Accolades for the Felton Food Festival

Article in 'U ON SUNDAY', Sunday, May 4, 2014

Wendy Hughes wrote:

Celebrating the "paddock to plate" concept has never been more heartfelt than what I saw last Sunday at Felton Food Festival.

For those who haven't been, you can banish thoughts of a quaint main street lined with food stalls. There are marquees and food stalls for sure, but this festival happens in a paddock, one overlooking the surrounding patchwork farmlands of Felton Valley.

It's a particularly poignant view when you consider the community here had to fight in recent years to keep mining companies out and continue their farming tradition.

The ensuing coming together of the community has cemented Felton's proud history and shed fresh light on the food produced here. Which is the heart and soul of this festival. Well, it certainly won my heart, and a few thousand others. Organiser Sally McCreath estimated more than 10,000 visitors had attended - double last year's figure.

Local farmers wore lanyards so interested people could find them in the crowd and have a chat. So pencil in next years event on your calendar - it'll be in April, at a date to be confirmed; if you care about real food and things worth fighting for, it's a journey worth making-See feltonfoodfestival.org.au.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.