Eat Local Week Appetite Strong

Dave Tommerup, Rachel Guymer, Dallas Davidson, Kay Tommerup, Rod Richardson, Lana Bissett, Carolyn Davidson and Debbie Richardson.

Food enthusiasts are eating up the 2022 program of Scenic Rim Eat Local Week events, with some local farmers selling half their event tickets within days of the launch.

The 11th annual Eat Local Week, which was launched on 4 May and mostly runs from 25 June to 3 July, comprises 125 events, including 16 events in Beaudesert and surrounds.

Beaudesert district events are as follows:

19 June: Breakfast with the Jersey Girls at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm;

25 June: Jamming with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses; Chef’s Table Dinner at The Copperhead Café; Tasting Tables at Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre; Tastings at Rathlogan Olive Grove/ The Shed Café;

26 June: Beaudesert Street Food Festival at Jubilee Park; Rathdowney Country Market; Tasting Tables at Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre; Tastings at Rathlogan Olive Grove/ The Shed Café;

29 June: Kids’ Cheese Making Workshop at Towri Sheep Cheeses;

30 June: Flutter by and taste sensations at Towri Sheep Cheeses (8am, 12pm, 4pm);

1 July: ‘Saluit allo Scenic Rim’ – an Italian Feast at The Overflow Estate 1895;

2 July: Chef’s Table Dinner at The Copperhead Café; Tastings at Rathlogan Olive Grove/ The Shed Café;

3 July: Low and Slow BBQ at Spring Creek; Tastings at Rathlogan Olive Grove/ The Shed Cafe.

Eat Local Week has become an anticipated event on Queensland’s tourism calendar, with Council reporting 2019 Eat Local Week generated $2 million for the regional economy and attracted nearly 40,000 people to the region.

Eat Local Week is becoming increasingly popular with locals too.

Dallas Davidson from Towri Sheep Cheeses said their well-established Jamming with the Lambs event was already more than half sold out, and many ticket-holders were locals.

“The fact that we’ve sold so many tickets so early indicates how popular the entire Eat Local Week is and the appetite to eat local, support local, support farmers,” she said.

“In the past it’s normally been Brisbane and Gold Coast people but it’s even more special this year that locals are jumping on board and getting in early.”

Mayor Greg Christensen said the Council-coordinated event was ready for a strong comeback after the Covid-19 disruptions of the last two years. 

To see the program, visit www.eatlocalweek.com.au 

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