Shepparton apple and pear grower Chris Fairless has leapt from the orchard to the green room and will appear on behalf of Coles in Channel 7’s top-rating television program, My Kitchen Rules.March 6, 2014 12:00am
Mr Fairless, from Geoffrey Thompson Fruit Packing is one of 34 outstanding Coles suppliers who was approached to appear on behalf of Coles in content pieces created specifically for My Kitchen Rules.
With an orchard of around one million trees producing nearly 93 000 bins of fruit each year, Geoffrey Thompson is a key supplier to Coles.
Coles business general manager of fresh produce Brad Gorman said Coles was pleased to nominate Mr Fairless to appear on the show because of his strong work ethic and commitment to quality produce.
‘‘Coles sources products directly from hundreds of food producers across Victoria, and highlighting some of their produce to a national audience through My Kitchen Rules is another way we can celebrate local suppliers as well as the great food grown on family farms,’’ Mr Gorman said.
‘‘We were delighted to nominate Chris to appear on behalf of Coles in My Kitchen Rules and, in doing so, shine the national spotlight on such a great Victoria business that produces high-quality fruit.’’
‘‘Victorian producers such as Geoffrey Thompson Fruit Packing are vital in ensuring Australians have excellent fresh local food to buy at Coles. It’s our belief in these farmers which drives our efforts to source Australian-grown food whenever and wherever possible.’’
Mr Fairless is one of six Coles fruit and vegetable suppliers to appear in content pieces throughout the series, in addition to a further 28 Coles fresh produce, meat and seafood suppliers who will feature together in a special episode to be aired later in the series.
Mr Fairless said it was a new and different experience to be filmed for the program, and a positive way to highlight Australian fresh produce.
‘‘Having growers appear on My Kitchen Rules is a great way to show the Australian public the producers behind the products that they seen in Coles day in, day out,’’ he said.
‘‘It was an incredible two days at the Channel 7 studios and being chosen by Coles shows just how serious they are about championing their suppliers. I’ll never forget the experience,’’ he said.
Two young boys flown to Melbourne on Wednesday night are still in critical and serious conditions after a Shepparton house fire.
Moira Shire's rate notices will be reissued, and will increase, after a calculation error resulted in an estimated shortfall of more than $500,000.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
Echuca’s Palace Hotel is to receive a five-star makeover from new owners Barry and Jan Donchi.
Leading Senior Constable Chris Goyne has joined the team at the Rochester police station.
Kyabram's Nick Holman set to make senior AFL debut.
Fundraising for prostate cancer would seem to be a natural fit for the Australian Defence Force.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Aommunity fair and truck show will be hosted by Heathcote Primary School next month.
Statewide roads and public transport study calls for increased governemnt funding, sparks memories of Cobram passenger rail service.
A win against Moama tomorrow is the only possible option for the Rams to play finals in 2014.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Jack Frawley remembered for his service with the 4th light horse bridge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and the charge of Beersheba, Palestine.
- Benalla Health signs on as a White Ribbon supporter of the campaign against domestic violence
- A magnificent 98 years for Benalla arts identity
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.