Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is an annual event hosted by your local producers from Carungra to the Lost World, Beaudesert to Boonha, and Tamborine Mountain to Kalbar.
This year is the 10th anniversary. It features more 125 events across 48 locations from behind-the-scenes farm tours, wineries and food suppliers. There will be amazing food to try with lots of culinary experiences
Eat Local Week Event Highlights
- Towri Sheep Cheese Farm Tours
- Tommerup Dairy Farm’s Market Days
- Kalfresh Carrot Day
- Winter Harvest Festival
- Thai Fusion Cooking Classes
- Dinner under the Stars with the Scenic Rim Astronomy Association
- A decade of Delicious dinner at Rosewood Estate on the stunning Lamington
Head to the website for a full list of all Scenic Rim Eat Local Week events.
Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen said, “Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is more than just tasting our amazing local food and wine. It’s also driving to discover breathtaking landscapes, meeting the hardworking heroes who put food and drink on our tables, and watching strangers become family. It’s a chance to fully immerse yourself in the richest place on Earth, our incredible region.”
“Connecting our farmers and growers with chefs to create incredible dining experiences, and then witnessing the looks on people’s faces as they taste the produce, see the settings or meet the locals, is truly memorable. Paddock to plate is a term used all too often in restaurants around the world, but it is practised first hand here during Eat Local Week, and indeed every week,” he said. “The event also showcases the region as a leading destination, driving tourism, fostering community pride and generating ongoing economic benefits.”
Must-Try Food at Eat Local Week
- Carrot Beer
- Milk Stout featuring local sheep and cow milk
- Beef and vegetable sausages
- Beetroot and Carrot bread
- Camel Milk Vodka
Eat Local Week Regional Ambassadors
The Regional Ambassadors are an amazing range of chefs and food experts from Josue Lopez, Alison Alexander, Ash Martin, Daniel Groneberg, Brenda Fawdon, Cameron Matthews, Caroline Jonse, Glen Barrett, Javier Codina, Kate Raymont, and Richard Ousby.
Look out for the beautiful cookbook to take home to commemorate your visit called ‘Eat Local: Food Farming and Conversations in the Scenic Rim’ by Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp. There are now two volumes to enjoy packed with recipes and images of the region.
Share Your Photos on Social Media
Share your Eat Local Week experience and shots using the hashtags #scenicrim #eatlocalweek #eatlocalscenicrim
About Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week showcases the people who produce food and wine in the Scenic Rim. The region, with its fertile alluvial soil, produces a bountiful selection of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes. Agriculture and tourism contribute $680-million to the regional economy and Eat Local Week is a celebration of the people whose hard work makes that possible.
Held from 26 June through to 4 July 2021.