Today saw the first of a series of special tasting events by the ‘Taste The Harvest’ in collaboration with Byron Visitor Centre with complimentary breakfast giveaways featuring Brookfarm muesli, Nimbin Valley yoghurt and blueberries.
Local food lovers and visitors to Byron Bay had the chance to taste and buy delicious products on-site. Known as the ‘Taste the Harvest’, the tastings are one of a series of small events planned for the region, leading up to the annual Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, which will take place over four days in 2024, from 23 May to 26 May.
They hope this will be the first of Northern Rivers Food tasting experiences and ‘would love to roll this out at all visitor centres throughout the Northern Rivers,’ said a spokesperson for the Northern Rivers Food’s Harvest Food Trail.
Now in its ninth year, Northern Rivers Food’s Harvest Food Trail is an opportunity for Northern Rivers Food members to showcase their amazing food and beverages, produced here in the Northern Rivers.
‘The event aims to boost community resilience and cohesiveness by supporting our local farmers, hospitality businesses, food producers and growers to recover from fire, flood and Covid, and come together to reconnect and celebrate the bounty from our extraordinary food bowl,’ explained the spokesperson.
‘2023 was a huge success, with fantastic feedback from both participating venues and visitors alike. We had over 40 participating businesses, and in 2024 plan to extend the Festival to run over four days, with even more events and opportunities to participate and enjoy. Our Taste the Harvest events are a fantastic opportunity for food lovers to get a ‘taste’ of what’s in-store in 2024.’