Scenic Rim eat local week has a strong focus on food direct from the farm

Put some time aside for the Scenic Rim eat local week 2022 as its ready to teach kids and adults alike all about healthy nutrition and flavours direct from the farm

Eat Local Week’s signature event is the Winter Harvest Festival serves up the Scenic Rim on a platter. Meet the farmers, taste the food, buy their produce – shown here is Harry Windley, Griff Windley, Edwina Stainley and Olivia-Stainley with a Scenic Rim farm box – photo by Luke Marsden

It almost sounds ridiculous, but you will be thrilled by a display of frog hotels, beneficial bugs, seed bombs, camel rides, carrot snags and even a tractor pull – with kid power at the helm.

The Scenic Rim eat local week mixes curiosities as a way to teach kids about the importance of eating local and what it takes to for food to get from the farm to their snack box.

The famous flavour-filled family-friendly celebration, which that features over 125 events, will be held from 25 June to 3 July 2002 with events already selling out.

The whole crew will have fun experiencing camel cuddles, creative crafts, a quirky Carrot Festival and cheese-making classes especially for kids.

With events dedicated to kids and families framed around education and appreciation – as well as having fun.

And cap off the week by eating your way around the Winter Harvest Festival (home of the famous Tractor Pull), Eat Local Week’s signature family event.

Catch the Towri sheep dairy and cheese making display at the Scenic Rim eat local week running from 25 June to 3 July 2022, with tickets on sale now

Here’s a quick snapshot of Eat Local Week for families and kids:

·                     Sunrise Camel Ride @ Summer Land Camels – Saturday 25 June

·                     Carrot Day @ Kalfresh – Saturday 25 June (SOLD OUT)

·                     Camel Rides @ Summer Land Camels – Saturday 25 June

·                     Little Farmer Humpty Day @ Summer Land Camels – Tuesday 28 June

·                     Seed Bomb Kids Workshop with jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July

·                     Kids Cheese Making Workshop @ Towri Sheep Cheeses – Wednesday 29 June

·                     Mini Frog Hotel Kids Workshop with Jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July

·                     Build A Bug Hotel Kids Workshop with Jasmine @ Urban Farm – 29 June – 1 July

·                     Winter Harvest Festival @ Aratula (including the famous tractor pull) – Saturday 2 July

·                     Thanksgiving Service @ Kalbar Baptist Church – Sunday 2 July

·                     Low & Slow BBQ @ Spring Creek – Sunday 3 July

It’ll be all about frogs, bugs and sunflowers when Rachel Guymer from Jasmine Urban Farm brings her interactive workshops to Eat Local Week 2022.

Rachel will talk about how frogs are endangered, how many different species we have and why exactly we need them so much. Kids will get to make and take home their very own Frog hotel, a great way to encourage more frogs to visit your garden while giving them a safe space to live in.

What’s more, building a frog hotel is easy and fun and the kids will be rewarded with the croaky chorus of little guests in no time.

During the seed bomb workshop, Jasmine will talk to the kids about beneficial bugs, why we need to protect them and their environments and how they can help in the garden. She’ll also be running a Super fun bug hunt.

Rachel said, “The seed bomb workshops and bug hunt were big hits last year, so I am thrilled we can hold them again this year.

“The bug hunt was fantastic – we had a sheet with pictures of bugs, different types of ants and butterflies, and the kids ran around the veggie garden trying to find them all.

“We aim to be interactive and explain in a fun way why bugs are beneficial in our green spaces,” Rachel added.

Keeping with the tradition of the Scenic Rim the tractor pull is just a little different with nothing other than kid power at the helm

Kalfresh, Queensland’s biggest and busiest carrot farm, is running a Carrot Day, designed to teach kids about the paddock-to-pack-to-fridge journey. While the 2022 event is sold out, Kalfresh’s Alice Gorman said it still posed a great opportunity to raise the concept with your kids.

“The concept from the start was to help people make the connection about how their carrots got to the shop, and subsequently think, hey that’s amazing.

“The best way to educate about farming is to talk to a farmer!” she said. Although the Kalfresh Carrot Day is sold out, join the waitlist via www.kalfresh.com.au/carrot-day “ Alice concluded.

Proving that from little things, big things literally do grow, the 11th Scenic Rim Eat Local Week will feature over 125 events from 25 June to 3 July, in a joyous and flavour-filled celebration.

The event actually stretches across the famous Scenic Rim region, from Beaudesert to Beechmont, Kerry to Canungra, and Mount Alford to Mount Tamborine Qld. Choose the location that suits you best, or visit them all.

Famed around the country as one of most authentic celebrations of local produce, the program includes an incredible line-up of long lunches, flavour-filled dinners, farm gates, degustations, culinary celebrations.

Plus, food walks, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, workshops for all ages and more, including the signature celebration, the Winter Harvest Festival on 2 July – the perfect family day.

The Scenic Rim eat local week will run from 25 June to 3 July 2022, with tickets on sale now on this link. For more information see the website here, or tel: 07 5540 5111, or email: info@eatlocalweek.com.au