It’s no secret that the Scenic Rim dials things up a notch during Eat Local Week… and to really get the most out of this event, why not join a tour?
Famous foodie, Alison Alexander, runs a very popular farm tour, taking in the very best that the region has to offer. Her passion for the local produce — and the producers — is second to none.
Alison believes in showing people directly where their food comes from in the hope that meeting the person who grows it creates a greater connectivity between grower and consumer.
We’ve highlighted just a few of the farms Alison visits on her tours.
This third-generation farm is in full swing over the winter months, growing lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, baby broccoli, cauliflower, celery, silverbeet, bok choy and kale.
Queensland’s biggest carrot farm and washing facility is certainly a feast for the eyes, as well as all the other senses.
Here, a massive 400 million carrots are produced each year!
This very special tomato grower has some very special tomatoes. Peak is the only tomato farm in Queensland to grow Solamarina tomatoes… also known at the “steak of tomatoes” thanks to its huge size and meaty flesh.
Alison’s tour departs Brisbane in the morning, and includes morning tea and lunch.
With so much to see and do around the Scenic Rim during Eat Local Week, you can see why a tour would be handy!
To book Alison’s tour, click here.
But remember, if you don’t get a spot on Alison’s tour, there’s nothing stopping you heading along to the Scenic Rim and dropping in for yourself.