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We are excited to be offering all of our lucky members the chance to WIN 1 of 15 copies of Local is Lovely by Sophie Hansen!

15 lucky winners will receive a copy of Local is Lovely by Sophie Hansen

For the love of fresh seasonal food, nice farmers and their produce.

LOCAL IS LOVELY is a seasonal guide to the fruit, vegetables and meat that Australian farmers produce. Beautiful recipes, tips for the home and family, and stories and interviews with and about local producers – because local is lovely.

Follow Sophie Hansen as she takes us on a journey with the farmers and producers she loves to cook with. From delicious, ripe stonefruit through to wholesome freshly milled flour, you’ll learn everything you need to know about eating local, direct from the source.

A gorgeously illustrated celebration of Australian rural life with a focus on fresh, local food and mouth-watering recipes.

Sophie Hansen lives on a farm about four hours west of Sydney with her husband and their two children. Sophie has worked for some of Australia’s top food and lifestyle magazines and also spent three years in Northern Italy working for the Slow Food’s editorial house, writing and editing the English language versions of the movement’s website and magazine Slow. Most recently Sophie has been freelancing for various online and virtual publications including Kidspot, Style Magazine and Justb Australia. Sophie blogs about local producers and food in her popular blog: www.local-lovely.com so make sure you visit here there and see what she’s up to.

Local is Lovely is published by Hachette Australia. Visit their website www.hachette.com.au for more information on Sophie’s book and other good reads!

For your chance to WIN 1 of 15 copies of Local is Lovely by Sophie Hansen.

LIKE Hachette on Facebook here,

LIKE MoM on Facebook here,

then tell us in 25 words or less why you think ‘local is lovely’?

Please note this competition is open from 25th March 2014 until 25th April 2014 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. J. Frick - SA
  2. J. Graham - QLD
  3. V. Piscopo - VIC
  4. C. MacKenzie - QLD
  5. J. Gibson - NSW
  6. M. Webb - SA
  7. M. Scioscia - SA
  8. P. Isgrove - QLD
  9. K. Byrnes - SA
  10. N. Rosadoni - SA
  11. B. Haddy - QLD
  12. S. Lorenz - SA
  13. N. Campisi - VIC
  14. S. Connelly - VIC
  15. G. PYE - NSW
  • We live on the beach , our local is always lovely!


  • Local is lovely, is being able to support your local community, where you live.
    I like to support local shops, butchers, groceries etc


  • As I am not the best cook in the world I need all the help I can get .This wonderful book looks like something I could learn from and as a bonus learn all about the products as well . Would love to be a better cook.


  • Local means local, close by less, travelling not as bad on the environment. Tastes better, know where it’s come from, always better.


  • Most of the time local taste better lol


  • Supporting local means helping out YOUR community, Promoting YOUR community and keeping money in YOUR community – Good Intentions should always start at home.


  • home is always where the heart is and with people you know


  • Local is lovely because you know where the produce comes from and meet the people that produce it. It’s community interaction and exchange of ideas.


  • Local is lovely because it’s fresh, you know where it’s been, how it’s been grown and you’re supporting your own community!


  • Local is lovely because you know it’s fresh, where it’s been and supports your own community!


  • Buying local unites the community and saves the planet reducing transport issues,
    … what’s NOT to love?!


  • Supporting local community, fresh products, no huge transport costs, no massive fuel emissions and so better for the environment.. a meeting place for a friendly chat.


  • becuase it focuses on using the best fresh produce available


  • Good food shouldn’t have to travel far…. and neither should I!


  • I live rural and I love my local town with local meats, fruit and veges home grown and eggs from the local chooks


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