On August the 16th I will be amongst some amazing health and wellness educators who are helping me change the way you eat and think about your own health and wellbeing. I will also be standing up on stage in front of 400 people talking to you about what it means to ‘live primal’. August the 16th is a very big day, a day where so many people are coming together from all across Australia to talk and showcase their amazing products. It is a day where you’ll be able to eat amazing primal foods, talk to amazing people and leave with a postive outlook on your own life. This day I am talking about is the day of the “Changing the Way We Eat” health and wellness conference. My team and I have worked extremely hard over the last 6 months to bring you an awesome conference that will change your life. However I wouldn’t of been able to bring it together if it wasn’t for the amazing Primal Living sponsors who have kindly come on board to help me make this happen. I would like to say a very big thank you to each and everyone of them, and I hope that after you have finished reading my post, you head on over to their website and check out what they are doing, and see how they’re making a huge impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
Matt owns and operates Optimal Health which is based here in Hobart. He has been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years and is an expert in the fields of functional movement, rehabilitation and also working with the elderly. Matt and optimal health will be sponsoring morning tea. Want to train with an expert, book here
The Naked Whey Co
The Naked Whey Co produce an amazing protein powder sourced from grass fed dairy cows in New Zealand. Free from growth hormones, chemicals, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms. It contains no fillers, artificial colours and flavours, preservatives, fructose, added sugar, gluten or GMO. They only add organic ingredients and sweeten with organic stevia – a natural herb that is about 300 times sweeter than sugar and doesn’t spike blood sugar. Their whey has a 90.4% protein content in its unflavoured form and has approximately 25% more Branched-Chain Amino Acids than other protein powders on the market. Before I continue, protein powder should never replace a real food diet, however when you’re training intensively and you can’t access a steak post workout, then choosing a protein powder that only contains real ingredients is your first choice. This is why we love Naked Whey. It is free from the usual garbage that you can find in protein powders. The Naked Whey Co will be there on the day providing you with samples and you will be able to purchase some of their amazinf powder. Read more here and check out Ash’s review and what we cooked up here in the primal Kitchen
Primal Lunch sponsors
As you know nutrition always comes first in my life. Everyday I fuel my body with the best food for survival. At the “Changing the Way We Eat” conference I want to fuel your body with the right foods. I am so excited to be able to have some amazing farmers on board.
Rex Williams owns Kelty Organic Farm
A beautiful farm at Woodbridge 40km south of Hobart. Kelty Farm overlooks the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Blessed with fertile soil and a reliable 900mm annual rainfall the farm is ideally situated to produce quality Organic fruit, beef and pork. Our district has sustained similar family operated farms for many generations. Rex will be sponsoring the beef for beef ragout with bacon lardoons and Huon mushrooms and beef and offal ragout with bacon lardoons and huon mushrooms. I am so excited to have rex there on the day with a trade table. You will be able to purchase some of his amazing products. For more information on the farm, you can check it out here.
Richard Clark owns Bruny Island Game Meats
Richard Clark, from Bruny Island Game Meats, lives here on Bruny Island and supplies game meat to many restaurants around Tasmania. Richard will be supplying the wallaby for the wallaby koftas in almond Dukkah served with Chimmichurri and Baba Ganoush.
Jason Evans owns Cloudy Bay Lamb
Jason with his wife and two beautiful children live on a gorgeous farm south of Bruny Island Cloudy Bay Lamb has been produced on a small, family run farm in the far South of Bruny Island. The farm comprises around 550 acres of bushland and pasture which neighbours the South Bruny National Park. The location is wild, remote and incredibly inspiring! Their vision is to improve the environmental integrity of the farm using methods that require minimal chemical inputs, and that promote good soil and animal health. Their sheep are hormone free and they only use organic based fertilisers. Their flock comprises Coopworth sheep. This breed was established in the 1960’s from Southern New Zealand, and originally stems from a cross between a Romney ewe and a Border Leicester ram. We chose this breed because of their excellent fertility rates, high lamb survival rates, and the mothers are renowned for being highly attentive and protective. South Bruny receives one of the highest rainfalls in Tasmania and the characteristic hard, black hooves of the Coopworth breed are more suitable for our wetter conditions. The Coopworth breed also has the benefit of allowing a self-replacing system which means all ewe lambs can be retained and either mated with Coopworth rams carefully selected and brought in for their superior genetics, or mated with terminal sires. We minimise the risk of introducing disease to the flock by using a self-replacing system By not having to buy in replacement ewes we are immediately. At Cloudy Bay Lamb Jason endeavours to minimise stress for the sheep so we utilise a local Abattoir (approximately 30 kilometres from the Bruny Island ferry) which practices low stress slaughter. The lamb is aged on the bone (hung) for a week which allows the meat to tenderise. Customers can order our premium lamb as a whole or side of lamb. The lamb is cut, bagged, labelled for convenience, and delivered in a cardboard box. Orders can be customised and prices vary accordingly. Individual cuts of Cloudy Bay Lamb are also available in cryovac packs from various outlets on Bruny Island, and also the The ye Olde Oyster Cove Shoppe.
Colette Barnes owns Ut Si Cafe
Ut Si Cafe is one amazing cafe in Tasmania. If your heading to Launceston, please stop at the gorgeous church in Perth for a delicious bulletproof coffee, charcuterie or a cup of bone broth. Yes Ut Si cafe is Primal. Colette and I have been great friends for a few years now and everytime we get together we share so many stories on what we both believe in. You will be able to enjoy delicious charcuterie for morning tea, alongside a cup of bone broth. What a way to spend your time at the conference. Head on over to their facebook page and check out what’s on the menu
Guy Robertson and Eliza Wood Owns Mount Gnomen Farm
Mount Gnomen Farm will be providing us with the bones for the bone broth and also the pork and beef for the sauasages we will be enjoying for morning tea. Guy is a fifth generation Tasmanian farmer. He grew up at Yolla, near Burnie, on a mixed farm with his four siblings. As a child, Guy showed great enthusiasm for breeding chooks, and would be found setting eggs under hens, nursing chicks, and dreaming of creating a breed he could call his own. When the chook numbers at Yolla climbed into the hundreds, Guy’s breeding had to be curtailed. Now he’s got his own place, there’s no stopping him, whatever the animal is. Guy is an agricultural scientist who graduated from the University of Tasmania with honours. He has worked in a variety of agricultural extension roles including coordinating Landcare programs in north-west Tasmania and the Northern Territory. He’s also worked with the pyrethrum and dairy industries. Guy and Eliza produce some of the finest free range Wessex Saddleback pigs and you can read more about their amazing farm and their prioduce which you can purchase here
I couldn’t let you have lunch without eating some delicious sauerkraut. Graeme from Thirlstane Gardens is sponsoring the sauerkraut for our lunch.
Thirlstane Gardens was established in 2010 and is situated in the heart of the vegetable growing region on the north west coast of Tasmania. A small family business, it is run by Graeme Lodge with the valued assistance of wife Kym and their two daughters. The business evolved as a result of our changing family circumstances and the desire to work part time from home to spend time with our two small children. Graeme has always been a keen horticulturalist and the opportunity to purchase a hydroponic growing system presented itself at just the right time.
They currently produce a range of specialty lettuce and herbs including fresh cut bagged salad leaves. The business is looking to supply a small niche market with a variety of salad vegetables that offers the consumer a choice to buy fresh local produce. The business is continually looking to expand the range of vegetables and herbs on offer.
A core concept of our business is to be able to supply “living lettuce and herbs” to the market so that the freshest possible product is consumed. This concept is possible because the produce is harvested as a whole and stored with the roots in fresh water. The consumer can then store the produce in water with the roots left intact and use small amounts if desired. The lettuce or herbs should stay fresh for days if stored correctly. (sourced Harvest Launceston Markets)
Don from Black Ridge Farm
Black Ridge Farm is a family farm in north-western Tasmania. Don & Keryn Thomson, and their four young children, produce top quality, traditional-tasting meats from rare-breed pigs and traditional breeds of sheep and goats, run free-range and under very high animal welfare and environmental standards.
They only sell what we produce on our farm. They believe in short supply-chains so that our customers get to know us, our farm and our meats. Black Ridge Farm like to think that you are not ‘consumers’ of our produce but co-producers!
Did you say coffee and tea
Primal Living has you covered. It is so exciting to have Bulletproof coffee on board our sold out conference. These guys make the best coffee. For some of you it may seem a bit strange to put butter or ghee in coffee instead of milk, but I reckon you are going to love it. Bulletproof coffee will be providig you with your caffeine hit for both morning tea and lunch. And if coffee is not your thing we are proud to have The Art of Tea as one of our major sponsors. The Art of Tea will be providing you with some of the fonest herbal and black teas you have tasted and don’t forget your bag, because you will be able to purchase them on the day. To check out what Bullet proof coffee are up to, head on over to their website and The Art of Tea always have amazing speacials on, read more here.
But wait we have more
If you feel like some delicious chia puddings on the day then Millie from The Wee Lemon Tree has us covered, not only is Millie providing us with delicious chia puddings, you will be able to purchase her delicious vegetable juices. I love what Millie does, and her products are amazing. Every Sunday Millie is down at our local farmers market in Hobart and if your coming down to Tasmania for the conference, the primal team will be heading to the farmers market on the Sunday after the conference. Can’t wait to see all of you there. A little bit of chocolate with our bulletproof coffee or herbal tea will make anybody happy, especially when it is raw organic chocolate, and not full of unhealthy nasty ingredients. I cannot thank Rawsome chocolate enough. These guys have sent down enough chocolate for every one of us to enjoy a piece. Yes that is over 400 pieces. The chocolate is currently sitting in Ash’s fridge and she has been extremely good and not falling into temptation. I love Rawsome Foods ethos and what they stand for, head on over to their facebook page and support Jen and her wonderful team. I have two gorgeous people left to say a very big thank you to who are part of the morning tea or lunch sponsorship. Arwen Genge will be providing each and everyone of us with a primal rock, also Arwen will be there on the day with her thermomix, showing you how easy it is to make your own primal foods. A big thank you to Chris from King Island beef jerky. King Island beef jerky is an amazing primal snack. I enjoy my jerky with butter in it, but at the conference you will be able to enjoy all four flavours and you will also be able to purchase it off my Primal Living trade table. How awesome is that! Not only have we got some amazing guys on board sponsoring the morning tea and lunch, you are going to love who our sponsors are for the whole “Changing the Way We Eat” health and wellness conference
Farm Gate Market
Farm Gate Market can be found every Sunday at the Melville Street Carpark. At Farm Gate market they believe that there are five vital ingredients that are the foundation of their market. FRESH – the goods for sale are so fresh they are picked the night before and delivered straight to the market each Sunday morning LOCAL – everything sold must be grown or produced within the geographical boundaries of Tasmania SEASONAL – strict guidelines on the origin of food means that eating seasonally is the norm rather than the exception. And as we become more in touch with seasonality, preparing and eating foodonce again becomes a celebration of taste, flavour and goodness. It also means better quality, better value and is better for our environment SIZE MATTERS – the market is about supporting small, boutique and artisan businesses within Tasmania from beginning to end of the value chain COMMUNITY – only the people that grow, raise, produce, extract or even pluck the goods for sale can trade at the market. That means that the producer could in fact be your neighbour… now that’s a relationship! It is really exciting to have the guys support our amazing conference. On Sunday 17th the Primal Living team will be heading to the market to stock up on fresh vegetables, fruit and grass fed meats. We hope to see you there for a community primal catch up and post conference chat.
Bronwyn Ballantyne is one amazing lady. Not only is she married to a doctor who follows the primal philosophy, she is a nurse and is also the owner of Paleo Providore. Their business has evolved out of frustration in trying to source ingredients and products to suit the dietary needs and health preferences of their family. It would often take Bronwyn a full day to do their shopping because they needed to go to 5 different shops to get everything!
Paleo Providores aim is to make life easier for people trying to source products for their health and for specific diets such as:
- dairy free
- gluten free
- Low Fodmaps
- soy free
They are now delivery fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes across Tasmania sourcing from local farmers and producers. Not only that they aim to provide a one stop shop for non refridgerated items, with everything from chocolate, to nuts, chia seeds, flours and organic cleaning products.
Bronwyn will be there on the day to have a chat with you on how you can have your fruit and vegetables delivered straight to your front door. For more information on what Paleo Providore do, you can read more here.
On the Go Paleo Meals
Now if you guys have not purchased a On the Go Paleo Meal.…OMG grab your phone and get to it. Reid who is the owner is doing an amazing job with providing everyone with fresh, real food. Each week on their facebook page they post up meals that you can order. Not only are they delicious they are also at a really good price. Eating real food could never be easier with On the Go Paleo Meals. Reid will be at the conference exhibiting and chatting to you about how you can order your weekly meals.
I could come across as a bit biased here, but I love Eumarrah Wholefoods. I managed this amazing health food store for two years and I am really honoured that they are one of our sponsors and will be at the conference. Eumarrah will be sponsoring the raw nuts for morning tea, plus they are there exhibiting with all of their amazing primal products which you can purchase. Wow that bag of yours is going to be full to the brim….. Eumarrah Wholefoods is based in Hobart and Launceston and have a great range of fermented foods, raw nuts and seeds, organic and local teas, honey, spices and so much more. You can jump onto their facebook page to see what’s new in store.
These guys are awesome. Now I don’t recommend paleo snacks lightly, but Rumbles Paleo products use great ingredients. Not only that their whole philosophy is amazing. You can read more here. This is why Rumbles Paleo are one of our sponsors for the conference and why I want you to enjoy their products. Jen (the owner) will will be exhibiting and you will have your chance to try some yummy Rumbles Paleo snacks.
Australia’s leading health magazine will be in each and everyone of your goodie bags. I am so excited to have Nourish magazine support the conference. This is one magazine I buy each month because it is full of delicious recipes and also great health and wellness information. Thank you Nourish, I know that when you go home after the conference, you will feel very ‘nourished’ with all the information that will be presented to you on the day. So there we have it – The sponsors of the biggest SOLD OUT health and wellness conference to come to Tasmania. I feel so proud to have each and everyone of these sponsors on board and without them, this day would not go ahead. I ask you to check out what everyone is doing and get behind them. Each and everyone of these guys only has your health and wellness in mind and they want to be able to do the best buy you. Make sure you stop by their trade tables, and ensure that you bring a big back to stock up on their products. I have a feeling they will sell out very fast. Wow – we are under three weeks until the big day….I better get back to it….my next blog post is to let you know who the kind hearted contributors are for the goodie bags each of you will be receiving…..I cannot not believe what is going in them!!! Chat very soon, Jo