Compass group putting Plains back on the map

Northern Plains Compass is a newly formed group of enthusiastic people wanting to showcase the Northern Plains as the “Salad Bowl of South Australia”.    

Attending its meeting this week was one of their newest members, Geoff Bergamin, who proudly showed members a framed photo of the ‘Mountain of Vegetables’ that was the centre piece of the previous Virginia Expo that took place in 1997.   

He explained how it was his job to keep the mountain of vegetables fresh during the whole Expo.    

“Quite an effort was needed”  – in Geoff’s own words!

Northern Plains Compass group is now in the process of re-introducing this festival and once again bringing the business potential of the Northern Plains into the future.

The plan is to stage a ‘Northern Plains Food Festival’ on October 21, 2017 on the Two Wells Oval complex to showcase the food production, and also incorporating produce, machinery displays, food, wine, live music, exhibits and business information from service providers, schools, banks, real estate and housing development.

If your corporation, local business or group is interested in taking part in this festival, it is imperative you make your intention known to secretary, Ian Telfer, at or by sending your expression of interest to PO Box 372, Dublin SA, 5501, so a package of information can be presented to you for your

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