Food tastes so much better when you know where it was grown. During the June-July school holidays take a real food and farming adventure in the Scenic Rim during Eat Local Week.
Take a farm to fork journey at a carrot farm, see cows being milked by robots, or learn how to keep free-range organic chooks.
What do you know about dromedary camels? You’ll be an expert after you visit a 450-head camel dairy!
Meet the farmers, taste the food and get your hands muddy as you learn all about where your food comes from.
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week plates up during the first week of the QLD school holidays, from June 24 to July 2, at farms right around the Scenic Rim.
Put these yummy events in your calendar and prepare to eat your way around the beautiful Scenic Rim!
SATURDAY JUNE 24
Kalfresh Carrot Day
Visit Queensland’s biggest carrot farm, sit in the tractors, meet the farmers and pick your own carrots.
Bookings essential at www.kalfresh.com.au
Lost World Farmgate Festival
Visit a dairy, meet the local sheep and pigs, watch a team of working dogs round up the cattle and enjoy a smokehouse BBQ lunch.
See the full schedule at www.lostworldvalley.com
Mt Barney Bush Tucker Tracker
Head into nature and taste bush tucker where it grows wild.
Also being offered on June 25, 27 and July 1.
Bookings at www.mtbarneylodge.com.au
Lillydale Farmstay Open Day
Explore the hedge maze, meet the animals and enjoy country food.
Bookings at www.lillydale.com.au
Allamburra Organics Eggstravaganza
Meet the Allamburra family and learn how their certified organic egg farm works. Meet the chooks, the sheep and enjoy the food.
Also being offered July 2.
Milford Country Camp Oven Experience
Enjoy a relaxed camp oven feast including damper, billy tea, and stew with dumplings, all made with local produce in a rustic country setting. Feed the farm animals, listen to a bush poet and toss a horseshoe.
More information www.facebook.com/milfordcountrycottages
SUNDAY JUNE 25
Scenic Rim 4Real Milk Birthday & Open Day
Visit the home of Scenic Rim 4Real Milk and see the cows being milked by robots.
Live entertainment, kids’ activities and plenty of cheese, yoghurt, and milk to take home!
More information www.roboticdairy.com.au
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28
Ayton Farm Open Day
Visit Rod and Kathy O’Connell at Ayton Farm during Eat Local Week and see how they farm their ‘beyond organic’ chooks and eggs. They’re open for farm tours on June 28 and 30. Bookings are essential.
More information www.aytonfarm.com.au
Naughty Little Kids Farm Tours
Pat and feed the baby goats at this Peak crossing farm. Try milking a goat and try the delicious gelato.
More information www.naughtylittlekids.com.au
Lemon Picking & Homemade Lemonade
Just over the road from the Naughty Little Kids farm, explore Flinders Peak Winery’s organic lemon grove, picking lemons that you can take home. Learn how to make homemade lemonade and the adults can try the Limoncello!
More information www.Facebook.com/flinderspeakwinery
THURSDAY JUNE 29
Summerland Camel Farm Tours
Take a farm tour, see the camels being milked, try the camel milk and ice-cream and pat the baby camels.
More information www.facebook.com/summerlandfarms
SATURDAY JULY 1
Winter Harvest Festival
An authentic food and farming festival featuring market stalls, local wines and beers, celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, free kids’ rides and a tractor pulling competition!
More information www.eatlocalweek.com.au/winter-harvest-festival