Veggie bake made with love by BHS students!

BHS PttP veggie bake

Look at this lovely veggie bake made with love by Miss Smith and the Burnie High FOOD options class!  Most of the ingredients via our food rescue including the potatoes, asparagus, celeriac and onions.  Winning!

Available in our Food Hub this week.

Here is the recipe!


4 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

3 – 4 asparagus spears, thinly sliced

½ C celeriac, cut into small cubes

½ C diced bacon

1 onion, diced

½ C cream or milk

½ C cup grated cheese.

Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Spread half of the potatoes in a layer in the base of a greased ovenproof dish. Add half the celeriac, asparagus, onion, bacon, cream and cheese.

Repeat with a layer of potatoes, then the remaining celeriac, asparagus, onion, bacon, cream and cheese.

Finish the last top layer with cheese.

Bake in the oven until potatoes are tender and top is browned. About 20 – 25 minutes.

b and w carrot line drawing

November = 3917 kilos of gathered food = market value over $11,000!

November 2012


Well it’s been another action packed month here at Produce to the People.

We gathered 3551 kilos of locally grown produce and 39 dozen eggs.  This fresh food had a market value of $11,397.30

We collected a further 366 kilos of food from supermarkets and that included fresh produce, bread and frozen meat.




We were successful with our proposal for a grant from the Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund to run the big Burnie Primary School Veggie Garden Project in 6 Burnie Primary Schools starting next year. Even more awesome is that Christian Parr, our Snack garden Guru is back to run the project!

We didn’t receive any funding, not one cent, from the State Government’s Food For All Tasmanians Grant Round.  We think we put in an awesome application.  It was for a two year project that included increasing the capacity of Produce to the People’s core work and, amongst other things, an edible streetscapes program with Burnie, Central Coast and Devonport Councils.  Unfortunately our proposal did not tick enough of the bureaucrat’s boxes against selection criteria.  This has major implications for the future of Produce to the People and we are currently assessing our options.  Contingencies to the max are being looked at.  It’s all good though – nothing like being forced to reassess how you go about your business!


one tonne in DevonportProduce to the People Tasmania spuds for everyone!Produce to the People Tasmania : Burnie Community House spud dream team


We gave away two tonne of potatoes in two days. One tonne via the Burnie Community House where awesome volunteers from the community came out in force to help unload the ute. One tonne via some of the organisations we deliver to in the Devonport area.  A huge thanks to the business that gave us the lovely spuds!  Such lovely people!


Produce to the People Tasmania : Food Strategy Networking Group :


We were part of the Food Strategy Networking Group in Ulverstone. A group of local business owners who came together to talk about how we might work together to increase business opportunities.  I got to talk all things PTTP and about the Tassievore Challenge.


Black Ridge Farm


And we went to Black Ridge Farm  & Lapoinya Abattoir on a super fantastic Road Trip with members of the Burnie Community House community.  Linking local farmers with local people.


I’m off to the big island later this week to discuss options with my board.  Some hard decisions to be made, but exciting times ahead as we do a little reinvent!


For now,

Grow, gather, give and love the one you’re with,

Penelope x

What a month!

October has been a massive month for Produce to the People Tasmania. We have gathered and given a total of 2187 kilos of fresh produce + a delightful 4 dozen eggs.

We now give this produce to a combination of 19 different agencies, schools, shelters and community houses stretched out along the North West Coast feeding hundreds of people each week.

We could not do this without the massive support of Harvest Moon.  I seriously can not praise them enough.  Every week we go out to their HQ in Forth and collect crate after crate of produce.  Produce that would otherwise go to waste.  The staff there are all awesome.  So genuinely friendly, willing to help and interested in what we are doing. Todd, in particular is our go to guy…

We are also continuing our work on School Snack Gardens.  The delightful Christian has come on board and is actively exciting staff and students alike with his genuine enthusiasm for this project.  We are on the cusp of announcing a very exciting way business can become involved in this valuable work.  Watch this space!

Somerset Primary School : snack garden circled, top left

To top it all off, we are now starting to receive excess backyard grown produce as well…the scent from these lemons left at Bruce’s cafe in Wynyard for us was just divine!

Sadly the count down has begun with the Green Jobs Crew…December is too close.

We seriously can’t wait to see what November has in store.  As always, there are many ways you can help.  Just click your way to our “feel good” page to find out how you can participate.