Forum on wheels hits Canterbury

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The infamous Vegetables.co.nz Forum on Wheels recently made its inaugural visit to Canterbury with rave reviews.

For those that haven't experienced it, a Forum on Wheels is an invitationonly, free paddock to plate experience for key influencers.  It is offered several times a year focusing on the major growing regions - Pukekohe, Waikato and now Canterbury.  Participants are bused around the region, provided regional growing information and statistics along with visiting up to 5 growers or industry
related facilities such as wholesalers or packers.  The forum participants receive presentations from the growers on their operations; in field, packhouse and/or distribution facilities.  The day also includes a lunch cooked by a local chef, in a restaurant setting, showcasing the local produce.  During the lunch there is usually a presentation or a key speaker from the industry.

The forums most often take place in spring or autumn and usually include a mix of local chefs, educators (tertiary training institution tutors or home economics teachers), food writers/bloggers and health professionals.