Farm to table produce

Lockdown may have put a stop to a country drive, but it hasn’t stopped farms and food producers from operating. What has been missing until now has been delivery from farm to table.

Not any more. Recently, producers in the Scenic Rim, Northern Rivers and Tweed Valley areas have banded together to bring their unique produce and products to a wider audience.

A group of Scenic Rim producers, supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, has launched Scenic Rim Farm Box, a new ‘farm to you’ home delivery business which will deliver the region’s best produce, products, wine and beer to your front door, making it easy to eat local every week.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said that the Council aimed to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the Scenic Rim’s economy. “Council has committed to work with the region’s agricultural sector to develop a ‘Scenic Rim Providore’ sales, logistics and delivery solution to open up growth opportunities,” he said.

Scenic Rim farmers/producers will be delivering their goods in a Farm Box after Eatb Local Week was cancelled. From left, Richard Gorman, Dallas Davidson and Frankie the sheep, Kate Raymont, Kane Lutter, Greg Christensen and Kay Tommerup. Picture by Luke Marsden.

 

Scenic Rim Farm Box will deliver the best of the Scenic Rim to households in Brisbane and beyond. The first boxes are expected to be delivered in early May, filled to the brim with fresh, seasonal goods straight from Scenic Rim producers.  Customers can immediately sign up and be the first to know when the Scenic Rim Farm Box online shop goes live by visiting their website.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Rivers region, several producers including Nimbin Valley Dairy and Kat Harvey Cheese have been delivering their own farm produce to homes in Tweed and on the Gold Coast, including COVID survival boxes of dairy products and accompaniments.

In a first for the Tweed area, Mount Warning Tours and Taste Tweed have collaborated to produce Taste Tweed Farm Tour in a Box, a feast for the senses with a virtual farm tour complete with locally produced goodies and a complimentary bundle of extras.

From the Tweed Shire to your door, Taste Tweed Farm Tour in a Box includes tastings from Husk Farm Distillery (North Tumbulgum), Tropical Fruit World (Duranbah), Madura Tea Estates (Clothiers Creek), Bucks Farm (Chillingham) The Chilli Chick (Cudgen), Dona Cholitas (Burringbar), Flutterbies Cottage Cafe (Tyalgum) and Tyalgum Honey Thieves (Tyalgum), Tweed Shire and farm tour documentary, recipe cards and shopping list and a Mount Warning Tours Rainforest Cruise voucher (valued at $55) with an open validity date, and free delivery Australia wide.

The Taste Tweed Farm Tour in a Box can be purchased online at the Mount Warning Tours website.