Goat meat may not be up there with lamb, beef and chicken on Australian menus, but if Linda McKenzie has her way it will soon become mainstream in boutique restaurants. Linda’s mission is far bigger than elevating goat meat onto the plates of Australians, she also has goals to educate the new wave of tree-changers entering the agriculture industry.
From the sidelines of the football field to the office and beyond I can only describe Mary & Me as a little bit of MARY & a whole lot of ME! As far back as I can remember styling women has been a passion of mine! From the soothing appeal of luxe fabrics to the wow factor and razzle dazzle of a set of funky earrings, the experience of being able to help women both feel good on the inside and look absolutely fabulous on the outside is what I live for!
Bec McKenzie reckons tight wheel nuts, roadside angst and stubbornly flat tyres are thing of the past with a whiz-bang kit that will have your tyres off and on in no time at all. My husband Peter and I have owned tyre businesses in both Lightning Ridge and Walgett over the past 15 years. Six years ago, we made the decision to focus solely on our Walgett business and we closed our Lightning Ridge shop. Then the drought-hit. With four children to educate we knew we had to think outside the square.
Over the last few weeks, we have been speaking to our suppliers for Beef Week from ‘Buy From the Bush’. Each business will be featured at our stand during the week of #Beef2021. The stubby holders for our networking drinks will feature artworks from Ellie Morris Photography and The Heuston Herd. We will also be offering snacks at the AuctionsPlus stand from Middle of Nowhere Creations, Urbino Ag, and Murrungundy Pistachios.
As Dad always says, “to quote Kenny Rogers, there’s someone for everyone”, we take that same approach (whilst listening to basically that exact playlist) in the shed. Every ring we make is completely unique in style and size and although they might not be to everyone’s taste, every ring ends up going to someone who loves it.
Jenny Mapstone is a farmer's daughter from Narrabri, NSW. The family property, "Mollee" is the inspiration for her brand. The farm grows cotton, wheat, barley and oats, and runs a small herd of cattle. Her Dad and brother, Matthew run the farm together and pride themselves on employing good science, new technology and industry best practice principles to ensure that sustainability is at the forefront in all operations.
Pick up your favourite metro paper or magazine and chances are you’ll find stories highlighting people and businesses in the bush. Profiles on country innovation; spreads that include rural products; articles illuminating issues far beyond city borders.
Alongside her family, Kendra Kerrisk brought Brushwoods olive grove back from the brink. The result? Liquid gold. I’m a mum, a wife, a farmer, a produce lover, an ex-scientist and goal chaser. I’m also the driving force behind Brushwoods. My number one goal? To reconnect Australians with the land upon which their food is grown and the farmers who produce it – beginning right here at our olive grove in the Riverina region of NSW.
My childhood wasn’t like that of most kids’. Mum was a single parent, she raised my sister and I while working a full-time job in town. So come the weekend, us girls would head to the family piggery run by my grandparents. I’d soak up those hours, sitting on my Papa’s knee, singing You Are My Sunshine, eating Bubble O’Bills and feeding the piglets.
Fliss McLean is a mum of two based in Echuca who handmakes dreamy bespoke Liberty and linen pillowcases the likes Princess Charlotte would be proud to rest her royal head on!
I have been surrounded by agriculture my whole life, having grown up in Ardrossan with childhood visits to my grandparents' farm in Langhorne Creek, a degree at Marcus Oldham College and then in my twenties, I was lucky enough to fall in love with a farmer who later became my husband. I subsequently moved to Burra in South Australia and my husband Tom and I now run 10,000 Merinos on our property, Wandillah.
Born and bred in the bush, road tested on Australia’s rugged soil, Millwoods Shoes are designed for life down under – giving you the support you need for everyday living.
I have always been in love with making interiors beautiful. My first mortgage at the age of 20 was a tiny flat in a terrible location but I gave that little space everything I had. I’d trawl through gumtree listings for free or cheap furniture, buy my dinnerware plate by plate every payday and had meticulously planned out the colour and pattern of every cushion I was going to buy. There was even room to squeeze in a very trendy feature wall of sponged on velvet look paint in a dark plum/purple. It looked every inch like Monica’s apartment from Friends and I loved it.
Greenwood Designs (GD) started out as a way for me to pursue a creative outlet outside of my job in finance. I would make and sell jewellery and keyrings to family and friends in my home- town of Molong. Somehow word spread and in 2014 I decided to take the plunge, quit my day job and focus on building the Greenwood Designs.
Lillie Holcombe talks of her young family and their charming homewares store Harry and Kit, located in a ‘tin shed’ in Queensland’s Goondiwindi. Even though launching a bricks and mortar homewares store located in a Queensland border town, with a newborn, just before a global pandemic hit was definitely not part of Harry and Kit’s business plan, it definitely set us up for any challenges that may be thrown our way!
From her kitchen table on a pecan farm in northwest New South Wales, author Annabelle Hickson has launched Galah, a new seasonal print publication focused on regional Australia and telling the stories of the modern, smart and creative people who live and thrive there. Examining rural life in Australia from a creative perspective, Galah's mission is to tell the stories of the sophisticated, inspired and passionate people Hickson sees all around her. A modern voice from the bush.