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Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May 2-5. It’s your chance to embark on a delicious self-drive adventure through the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Imagine winding down scenic country roads, stopping by charming farms, restaurants, and cellar doors – a true foodie’s dream come true! Now in its eighth year, the Harvest Food Trail offers a unique glimpse into the soul of the region’s vibrant food scene.

What awaits you?

Go behind the scenes: explore the paddocks, kitchens, and production areas of some of the Northern Rivers’ finest food and beverage producers. Meet the passionate faces behind Tweed River House, Duck Creek Macadamias, Five Sixty Farms, Nimbin Valley Dairy, Zentveld’s Coffee, The Spotted Pig, Cape Byron Distillery, Marquis Macadamias, Sunshine Sugar, Elements of Byron and North Byron Hotel.

Meet the passionate faces: chat with local farmers, learn about their deep connection to the land, and sample their fresh, high-quality produce.

Discover hidden gems: get acquainted with a new generation of distillers crafting award-winning spirits using local ingredients, like Winding Road Distilling and Cape Byron Distillery.

Connect with culinary masters: join tours of inspiring kitchen gardens led by renowned restaurateurs, and savour dishes made with the region’s bounty, like those at Potager at Carool.

Fuel Your foodie journey: no road trip is complete without delicious pit stops. Throughout the weekend, participating restaurants and cafes will offer special Harvest Food Trail menus, showcasing the region’s seasonal produce.

Harvest Hub: nestled at the Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday May 4, the Twomey Dispute Lawyers Harvest Hub is a vibrant marketplace bursting with local producers eager to share their stories and products. Here you’ll meet and get to taste and buy from a diverse range – such as distillers and salumi makers, native bee honey producers and non-alcoholic beer brewers.

‘The Harvest Hub is a fantastic opportunity to connect directly with the people who are shaping the Northern Rivers food scene,’ says Lucy Ashley, Harvest Food Trail Manager. ‘It’s a chance to discover new favourites, stock your pantry with local goods, and learn about the passion that goes into every bite.’

Plan your adventure: The Harvest Food Trail offers a mix of free-to-visit locations and ticketed events that tend to sell out fast. To explore the interactive map, plan your route, and discover all the participating venues, visit https://www.northernriversfood.org/harvest-food-trail.


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