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Go for SA produce at this year’s Christmas feast

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Support SA’s farmers and local businesses this Christmas

Small business owners are the heart of South Australian communities, and Christmas is the perfect time to support Primary Producers and other small businesses.

With South Australians set to spend millions this Christmas season, the Malinauskas Government is encouraging people to invest that back into our state and support local businesses and Primary Producers when shopping for gifts and preparing a feast of delicious local produce, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, seafood, and wine..

South Australia’s small businesses contribute an incredible $49 billion to the State’s economy, with SA’s food and wine generating $24 billion and fisheries and aquaculture sectors, last year alone, generating $406 million.

Minister for Small and Family Business, Andrea Michaels, said small business owners are our neighbours, our friends and our employers, and every dollar spent with them, is money that helps puts food on the table for another South Australian family.

The State Government is investing $14 million to support small businesses with its landmark Small Business Strategy, which contains 20 practical initiatives designed to support South Australia’s 150,000 small businesses to grow and succeed.

Choosing a wider variety of local seafood helps support sustainability in SA’s fisheries, which has seen prices remain about the same as last year with the opportunity to delivery supplies fresh from local waters right up to Christmas Day.

Exploring our award-winning wine regions is also a fantastic way to spend a day or two during the Summer holidays, with the state boasting 700 wineries and more than 340 cellar doors.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Clare Scriven, said building your holiday menu around South Australian products will not only help you create an amazing Christmas lunch, but will support our hardworking Primary Producers, Manufacturers,Local Businesses, and the entire supply chain.

“The recent severe weather events have reduced the harvest of South Australian cherries – however, there will be sufficient supply for SA consumers available in time for Christmas.

So, we’re encouraging all South Australians to show our Primary Producers across the state we’re supporting them and their families by buying local produce this Christmas season.”

SA’s Seafood King, Michael Angelakis AM, said buying South Australian seafood this festive season supports our local fishing industries and helps ensure sustainability of the fisheries into the future.

“What could be better than enjoying a delicious Christmas feast with beautiful fresh South Australian seafood? South Australians are spoilt for choice when it comes to high quality local seafood, from Coffin Bay oysters to Spencer Gulf king prawns and those beautiful red Rock Lobsters”.

 

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