For our next Producers Lunch we are celebrating the Scenic Rim.
This lunch takes place in the lead up to the Scenic Rim’s Eat Local Week (24th June > 2nd July), celebrating the food, farmers and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim through a program of festivals, farm gate events and culinary experiences. There’s farm tours, family events, fine dining including our own Producers Lunch.
This is a unique chance to hear first hand from the farmers about their stories, farming philosophies and what makes this region special.
Speaking on the day Tommerup Farm ~ Kay & Dave Tommerup, authentic 6th generation farmers White Gold Creamery ~ Bronwyn & Michael Lind, cheese artisans using Tommerup’s milk Ayton Free Range ~ Pastured chicken and free range egg producers using regenerative agriculture principles The Peak Vegie Patch ~ Troy and Vicki Muller, growers of exceptional quality heirloom tomatoes
For lovers of olives & olive oils, we invite you to come on a culinary adventure with Ian Roy from Coolana Olives. Ian produces award winning infused olive oils and olive products from his farm at Minden in the Somerset region.
The Coolana product range has enjoyed continued success at a National level and offers a range of baked & flavoured olives, infused oils, tapenade and balsamic vinegars.
Our chef, Glen Barratt will be matching a two course menu to Ian’s products on the day.
Cost $55:00 per person
Includes Tasting and two course lunch with a glass of wine matched with the main course.
A Senior Horticulturist from the garden centre will also be talking briefly on what olive varieties are suited to our coastal conditions and how to plant and care for them.
For our last Producers Lunch we were excited to be a part of the Scenic Rim’s ‘Eat Local Week’ and were even more thrilled to be hosting a fabulous book launch which shares our philosophy ‘Food, Farming and Community’ Eat Local by Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp.
This is a stunning hardcover book of wholesome recipes and stories that celebrate the Scenic Rim’s farmers, growers and makers. Glen Barratt, our head chef will be handpicking from the fabulous array of recipes and showcasing the best farmers and produce from the Scenic Rim..
Brenda and Christine will be signing copies of the books available for sale on the day.
We are passionate about creating a platform where you can get a more in-depth experience of knowing where your food comes from and being part of the regional farming community.
About Eat Local Week
Eat Local Week has something for foodies of all ages, from free and low-cost activities for children and families, including farm tours and cooking classes through to exclusive dining experiences hosted by some of Queensland’s finest Chefs. This festival of food and farming runs during the first week of the Queensland June-July school holidays at various locations around the Scenic Rim region, which is just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Known as Australia’s salad bowl, this area is one of the top ten most fertile areas in the world. It’s wonderful alluvial soil, good quality water supply and ideal climatic conditions produces some of the best crops in Australia and we are lucky enough to have it right on our back doorstep!
After a break from growing lucerne for many years, Bauer’s Organics are super excited to be growing lucerne once again.
Rob Bauer has spent his whole life on the same farm, continuing the family tradition of growing vegies and lucerne, turning the farm back to organic in the early 1980’s. His hay ended up at many of Australia’s top racing enterprises due to it’s quality. The same super fertile soil that grows award-winning veggies grows beautiful nutrient rich lucerne hay and is guaranteed free of chemicals.
Deliveries can be arranged to the suburbs listed on their website for $50 for up to 20 bales (mornings Monday to Friday). Order online and pay by EFT, nominate your preferred delivery day and your hay arrives. Go to www.bauersorganicfarm.com.au
Those of you who have visited Stanthorpe and are in the know of where to pull up for afternoon tea will be associating Sutton’s Farm with that delicious APPLE PIE, lashings of double cream, sitting out the back of the shed and taking in the surrounding orchard. Sutton’s also produce wonderful juices and cider which we have on our drinks menu. Poured over a big glass of ice Sutton’s 100% pure apple juice is perfect to slice through thirst on a warm day. It has a super fresh varietal flavour that can only be obtained by bottling the freshly pressed juice immediately. Their award winning cider is also a good thirst quencher!