Ready to learn where your food comes from?
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month is the famous flavour celebration that will take place ALL JUNE this year – it was a week, but there was just too much flavour and food to experience, so now it’s a full month!! YUM!!!
It’s the perfect time and place to educate kids about where their food comes from – no, milk does not come from a carton, nor does corn come from a packet. It’s a cow and a cob respectively!
There are 139 events at Eat Local Month this year, with plenty specifically for kids and families… you can learn how mushrooms grow, and how to cook them; cuddle a camel at Summer Land Camels at the Little Farmer Humpty Day (and don’t forget to dress like a farmer); and take the family veggie picking at Valley Pride and Kalfresh Vegetables. You can also meet Towri Sheep Cheeses’ famous Hercules the racing sheep, and taste amazing cheese and honey at their Open Farm and a whole lot more.
Then, cap off the month by eating your way around the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Month’s signature family event. It’s the Scenic Rim celebrated in one glorious, flavour-filled day, and everyone is invited! Meet Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Chefs, growers, producers and flavour-makers, take part in masterclasses and demonstrations, there’s produce stalls to wander and tasting stations to graze, and LOADS for kids to take part in!
AND …. THEN THERE’S THE WORLD FAMOUS TRACTOR PULL!!!!
This legendary event at the Winter Harvest Festival sees teams of people pull a tractor – yep, a real tractor – and whoever moves it the furthest wins! The reigning and long-time champions are the local butchers – can they retain the title? Will the Kalfresh Carrot Team rise up? Is there a mystery team secretly training right now, ready to create a new record?? Only time will tell – but you have to be there!
SO, let’s talk TRACTORS!
- Tractors that pull the carrot harvest trailer in the paddock are a John Deere 8370
- Tractors that pull the actual carrot harvester are a John Deere 7270R
- Tractors that do the groundwork are a John Deere 8RX 370
- Tractors that do the planting are a John Deere 610M
- The Anchor Tractor is an older style tractor used to anchor winch irrigators, a reliable workhorse!
Here’s a list of family friendly events for Eat Local Month 2023:
Saturday 3 June / 10am – 2pm
Experience the Towri Farm magic for yourself! Learn all about sheep milking and the history of their family farm at 10am and 1pm, wander through the packed Farm Shop bursting with local produce, chat to local producers and excite your taste buds with a delicious Towri lunch menu created by Flutterby Gourmet Creations! Plus endless sheep cuddles! ! A GREAT DAY for the kids!!! Ask to meet Hercules, their famous racing sheep!!!
Address: 206 Saville Road Allenview
Saturday 10 June / 8:30am – 3pm
Meet the farmers, stand up close to the tractors and get muddy picking your own carrots to take home. Fun for carrot lovers of all ages.
Cost: $10 adult, $5 student, child under 5 free
Address: 6206 Cunningham Hwy, Kalbar
Sunday 11 June / 9am – 4pm – 60min sessions
Have you ever wanted to pick your own vegetables at a working vegetable farm? Here’s your chance! Come and experience picking your own vegetables at Valley Pride Produce farm. Meet these 5th generation farmers and have your questions answered. A great day out for the whole family.
Cost: $15pp, $40 family of four
Address: 83 Scholl Road, Charlwood
Saturday 24 June / 10am – 4pm
Experience an authentic local producer market with a side dish of barefoot bowls! Browse through the many stalls and pick up fresh local produce, preserves, edibles, botanicals, plants and wine, along with handcrafted wares from the regions artisans. There will be plenty for the whole family including barefoot bowls on the Green, live entertainment and loads of local Scenic Rim produce to taste and take home with you.
Cost: Free market entry – Barefoot Bowls $10pp, per game – book online
Address: 7 Weinholt Road, Harrisville
Monday 26 June / 11am – 2pm & 4pm – 7pm (other dates: 27, 28, 29 & 30 June)
This hands-on educational experience is designed especially for children accompanied by an adult. Learn the secrets of growing fungi and how to grow mushrooms at home. During the workshop, harvest mushrooms and herbs from the farm garden and learn to cook your own mushrooms guided by Lana from Flutterby Gourmet Creations.
Cost: $80 child accompanied by an adult
Address: 7 Weinholt Road, Harrisville
Wednesday 28 June / 9am – 2pm
Head along to Summer Land Camels for Little Farmer Humpty Day and don’t forget to dress like a farmer! Your children won’t forget this fun, informative experience that includes a farm tour, kids activities and an introduction to Summer Land’s friendly camels. Please wear closed-in shoes and don’t forget your camera!
Cost: $10pp, child under 4 free
Address: 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville
Wednesday 28 June / 10am – 2pm
Make your way to Boonah Library for an opportunity to meet, purchase and sample produce from local producers and businesses within the beautiful Scenic Rim.
Cost: Free entry
Address: 3 High Street, Boonah
Aratula Community Sports Complex
Saturday 1 July / 10am – 4pm
The Winter Harvest Festival is the Scenic Rim celebrated in one glorious, flavour-filled day, and everyone is invited! The signature event of Eat Local Month, our Scenic Rim Food Ambassador chefs join growers, producers and flavour-makers, in hosting masterclasses and demonstrations, there’s food and produce stalls to wander and the world famous Tractor Pull!
Cost: $15pp, child under 12 free
Address: Carter Road, Aratula
SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL MONTH 2023
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The real stars of Eat Local Month are the award-winning producers, growers and flavour-makers, with the event providing the ultimate backstage pass to the farms, wineries, faces and food stories of the Scenic Rim, named by delicious Magazine as one of the top 5 places to visit in 2023.
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