Sophie Hansen moved to Orange 10 years ago where she lives and manages a holistic deer farm with her husband Tim and their two children. She studied print journalism at the University of Canberra then followed a career in feature writing for food and lifestyle magazines both in Australia and Italy.
She writes a blog called Local is Lovely and two years ago published a book of the same name. She is a freelance food writer and recipe developer and organises workshops and events from her farm kitchen. She is passionate about the power of social media to tell positive stories from Australian farms, deliver transparency, engagement, trust and ultimately sustainable financial returns for primary producers.