Local produce, food and drink will once again be on show for the Taste Bundaberg Farmers Market in August, with the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct providing an all-new space to deliver the popular, free event.
While the region is renowned as Australia’s food bowl, the Taste Farmers Market is an opportunity to fill a bowl – and the pantry!
Fruit and vegetables fresh from the fields will sit alongside meats straight from the paddock and the ocean, showcasing the diversity of delights available right across the region.
The popular cooking demonstration stage will also be back in 2022 with the freshest produce sourced direct from the market, showcased in recipes by celebrity chefs Colin Fassnidge and Kirsten Tibballs alongside talented local chefs.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the market event provided the opportunity for the community to see just how many producers called the Bundaberg Region home.
“The market is not only an opportunity to purchase fresh produce for your pantry, but also the first chance some people may have to meet and support local farmers and hear about their product,” Cr Learmonth said.
“With a range of stallholders from right around the region, I am sure there will be something for everyone.”
Dandy Produce part of Taste Farmers Market
Lisa Fyffe from Dandy Produce said she was looking forward to having a stall at the event and providing fruit for direct sale to consumers, which was not something the business often had the opportunity to do.
“When you sell straight to supermarkets you do not get the feedback, you don’t know if people like the produce or not,” she said.
“So these markets provide a great opportunity to get that feedback and work on any suggestions people might have.”
Dandy Produce is a family-owned and operated avocado and macadamia farm in Meadowvale with Lisa, Andrew, Danny and Michael Fyffe directors of the business.
At this year's Taste Farmers Market, Lisa said Dandy Produce was also going to be selling its double-grafted avocado trees.
The special tree has two avocado varieties grafted to allow for multiple fruiting and different flavours throughout the year.
“We are trying to sell a new tree, a double-grafted avocado tree which we will have for sale at the markets,” she said.
“It gives us the chance to speak to people face to face and explain the benefits of the plant, while creating a great launching pad for our new product.”
You can find out more about the upcoming Taste Bundaberg Festival here.
Date: Saturday 6 August
Time: 7 am to 2 pm
Location: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct
Cost: Free event
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