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First came Eat Local Week. Now you can Eat Local every week in the Scenic Rim.

Eat Local Scenic Rim is a new accreditation program, initiated by the Council, designed to make it easy for visitors to find, taste, buy and connect with the best regional produce.

The 63 local farmers, providores and artisan producers are known as ‘accredited locavores’ and they are the region’s best food and wine ambassadors. Look out for the logo, it’s the easiest way to find the best in-season, regional produce.

Look for this logo in shops, cafes and farm gates.

Some of our locavores were recently featured on Channel Seven’s The Great Day Out.

The producers behind Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Scenic Rim Brewery, Scenic Rim Olives and Kooroomba Gully  shared their passion for produce with presenter and chef Alastair McLeod.

The best food in the Scenic Rim

For beautiful fresh food, the Scenic Rim is a one-stop-shop 🍒🍷🍴 We can guarantee you won't be hungry on the drive home…For more details, head to http://bit.ly/EatLocalScenicRim

Posted by The Great Day Out on Thursday, 14 March 2019

Find out more about Eat Local Scenic Rim and plan your delicious journey around the Scenic Rim.

Mike and Wendy Webster are the friendly faces behind Scenic Rim Brewery.

The craft brewery and cafe at Mt Alford is a must-do on any Scenic Rim day trip.

Mike and Wendy’s cafe and brewery features a wide selection of local food, ingredients and of course beer!

Enjoy a long lunch at Scenic Rim Brewery

They’re official Scenic Rim Locavores, an initiative of the Scenic Rim Council’s Eat Local Scenic Rim. Go to the website for more information and look out for the local in shop windows and on cafe and restaurant menus to discover where you can source locally-grown Scenic Rim produce, products and beverages.

In this video, Mike and Wendy share their passion for local food and drinks and explain why it means so much to them.

The Scenic Rim’s new Locavore Accreditation program, Eat Local Scenic Rim, takes the guess work out of sourcing, trying and buying local food and drinks.

Look out for the logo on menus, farm gates, cellar doors and in shop windows.

Look for this logo on menus, in shop windows, cellar doors and restaurants.

When you see it you’ll know you’ve found a producer or supplier of amazing Scenic Rim food, wine, craft beer and exciting local ingredients.

Visit the website to create your own Scenic Rim locavore adventure – visit farms, help with feeding the animals, meet the winemakers and return home with a car filled with delicious local ingredients.

The Overflow Estate 1895 , a new boutique cellar door and vineyard, is one of the inaugural Scenic Rim Locavores.

This historic grazing property is located between Boonah and Beaudesert and fronts Lake Wyaralong. The Overflow boasts 12km of waterfront land and covers 4000 acres supporting 500 head of cattle and the vineyard. The magnificent original homestead was built by hand in 1899 and 1900.

The owners have crafted a stylish, relaxed destination to enjoy beautiful wines, local produce and stunning scenery.

Manager Emily Lochran explains their vision in the video below.

The Overflow Estate 1895 is open Thursday to Sunday, and at other times by appointment. Check the Facebook page for details on how to be part of the grape harvest.

Find out more about the Eat Local Scenic Rim accreditation program on the website.
And don’t forget Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is on this year from June 29 to July 7 – put it on your calendar.

Feast from the Scenic Rim

‘Tis the season to be eating and drinking, and when you’re in the Scenic Rim that’s easy to do!

This bountiful region produces a smorgasbord of amazing fresh produce, wines, cheeses, meat, vegetables and so much more.

Make yours a very local Christmas with help from the new Eat Local Scenic Rim accreditation program and website.

Eat Local Scenic Rim brings together the many places in the region, as well as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, where you can find, taste, buy and connect with Scenic Rim food and drinks.

And if you need some creative kitchen inspiration, pick-up a copy of the latest Eat Local Food Farming & Conversation in the Scenic Rim Cookbook, by Scenic Rim creatives Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp. The book profiles local producers and incorporates their ingredients in some delicious recipes.

Buy the Book online here

Put these Scenic Rim products on your Christmas menu.

  1. Coffee Beans, Green Lane Coffee, Tamborine Mountain
  2. Digga’s Pale Ale, Scenic Rim Brewery, Mount Alford
  3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Scenic Rim Olives, Roadvale
  4. Wild Ferment Chardonnay, Witches Falls Winery, Tamborine Mountain
  5. Macadamia Nuts, Greenlee Farm, Canungra
  6. Raw Honey, Greenlee Farm, Canungra
  7. Small Batch Gin, Flinders Peak Winery, Peak Crossing
  8. Free Range Eggs, Pure Country Eggs, Beaudesert
  9. Lemon Myrtle Vodka, Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Tamborine Mountain
  10. Organic Honey, Dewar Honey, Moogerah
  11. Gelato, Naughty Little Kids, Peak Crossing
  12. Olives, Scenic Rim Olives, Roadvale
  13. Olives, Rathlogan Grove, Rathdowney
  14. Kalfresh Carrot Bread, Arthur Clive’s Family Bakery, Boonah & Aratula
  15. Black Ash Triple Cream Brie, Pure Artisan Cheese, Tamborine Mountain
  16. 4Real Milk, Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, Tamrookum
  17. Verjuice, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Bunjurgen
  18. Camel Persian Feta, Summer Land Camel Farm, Harrisville

Feeling inspired? Try this festive Verjuice Vacherin recipe by Brenda Fawdon, from the Eat Local Cookbook.

Bunjurgen Estate Verjuice Vacherin

 

 

 

It’s never been easier to eat and drink locally in the Scenic Rim, thanks to a new program which enlists the help of accredited food and wine champions.

The inaugural intake of Scenic Rim ‘locavores’ was announced at the launch of the new Eat Local Scenic Rim initiative.

See the full list of accredited locavores

The Scenic Rim Regional Council program builds on the popularity of Eat Local Week by enabling locals and visitors to find, taste, buy, connect and eat local food and drinks year round.

Wild Canary Executive Chef Glen Barratt with farmers Kay and Dave Tommerup and Wild Canary owner Kate Harvey.

Look out for the new Eat Local Scenic Rim logo to easily identify where to source local food and wine.

The 57 new accredited ‘locavores’, will champion Scenic Rim food and drinks on their menus, in their cafes, restaurants, wineries and accommodation, and sell local produce in their shops.

Accredited participants will display the Eat Local Scenic Rim logo on menus, in shopfronts, on farm gates and on websites and packaging, so visitors and locals can easily identify places to try and buy local produce.

Regional visitors can also create their own Scenic Rim Food Trail, using the online portal, or they can download ready-to-go food, wine and beer itineraries created for the region.

Check out the photos from the launch

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen says the region’s reputation as a gourmet destination is building, and consumers are hungry to enjoy Scenic Rim produce beyond Eat Local Week.

“The time was right to launch this next phase,” he said.

“South Australia has the Barossa Valley, Western Australia has the Margaret River, New South Wales has the Hunter Valley, Victoria has the Yarra Valley and Tasmania has the Tamar Valley – all great spots for a gourmet getaway and with a reputation for wonderful food and wine.

“The Scenic Rim has developed a strong reputation for producing wonderful food and wine, for gourmet getaways and for stunning scenery. It’s now taking its rightful place alongside these other iconic destinations, and we have the added advantage of only being an hour away from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.”

Farmer Carolyn Davidson hosted the launch at Towri Sheep Cheeses.

The Scenic Rim is emerging as one of Queensland’s most exciting food and wine destinations and one of the most collaborative, with producers keen to work together to develop unique offerings, including beer chutney, carrot bread, camel milk vodka and sheep and cow’s milk stout.

To be eligible for endorsement, Eat Local Scenic Rim applicants had to meet criteria for their category, including regularly featuring and identifying Scenic Rim ingredients on menus, in their mini bar, or in their shop.

Accredited members will be encouraged to display the Eat Local Scenic Rim logo in their restaurant or shopfront windows, at the farm gate and even on packaging and their website. They will also be invited to be involved in industry networking and development opportunities and be featured on a dedicated website, designed to make it easier for visitors and consumers to source local food and drinks.

Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassadors Glen Barratt, Caroline Jones, Alison Alexander and Javier Codina.

The project was made possible with support from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund. Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the Eat Local Scenic Rim initiative is a fantastic way of showcasing local industry and talent.

“The Eat Local project was made possible by the Federal Government and includes an online platform featuring local producers and businesses. Visitors to this beautiful region can have some real and engaging experiences with the men and women who produce our vegetables, dairy products, olives, honey, wine, craft beer and coffee, all within the Scenic Rim area.”

Newly-accredited locavore, Carolyn Davidson, said she was delighted that her Towri Sheep Cheeses could be part of the initiative and was keen to contribute to further growth for the regional industry.

“It’s great to see this initiative get off the ground and link the dots between those of us in the industry, our local customers and potential visitors from further afield,” she said.

Food at the launch was prepared by Scenic Rim chef and business owner Kate Raymont of The Vintage Pickle Tamborine Mountain. It showcased the array of local ingredients available in the region.

Kate Raymont of The Vintage Pickle.

Businesses which would like to become part of the program can still apply online at the website.