Communities urged to support Parma for a Farmer

Kapunda's Clare Castle Hotel manager Jessie Watts with chef Michelle Gabb dish up a parmigiana to support Parma for a Farmer.
Kapunda's Clare Castle Hotel manager Jessie Watts with chef Michelle Gabb dish up a parmigiana to support Parma for a Farmer.

The humble parmigiana dish has never tasted so good. 

That’s because pubs, clubs and hotels dotted across Australia have thrown their support behind the unique ‘Parma for a Farmer’ cause to assist Australia’s drought stricken farmers. 

With every parma sold at registered venues, $1 is donated to Buy a Bale campaign, set up in 2013 following the plight of Queensland farmers affected by the drought.

The concept is the brainchild of Amanda Kinross who went public last month.

In Kapunda, the Clare Castle Hotel team has jumped on board the charity drive.

Manager Jessie Watts said it was their chance to try and help raise money and awareness.

“Obviously people out there don’t know how many people are struggling so deeply during this drought,” she said.

“Australian farmers are the backbone of our nation and have been struggling for such as long time, so it’s about time we stood up and supported them now that they need us the most.”

Ms Watts further explained how something as simple purchasing a parma for lunch or dinner can make such a big difference to the lives of others.

On hand at the hotel is chef Michelle Gabb to whip up chicken, beef or fish parmigiana dishes for customers until the end of August. 

On Friday, she was kept busy in the kitchen at lunchtime with a further order of seven paramas made by one local business keen to support the drive.

Their menu also extends to a takeaway option.

Others registered venues include Vine Inn, Nuriootpa, The Criterion, Gawler, Riverton Hotel and Hamley Bridge Hotel. 

For more details, visit Parma for a Farmer on Facebook.