Canungra foodies unite

Joseph Cecil and Shree Thapa, Samantha Dusting, Jaimi Pennell, Trish Wilson, Kelli-Joe Uccetta and Danielle Stone
Joseph Cecil and Shree Thapa, Samantha Dusting, Jaimi Pennell, Trish Wilson, Kelli-Joe Uccetta and Danielle Stone

A FARM tour, local food tastings, a sunset banquet, a long lunch, a high tea, dinner over a bonfire and a feast in the valley will happen around Canungra during 2024 Scenic Rim Eat Local Month.

The paddock-to-plate program of events, which started as Eat Local Week in 2011 and now goes for the month of June across the region, attracts foodies from near and far.

To start the month on June 1, Forgotten Sound Farm at Wonglepong will share the secrets of sustainable and ‘beyond organic’ farming in a one-and-a-half-hour educational tour.

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They will cover innovative farming practices, maximising space, fertility management, interplanting and techniques to maximise production and guests will sample fresh produce.

My Country Escape will host ‘A Taste of Country’ events on June 1, 8 and June 15, offering a chance to meet local producers, hear their stories and sample their produce. 

Beechmont Estate will host The Paddock Sunset Banquet on June 1 and High Tea in the Fields on June 2.

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards will host their Longest Lunch beside Canungra Creek on June 2.

Sarabah Estate Vineyard will host ‘Beef and Bonfire’ on June 14.

Country Mile Escape at Flying Fox will host ‘Feast in the Valley’ on June 22, serving up a four-course meal featuring locally grown beef. An expert butcher will share insights as he breaks down a side of beef and talks about cuts of meat, cooking recommendations and the workings of the global industry.

Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Tom Sharp said it was an opportunity to connect with where local produce comes from.

“People are not only tasting the freshness of the product but understanding the farmers’ experience in terms of lifestyle and their dedication to quality produce,” he said.

“There is an increasing awareness that rural production goes beyond the farm as we’re seeing artisans taking the raw product and creating something of even greater value.

“With more than 120 events offering something for every taste and budget, Eat Local Month is a time for our region and our producers to shine.”

For more information and bookings visit www.eatlocalmonth.com.au