The Westsider is a monthly community newspaper for the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne.


Rosa Mitchell

Rosa is very passionate about locally sourced, seasonal produce. Priding herself by using only the best small fruit, vegetable, meat, seafood, bread and dairy producers in and around Melbourne.

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans is a chef by trade who is also the host of Gourmet Farmer on SBS. He is an advocate for sustainable seafood and is a strong believer in knowing and trusting what you eat. Fat Pig Farm is an extension of this philosophy, where we do as we preach; growing and rearing as much food as we can for the table. And you’re invited to share in the spoils.

Matt Wilkinson

Matt’s very poorly-concealed obsession is with growing, sourcing and presenting the best tasting produce he can – he’s kinda coocoo about it actually. Matt appreciates the importance of farmers and food producers to making his gastronomic plans a reality

Thi Le

The leader of an all-female kitchen brigade, and chef and co-owner of Richmond’s Anchovy.

Ashley Davis

Melbourne’s prodigal son brought home all his experience & success earned in Europe & Sydney & opened not one, but two of Melbourne’s most forward-looking & innovative eateries Copper Pot Seddon and Messer Fitzroy. Using sustainable, local produce from farm or sea to plate.

Oliver Edwards

Oliver Edwards is the founder of the Good Fish Bad Fish project.

Dr Kirsten Abernathy

A social scientist working with wild-catch fisheries and fishing communities for more than 10 years as a researcher, teacher and advocate.

Christine Rockley

Local seaweed forager

Jake McWilliams

Head Chef at Pope Joan

Kat & Phil McAdams

Owners of Vancouver Fisheries

Adele Stevens

Founder of Dele Food Store Daylesford

Sascha Rust

Good Fish Program Manager