From farm to fork, Sunshine Coast tour takes you behind the scenes of thriving local producers

April 9, 2019

Josh Donohoe, of Creative Tours and Events, has been working with Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery to create the Farm to Fork Tour that tells the story of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s community, collaboration, and most of all, its fresh produce.

“The tour is designed to take you behind the scenes of private farms and meet local producers, hear their stories and sample the amazing local produce of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.” Mr Donohoe explains.

The Farm To Fork Tour offers guests a journey through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, providing a hands-on experience at Sunshine Coast Coffee Roastery, The Falls Farm and Maleny Wagyu, before finishing at Brouhaha Brewery for a four-course degustation of the local produce paired with four of Brouhaha’s craft beers.

Guests are joined by Head Chef, James and Head Brewer, Matt, who share local stories behind the food and beer.

In the lead up to the announcement of the Sunshine Coast destination food festival, The Curated Plate, Mr Donohoe has taken two buses full of Industry Professionals, Tourism Specialists, Food and Drink Bloggers and Visit Sunshine Coast representatives and offered them a sneak peak some of the producers who will be involved with the four day food festival.

The Farm to Fork Tours are available Wednesday to Friday and are limited to an intimate group for four to ten people. Each tour runs for approximately 6.5 hours from 9:30am to 4pm, with pick up available from Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Noosa and additional locations on request.

Tour prices range from $200 to $260 per person, depending on the numbers.

More information and bookings can be made online at https://creativetours. com.au/custom-tours/farm-to-fork/ or [email protected]

For more information and photo content, contact Josh at [email protected] or 0438823377

CC’s Big Rosella Festival

April 9, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when the Petersen’s Farm at Woolooga celebrate their annual Big Rosella Festival on Sunday 5th May 2019. On it’s 4th year, it will be a great day to enjoy a day at their farm. There are over 3,000 Rosella trees planted this season and in May the mature bushes will be loaded with the deep red rosella fruits. They also planted other crops ready for picking such as gourmet tomatoes, cape gooseberry, eggplant, chillies, snake beans, okra, cassava, red bora beans, tomatillos, choi sum, gailann, coriander, borlotti beans, butter beans and more.

The guest chefs will create delicious dishes showcasing the well-loved rosella and other homegrown produce. This year’s line up includes:
JASON FORD – Food Ambassador of South Burnett Region
JAMES BARNDEN – local head chef from Charlie’s Hotel Gympie
VALERIE FERDINANDS – MKR 2017 Runner Up

Plus their very own homecook CC Diaz-Petersen will be up on stage sharing her own twist to homecooking.

Celebrating All Things Rosella includes the popular farm tours, cooking demos and some fun games involving Rosellas. There will be a huge display of CC’S Kitchen fine food products including over 25 Rosella related products and fresh produce. CC will prepare an array of homemade food available to purchase on the day. Free face painting for the kids too.

The Big Rosella Festival will be supporting the local Gootchie CWA ladies in raising funds for their project by selling raffle tickets. Better still the ladies will be making scones and jam drops.

Make sure to book your tickets now via: https://www.ccskitchen.com.au/event/big-rosella-festival/

Entry Fee $5 and kids under 12 Free. This is a no smoking and dog family friendly event. Remember to wear comfotable shoes and a hat.

Venue: PETERSEN’S FARM
2 REILLY RD WOOLOOGA QLD 4570

Enquiries: Call CC on 0411 624 648

If your organising a bus tour make sure you pre book your tickets.

This is one of a kind farm day experience in the Gympie region and support these farmers putting up their own event.