Looking for something to tickle your tastebuds this spring long weekend?
The Great Lakes Food Trail returns for its spring event on Sunday, October 1 from 10am to 4pm.
Visitors will get to taste local organic water buffalo mozzarella at the outstanding Burraduc Buffalo Farm and enjoy locally sourced and produced gourmet meals at the cafes on the trail.
The kids will love hand feeding lambs at Lucy Land Merino Farm at Bulahdelah, and collecting eggs from free ranging chickens at Topi Open Range Farm.
Discover the Mid North Coast region’s finest producers along a trail that winds through rolling green hills, with stunning lakeside views.
Take an educational tour and enjoy tasting experiences along the way, visiting a variety of local farms, wineries and cafes.
Taste the region’s artisan cheeses, honey, seasonal fruit and vegetables, sourdough, oysters, wines and craft brews.
Learn about the principles of ethical farming, straight from the producers themselves, who pride themselves in the humane production of wholesome food.
Sue Williams is the co-coordinator of The Great Lakes food trail, and owner of the Topi Open Range farm.
“We are so excited to present the results of our hard work to locals and visitors to the Great Lakes region,” she said.
“Whether its fresh and ethically grown produce, sweet treats, fine wines and beverages or other bounties of the region, the Great Lakes food trail is showcasing the best we have to offer and is contributing to sustainable economic and tourism growth for the area.”
The Great Lakes Food Trail was formed in November 2016 by a handful of local farmers and producers who share common values around real food.
With two previous food trails being held in April and June this year, the spring trail has grown to include a range of participants along a route from Bulahdelah to Wootton, across the range to Bungwahl and finishing at Blueys Beach, with 11 unique stops along the way.
A full list of locations, as well as ticket information and purchase can be found at the website: www.thegreatlakesfoodtrailnsw.com.au