Ipswich Produce

Take a thirty-minute drive north-west of Brisbane and Ipswich is there waiting for you.

The historic town is also home to a handful of chefs doing amazing things with some of the best local produce around. Chef Fenton Keough heads up The Ipswich Club and uses the region’s bountiful produce in his dishes for the venue’s events.

One of the wonderful producers is Watercress Creek Limes and Olives. Bernie Mahon curates the 14 acres of land a short drive from Ipswich town centre. The 14 acres equates to roughly 600 Tahitian Lime trees, with a splattering of Olives in there for good measure! Watercress supplies some of the region’s notable bars and eateries, not to mention Cloudland in the heart of Brisbane.

The region also plays host to a batch of brilliant wineries, including Ironbark Ridge Vineyard, as well as Microgreen producer, Springfield Microgreens. Think garnish with a kick!

Captain Mike from Pterodactyl Helicopters offers a variety of heli-tours around Ipswich and can tailor one to visit the producers, farms, wineries and restaurants.

For a sample of the region’s produce, head along to the Watercress Olive Festival on the 7th of April.

You can tour the property, meet other local producers, enjoy some entertainment and of course sample the yummy products.

For more ideas of things to do in the beautiful city of Ipswich, head to www.discoveripswich.com.au