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Eat Local Week Experience the Food and Wine of the Scenic Rim

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A wide range of food and farming events for all ages

Experience the food, farms and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim during Eat Local Week, from 24 June to 2 July 2017 (the first week of the Queensland June-July school holidays).

Just over an hour's drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rum produces a vast bounty of fresh fruit & vegetables, wines & craft beer varieties and meat & gourmet products, including olives, cheeses, nuts, jams & relishes.

Over nine fun-filled days, you and your family will have a unique opportunity to engage in a diverse range of interactive food experiences including cooking classes, producer dinners and farm tours.

Come along and connect with farmers and producers and discover the many benefits of sourcing food that is in season and grown close to home.

The exciting Eat Local Week program offers something for foodies of all ages - a handful of the highlights are noted below:

  • Choose from degustation menus, food trails and stunning long table lunches, including Lunch with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheesery by Cameron Matthews, Pick Cook Eat at The Bunyip, O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards Longest Lunch and Beef and Beer Night at Scenic Rim Brewery. View the full range of experiences here.

  • Head to the Lost World Farm Gate Festival on 24 June for your chance to enter some of the local farm gates to try, buy, learn and taste everything on offer. Explore the olive grove, see the skill of cattle mustering or get a backstage pass to a dairy farm!

  • New this year, don't miss the Beaudesert Gourmet Street Food Festival on 25 June where gourmet food trucks will gather at Jubilee Park and create delicious street food showcasing Scenic Rim produce.

  • Take an Italian cooking class, visit local veggie gardens, meet the 'girls' on our free- range chook farms and learn how to make cheese from sheep milk. View the full range of classes here.

  • The Scenic Rim's strong farming tradition is celebrated with a varied choice of farm tours on offer to delight adults and children alike. Reconnect with food as you tour a dairy, chicken, lamb or camel farm, forage for bush tucker, pick some carrots. View the full range of farm tours here.

  • The Winter Harvest Festival is Eat Local Week's signature event. Now in its fifth year, this authentic food festival returns of 1 July and showcases the breadth of Scenic Rim's premium food, wine and beer and is set to be the biggest yet!

    The kids will be entertained throughout the weeklong event with lots of farms opening their gates and allowing children to visit chickens, camels, lambs, and even a robotic dairy. Not to forget the famous carrot field day! There's also bush tucker talks, treks and tastings - see the full program here.

    Start planning the ultimate Eat Local Week adventure today. The experiences range from FREE to low cost and there is something to suit everyone these school holidays!

    For more information on this fabulous community event, please visit www.eatlocalweek.com.au

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    When: 24 June to 2 July, 2017
    Where: Across the Scenic Rim
    Cost: Varies for each event
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