The best of Thomastown’s food industry will be on display at the Taste of Thomastown Food Festival next month.
Organised by Thomastown Neighbourhood House, the festival will celebrate Thomastown’s award-winning producers.
Thomastown Neighbourhood House manager Justine Sless said the festival aimed to “put a good spin on a suburb that doesn’t have a great reputation”.
“It’s not a well-known fact there are so many world-class producers in the area,” she said. “If it is in your deli basket, it was probably made in Thomastown.
“We are the gateway to the City of Whittlesea geographically. We want to promote pride in Thomastown.”
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Producers such as Bertocchi, That’s Amore Cheese and Oliana Foods will be offering free tastings and demonstrations throughout the day, while the Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre will make lemon myrtle biscuits and damper.
“I would love to see this festival grow and put the City of Whittlesea and Thomo on the map,” Ms Sless said.
The festival will be on Saturday, September 7, from 10am-2pm at 52 Main Street.