The Great Lakes Food Trail is back again on Sunday, 6 October showcasing the areas premium local food producers.
Locals and visitors have the opportunity to experience the best produce the region has to offer and meet the award-winning farmers and artisans from around the Barrington Coast.
The Spring Food Trail
This trail follows the Lakes Way scenic drive, between Bulahdelah and Rainbow Flat, including nine stops at the following award-winning producers:
Yeo Farm Bulahdelah
Visitors can meet the newborn lambs and hear informative talks about farming organic farming practices at Yeo Farm.
Old Inn Road
Take a free guided tour at Old Inn Road where and discover how this vineyard uses organic principles to produce their 2019 Gold Medal Verdelho.
Brush Turkey Cafe Wooten
Enjoy light refreshments at the community built and managed Brush Turkey Café and tour the Sustainable Farming Group display showcasing local Landcare activities.
The Great Lakes Paddocks Wootten
Enjoy a local produce grazing platter and a glass wine at the Great Lakes Paddocks in Wootten and listen to the live music in the afternoon.
Elraes Farmhouse Boolambayte
Visit the homestead and gardens at Elraes Farmhouse in Boolambayte, and enjoy light refreshments on the verandah made from a variety of produce grown on their farm.
The Burraduc Farm and Artisan Water Buffalo Dairy Bungwahl
Book into a farm tour and taste the 2019 National Gold Medal Delicious Dolce Nina curd cheese and 2018 State Winner Delicious Buffalo Mozzarella. Burraduc Farm will also be hosting Topi Open Range, Palms Artisan Bakery and The Natural Deodorant.
Then explore the award winning gardens at the Bungwahl Public School with the 2018 NSW Educator of the Year and enjoy the canteen meals grown and prepared by the students.
The Coastal Brewing Co Forster
Take a free guided tour with the brewer and enjoy beer tastings at The Coastal Brewing Company in Forster.
Valley View Farm Rainbow Flat
The last stop is at Rainbow Flat to enjoy the local produce in the café garden at Valley View Farm and try the 2019 Australian Food Silver Award garlic.
THE GREAT LAKES FOOD TRAIL
Now in its third year, the Food Trail not only provides an opportunity for our community to garner a greater understanding of the region’s produce but at the same time, has stimulated demand and strengthened markets for producers and providores. A tangible example of this is the ‘Farm to Fridge’ online store that provides access to local produce delivered to the door and through a ‘hub’ arrangement in Bulahdelah, Wootton, Pacific Palms, Forster and Taree - Sue Williams, President of the Great Lakes Food Trail