People will have the opportunity to see first-hand where there food comes from at Nourish Cafe's upcoming Plate to Paddock Day on Friday, 4 October, held at the farm of their milk supplier CQ Dairy Fresh.
Getting people “down on the farm” is the goal of Nourish Cafe owner, Judy Plath.
Mrs Plath will take a busload of locals to Coalstoun Lakes to visit the dairy farm of CQ Dairy Fresh owners, Robbie and Michelle Radel, in response to the growing community interest people are showing for supporting local producers.
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Mrs Plath said she regularly received inquiries from people wanting to know where to buy local milk, eggs, meat and produce for their family.
“Once upon a time every family had a cousin or an uncle or a brother who was farming,” Mrs Plath said.
“So their kids had the chance to visit a working farm regularly and understand where their food came from.
“Unfortunately, in modern times, less and less of us have the chance to visit a working farm so we decided to put together this bus trip to give Bundy locals the chance to visit one.”
Mrs Plath said Coalstoun Lakes was only an hour and a half drive away from Bundaberg.
“Attendees of the farm tour will have the chance to see a working farm, learn more about how the dairy cows and calves are cared for and see the action of the afternoon milking first hand” Mrs Plath said.
“Plus, we’ll have a coffee machine and a barista on hand so we can all enjoy a Barista made coffee or hot chocolate right there in the milking shed!”.
CQ Dairy Fresh owner Robbie Radel said he was excited about the chance to show people how his farm produced milk.
“We produce a boutique milk, which is rich and creamy, and it’s how we manage our herd that creates that great milk,” Mr Radel said.
“We’re proud of the way we run our herd and we’re very keen to share that with our customers.
“We’ve teamed up with local supermarket, Learmonth’s Foodworks, to deliver this Farm Tour because Learmonth's are such great supporters of local farmers,” Mrs Plath said.
“This is the third Plate to Paddock day we’ve run and people absolutely love it.”
For more information about the Nourish Café ‘Plate to Paddock’ day visit their Facebook event at www.facebook.com/nourishbundaberg or pop into the café on Bourbong Street.