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From farm to plate

FIELDAYS might not be the usual destination for the foodie thrill seekers out there but this year's iconic agricultural event, which begins today, will showcase the whole food and fibre journey, from farm to plate.

There will be a vast array of exhibitors showcasing New Zealand food and beverage, a delicious street food scene in the food courts, as well as the latest food-related innovations and demonstrations to get people inspired.

“It might pay to empty out your fridge prior to a visit to The Pantry,” a Fieldays spokeswoman said.

“Relocated to a bigger location in The Bledisloe building, The Pantry will showcase an abundance of New Zealand-made food, beverage, and related products and equipment — the perfect opportunity to support local.

“From deli meats, cheeses and chutneys to rustle up a platter for the family, to sweet treats such as chocolates, fudge, and liquorice to stash away — you are guaranteed to discover something to tantalise your tastebuds.”

Another place to grab a drink and a bite to eat will be the Fieldays Bar and Eatery, put together by Montana's Village and Good George.

“Now in a bigger and more dynamic space below The Pavilion on F Street, the Bar and Eatery is the best place to take a break and try some of the region's best local produce and beverage,” the spokeswoman said.

“Fieldays also provides the unique opportunity to chat to the people behind the organisations that grow, process, and produce the food and beverage we eat every day.

“If you are looking for more inspiration, watch Fieldays TV via Fieldays Online to watch New Zealand's favourite chefs cook up a storm and share their top tips and tricks in Fieldays Kitchen.

“Enjoy cooking demonstrations from Simon Gault, Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, Michael Van de Elzen, Nici Wickes, Nic Watt, and Ben Bayly.”

What is exciting about Fieldays TV will be that people can watch it from all over the world and get a feel for New Zealand's food and fibre storm, she said.

“During Fieldays Online last year, a whopping 75 countries tuned in.”

Get your tickets now at fieldays.co.nz and tune in to Fieldays TV at fieldaysonline.co.nz

FOODIE HEAVEN: The Pantry will be a popular location at Fieldays in Mystery Creek, where exhibitors showcase a vast range of New Zealand food and beverage.Picture supplied