Want to teach your little ones about how their food gets from the farm to their tummies? Then bring the family along to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week!
Your whole crew will have SO MUCH FUN experiencing camel cuddles, creative crafts, a quirky Carrot Festival and cheese-making classes especially for kids!
Here’s a snapshot of Eat Local Week for families and kids:
- Sunrise Camel Ride @ Summer Land Camels – Saturday 25 June
- Carrot Day @ Kalfresh – Saturday 25 June (SOLD OUT)
- Camel Rides @ Summer Land Camels – Saturday 25 June
- Macadamia Farm Tour & Bush Tucker Talks @ Greenlee Farm – Monday 27 June
- Little Farmer Humpty Day @ Summer Land Camels – Tuesday 28 June
- Seed Bomb Kids Workshop with Jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July
- Kids Cheese Making Workshop @ Towri Sheep Cheeses – Wednesday 29 June
- Mini Frog Hotel Kids Workshop with Jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July
- Build A Bug Hotel Kids Workshop with Jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July
- Winter Harvest Festival @ Aratula – Saturday 2 July
JASMIN URBAN FARM WORKSHOPS
It’ll be all about frogs, bugs and sunflowers when Rachel Guymer from Jasmine Urban Farm brings her interactive workshops to Eat Local Week. She’ll talk about how frogs are endangered, how many different species we have in Australia and why exactly we need them so much. Kids will get to make and take home their very own FROG HOTEL! Frog hotels are a great way to encourage more frogs to visit your garden while giving them a safe space to live in. What’s more, building a frog hotel is easy and fun and the kids will be rewarded with the croaky chorus of little guests in no time.
During the seed bomb workshop, Jasmine will talk to the kids about beneficial bugs, why we need to protect them and their environments and how they can help in the garden. She’ll also be running a SUPER FUN bug hunt!!
“The seed bomb workshops and bug hunt were big hits last year, so I am thrilled we can hold them again this year. The bug hunt was fantastic – we had a sheet with pictures of bugs, different types of ants and butterflies, and the kids ran around the veggie garden trying to find them all. We aim to be interactive and explain in a fun way why bugs are beneficial in our green spaces,” Rachel said.
Kalfresh, Queensland’s biggest and busiest carrot farm, is running a CARROT DAY, designed to teach kids about the paddock-to-pack-to-fridge journey. While the 2022 event is sold out, Kalfresh’s Alice Gorman said it still posed a great opportunity to raise the concept with your kids.
“The concept from the start was to help people make the connection about how their carrots got to the shop, and subsequently think, ‘hey that’s amazing!’ The best way to educate about farming is to talk to a farmer,” she said.
*Although the Kalfresh Carrot Day is sold out, join the waitlist via www.kalfresh.com.au/carrot-day
CHEESE MAKING FOR KIDS
Get in quick because this unique experience for kids always sells out.
During the workshop participants learn the craft of cheese making, dine with new friends at an inclusive Towri lunch, mingle and cuddle with the woolly Towri flock, and at the end of the day they get to take home and enjoy the cheese they’ve made themselves.
What a fun, creative day out!. Ewe’ll love it!!
FRIENDLY CAMEL FUN
Majestic camels take centre stage in Harrisville during Eat Local Week.
Load the family up for a gentle ‘camel caravan’ around Australia’s largest wild camel training facility, followed by a tasting session of Summer Land Camel’s award winning products.
Even better, dress the kids up as farmers and join Little Farmer Humpty Day, an informative and exciting experience that includes farm tours, patting and cuddling camels and other kids activities. An unforgettable bucket-list experience the whole family will reminisce about for years.
Cap off the week by eating your way around the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Week’s signature family event. With events dedicated to kids and families framed around education and appreciation – as well as having fun – tickets are selling quickly.
For more information about Eat Local Week events and to book visit www.eatlocalweek.com.au