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10 October, 2020

Mareeba entrepreneur named newest #eatqld Champion

WHEN starting her new business venture in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, Angela Nason would never have guessed that in just a few short months she would be named Queensland’s newest #eatqld Champion.

By Rhys Thomas

WHEN starting her new business venture in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, Angela Nason would never have guessed that in just a few short months she would be named Queensland’s newest #eatqld Champion.

‘Tablelands to Tabletop’ is the brain child of Mareeba local Angela Nason and sought to connect struggling Tableland farmers with consumers’ right across Far North Queensland.

Angela now buys produce from 30 local farmers across the Atherton Tablelands and distributes their produce to people from the Tablelands all the way to the Torres Strait and everywhere in-between.

Being a #eatqld Champion was a natural fit for Angela as she had built her new business using social media.

“The response I received to shouting out to my friends was central to the success of Tablelands to Tabletop so being a #eatqld Champion seems a perfect way to promote the wonderful produce of Atherton Tablelands farmers,” Angela said.

“We are blessed to have so much wonderful fresh food produced in this region and I am truly excited to be playing a part in seeing it get from the
farm to the table.

“Healthy food is essential to a healthy body and mind and, in these very different times, doing something to promote our wonderfully delicious local produce while supporting local farmers seems like a perfect way to contribute to the community.”

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said every economy had been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but agriculture was playing a key part in economic recovery.

“Angela’s example is truly inspirational as we unite and recover from the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Tablelands to Tabletop will be a fine ambassador promoting Queensland’s world of flavour from the state of delicious.

“By eating Queensland-produced meat, seafood, fruit, nuts and veggies you support everybody that brings that food to your table.”


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