The Noosa food scene is renowned for fresh, local produce and world-class chefs who bring it from the paddock to your plate... But the lesser-known secrets of farm gates, nurseries and producers is what the Cooloola Farmers Trail is all about and we take you for a wander through what to expect.
This self-drive trail is the perfect day out in the Noosa Country.
The first thing you should know about this cluster of producers in the Noosa region is they are recognised as a Slow Food community. They believe everyone has the right to good, clean and fair food and this slow food community is part of a bigger movement across the world making that happen. They believe we can contribute to changing the world, starting from the way food is produced and consumed.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Slow Food Noosa launched the first Snail of Approval program in 2017 with the aim to inspire producers, chefs, restaurant owners and food outlets.
1565 Tin Can Bay Road, Goomboorian
Established in 1998, Lindols Macadamias has over 11,000 macadamia trees from which they produce a variety of macadamia products.
Corner Masterson Road and Tin Can Bay Highway, Goomborian
Fraser Grill is an outdoor farm grill with a Grazier's narrative, focussing on locally sourced farm fresh produce prepared by qualified chefs. The establishment overlooks a billabong and fields of small crops. You will be sure to keep the little ones entertained with cattle and goats on site all day - with no fee to feed livestock for the weekend. Queensland Rural Supplies will have a stall on site for the weekend.
428 Tagigan Road, Goomboorian
Geoff and Zelda of Purity Essential Oils grow and distil their own native essential oils and super-foods on their Lemon Myrtle Farm guaranteeing their exceptional power and purity. Oils are certified organic and 100% pure and are included in their certified organic skin care products and handmade soaps.
674 Beenham Valley Road, Beenham Valley
Beenham Valley Passions owners Brad and Hanna Millard grow and produce delicious passionfruit for fresh food markets locally and interstate. The farm will be offering nursery tours of various passionfruit varieties and grafting. Fresh produce grown on the farm including ginger, turmeric, and pumpkins will also be for sale.
84 Moran Group Road, Kin Kin
Eastwell Farms is a family-owned-and-operated grass-fed beef and gourmet mushroom farm, run by Bryant, Susie, and Alex. They each share a passion for preserving the earth and working with nature, not against it. They understand the necessity for a holistic approach to agriculture and practice with the future in mind.
452 Sister Tree Creek Road Kin Kin
Noosa Black is a family-owned and run coffee plantation nestled at the head of a picturesque valley near the small town of Kin Kin, just 45 minutes from the world-renowned Noosa Main Beach. They are the only commercial coffee growers in the Noosa Shire. Come have a chat with Pete to learn all about coffee growing and processing. Participate in coffee growing, processing, and coffee picking.
To change the world, you have to change the menu first and this is the perfect foodie experience to help you start now!
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