The countdown to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is on.
The feasting begins on June 30, however there are some delicious entrée events before then if you’re hungry for a local food and farm experience.
Eat Local Week is an initiative of the Scenic Rim Regional Council, designed to showcase the smorgasbord of produce which grows in the region, and highlight the talented producers, farmers and makers.
Now in its 8th year, Eat Local Week 2018 features more than 90 events across the region, from farm tours to gourmet dinners and the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday July 7.
Mayor Greg Christensen says Eat Local Week is an easy and delicious way for visitors to discover and taste the food and drinks which are growing in their backyard.
“I encourage Scenic Rim residents to jump in the car and take a tour of the region’s farms, cafes, restaurants, pubs, breweries and wineries and enjoy the incredible Eat Local Week program of events,” he says.
“Each year I wonder how we will top the last but I can honestly say this year’s program is the biggest and best yet. It features more than 90 events, including 12 entrée events to whet the appetite, 20 lunch and dinner events, more than 20 farm events and 36 events which cost less than $25 or are free.
“This isn’t just an event for people who know their food and wine, this is an event for families who are keen to give their children a food and farm experience; an event for interested locals; it’s really an event for anyone who enjoys to eat and drink!”