Presented by Northern Rivers Food
Bus departs from Elements of Byron Resort & Spa
144 Bayshore Dr
Saturday 5 May 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (Australia/NSW)
Friday 4 May 2018 10:30am (Australia/NSW)
About this event
Hop on the foodie bus and discover the delights in our abundant Northern Rivers backyard. From the luxe Elements of Byron Resort & Spa in Byron Bay, we'll make our way north to Burringbar. Home to an array of local producers including Pocket Herbs and Cheeses Loves You. Taste your way through a selection of miniature herbs before balancing your palate with an array of superior Jersey cow milk cheeses. With some time to digest, we'll meander through beautiful countryside to Cudgen for a tour of a local farm. Hear about the growth and changes they have made to turn their land from an avocado plantation to a small crop organic principled farm, before enjoying a foraging lunch feast of local produce.
We will then wind our way back into the heart of the valley, stopping by the beautiful Tweed River amongst the lush sugar cane and drink in the delights of the Husk Distillery, made famous for its Ink Gin as well as its selection of Agri Rum. The day finishes when we return back at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa.
8.30am: Meet at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa.
9.30 - 10.15am: Pocket Herbs
Pocket Herbs & Produce offers the finest micro greens, culinary baby leaf herbs and specialty greens to fine dining establishments, caterers and retail grocers throughout Australia. Take a tour of their greenhouses and farm where they focus on growing the highest quality, gourmet micro greens and herbs.
10.30am - 11.30am: Cheeses Loves You
Our second stop is 'Cheeses Loves You' where we'll have a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of artisan cheesemaking. Deb Allard, AKA "the big cheese" will delight us with her knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for everything cheesey!! Visit the dairy, meet some calves and discover varieties of cheese you may have never known while learning how easy it is to make your own.
12.00 - 1.30pm: Farm & Co.
For a true paddock to plate experience, we'll enjoy a Foragers Platter in the grounds of Farm & Co. Packed with fresh produce from the farm, as well as local produce from around the Northern Rivers, we'll join Michelle for a guided walking tour of Farm & Co. learning the principles behind her farm. Originally an avocado farm, today following organic principles, Michelle has developed a small crop farm that people travel from near and far to experience.
2.15 - 3.30pm: Husk Distillers
Enjoy 'Cocktails in the Field' and a unique cellar-door experience at the innovative craft rum & gin distiller - Husk Distillers. Be one of the first in the region to see, hear, smell and taste the workings of a real live 'paddock to bottle' distillery making gin and rum from their beautiful sugarcane plantation in Tumbulgum.
4.15pm: Elements of Byron Resort & Spa
The day ends when we return back at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa
Note Ticket prices inclusive of GST plus booking fee.
This event is proudly sponsored by Elements of Byron Resort & Spa