Aussie Farmers Direct creates Christmas meal kits

Aussie Farmers Direct ChristmasAussie Farmers Direct has unveiled its new range of Christmas meal boxes including an entertainer’s platter, roast chicken, pork and vegetables, glazed ham, salads, Christmas pudding and pavlova.

“We are taking all of the complicated meal planning and shopping queues out of Christmas this year, making it easier than ever to shop fair and eat fresh,” CEO Brendan Shaw said.

“Our Christmas dinner meal boxes provide everything you need for Christmas entertaining for just over twenty dollars per guest, and by ordering with Aussie Farmers Direct shoppers can feel good knowing they are supporting local farmers, Australian food manufacturers and small businesses at the same time.”

Aussie Farmers Direct will deliver “fresh, locally-sourced quality Australian produce” from farm to doorstep and a wide range of Christmas products made from small Australian food manufacturers such as Kooka’s Country Cookies, Casalingo hams and Pudding Lane puddings. They source all produce from within Australia, resulting in much lower food miles, combined with the home delivery benefit of less cars on the road, which is a real positive for the environment.

Aussie Farmers Direct’s puddings are handmade in Newcastle by a local family business using a 100-year-old family recipe based on Australian vine fruit, and oak brandy from the Barossa Valley, all boiled the traditional way in old style gas fired ‘coppers’.

The signature Greenvale Free Range Boneless Ham off the bone is produced by Casalingo Smallgoods, a third-generation Australian-Italian family business that grew from simple beginnings in a North Fitzroy butcher shop. The hams are double smoked using Australian Ashwood to achieve an incredible depth of flavour.

This Christmas, Aussie Farmers Direct will also be working hard to put a nutritious meal on the table for Australian families in need via Project Rudolph, a partnership with the Aussie Farmers Foundation and Foodbank.

Project Rudolph is aiming to deliver more than 1,000 meal boxes – which include roast meat, vegetables and Christmas cake – to Australians who might otherwise miss out on a hot Christmas lunch or dinner this year.

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