The Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show ‘plates up’ (sorry couldn’t resist) from tomorrow, serving you an awesome opportunity to meet some of Queensland’s best farmers.
I love good food who but let’s be honest, without the farmers where would we be?
Farmers across the country are seizing control of their own destiny and choosing to market and sell their own products. After all no one can tell your story as authentically as you can.
Farmers from Gympie, the Lockyer Valley and Logan will be at the Food Show, which runs until Sunday at the Brisbane Conventional Centre.
This week I spoke to Maree King, who like me is a former Gold Coast girl who married a farmer and moved to the country. Maree and husband Andrew will be at the Good Food & Wine Show with their children, selling and sampling their organic lamb, which they sell under their Silverwood Organics Brand. Read more about the Kings in this weekend’s Sunday Mail on my Ask a Farmer page.
- Strawberry farmers from the Berry Patch in Logan
- Mushroom farmers from Kenon Corporation
- The team from Riverview Herbs
- Cucumber farmers from NT Fresh
- Cecilia Diaz-Petersen from Gympie’s CC’s Kitchen
- Katherine & Luke King of Kilkivan Meats, also in Gympie
- Zelda Campisi from Purity Essential Oils
- The Schulte family from Schulte’s Meat Tavern at Plainland in the Lockyer Valley will be there selling their meat and salamis.
- The Bauer family will be there too, selling organic vegetables, grown on their Lockyer Valley farm
- The crew from Merbye Pines in Moreton Bay will also be there
Lisa Blainey-Lewin, who runs Food Tale Tours to local farms on the Sunshine Coast said there were food producers that many Queenslanders wouldn’t even know existed.
“We’ve found nomadic chickens at Cambroon who move around the Walker Family Farm in a specially designed caravan and there are herds of buffalo and camels kept in the Glass House Mountains by local cheesemakers. Queensland is such an exciting place to explore for foodies if you just scratch below the surface,” she says.
A fantastic range of local Queensland wineries, breweries and food manufacturers will also feature at the Show.
Claire Back, Director of the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show, says the Show wouldn’t be complete without the farmers and producers who are the starting point in the farm to fork process that puts amazing food on Queenslanders’ plates every day.
“We’re really excited to help people discover more about the food from Queensland and the faces behind it,” she says.
In addition to regional Queensland, some of Australia’s most famous food and wine regions will also feature including Barossa Valley, Margaret River, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, McClaren Vale and many more.
Find out more at the website
The Show is open from 9am to 5pm Friday October 17 through to Sunday October 19.