Native flavours, a handmade butter masterclass and even sheep races are among Beaudesert attractions to feature in the 2023 Scenic Rim Eat Local Month program.
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The anticipated local food festival, which has been celebrated as Eat Local Week since its 2011 inception, will officially be a month-long program of events for the first time.
Beaudesert locals will have plenty of delicious options to tuck into on their own doorstep.
On 13 June and 15 June, popular Beaudesert establishment Teaspoons and Aprons, which uses ingredients from several local producers year-round, will host Native Flavours of the Scenic Rim (lunch midday 13 June and dinner 6.30pm 15 June).
They will partner with guest chef Lana Bissett from Flutterby Gourmet Creations to serve up a three-course meal, paired with local wines.
On 25 June, Towri Sheep Cheeses’ Twilight Woolly Cup will feature sheep races and prizes for best sheep themed hat, live music and local canapes, grazing boards and drinks.
Towri’s Open Farm days will be on 3 June and 1 July, and they will host a 3 June workshop with Jasmine Urban Farm on growing herbal remedies.
On 25 June, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm will host the Our Bread and Butter – Simple Farmhouse Pleasures Masterclass, followed by their Feast on the Farm with guest chef, Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Richard Ousby. They will also host Breakfast with the Jersey Girls on 17 June.
On 24 June Oaky Creek Farm will present a Growing Root Crops Workshop with a focus on ginger, garlic and turmeric. They will also offer their usual hearty breakfasts, which feature local Running Creek Beef sausages.
On 2 June and 23 June, The Overflow Estate 1895 will host a Friday Long Lunch, accompanied by their own wines, at their Two French Chefs restaurant.
Wine tastings will be on at The Overflow Estate 1895and Barney Creek Cottages and The Shed Café at Rathlogan Olive Grove, renowned for its tapenade, jams and relishes, will serve up homecooked fare each weekend throughout Eat Local Month.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Eat Local Month was the perfect time to enjoy local produce and offered something for every taste and budget.
For more information visit eatlocalmonth.com.au/