The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail is returning in 2024, promising even more excitement and activities for attendees. The event aims to showcase the farms, people, products, and stories of the region’s finest food and beverage producers.
In the self-drive Harvest Food Trail taking place on May 4-5, visitors are invited to explore the picturesque Northern Rivers hinterland from the Tweed to the Clarence. Along the way, they will have the opportunity to visit various farms, offering a wide range of experiences such as interacting with cute animals, picking fresh fruits and vegetables, sampling drinks, and even snuffling cheese. From micro greens to cattle, the trail offers something for everyone.
For Queensland visitors, there’s an added advantage of a long weekend, providing more time to fully immerse themselves in the Northern Rivers’ offerings.
The 2024 Harvest Food Trail will feature some legendary local producers who have already confirmed their participation. These include the beloved Spotted Pig, collaborating with 560 Farms in Gundarimba, Zentveld’s Coffee in Newrybar, and Brookfarm in McLeods Shoot.
A new addition to this year’s event is the emerging stars hub. Located at Bangalow Bowlo, this farmer’s market-style event, taking place on May 4, allows visitors to get a sneak peek at some of the region’s most exciting start-up food and beverage businesses. Attendees will have the chance to meet the producers, sample their innovative products, and be inspired by their entrepreneurial stories and plans for growth.
For those who appreciate a fantastic long lunch or dinner, Taste the Harvest special events on May 2 and 3 will cater to their desires. These events will include “meet the producer” dinners at favorite restaurants, wine tastings, whisky appreciation sessions, and cooking demonstrations at local farmers markets.
The 2024 Harvest Food Trail offers a bountiful array of local, home-grown food events, proudly presented by the region’s dedicated food and beverage producers.