In this week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, we reflect on food security during a pandemic, with Juliet Tripodi and Anna Rugari from Rainbow Fresh, along with David Olney from the Blind Insights podcast talking about Sovereign Well-Being Capability so we can provide for ourselves in Australia during times like pandemics and war.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a magnificent Pinot Noir from New Zealand! Yes, don’t adjust your sets. It’s a long story that involves Ash Sinclair from Parade Cellars (who joins us) and Sam Neill from Two Paddocks wines.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we hear a new old song from Devil’s Cabaret, along with interviewing Gerry Masi about the song and a letter he received from Peter Goers on behalf of the band in 1994.

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Running Sheet: Our Rainbow Connection – The Food Security Episode

TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Intro 
00:01:30 SA Drink Of The Week
2018 Picnic Pinot Noir by Two Paddocks, Central Otago, New Zealand. The winery owned by actor, Sam Neill.
In this segment, Steve interviews Ash Sinclair from Parade Cellars, Norwood, stockists of Picnic Pinot Noir because when the real Sam Neill called him this week to talk about the wine, Ash thought it was really Steve putting on a Sam Neill voice. Whoops!
00:15:50  Juliet Tripodi and Anna Rugari

As Australians started panic buying during the emergence of Covid-19 restrictions, long shelf life foods were snapped up – things like canned tomatoes and pasta – and it got me thinking about whether or not you can stockpile fresh ingredients like spinach leaves. Which then got me pondering the importance of companies like Rainbow Fresh, as part of Australia’s food security infrastructure.

So, I’ve invited Juliet Tripodi from Rainbow Fresh to join us, fresh from having put in a full day’s work and it’s only 10am.

Your family has been producing lettuce and herbs at Lewiston in the Adelaide Plains since the 1970s. Had you ever thought about your business through the lens of food security?

I heard today that grocery sales skyrocketed by 8% in March with April likely to be the same before the effects of panic buying taper off. Had demand jumped for your products, stayed steady, or dipped?

You have pretty robust logistics set ups to get your products into stores and interstate quickly. How has Covid-19 restrictions affected you?

Talking about the product being perishable, is it at all possible to stockpile a few extra bags of your product?

What are your first memories of getting involved in market gardening?

Do you actually enjoy getting mud on your fingers or poking fingers where there might be spiders or bugs?

Any tips for home gardeners?

Tell us a recipe that can use your products that might surprise us, or is a favourite?

00:42:00 David Olney
We have invited David Olney of the Blind Insights podcast, to explain his thinking around Sovereign Well-being Capability, in light of shortages of essential foods, medicines, and safety equipment due to restricted international trade during Covid-19 restrictions.
Resources mentioned by David Olney.
How To Pay For the War, John Maynard Keynes
The Deficit Myth, Stephanie Kelton
01:13:01 Musical Pilgrimage
In the musical pilgrimage, we have a track called Showbiz by Devil’s Cabaret.
Gerry also discusses a letter he received in the 90s from Peter Goers but he’s never been able to translate the handwriting. We have asked Peter to decipher it for him and any results will be pasted here.
Here is Gerry’s Toilet Song, referenced in this show.

Here’s this week’s preview video.

 

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.