27.5 C
Byron Shire
April 11, 2021

Harvest Food Festival 3 – 6 May 2018

Latest News

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Other News

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

$50,000 in grants for sixteen Tweed sports clubs

Tweed sporting organisations have received a welcome boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Refugees to benefit from Palm Sunday rally

Refugees living in Brisbane on final departure visas will directly benefit from donations made at the recent Ballina Region for Refugees Palm Sunday rally.

Photo Nelly le Comte Photography

Over four glorious days in May, this year’s Harvest Food Festival will be a great opportunity for you to sample local food, beverages, culinary surprises and wonderful company as you explore some of our region’s finest offerings.

One of the events is a chance to relax with cocktails among the sugarcane at Husk Distillers in Tumbulgum, perhaps sampling their Bam Bam spiced rum, the Pure Cane agricole-style rum, or perhaps some of the Ink Gin. There will also be a Harvest Lunch at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, or you might enjoy a festive Harvest Festival seasonal feast at Fins at Plantation House – which is the brand-new collaboration between Steven and Morgan Snow of Fins Seafood Restaurant and Tropical Fruit World. But there are many more events on offer.

Harvest Food Festival is an event for locals and visitors to the region to help connect people with real food on real farms and honour our amazing producers. Now in its third year, Harvest Food Festival event organisers (all volunteers from local food businesses) will showcase a series of local food tours, dinners and food experiences, from paddock to plate and seed to flower!

‘The Harvest Food Festival offers the community and visitors an opportunity to connect with local food producers and celebrate our abundant local food – northern rivers style,’ said Rebecca Zentveld, chair of the Harvest Food Festival Committee for Northern Rivers Food.

‘We are also very pleased to be presenting for the first time our inaugural Harvest Food Trail – with our local Northern Rivers Food producers opening their doors for a special ‘open day’ experience just for you over the weekend of 5–6 May. You will be able to jump into the car and drop into some of our participating farms across the region,’ said Rebecca.

Special earlybird tickets are on offer until Tuesday 3 April.

‘Part of enjoying the food, is knowing the back story: understanding where your food was grown, the sustainable methods used to grow or produce the food, the farmer who grew and brought the food to market or the local baker who lovingly baked the bread,’ said Rebecca.

More info: People can find out more about the Harvest Food Festival and buy tickets at the website: www.harvestfoodfest.org, or email [email protected]

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.