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Opportunity for local producers to be part of a new NRF Harvest Food Trail

Mar 23 2018

Opportunity for local producers to be part of a new NRF Harvest Food Trail

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) are underway with plans to run their third annual Harvest Food Festival next year from May 3 – 6 2018.

 

Harvest Food Festival is run each year, over the first weekend of May and is a local food event to help connect people with real food on real farms & honour our amazing producers.

 

Each year Harvest Food Festival event organisers (all volunteers from local food businesses), showcase a series of local food tours, dinners & food experiences, from paddock to plate and seed to flower! The Harvest Food Festival offers the community an opportunity to connect with local food producers and celebrate our abundant local food – Northern Rivers style.

 

Plans are underway to add a new event to the suite of Harvest Food Festival activities with a very special Harvest Food Trail being planned, as part of Harvest Food Festival activities in 2018.

 
This Harvest Food Trail will extend from Tweed to Grafton, over Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018. It will be promoted to the community via a pamphlet, on the Harvest Food Festival website and on Harvest Food Festival FB page in the lead up to the event.

 
“Whilst we have limited resources and are run on the smell of an oily rag, each year our volunteer committee aim to grow the Harvest Food Festival a little bit more. In our third year, we are adding a really special focus on our local producers – we are casting the net with a call out to local producers in the Northern Rivers region, to see who’s interested in being part of our Harvest Food Trail”, said Anne Briggs, Executive Officer Northern Rivers Food.

 
“Producers must be currently operating food based activities on farm, or it may suit producers who are thinking of testing the waters to see if it this type of food tourism suits their business” said Anne.

 
The Harvest Food Trail will also be open to local producers, food service operators, distilleries and breweries. Some of the conditions to be included in Harvest Food Trail:

 

  • For both producers and food service businesses, they will need to be a member of NRF (businesses who are interested in being part of the
  • Harvest Food Trail, who are currently not members, are welcome to apply to join);Food service businesses must be willing to showcase Harvest Food Festival specials for the weekend that honour our local food producers.

 
Any food businesses that are interested in hearing more about this initiative are encouraged to contact Harvest Food Festival organisers via Anne Briggs, Executive Officer at Northern Rivers Food at E: [email protected]

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