Duang moved to Castlemaine just a few years ago, but is already an integral part of the fabric of our community.
She sells delicious Thai cooking at the weekly farmers market and came here, as you will hear, in part because she knew about the Harcourt Farming Cooperative and the community supported agriculture (CSA) method that they employ.
Duang was so keen to support the farmers that she offered a free zero waste cooking class to CSA members at her own home – a way to offer more value to those who subscribed. It was a fun class with Duang peppering the cooking advice with stories of her life. We made pesto out of carrot tops and talked about what makes a good life. Allie then went back later to have a longer chat with Duang.
SBS episode about Duang's life
Duang’s cooking school
Harcourt Organic Farming Cooperative
Gung Hoe Growers
Mount Alexander Fruit Garden
Food Security and Farmers Markets