Trust John Herbert Gold for Excellence for energy conservation and new innovation in refrigeration in the year 2000, John is a trail blazer, innovator and leader in his field. I have had the pleasure of knowing and dealing with John for the past 25 years.Welcome Mr John Maslen.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
SunValley Fine Foods is a quality smallgoods factory based at Forest Glen. In 2016 David Surman had a vision to find the best butchers and smallgoods makers to create the finest range of products by sourcing the best ingredients such as Australian free-range pork. SunValley Fine Foods is a premium quality innovative Ham, Bacon and Smallgoods manufacturer based on the Sunshine Coast QLD.SunValley Fine Foods was established in Jan 2016. Given access to quality raw materials, David Surman was determined to establish a quality smallgoods factory on the Sunshine Coast. He started by sourcing some of the finest butchers and smallgoods makers. The team he has gathered, with over 80 years combined experience creating award winning ham, bacon and smallgoods all around the world, creates a depth of experience that is hard to match anywhere in Australia.David still runs the crew and there are a number of younger smallgoods makers being trained to maintain the tradition.One of those fine butchers is award winning, Artie Vella who is the head sales manager of SunValley Fine Foods and joins me now. Welcome Artie Vella to the podcastBecome A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of the Locavores podcast, Roz jumps in to the guests seat and chats with Podspot CEO and local Sunshine Coast media personality Dave Matthews about Roz's passion for the Sunshine Coast and the Locavore program.White’s supermarket business has grown from a small corner store to a group of multi-award winning, market leading stores focusing on supporting people and the community through their unique ‘locavore’ program. A passionate business advocate having held leadership positions including board chair, member of various business groups, mentor and speaker at industry events and active community volunteer. Board Director of Montrose Therapy and Respite Services, University of the Sunshine Coast Foundation Board, member of the Sunshine Coast Business Council and USC Business School External Academic Advisory Committee, past advisory member of the Queensland Community Foundation (Sunshine Coast). Roz was recognised as the SCBWN Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in 2015, named Regional Owner/Entrepreneur Leader of the Year in 2016 by the Australian Institute of Management, is a Telstra Business Woman Queensland finalist and proud recipient of the IGA National Community Award. Roz was inducted in the IGA Hall of Fame in 2017 as the first independent female, a prestigious honour and significant milestone for women in the supermarket industry. In 2021 White’s IGA were awarded IGA National Store if the Year. Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
“The Ugly Duckling" is a fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. It was first published in 1843. The story begins when a mother duck's eggs hatch but one of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the farm as an ugly little creature. He wanders sadly from the barnyard and lives with wild ducks and geese. One day, the duckling sees a flock of migrating wild swans. He is delighted and excited, but he cannot join them, for he is too young, too ugly, and he cannot fly. He is shocked when the swans welcome and accept him, only to realize by looking at his reflection in the water that he had been not a duckling, but a cygnet all this time. The flock takes to the air, and the now beautiful swan spreads his gorgeous large wings and takes flight with the rest of his new family.Why am I telling you this story? Because it is a powerful representation of today’s locavore story. Michelle Mascher is the founder of Ugly Duck Fine Foods. Michelle is a clever and resourceful lady who is saving unusable food from land fill and creating unique and delicious solutions to the food waste problem.It is my sincere pleasure to welcome Michelle as my guest today. Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Emmanuel is the third-generation chef in his family who grew up and trained in Grasse, France. Emmanuel learnt a lot about food and cookery from his French grandfather, Pépé Leon,who started working in kitchens at the very early age of 14 and his Italian side of the family where food always brought the large family together.Pépé Léon's Kitchen has been focusing on bringing the best of Emmanuel's family recipes and adapting to gluten free without compromising on quality and flavours. Pasta is the main focus for now but there is always something we are working on to bring more products that gluten-free people can eat safely and non-gluten-free can enjoy as well.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to my locavore podcast - I’m Roz White and this is the podcast where we dig deep into the stories behind the hundreds of locally sourced, artisan, bespoke and innovative products available to you in one location at White’s IGA on the Sunshine Coast. Our locavore program was officially launched in 2013 to showcase and highlight to our customers, where their food comes from and help connect them to the families who create it.Imagine travelling to Germany as a 16-year-old and coming home with 16kg’s of chocolate in your suitcase, running the risk of a 2000-euro excess luggage fee. Perhaps this was the catalyst which sparked a passion to not just understand the true depth of chocolate but to create an award-winning range of innovative, and pure quality products we all love and know as Kokopod. KOKOPOD is a boutique manufacturer of high-quality handcrafted chocolate products lifting the world’s perception on what QUALITY truly stands for.Brigid Woolnough is the founder and creator of this magical brand, and I can attest, there is a little bit of magic in every delightful morsel of Kokopod chocolate because Brigid and her team are constantly working to develop and perfect the art of chocolate, perfected by science.I am thrilled and excited to welcome Brigid to our locavores podcast today.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The story of Zip Zap began when 20 year old founder Bailey Page was on a night out with some friends when his phone died. He needed to order an uber home and wasn't carrying a phone charger with him, leaving him stranded and helpless.The initial idea sparked when he thought to himself; "wouldn't it be convenient if I had a small device, that didn't require a charging cable and that could fit into my pocket whilst simultaneously re-charging his phone." He thought an idea so simple would have already been developed but was really surprised when he couldn't find a product fitting this description and saw an opportunity to create Zip Zap. Zip Zap is not only an Australian first, but global first! Introducing the first cable-less technology to the charging industry. This innovative cable-less charger has a unique bracket design that secures the charger to your device and has a '3 in 1' built in charging capability for iPhones, AirPods and iPads. For users who want to remain connected to their devices, Zip Zap offers a solution to accomodate for people on the go without having to worry about carrying a large bulky power packs or a cable!I am excited to welcome Bailey to our Locavore Podcast to share his story.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Concept labs is an innovative and sustainable manufacturing facility on the Sunshine Coast, producing cosmetic, skin care and cleaning products, while embracing their responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our communities and our planet can flourish. Whites IGA first partnered with Concept Labs in 1998, their first year in business. Concept Labs founder, Barry Jackson, walked into our humble little convenience store in Mooloolaba to sell his Sunshine Coast-made sunscreen, and as they say, the rest is history. Whites IGA and concept labs continue to enjoy a long and enduring supplier/retailer relationship which has also grown into a family friendship. We continue to stock a range of concept labs locally produced products some 24 years on. Now, at the Concept Labs helm is Barry and Sue's daughter Naomi, General Manager. I am excited to welcome Naomi to our locavore podcast to share their story.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week Roz chats with Charlie from The Bee ManToday, I am chatting with one of our most fascinating producers, in fact, I have never seen a more passionate and interesting producer from the myriad of farmers and creators we source from. Let me tell you a little about my guest today...A boat builder by trade, it was 1974 and Charlie Hacker found himself helping his mate, beekeeper John Rosser, with some queen rearing and bee moving.  Alas, almost 50 years on, Charlie continues to be enthralled by what became his profession, a Sunshine Coast honey producer, owner, and operator of The Bee Man Honey, based in Pomona, near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.Described by some as a living legend, certainly someone I admire and respect and generally enjoy catching up with…….in his own words ‘it’s quite thrilling to be on a honey flow chase, building the bees up and requeening the hives’ I am also thrilled to have Charlie here with me today, to talk all things bee’sBecome A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on FacebookFollow White's IGA on InstagramThe Bee Man on Facebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week Roz chats with Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients.When someone says they can save you time and money, you listen, right? But what if I said ‘saving you time and money’ whilst providing the easiest, simplest, quickest, and most delicious recipes ever, you may think I’m exaggerating. But no, I am most certainly not, in fact, I can even add to that by saying there are some pretty special flavours of awesomeness which exude from this vivacious, lively, energetic, clever, and engaging cookbook queen and author of 40 cookbooks, global TV star, Australian icon and Sunshine Coast treasure, my good friend, Kim McCosker of 4 Ingredients. Major everyday problem solver, the cookbook queen is in the house.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on FacebookFollow White's IGA on Instagram4 Ingredients website4 Ingredients Facebook Page4 Ingredients Instagram4 Ingredients Pinterest4 Ingredients Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week Roz chats with John Cochrane from Kenilworth Dairies.Kenilworth Dairies has a rich history in the dairy industry. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mary Valley and Sunshine Coast hinterland it is no wonder our products are fresh and full of passion. The dairy industry is nothing new to fourth generation dairy farmer, John Cochrane. Originally from Kin Kin, John was taught the ‘ins and outs’ of dairying from his Father and Mother, Alan and Mavis Cochrane. For the past 93 years a Cochrane has represented Queensland dairy farmers on various dairy boards, a real testament to the family’s passion and commitment to the industry. As many farmers know, dairy farming is hard and only for the truly passionate. Over the years John watched as many of his neighbours and friends sold their properties to stay afloat. A locavore is a person who chooses to consume food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 200 kilometres from home. A 'Locavore' connects food consumers with the food producers within a small targeted radius developing better food networks, improving local economies and enriching health, environmental, community and social impacts. Local products not only keep money in our community, they make it from ‘paddock to plate’ in the shortest possible time frame to ensure the freshest possible product at a great price! Where ever possible we support local suppliers. You too can support local businesses who supply our stores with a range of goods. The next time you are in our stores look out for the local logo as it’s your ‘ticket’ to purchasing a quality locally produced or grown product.Become A LocavoreFollow White's IGA on FacebookFollow White's IGA on Instagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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