A recent guest speaker was Nancy Harrison from Foodlovers, based at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.  The shop has been in the same location for nearly 30 years.  FoodLovers makes jams, pickles and chutneys, dessert and savoury sauces, cakes and biscuits.  Nancy started working at Foodlovers in 2008 and purchased the business in 2013.
She has built up the business and, due to demand from customers, now has over 500 products available for sale.  She has the help of 6 part time employees.  She will soon be accredited with the Coeliac Association as all products produced are gluten free – another reason for her increasing trade
At a function held recently in Sydney, she was invited to undertake further study in France in January next year to learn more about producing gluten free products.  This will allow for expansion of her business here in Canberra.