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Pictured front: Naiya Boschma-Wagner from Ocean Shores School, second row from left are the Pocket School’s Justine Westwood, Bethany Woods from Upper Main Arm School and Finn Rayner of Crabbes Creek School. In the back row from left are Mullum Public’s Alice Mathisen, Mia Evans from Shearwater and Godai Harry from Wilsons Creek Primary. Photo Jeff Dawson
Pictured front: Naiya Boschma-Wagner from Ocean Shores School, second row from left are the Pocket School’s Justine Westwood, Bethany Woods from Upper Main Arm School and Finn Rayner of Crabbes Creek School. In the back row from left are Mullum Public’s Alice Mathisen, Mia Evans from Shearwater and Godai Harry from Wilsons Creek Primary. Photo Jeff Dawson

The second annual ‘Grow Your Own Lunchbox’ challenge, held on Friday November 4 at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market saw seven local primary schools participate for prizes with their home-grown produce.

Wilsons Creek Public School scooped top prize for the ‘best main in lunchbox’ with a delicious spinach and herb quiche.

It’s an initiative of the farmers market and is aimed at ‘encouraging, supporting and celebrating local school kitchen gardens.’

Garden grown

Publicist for the event, Kate O’Neill, said the schools brought a basket of produce from their school garden and created their lunch using those ingredients.

‘The market awarded $250 to each category winner, giving away a total of almost $3,000 in prizes, which will go toward supporting the participating schools’ kitchen garden programs. Judges were Di Wilson of Pickle Chicks, Rod Bruin of Summit Organics, David Forrest of Organic Forrest and Allie Godfrey market manager. The event was compered by Lissie Turner.’


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