producers lunch

Producers Lunch Granite Belt | Southern Downs

We are excited to kick off our 2017 calendar of events with this diverse and productive region. The Granite Belt is famous for it’s stone and apple fruit, wine, olives, scenic granite outcrops and fertile plains, reaching out into the Southern Downs known for it’s deep black soils making it highly productive cropping and grazing country.

Experience a five course degustation lunch featuring produce from the Granite Belt and Southern Downs region. Enjoy stories about the featured ingredients direct from the farmers including;

  • Tim Somes ~ Eggcettera Long paddock lamb, pastured pork and eggs
  • Allan and Carissa ~ A&C Games Meats wild venison
  • Holly and Justin from New View Farm part of a co-op of growers ‘Granite Belt Organic Growers’

Other featured produce:
Symara Organic Farm ~ who trade via the co-op Granite Belt Organic Growers who represent 30 farms in the region
Lirah vinegars
Mt Stirling Olives
Stanthorpe Cheese ~ Jersey Girls
Mal Smith (potato and garlic)
Sam’s Farm Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

This is a unique chance to hear first hand from the farmers about their stories, farming philosophies and what makes this region special.

$79 per person, includes drink on arrival

Bookings are essential

11.00am arrival for a 11.30am start

Glen Barratt is excited about creating a five course degustation menu showcasing this fabulous array of produce.

If you are booking for more than one person it would be great to know the additional names for table setting purposes.

Drinks may be purchased on the day.

Book online below or call 3378 2805








Producers Lunch & Book Launch ~ Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

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.

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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.

Eat Local Week is on 25th June to 3rd July. Find out more about Eat Local Week.





Producers Lunch Lockyer Valley

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!

Head Chef Glen Barratt has matched a five course degustation menu to showcase the produce from this wonderful area. Rob Bauer and Trudy Townson from Bauer’s Organics, Melissa Sheppard from Mormor Foods & Yubee from UB’s Farms will also be in attendance to speak about their philosophy, farming, journey and produce.

Thursday 26th May, 11am for a 11.30am start.
Tickets $69 – includes 5 Course lunch.
Wine flight package additional.


Horse Owners…

Certified Organic Lucerne Hay ~ Bauer’s Organics

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

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