FAN’s intention is to put our region on the map as a producer of high quality produce and innovative food products, so we are delighted that the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Moreton Bay will be sponsoring precincts at Regional Flavours next month! Participating in an event like this not only provides an amazing opportunity for businesses to showcase and sell their products to tens of thousands of consumers, it will also drive food tourism and visitation to the increasing number of farm gate operators.
The event is Brisbane’s premier free food and wine festival and will be held on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July in Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands.
For the first time, the Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast and FAN will be sponsoring a ’Flavours of the Sunshine Coast’ regional hub. The hub will include 9 stallholders (all FAN members!), a marketing display and a menu hub.
Local celebrity chef Peter Wolfe will run the menu hub as well as creating a local reef fish dish on the ‘Queensland Taste’ stage. The menu hub dishes will include a Mooloolaba prawn seagar, root vegetable soup with Woombye cheese, Maleny Black Angus Beef sliders with Bear and Ladle condiments and Ten Acres brioche buns. Other producers from our region who are supporting the event by supplying products for the menu hub include Co Yo, Belladotti, Pure Gold Pineapples, Montville Mist and Soulfish Seafoods.
FAN members at Regional Flavours
Hive Haven will also be showcasing their hive and stingless native bee honey on the Sunshine Coast’s marketing stand.
The annual event is expected to welcome more than 90,000 visitors over the two days and features free entertainment from celebrity chefs and industry experts, delicious food, beer and wine, live music, kid’s activities and more. Find out more here.
Come along and support our regions!