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Harvest Food Trail

Celebrate our abundant local food - Northern Rivers Food style

Explore The Trail

We are pleased to announce that the NRF Harvest Food Trail will run again in 2021 over the weekend of May 1st and 2nd.

Part of enjoying food is knowing the story and the 2021 Harvest Food Trail aims to connect people with authentic food and beverage experiences where you can meet the maker.

Expect to choose from a trail of 20+ leading food producers, farms, manufacturers, restaurants, shopfronts, distilleries, breweries and outlets across the region. Enjoy a leisurely self-drive at your own pace, choosing your own itineraries over the weekend.

For those without a car we are also offering special tours to a selection of the providers participating in the program….and MORE.

This is a COVID Safe event.

Children welcome. Sorry no dogs (except where stated).

Participants

1. Husk Distillers

1152 Dulguigan Rd, North Tumbulgum

Both days

Connected to our working distillery is the Husk Cellar Door, nestled into the landscape on our family farm in North Tumbulgum. At the cellar door you’ll discover new ways to enjoy craft spirits and discover the new taste of Australian rum. Stroll the grounds and stay for cocktails and lunch from our simple seasonal menu with Ballina king prawns and Murwillumbah lamb on the menu. Open Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

2. Sunshine Sugar at Twohill Farm

8750 Tweed Valley Way Tumbulgum

Sunday 10am

Our working sugar cane farm is not normally open to the public. We are excited to offer a special Harvest Food Trail tour for you & your family to experience the workings of a real sugar cane farm. Meet Kevin and Peter Twohill at their 250 hectare Twohill Farm for an authentic, first hand introduction to the local sugar industry which has been a thriving agricultural pursuit in the Northern Rivers NSW region for over 150 years. Get up close with some of the key farming machinery and equipment as well as the sugarcane crop. One tour only -Sunday 10am. Free entry but bookings essential. Note: This is a working farm, so please wear covered, flat shoes suitable for walking on uneven ground. No refreshments or toilet amenities are available at this farm.
BOOK HERE • Free entry but bookings essential.

3. Tropical Fruit World

29 Duranbah Rd, Duranbah

Both days

“Drop in over the weekend to see, taste and learn about seasonal native produce at Tropical Fruit World. Our collection of 500 varieties of fruit includes an Australian Bush Tucker Garden and our onsite production team produce a range of dried, powdered and prepared native essentials for you to have in the kitchen. Our Chef Claire Pietersen is offering a special Harvest Trail locally produced tapas plate for two for just $50. You will find a commercial fruit farm which operates in harmony with the countryside, inspiring guests with our window into farming life and their love for the natural environment. You may also wish to book into their award winning tractor tour through the property including a fruit tasting session, bushland boat cruise and more. Harvest Trail special available Saturday & Sunday from 11.30am-3pm. Bookings for the tour through (02) 6677 7222 and website www.tropicalfruitworld.com.au

4. Doña Cholita

33 Broadway, Burringbar

4 tortilleria tours on Saturday from 11-1pm.
Mercado Juarez will also be open from 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday

Come and meet the makers to see how a real corn tortilla is made and enjoy a fresh tortilla straight from the oven, just like in a neighbourhood tortilleria in Mexico. We are offering 4 tortilleria tours on Saturday from 11am – 1pm. Tours will cost $25 per person which includes a goodie bag, with a bag of fresh totopos, a bottle of our house made salsa, a pack of corn tortillas and a recipe book with dishes from their kitchen. Each tour is 25 minutes. Tickets: www.donacholita.com.au. Mercado Juarez will also be open from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday as a Mexican grocer and gift shop with a lunch service on Saturday from 11-2pm.

5. Sunshine Sugar at Cowell Park Farm

Cowell Park, 250 Pottsville Rd, Mooball NSW 2483

Saturday 9am

(This is a working farm – please wear covered flat walking shoes)
Not normally open to the public, we’re excited to offer a special Harvest Food Trail tour for you & your family to experience the workings of a real sugar cane farm. Meet John Harbison on his Cowell Park farm for an authentic, first hand introduction to the local sugar industry.
BOOK HERE • Free entry but bookings essential.

6. Forage Byron Bay

746 Myocum Road, Myocum

Tours on the hour both days 10am-4pm

Forage Byron Bay welcomes you to our farm for on the hour activities and demonstrations including; foraging for wild edibles, pickling, and a beginners introduction to beekeeping with honey tasting. Honey and other home-grown farm produce, as well as resources for foraging and preserving, will be available at our pop-up farm door shop over the weekend. Open Sat & Sun with tours on the hour from 10am – 4pm.

7. The Farm

11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale 

Saturday 1st May 1-4pm

Walk with us and see how we grow, feed, educate and give back and hear from our amazing growers Bunya, Evan and Venetia from Hungry Earth Agroecology. Enjoy some of our produce harvested here on our Farm and curated by the team at Three Blue Ducks. Leave feeling inspired to make even the smallest change towards a healthier, more harmonious existence with our land, our animals and our communities. Open Saturday 1pm – 4pm. Ticket price is $55. Tickets here

8. Stone & Wood

100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

TBC

Born and raised in Byron Bay, we’re proud to be local and independent. Inspired by the idea of the ‘village brewery’, we strive to operate as a conscious business and give back to our local community. Come and treat yourself to a paddle here in our spiritual home; housing 31 brewing tanks, a canteen serving locally produced delights run by local legends 100 Mile Table, and a spacious beergarden. Open Sat & Sun from 12pm-4pm.

9. Bun Coffee

15-17, 1A Banksia Drive, Byron Arts and Industry, Byron Bay

Saturday 8am-12pm

Experience the world of coffee with local artisan roaster Bun Coffee. Drop in to discover how to choose your coffee, different brew methods and how to brew at home as well exploring and tasting unique and interesting flavour profiles of single origin coffee from Ethopia, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. You will also have the opportunity to taste and discuss the unique and interesting flavour profiles of single origin coffee with master roaster and owner David. Saturday morning only from 8am – 12pm.

10. Lord Byron Distillery

7/4 Banksia Dr, Byron Bay

Saturday 10am-5pm

Lord Byron Distillery would love to invite you to drop in to our family owned distillery to taste our world class rums that are distilled and aged right here in the heart of Byron Bay. Choose either a tasting paddle with a choice of three spirits from our huge range of 12 products or a delicious mixed drink by our skilled staff. There will also be free tours with any tasting or drink purchased. Open Saturday only 10am-5pm.

11. Santos Organics

105 Jonson Street Byron Bay

11am-3pm both days

Drop into the Santos Organics Byron Town Shop to sample products from some of our favourite local suppliers. Our café will be also be serving delicious Harvest Trail organic treats. 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

12. Karkalla

10/8 Fletcher Street Byron Bay

11am-12pm Saturday

Discover and experience indigenous foods at Karkalla Byron Bay. We are offering a special Harvest Food Trail Native Indigenous Cooking experience Saturday 11am-12pm. Mindy Woods proud Bundjulung woman and owner of Karkalla will demonstrate one of Karkalla’s signature dishes and invite guests to participate in the experience. Recipes, cooking packs and products will be available for purchase following the demonstration.

13. Beach Byron Bay

Clarkes Beach, 2 Massinger Street Byron Bay

Saturday 8am-11am

Beach is opening their beach front balcony Sat May 1 from 8am-11am for special tastings from three of our local producers – Byron Bay Tea, Byron Bay Mozzarella and Salumi Australia. Enjoy sitting under the picnic tables at Beach, take in the view and sample the fantastic produce on offer. Or drop into the Beach kiosk over the weekend from 7am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Byron Bay Coffee Company coffee and freshly baked cakes and pastries.

14. Bay Grocer

63 Tennyson St, Byron Bay

Sunday May 2nd 10am-12pm

Bay Grocer is excited to share our courtyard with a handful of local producers on Sunday May 2nd between 10 am and 12 midday. Enjoy chat, tastings, treats and a whole lot of interactive fun from Cheeses Loves You, Byron Bay Mozarella, Grumpy Grandma’s Olives, Pyewacket’s Shrubs, Salumi Australia, the Bread Social and I Love a Dog.

15. Crystalbrook Byron

77-97 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay.

Saturday & Sunday from 12pm & Saturday 1pm-3pm

Tapas and Pinot Noir Special Saturday from 12 noon on the verandah. Meet the Maker Event Saturday 1pm-3pm $90 per person, bookings essential.

Join us for a special three course Bangalow Sweet Pork long lunch featuring matching wines from Gilbert Family Wines. Chat to owner Damien Dougherty and the Gilbert Family Wine team. For a more casual affair, drop in for pork and pinot tapas all weekend.

Tickets here

16. Brookfarm

Brookfarm Macadamia orchard – 80 St Helena Road

Saturday Session Times: 10-11 & 11.30 – 12.30 35 pax per session

Enjoy morning tea from gourmet food producers Brookfarm amongst the macadamia orchards of the Brook family farm and hear from Martin Brook – a trail blazer in regenerative farming. He will educate, inspire and entertain you as he takes you through the regenerative transformation of the farm and importance of regen for our climates future, followed by a farm talk and tour to witness the flourishing local biodiversity. Open for Saturday tours only: 10 & 11.30. Bookings essential . Tickets here

17. Cape Byron Distillery

80 St Helena Rd, McLeods Shoot NSW 2479

Saturday 11.30am, 2pm & 4pm. Sunday 11.30am, 2pm.

Visit Cape Byron Distillery and dive into a sensory experience of Australian native botanicals. We are offering tasting flights that pair our spirits with the edible and beautifully fragrant botanicals used in our range. We will be offering two specialty experiences:

Botanical Class
A sensory experiences where guests will hear our story and learn about the ingredients used to make our products. To accompany the flight, we will include a dish of Australian native ingredients that help to create our unique flavours. Bookings are advisable at [email protected] (02) 6684 7961 but walk ins on the day will be accepted where possible. Saturday 11.30am, 2pm & 4pm. Sunday 11.30am, 2pm.

Cocktail Class
Want to learn how to shake it like a pro? Join us for one of two cocktail classes where you will create and drink two Brookie’s signature cocktails. Sunday 3pm & 5pm.

Tickets here

18. Zentvelds Coffee Plantation and Roastery

193 Broken Head Rd, Newrybar

Saturday 8-3pm

We are opening our farmgates to offer you a special full crop to cup on-farm coffee experience, with guided farm walks and roastery tour Saturday only from 8am – 3pm. Taste coffee grown organically right here – and learn how we care for our soils, bees and wildlife. Enjoy superb views overlooking our farm and rainforest creekline from the verandah or under the Poinciana tree. Taste coffee fruit fresh from the trees. Saturday 8am-3pm

19. Harvest Newrybar

18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Sunday 1pm-4pm

Harvest Newrybar are offering a special Harvest Food Trail Sunday Long Lunch in the Bakery from 1pm arrival to 4pm. Cost: $120 per head includes: Whole local sustainable meats cooked in the wood fired bakery oven with sides, condiments and harvest sourdough. Showcasing local producers with a chat by our sommelier and chef.
We also offer a three hour beverage package starting with a Harvest cocktail / native ingredients on arrival then sparkling, white, rose, red and beer + non alcoholic options. Tickets here

20. Duck Creek Macadamias

145 Brooklet Road, Newrybar

Saturday, 9am-3pm

This year we are offering a special Duck’s Creek Macadamias Harvest Food Trail Experience with free tastings. Our farm gate store will be open with products available for tasting & purchase.Operating for 30 years, Duck Creek Macadamias have built a reputation of being one of Australia’s finest producers of premium macadamia products. Being truly “of and from the farm”, we grow, chocolate coat and flavour our delicious macadamias. Visit us to experience one of life’s true delicacies. Open Saturday only from 9am – 3pm.

21. Wattle Tree Creek

507 Duncan Rd, Numulgi 

Saturday 10.30 and 2.30

Enjoy a guided tour through our gorgeous Wattle Tree Creek orchards which include mango, custard apple, macadamias, limes, jaboticaba, lychee, avocado, bananas and ending at their Bushfood Gardens which include, lemon myrtle, cinnamon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, curry myrtle, plum myrtle, strawberry gum, fingerlimes, bloodlimes, desert limes, saltbush, Davidson plums, lemon aspen, Burdekin plums, Illawarra plums, black apple, native tamarind, native currant, Atherton almonds, midyim berries, rosellas and a few more. We will also be conducting a live cooking demonstration using Native Australian ingredients and giving out taste testers. Open for two tours only Saturday at 10.30am and 2.30pm.

22. Barefoot Farm

712 Boatharbour Rd Eltham

Tours Saturday and Sunday 9.30, 11.30, 1.30pm

Barefoot Farm is opening it’s farm gate this weekend for a special Harvest Food Trail weekend. Not normally open to the general public, experience a real working pecan farm in harvest season; hear what’s involved with growing pecans in this region and meet owners Ash and Matt – two Chefs with a shared paddock to plate passion who became farmers. Taste the quality of ingredients and spoonful of love they put into their delicious paddock to plate products. Tours Saturday and Sunday 9.30, 11.30, 1.30pm.

23. Rock Chic Eggs

Sugar Beach Ranch 259 Keith Hall Lane Keith Hall

Both 12pm-3pm

The big white gates of Sugar Beach Ranch welcome you to meet the Rock stars of Rock Chic Eggs. You’ll see first hand how a chicken ‘seriously free ranges’ amongst the natural vegetation in the sand dunes of South Ballina. We’ll provide groovy DJ tunes and Rock Chic Prosciutto and Truffle Egg Cups. Then chill on your picnic blanket with your favourite bevy and watch the waves roll in or even help collect a few Rock Chic Eggs of your own. Open Sat & Sun from 12 – 3pm.

24. Hotel Illawong

15-19 Oak St, Evans Head 

Both days

Visit Hotel Illawong over the weekend to enjoy our special Harvest Food Trail local mezze tasting plate for two for $30. We will be sourcing and providing all local produce on our mezze plate, including pickled vegetables from Eltham Valley Fresh and local farmers markets, toasted and fresh breads from Wurlitzer bakery and of course beautiful, cured meats from local butcher Metcalfs Meats and Salumi Australia. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-close.

A. Playing with Fire

Bangalow Parklands, Deacon Street Bangalow

10 – 12 (meet at 9.45am) and 1 -3 (meet at 12.45) Saturday and Sunday.. Australian native food products. Rebecca will be there from 10am – 4pm both days

Playing with Fire Native Foods and Explore Byron Bay have joined forces to offer two very special aboriginal tours this weekend around the beautiful Bangalow Parklands. Hosted by local Arakwal descendant Delta Kay, guests will explore the stunning Byron Creek and the hundreds of native plant species located there. Delta will showcase a variety of edible bush tucker plants, as well as plants used for natural medicine, jewellery, fibre, tools and weapons. She speaks about local indigenous history and shares traditional stories. Playing with Fire native foods will have a pop-up shop where you can purchase their award-winning, delicious and nutritious native food products. Tours Sat & Sun, 10am-12pm and 1pm – 3pm. Pop up store both days from 10am – 4pm. Tickets here

B. Table Under a Tree

Pick up at Zentvelds – 193 Broken Head Rd, Newrybar

Saturday tour from 8.30am – 4.14pm

Don’t feel like driving! Enjoy the Harvest Trail on special farm tour with Table Under a Tree! Come on our guided small group tour and enjoy exclusive experiences at trail stops, including access to farms not otherwise open to the public. You’ll travel in the comfort of our small coach, enjoy tastings and treats at each stop and feast on a lunch showcasing local produce. Saturday tour from 8.30am – 4.14pm. Bookings essential. Tickets are $185 per person and bookings can be made direct at www.tableunderatree.com.au. Note: pick up from Zentveld’s coffee plantation, Newrybar.

Tickets Here

Sponsors

NRF would like to thank all the amazing partners and sponsors of our Harvest Food Trail.  We couldn’t do it without you

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