Harvest Food TrailNorthern Rivers Food invite you to join our Harvest Food Trail over the weekend of July 30th – 31st 2022.
Northern Rivers Food are pleased to present the Harvest Food Trail – a very special self-drive experience over the weekend of July 30-31 2022.
Part of enjoying the food is knowing the story…understanding where your food was grown, the regenerative methods the farmer used to produce your food, the people behind the brands and their unique stories. Our Harvest Food Trail offers a chance to meet with our farmers, producers, growers, distillers and chefs to celebrate all the Northern Rivers food & beverage industry has to offer.
Jump in your car and enjoy the whole paddock to plate experience. Choose from a food and beverage discovery trail of over 35 leading food producers, farms, restaurants, distilleries, breweries and food outlets across the region. Enjoy a leisurely drive at your own pace, choosing your own itineraries over the weekend.
1. TWEED COOKING SCHOOL
La Casa Bianca, 27 Margaret Street, Tweed Heads 2485
Join renowned chef, nutritionist and author, Samantha Gowing, and experience her signature food as medicine hands-on masterclass and discover why food as medicine is one of the fastest-growing health sectors. You will learn tasty tips and tricks from Samantha’s 35-year career in food, restaurants, and worldwide resorts and spas. Cost includes tuition, all food, including welcome morning tea, sit-down lunch with a glass or two of wine, comprehensive recipe handbook PDF, gift bags and great jokes!
2. THE OYSTER SHED
11-17 Birds Bay Drive, Tweed Heads West 2485
Saturday 12–4pm & dinner 5–9pm & Sunday 12–5.30pm
Relax and enjoy absolute waterfront dining, overlooking an oyster farm in Birds Bay in the beautiful Tweed region. Two generations of this oyster farming family work the river every day to bring the freshest of oysters to their guests. The family use their research, innovation, investment and hard work to deliver fresh produce straight from their Birds Bay farm to the The Oyster Shed kitchen. Enjoy a Harvest Food Trail special of fresh oysters with Mountainside Finger limes from Stokers Siding, delicious prawn bowl and their house specialty ‘gin finger lime cocktail’.
3. TWEED ESCAPES & BLUE GINGER PICNICS
Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club
Top Deck Picnic Cruise With 100% Local Produce. Soak up the breathtaking mountain and river views as you step aboard the Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. Sip your welcome cocktail and settle into the plush cushions of your luxurious Top Deck Picnic. Cruise the magnetic waterways while enjoying a platter of 100% local produce from the region’s top farmers and food producers. Such an elegant and relaxing way for food lovers to spend a Sunday afternoon. Meet at Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club.
4. HUSK DISTILLERS
1152 Dulguigan Road, North Tumbulgum 2490
Sunday, 11am–12pm for orders.
Husk Distillers invites you to enjoy a morning tea on our lawn indulging in a Husk garden inspired cocktail and an assortment of morning tea nibbles. The Husk kitchen team will showcase our range of homegrown produce including our sloe gin jam and honey from our hives. Tickets include a welcome cocktail and an assortment of morning tea goodies made lovingly using locally sourced ingredients.
5. TROPICAL FRUIT WORLD
29 Duranbah Road, Duranbah 2487
A farmers market on a farm! Enjoy a morning out at our farmers market with live music and good vibes.
Join us for a fruit tasting experience at 9:30am, then browse the farmers market with your complimentary market bag to hold all your fresh produce from a variety of different stalls. Tropical Fruit World Tours open and the Cafe. Stay around for a farm tour with a discount for local visitors. Cost – $25 ( includes fruit tasting show & market bag Bookings essential.
6. BELLINGDALE FARM
47 Hindmarsh Road, Nunderi 2484
Sunday Long Lunch, 1–4pm (12:30pm arrival)
Enjoy a long lunch overlooking magnificent Mount Warning, under the Coolamon Tree at Bellingdale Farm. Crafted in-house by our team of talented chefs, the shared feasting menu has been carefully and consciously curated with locally sourced produce. The shared feasting menu features dishes such as a hearty 12-hour braised McAuley’s Road Terranora pasture feed beef cheeks, cassia bark & pineapple infused duck leg, caramelized Duranbah fig and treacle tart, lemon myrtle panna cotta with local turmeric & ginger syrup.
Shop 4/8 Coronation Ave, Pottsville 2489
Saturday Lunch & Dinner & Sunday Dinner
‘Coastal Fine Dining’ Pipit Restaurant showcases the best of Tweed and Northern Rivers’ local produce, sustainable seafood, wood-fired cooking and fine-dining. Designed around an open-plan kitchen where guests can glimpse the whole cooking process through a 8 course (lunch) or 9 course (dinner) seasonal set menu. As part of Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, guests will also receive a Pipit Produce Map to encourage visiting some of our suppliers directly.
8. MERCADO JUAREZ
33 Broadway, Burringbar 2483
CLOSED (due to fire)
Enjoy a three course Mexican meal, chef’s selection. The menu is lovingly designed by our team of Mexican foodies. Expect to dine on REAL Mexican delights. We bring you into our world and share our passion for Mexican food with you – food that you won’t get on the streets of Mexico, food cooked by the mamas & abuelas in the hearts of our homes – la cocina. A meal to share with friends, new & old. Included are: Totopos & fresh Salsa on arrival, a 3-course Mexican meal and Agua fresca.
9. CHEESES LOVES YOU & NORCO
Allard's Dairy, 426 Upper Burringbar Road, Upper Burringbar 2483
Saturday Tours - 7.30am*, 10am, 1pm, and 3.30pm* (*denotes tours with milking demonstrations).
NORCO and Cheeses Loves You invite you to tour Allard’s working dairy farm and cheese making facility. See how a dairy farm operates, watch cheese making demonstrations, and sample a range of cheeses. Cheese is also available to purchase from our store. Tours last 60-90 minutes. Stop by the NORCO van and try jersey and flavoured milk samples.
10. EXPLORE BYRON BAY
Bush Tucker Tours. Bangalow and Mullumbimby
10am, Saturday at Bangalow Parklands, Deacon Street, Bangalow 2479 • 10am, Sunday at Brunswick Valley Heritage Park, Maslen Arboretum, Mullumbimby 2482
Join us for a unique native foods experience. Explore Byron Bay and Playing with Fire Native Foods have joined forces to offer Bush Tucker Tours. Delta Kay will showcase a variety of edible bush tucker plants, as well as plants used for natural medicine, jewellery, fibre, tools and weapons. She’ll share local indigenous history and traditional stories. Playing with Fire Native Foods will have a pop-up shop with their delicious and nutritious native food products on offer. Tastings will be available as well as native food plants to buy so you can grow your own bushfood at home!
11. SANTOS ORGANICS
105 Jonson Street, Byron Bay & 51–53 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby
Santos Organics in Byron town AND Mullumbimby are delighted to host some of our favourite local producers offering a little taste sensation of our region’s finest treats. All accompanied by a bunch of talented local musicians caressing your ear drums with cruisy live beats. Drop in, have a yarn & a boogie, and treat yourself to some wholehearted goodness on Sunday July 31st between 11am – 1pm at one of our shops in Byron or Mullumbimby. FREE EVENT by Santos Organics as part of the Harvest Food Trail. Bookings are not required, just drop in.
12. AUSTRALIA’S MANUKA
Hanger 5, Old Brunswick Road, Tyagarah 2481
Australia’s Manuka bees gather nectar from this pristine environment to bring to you some of the worlds’ most potent and pure bioactive Jellybush honey. We specialise in harvesting and producing Australia’s Manuka honey from our own beehives. Our medicinal honey has been scientifically proven and tested by independent laboratories for its highly antibacterial and wound healing properties. Come learn about natures antibiotic and superfood – Manuka Honey. Experience honey tastings and demonstrations on how to use Manuka Honey for skin care, health and first aid care. Farm Store open to purchase Manuka and Seasonal Honey. Bookings are not required.
13. THE FARM & THREE BLUE DUCKS
11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale 2481
Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of The Farm. Learn about our regenerative farming practices, permaculture, fermentation, the paddock to plate journey, and how we grow, feed, educate and give back. Drinks & tasting plate courtesy of Three Blue Ducks, followed by an insightful conversation with the Chef on the farm to table journey and food ethos.
14. BARRIO BYRON BAY
Habitat Precinct, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay 2481
Join us in the courtyard for a special barbecue event featuring local beef from our friends at Cromwell Farm. With an emphasis on sustainable regenerative practices, the Cromwells have been farming for generations and the quality and taste speaks for itself – we can’t wait to introduce you to their unparalleled produce. Bookings are not required.
15. LORD BYRON DISTILLERY
Unit 16, 4 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay 2481
Lord Byron Distillery would love to invite you to drop in and visit 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 selection of three spirits from our huge range of products or a delicious cocktail expertly mixed by our skilled staff. We’ve opened a new tiki-themed cellar door, where you can enjoy your drinks at the bar, in our lounge area or on the grass outside whilst watching the world go by. Bookings are not required.
16. KARKALLA BYRON BAY
10/8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 2481
Saturday lunch service 12pm
Karkalla restaurant is Byron Bay’s only Native Indigenous restaurant. Featuring locally sourced, seasonal produce and native indigenous ingredients, Karkalla aims to provide guests a truly memorable experience with a warm, knowledgeable service and genuine food & beverage offering. Mindy Woods and her team share their love of food, history and culture in an immersive dining experience not to be missed. A share style, seasonal, locally sourced and native inspired lunch with matching beverage.
17. CRYSTALBROOK BYRON
77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay 2481
Join us for the ‘Pork and Pinot Long Lunch’ at Forest, Byron Bay, that will hero the mouth-watering Bangalow Sweet Pork. Each of the three courses will be paired with a curated range of Gilbert Family Wines Pinot Noir. Chat to Bangalow Sweet Pork owner, Damien Dougherty and meet the Gilbert Family Wines team.
Brookfarm Macadamia orchard, 80 St Helena Road, McLeod's Shoot 2479
Saturday 10–11am & 11.30am–12.30pm
Enjoy morning tea from gourmet food producers Brookfarm amongst the macadamia orchards of the Brook family farm and hear from Will and Martin Brook on their regenerative farming journey. They will educate, inspire and entertain you as they take you through the regenerative transformation of the farm and how this has influenced the business of Brookfarm in making nutritious food in an environmentally responsible way, followed by a farm tour to witness the flourishing local biodiversity.
19. CAPE BYRON DISTILLERY
80 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot 2479
Open Saturday & Sunday 10:45am–6pm.
Botanical Class: Saturday & Sunday, multiple session times throughout the weekend. $20pp.
Meet the Maker Tour: Saturday 1pm only, $70pp inc. exclusive tastes of our new whisky before it launches. Drinks available at the bar.
Visit us at 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. Alternatively, come for a “Meet the Maker” tour, hosted by Eddie and Martin Brook.
20. COMMON PEOPLE BREWING CO
9 Dudgeons Lane, Bangalow 2479
Saturday 12–9pm, Sunday 12–8pm
We invite you to enjoy a drink and dine combination designed just for the Harvest Food Trail. A Pecan Nut Brown Ale, with roasted pecan and hints of chocolate, perfect for winter.
To compliment the beer, The Brewer’s Kitchen will serve up bruschetta with pecan nut braised Byron gourmet mushrooms, sage and rosemary pork belly roast, and for dessert, sgroppino – raspberry gelato served with Common People’s sour beer poured over.
21. ZENTVELDS COFFEE FARM AND ROASTERY
193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar 2479
Saturday 8am–3pm. Farm tours on the hour, beginning at 9am and finishing at 2pm
Enjoy full Barista service and pastries on the deck or BYO picnic on the grass by the coffee trees. We are opening our farm gates to offer you a special full crop to cup on-farm experience, with guided farm walks and roastery tour. 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 creek line from the verandah or under the poinciana tree. Sample coffee fruit fresh from the trees. Bookings are not required.
22. HARVEST NEWRYBAR
18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar 2479
Sunday, 2pm in the Old Bakery at Newrybar
Join us in the old historic bakery in Newrybar, for an intimate lunch celebrating the very best of the region – cooked in the historic Harvest wood fired oven. You’ll be treated to snacks and a drink on arrival in the garden, and then enjoy multiple courses, served family-style in the historic Harvest Bakery. This very special lunch will be an opportunity for our team to bring together produce that’s native to the region, using ingredients and techniques that aren’t always possible in the restaurant.
23. DUCK CREEK MACADAMIAS
145 Brooklet Road, Newrybar 2479
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 and purchase. Operating for 30 years Duck Creek Macadamias have built a reputation of being one of Australia’s finest producers of premium macadamia products – we grow, chocolate coast and flavour our delicious macadamias. Bookings are not required.
24. TABLE UNDER A TREE
251 Rosebank Road, Rosebank
Saturday & Sunday Tours at 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm
Come and visit Three Paddocks Farm, a small-scale working farm producing local, ethical goat meat. Home to a small herd of Boer and Boer-cross goats, on your visit to TPF you’ll learn how we raise our goats hear about the incredible flavour and health properties of goat meat. We’ll have goat meat and other local products available for purchase. Bookings are not required.
25. WILD YEAST BREWING CO
64 Fig Tree Hill Drive, Lennox Head 2478
Saturday, 10am–3pm, Sunday 12–4pm
Conveniently located just outside Lennox Head, mark this down as a pit stop to put a spark into your food tour. Our wild yeast fermented non-alcoholic spiced ginger beer is famous for its unique spark and refreshingly zesty bite! Drop in for a taste and drive off with a 6 pack and the buzz of our organically grown ginger soothing your soul! Bookings are not required.
26. BALLINA RSL
1 Grant Street, Ballina NSW 2478
Join us for a special ‘Ballina RSL Boardwalk Lunch’ – a roast lunch featuring Bangalow Sweet Pork with all the trimmings. Enjoy local produce at its finest overlooking the beautiful Richmond River. Bangalow Sweet Pork has the very simple aim to produce the best quality & best tasting Pork in Australia. Bookings are not required.
27. TWO MATES BREWING
7 Engine Street, South Lismore 2480
Saturday 11am–3pm, Sunday 11am–7pm
Born from a love of family and friendship, Two Mates had the vision to create a space to gather and grow friendships and nurture families while appreciating the things that the Northern Rivers Region is renowned for, great food, good music and cold brews. Visit them over the weekend to enjoy locally-sourced meals from their food trucks paired with one of their range of beers, ginger beers, cider and kombucha. Bookings are not required.