From cows to coffee: successful farm tour continues

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Calves in the yard at CQ Dairy Fresh where the ext Plate to Paddock tour will take place.
Calves in the yard at CQ Dairy Fresh where the ext Plate to Paddock tour will take place.

Following the success of last month's Plate to Paddock Day, Nourish Cafe, Learmonth's Foodworks and CQ Dairy Fresh are joining forces to host another farm tour next weekend.

On Saturday 16 November, Judy Plath from Nourish Cafe will transport a busload of locals to Coalstoun Lakes to visit the dairy farm of CQ Dairy Fresh owners, Robbie and Michelle Radel.

Judy said the trip has been planned as a result of the incredible feedback from a previous tour held in early October.

“People just raved about our first tour!” Judy said.

“We had 28 kids and 20 adults on the first tour and everyone was just so excited about the adventure of being on a working farm.”

Judy said once upon a time every family had a cousin or an uncle or a brother who was farming.

“Kids often had the chance to visit a working farm regularly and understand where their food came from,” she said.

“Unfortunately, in modern times, less and less of us have that chance.

“This farm tour gives Bundy locals the chance to visit a working dairy farm.”

CQ Dairy Fresh produces milk from their farm in Coulston Lakes.
CQ Dairy Fresh produces milk from their farm in Coulston Lakes.

Judy said the experience will include the trip to Coalstoun Lakes, which is about an hour and a quarter from Bundaberg.

“Attendees 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,” she said.

“Plus, we’ll have a coffee machine and barista on hand so we can all enjoy a barista made coffee or hot chocolate right there in the milking shed!”

CQ Dairy Fresh showcase their farming work

CQ Dairy Fresh owner Robbie Radel said he was excited about the chance to again show people how his farm produces 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

The last tour at CQ Dairy Fresh held in October
The last tour at CQ Dairy Fresh held in October. Photo: Larissa G Watson: MacKenna Park Photographics.

“We’re proud of the way we run our herd and we’re very keen to share that with our customers”.

Judy said the Plate to Paddock Day was an event in partnership with Learmonth's Foodworks.

“Learmonth's are such great supporters of local farmers” Mrs Plath said.

For more information about the Nourish Café Plate to Paddock Day visit their website www.nourishcafe.com.au, their Facebook event at www.facebook.com/nourishbundaberg or pop into the café on Bourbong Street.

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