September 30, 2020

Robert Pekin from Food Connect, Connecting people to farmers

Today I am talking with Robert Pekin who is the founder of Food Connect - a dynamic multi-farmer food distribution enterprise with an innovative community-based distribution system.

As a dairy farmer he felt a huge disconnection between his milk and the people drinking it.  After a series of life changing events he went on a journey that triggered a passion for creating a fairer food system for all farmers and for exploring ways to help people connect to those who grew and processed their food.

As a former organic dairy farmer and market gardener he has become known as a practical and hands on social entrepreneur working at the systems end of changing the way business can change the way that the current food system works.

Rob is a well known speaker in the Fair Food movement. He loves his blended family of four children, and his favourite foods are beer, butter and good bread.

 

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

To learn more about Food Connect at www.foodconnect.com.au 

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