Snowy Mountains Fresh
During the period when the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme was being built, an engineer identified that the base of the Blowering Dam would be an excellent site for a trout farm. As the ice from the Snowy Mountains melts over summer, the dam releases huge volumes of water which are released into nearby trout farms.
The water is pristine, clear and clean. The key with excellent trout is the quality of the water: if the water is excellent, so are the trout.
James from Snowy Mountains Fresh is a man from Snowy River himself. Many members of his family, including the uncle he was named after, worked on the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme, so he has spent a lot of quality time in the area sourcing the very best trout. His trout is from a trout farm in Tumut and is hot wood smoked, the traditional way - which means that it is a subtle smoked flavour which keeps the fish incredibly moist.
If you haven't yet tried his smoked trout products - two words: YOU MUST! His smoked trout dip, tomato based pasta sauce, whole smoked trout and deboned fillets are off the hook. They're so good in fact that he keeps selling out at the markets, so get in early!
Snowy Moutains Fresh comes to the Bondi Junction Village Markets every Thursday 9am-1.30pm; and the Lane Cove Public School Food & Farmers' Markets every Sunday, 9am-1.30pm.
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