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Already tasting great – a reminder from Scenic Rim Eat Local Month to avoid hanger pains and FOMO!

Eat Local Month 3 mins read
Kathryn Sowter from Witches Falls ready to celebrate Scenic Rim Eat Local Month _ pic Luke Marsden

It doesn’t start until June 1 but already the SOLD OUT sign has been hung across events in the Scenic Rim Eat Local Month program, with organisers reminding food and farming fans to book their tickets NOW to avoid disappointment and empty bellies!

 

In its 13th year and second in the month-long format, Australia’s most authentic paddock-to-plate, food and farming experience is set to celebrate the farmers, growers, producers, artisans, chefs and flavour creators and the spectacular produce of the famous Scenic Rim across all of June.

 

There’s more than 120 food events including 40 Long Lunches, Degustations and Dinners, 23 Workshops and Classes, 37 Tours and Experiences, 53 Meet the Producer opportunities and 50+ Family Friendly options with tickets available NOW at eatlocalmonth.com.au.

 

Suggested tipples and tastes to BOOK NOW include:

 

  • High Tea in the Fields at the stunning Beechmont Estate on Sunday 2 June
  • Lunch and Beer Banter with the Brewer sessions at the Scenic Rim Brewery throughout the month
  • The Longest Lunch at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards on Sunday 2 June
  • Kalbar-BQ Gourmet Country Long Lunch on Saturday 8 June
  • Beef and Bonfire at Sarabah Estate Vineyard on Friday 14 June
  • Wild Canary Scenic Rim Producers Dinner on Friday 21 June
  • Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Jack Stuart’s multi-awarded Blume Restaurant’s Guest Chef Series
  • Pick your own veggies at Harvest with the Farmer sessions at Valley Pride Produce on Sunday 9 & 30 June
  • The Overflow Estate 1895 Long Lunch series with Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Chef Olivier Boudon across the month
  • Homage Roaming Degustation at Spicers Hidden Vale on Saturday 8 June
  • Cheese Making Workshop at Towri Sheep Cheeses on Wednesday 12 June, along with the Feast & Fire Workshop on Friday 14 June
  • Cocktail and liqueur making classes at the multi-award winning Tamborine Mountain Distillery and Growing Root Crops Workshops at Oaky Creek Farm and Harvest Café on Saturday 22 June
  • Experience a gourmet campfire cooking adventure at the Campfire Lunch and Nature Immersion at Running Creek on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June

 

For those who love a food festival, here’s three flavour-filled fests not to miss:

 

  • The North Stores Eat Local Market Growers and Makers Day on Sunday June 2 is a new event, showcasing Tamborine Mountain's freshest, local and seasonal produce, with Scenic Rim Food Ambassador chef Brenda Fawdon from Picnic Real Food Bar hosting.

 

  • The Fermented Food Festival on Saturday 8 June will celebrate the tastebud-blowing world of food fermentation, hosted by Summer Land Camels and the Pickling Project. Learn the secrets of this ancient food craft, talk to picklers, taste test and enjoy sourdough and a beer!

 

  • In huge news, Winter Harvest Festival, the signature event and finale of Scenic Rim Eat Local Month, will now be held in Kalbar as part of a full weekend of harvest festivities from June 28 to 30! 

 

This new weekend features a Friday night Harvest Dinner at The Roadvale Hotel, a Saturday evening Harvest Hoedown featuring the region’s country music star Laura Frank, and of course the day-long Winter Harvest Festival celebrating the joy of harvest produce and featuring the legendary Tractor Pull event. On Sunday, 5th generation famers Valley Pride Produce will welcome foodies to harvest seasonal goodies on their farm, and The Progressive Paddock will be hosted by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Ash Martin.

 

In more exciting news, the event is partnering with Scenic Rim Farm Box to offer the Best of Scenic Rim Box. What does this mean? It means the best seasonal produce and products can be delivered to homes direct across the month of June, or pre-order and collect at the Winter Harvest Festival at Kalbar on Saturday 29 June. The Box will feature a seasonal selection of meat, vegetables, dairy, relishes and drinks and some exclusive recipe ideas created by the Scenic Rim Food Ambassadors. The first 500 to order will also receive a complimentary copy of Eat Local Volume 2, a beautiful coffee table cookbook by chef and Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharpe.

 

The month-long event is proudly presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council, with support from Major Partner Moffatt Fresh Produce, and Supporting Partners Kalfresh Vegetables, Urban Utilities, Community Bank Kalbar, Brisbane Economic Development Agency and ABC Radio Brisbane. The event is also supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

 

SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL MONTH 2024

Saturday June 1 to Sunday June 30  www.eatlocalmonth.com.au

Tickets on sale NOW

 

Since being named by global travel authority Lonely Planet as one of the hottest destinations in the world to visit in 2022, the SCENIC RIM in Queensland has continued to win accolades. Last year delicious. magazine named it in the top 10 places to visit in Australia and this year, Qantas Travel Insider has included it in the Hottest Places in the World to Visit (the only Queensland inclusion)! More at visitscenicrim.com.au

 

For more information, imagery and interviews please contact Kath Rose on 0416 291 493 or email kath@kathrose.com

 


Key Facts:

SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL MONTH 2024

Saturday June 1 to Sunday June 30

www.eatlocalmonth.com.au

Tickets on sale NOW


Contact details:

Kath Rose on 0416 291 493 or email kath@kathrose.com

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