16 January 2024

Riverina Made: Jane Crichton shares her love of food with the region

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Jane Crichton, Scarlet Wilson and Mim Day

Jane Crichton with her helpers Scarlet Wilson and Mim Day at the River and Wren Markets. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Who are you and what is your business? My name is Jane Crichton and my business is SEED – Food With Love. We’ve been operating for about 12 years. I try to use as much local, regional produce in my products as I can. All the onions, tomatoes, strawberries, lemons and figs are local. It is all about promoting regional NSW and sharing the love.

Where did you begin? It was a hobby. I always loved cooking and creating new things. I grew up on a farm between Young and Temora and we didn’t have easy access to shops. My grandmother was a huge cook and my childhood memories are walking in through her back gate and having the aromas coming out of her kitchen.

What do you produce? I make poppy seed dressing, chia seed dressing, honey mustard seed dressing, caramelised balsamic vinegar and a tomato sauce that my mother and grandmother used to make. I also make fig jam paste, chilli ham paste, chilli sauce, sweet chilli sauce, strawberry, rhubarb syrup and lime juice syrup. The latest favourite is lemon cordial, which you can mix with Borambola sparkling wine or Riverina gin and it makes a brilliant cocktail.

Jane Crichton creates various delicious products

Jane Crichton creates various delicious products. Photo: SEED – Food With Love.

What do you sell that makes a great gift? The caramelised balsamic vinegar, poppy seed dressing, lemon cordial and chia seed dressing.

What would you make if you could do anything? If I could do anything, I would continue what I’m doing. I don’t want to see my product on every shelf of every supermarket in every town. It’s special and I want to keep it that way.

How would you promote the Riverina? The Riverina is fabulous. There’s something for everyone here.

SEED - Food With Lov

SEED – Food With Love cordials go best with Borambola Wines and Riverina Gin. Photo: SEED – Food With Love.

Coolest local thing you’ve ever bought? Jeremy’s native flowers.

Where’s your favourite place for a cuppa? I can’t go without Meccanico or The Press.

Who is another local producer you admire? There are so many. Jake from Riverina Gin, Borambola Wines and Black Garlic Wagga.

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Learn more about SEED- Food With Love.

Region Riverina is committed to celebrating our local producers and creatives and encourages everyone to buy local.

If you’re aware of someone who’s making something amazing, let us know!

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