13 June, 2023
Safari to promote local produce
A free food safari event will be held monthly starting this Thursday.
A FREE food safari event aimed at promoting tropical North Queensland products, will be held monthly at the Atherton Tablelands Information Centre in Atherton, starting this Thursday.
Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew said the events were all about celebrating the region’s produce.
“We have such a huge range of produce — sugarcane, corn, potatoes, peanuts, garlic, avocadoes, blueberries, dragon fruit, citrus, mushrooms, raspberries, mangos, bananas, pineapples, papaya, coff ee, tea, native bush fruits, redclaw and so much more,” he said.
“Beef cattle production is extensive and our dairy industry produces fresh and fermented milk, yogurts, cheeses and chocolates. Not only will you get to taste fresh produce and local niche food products, we’ll also show you where you can buy it fresh from the farm, and how to prepare it.
”The June event is on this Thursday from 10am until noon. In the coming months, Food Safari events will be held on 20 July, 17 August, and 21 September.