The fabulous Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Café has just announced accreditation with a group called Coeliac Australia, who accredit food businesses as gluten free by literally laboratory testing the food, along with on-site audits. For a large and growing market of Australians who want gluten free options that they can trust, this is really really good news.
If you live near Perth, Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Café has just become Coeliac Australia accredited. Business owner Sas Jacobs is gluten intolerant and was inspired to create Swan Valley Gourmet Farm café to provide a ‘worry free’ dining experience for people on a gluten free diet. Nestled in the heart of the Swan Valley just outside Perth, the sustainable, recycled cafe and working farm is only the second business in Western Australia to be accredited gluten free by Coeliac Australia.
Everything on the menu is either gluten free or has a gluten free option and all desserts including ice creams are gluten free. Dairy free, vegetarian and vegan meals are also available. Sas says: “EATING OUT SHOULD BE A JOYFUL AND SAFE OCCASION FOR EVERYONE BUT I’VE EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND HOW THIS CAN GO DREADFULLY WRONG. SWAN VALLEY GOURMET FARM CAFÉ IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WITH COELIAC DISEASE AND FOOD INTOLERANCES CAN DINE WITH THEIR LOVED ONES WITHOUT THE WORRY THAT OFTEN ACCOMPANIES EATING OUT.”People with coeliac disease can’t eat gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. One of the biggest concerns for people with the autoimmune illness is finding genuine gluten free options when eating out.
The gourmet paddock to plate café has been open for 18 months, serving a range of breakfast and lunch meals as well as local wines and gluten free beer. Sas has been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from her customers and says that the Coeliac Australia accreditation gives our customers with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance that extra level of comfort that they can eat here with confidence.“WE LOVE THE SMILES THAT WE GET FROM OUR YOUNG VISITORS WITH COELIAC DISEASE AND THEIR PARENTS WHEN THEY REALISE THEY CAN HAVE THE SAME FOOD AS EVERYONE ELSE.” While the café specialises in preparing gluten free food, Sas wants people to choose Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Café first and foremost for the delicious meals.“AS A WORKING FARM, WE USE OUR OWN PRODUCE WHEREVER POSSIBLE IN OUR MEALS, INCLUDING OUR OWN EGGS, HONEY FROM OUR OWN HIVES, OLIVES, SEASONAL FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND HERBS. WE ALSO MAKE OUR OWN GLUTEN FREE BREADS, JAMS, RELISHES, SAUCES AND ALL DESSERTS.
OUR FOCUS IS VERY MUCH ON BEING SUSTAINABLE AND WE HAVE ZERO FOOD WASTE THANKS TO THE ANIMALS WITH WHOM WE SHARE OUR FARM. IN ADDITION TO THE FOOD, THERE IS A LARGE GRASSED OUTDOOR AREA WHERE VISITORS CAN SEE OUR DUCKS AND CHICKENS AS WELL AS HAND FEED OUR GOATS.”
Everything about the café sounds amazing. So much love goes into every plate! Congratuations Sas and Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Café team for such an amazing work. 💕💕💕
Friday, 24 May 2019