Image: Steve Noakes from Binna Burra Lodge, Chef Paula Sproul and Tamil Mani O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, Councillor Virginia West, Trish Wilson from Country Mile Escape, Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Kate Raymont, Alex Griffiths from Little Bee and Me, Gary Hall from Off the Farm, Robyn and Paul Lee from Greenlee Farm.
On 29 April 2021, more than 150 people, including local producers, gathered at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in the Kerry Valley to celebrate the launch of ticket sales for the 10th anniversary of the Scenic Rim’s signature food festival. Binna Burra Lodge was represented by Chairperson Steve Noakes and Senior Operaitons Manager, Louanne Byrnes.
Mayor Greg Christensen said 2021 marks the biggest program in Eat Local Week’s history featuring more than 120 events. “Locals and visitors can expect a jam-packed calendar full of their favourite events for foodies of all ages, from long table lunches and degustation dinners, to farm-gates and family fun at the Winter Harvest Festival.’ he said. “We’ll also have a range of new activities to sink your teeth into, such as the Decade of Delicious event at Beechmont, where you can celebrate the memories over the past 10 years.
‘During the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week there is an event or activity to suit everyone’s timeframe and budget’ said Steve Noakes, ‘It provides the opportunity for people to find out where their food comes from, how it’s produced and to meet the producers and the families behind the food.’
On Saturday 3 July the Mt Roberts site of the former lodge will host the Big Sky Lunch @ Binna Burra Lodge for the first Eat Local Week event since the bushfires in 2019. This will give guests the chance to experience a decadent menu beneath the Sky Dome while soaking in the 360 degree views of the Scenic Rim. Local speakers will share the pioneering stories of Binna Burra and the Scenic Rim.
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, The Courier Mail, Urban Utilities, Kalfresh Vegetables, Moffatt Fresh Produce and Kalbar and District Community Bank. In 2021, the event has also received assistance via the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Initiative.
View the 2021 Scenic Rim Eat Local Week program and find out how to book your tickets at: www.eatlocalweek.com.au