Eagle-eyed Membership Secretary Judith Shaw saw something of interest on the Business page of The Courier Mail on Friday 23 November 2018.

Robert Pekin and his partner Emma-Kate Rose, who is a BrisLETS member, have had a boost to their ethical food social enterprise Food Connect, which helps connect local farmers with local buyers.

Food Connect, started 20 years ago, managed to raise nearly $1 million in the final hours of their crowd-funding campaign that closed on Wednesday night, 21 November. This meant they reached their goal of $2.12 million and could buy and improve the Salisbury warehouse, the home of Food Connect for the past 12 years.

Years ago, BrisLETS had Good Food Coop as a member, and other members could buy food there for part units and part dollars.

Judith says, “I think that Alison Bird was trying to encourage Food Connect to do that as well”.

BrisLETS member Emma-Kate Rose and her partner Robert Pekin have had a boost to their ethical-food social enterprise, Food Connect, which helps connect local farmers with local buyers. READ MORE:

Food connect website