Organic foodies are in for a treat this month as Brisbane puts itself on the food map.
Brisbane is no longer shunned from the organic food world with the city’s first organic food expo launching this month.
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide have annual festivals and expos showcasing the organic produce of the country, however Brisbane had been left behind in the health food scene, until now.
The Wray Organic Expo will showcase local and nationally sourced organic produce from around Australia and the two day event will see attendees taking part in live cooking demonstrations, dining at the on-sight organic cafe and attending mini-seminars held by representatives of over thirty companies who know the ins-and-outs of the organic food.
Founder of Wray Organic markets and cafes Deborah Wray has created this event for everyone, whether they are health-conscious or just wanting the learn more about what organic foods are available locally.
Wray has collected the best certified organic companies from around Australia and brought them to Brisbane so residents can develop a deeper understanding of the market leading products, their creators and distributors and why these products are beneficial to our health.
“The exciting list of exhibitors range from organic dairy to Himalayan salt, toxic free cleaning products, olives, marinades and even coconut ice cream. People can also learn about what ‘certified organic’ really means,” Wray says.
“The exhibitors have extraordinary stories of why they have created healthy, organic products.”
Wray developed her business in 2005 because she was ‘appalled’ at the prices of the minimal amount of clean and nutritious foods available to everyday people.
According to Wray affordability is a big concern when it comes to getting into the business of organic produce.
The stigma of organic equals expensive is something Wray is overcoming in her several stores and cafes across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Wray Organic Expo will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre on the weekend of May 17
For more information go to www.wrayorganicexpo.com.au