Duo prepare to impress Parliament house at the Farrer food fair

The best of Griffith is set to be on show at Parliament House next week and organisers hope they can rally the community to help Griffith put its best foot forward. 

GRIFFITH ON SHOW: Cassandra Cadorin and Erin Strickland are preparing to showcase the best the region has to offer at Parliament House on Wednesday. PHOTO: Hannah Higgins.

GRIFFITH ON SHOW: Cassandra Cadorin and Erin Strickland are preparing to showcase the best the region has to offer at Parliament House on Wednesday. PHOTO: Hannah Higgins.

Cassandra Cadorin and Erin Strickland will take part in the inaugural Farrer Food Fair in Canberra on Wednesday, March 22 – with the duo working hard to showcase the very best of what the city and surrounding areas have to offer.

An initiative of Federal Member Sussan Ley the fair will look to promote food and wine produce from across the vast Farrer electorate.

It is a subject area Griffith has often excelled in, and Ms Cadorin is hopeful Wednesday will be no different.

The passionate advocate for the area is volunteering her time to attend the fair alongside chef Erin Stickland from Yenda’s ‘3 brothers’ to ensure the city makes the best impression it can.

Despite living amongst the bright lights of Sydney and London, the local woman was drawn back home thanks to the variety of opportunities the area has on offer – a fact she is determined to spread.

“We know we have so many great products here and we talk about being a foodbowl for the nation so I want to be there to make sure we are showcased to the right people,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity to make sure people want to find out more about Griffith and hopefully we can turn ourselves into a tourist destination rather than a drive-through.”

Ms Cadorin said there were still plenty of opportunities for the local community to get involved and help the pair produce a spectacular display including every aspect of the agricultural community.

“Any kind of veggie produce people could donate for us to take up there would be great,” she said on Thursday.

“We are thinking eggs, watermelons, wheat, rice, broccoli, sauces – anything that can help us put together a nice beautiful display.”

Donations can be dropped off by close of play Monday, at Yenda’s 3 brothers and will become part of the vibrant display accompanying Mr Stricklands delicious menu.

“Erin will be cooking gnocchi with ragu on the day but we will only have two hours to impress everyone so we want to make sure we do it right,” Ms Cadorin said.