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Local miso wins top food award

In April 2023, a Gold Coast business was awarded Australia’s premier food prize, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS NSW) President’s Medal. It was a huge honour for Rice Culture, a small single owner business that makes organic miso by hand using traditional methods, when their Organic Vintage Miso was judged the best food...
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When it comes to enjoying the good life, all things are not equal. Many people have dietary constraints that limit choices, meaning that joining in festivities and celebrations is often difficult. The founders of Australia’s first organic grain-free bakery, Seeds of Life, addressed that need last year with the launch of the Rainbow Bar servery...
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Harris Farm Markets recently announced that their first store for the Gold Coast will be on the Isle of Capri at Via Roma. In a ‘coming back to their roots’ move, the famed family-owned local produce and grocery market reopened their first store in Queensland in Clayfield in November 2020 and their flagship store in...
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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...
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Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as...
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There’s nothing like a drive in the country to clear your head. For me, a journey to Tyalgum feels as though we’ve entered the landscape that inspired FernGully or Avatar. With a lead up of meandering waterways, lush rainforest and towering rockfaces, somehow the greenery clears your head. At dusk, the atmosphere has its own...
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Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013 by Selena Quested, the passion for fine food has been continued and expanded by new owner Donna Harrison, who also owns Burleigh Bar and Bites, also in James Street. The shop may be small, yet...
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“Organics is one of Australia’s top 5 growth industries, becoming mainstream,” says the Australian Organic Market Report. “Supermarkets are fast embracing organics, with growth propelled by the average Australian,” the report adds. There are lots of reasons to increase the amount of organic food we consume, including eating more nutrients and taking far less chemicals...
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“When you work hard for something you don’t like, that’s called stress. When you work hard for something you enjoy, that’s passion,” Greenwood Farm’s co-owner Paul Fullwood tells us, laughing. After taking a five-minute trip out of suburbia, we’re discussing the concept of work vs passion with husband and wife team Angi and Paul Fullwood...
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The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Gold Coast markets offer residents the chance to purchase food directly from farmers and producers, to experience our growing arts culture, and to spend social time with family and friends. “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from...